Unfiltered Bavarian-Style Wheat
Griesedieck Brothers Brewery

Unfiltered Bavarian-Style WheatUnfiltered Bavarian-Style Wheat
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Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #553
Ranked #40,134
3.51 | pDev: 13.96%
Griesedieck Brothers Brewery
Missouri, United States
Unfiltered Bavarian-Style WheatUnfiltered Bavarian-Style Wheat
Notes: Unfiltered Bavarian-Style Wheat is an example of the consistency one would expect from a great German wheat beer. Thanks to our Munich-born weizen yeast, this unfiltered wheat ale has a fresh ripe banana flavor and aroma with a hint of cloves.

12 IBU
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FBarber from Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a burnished golden color. Cloudy but not opaque. Thin white head dissipates leaving a thin ring of foam along the outside of the beer.

Aroma has notes of banana bread, cloves, wheat, and a touch of fruity yeasty notes on the back end.

Taste follows the nose with some strong banana and clove notes. Very spicy but tons of sweet ripened bananas come through as well. It’s the tasting notes of a hefe on steroids. Some wheat notes come through and a touch of banana bread-y malts. For as potent as they are, the flavors are very light and fleeting on the palate. The finish is abrupt and leaves nothing lingering on the palate.

Feel is thin and light. Body is lacking any heft or weight. Carbonation is gentle but lively.

Overall it’s a solid American brewed hefe. Not the best, but better than many examples out there. Favorably impressed by this one.

Sep 01, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Standard hefeweizen flavors: wheat, banana, clove, some orange and a healthy helping of yeast. The yeast gives the beer a brighter yet thicker feel for the style. Drier hefe with yeast have pronounced effect.

Sep 26, 2018
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Suds from Missouri

3.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, golden, with a white foam. The smell has a little wheat twang and some fruit and yeast. Orange peel and peach are notable. The taste is lightly sweet. Overly carbonic. The finish is abrupt, and biting from the carbonation. It's not bad, but is something of a lowest-common-denominator hefeweizen. Okay.

Nov 27, 2016
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JLaw55 from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very light and mild take on the style. Standard wheat with a touch of Belgian yeast to complement. Doesn't knock your socks off.

Would drink again: No
Would purchase again: No

Mar 19, 2016
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Megahertz from Missouri

3.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a Hoffman House chalice.

A - Decanted, as I prefer my weizen's "krystall". A good yeast slug indicates it could have been just nice and cloudy with a good bavarian-style bottle roll. As poured, crystal clear deep gold with a good sized white heat that falls into a thin crown. Carbonation appears medium.

S - Light cloves and bubblegum with a trace of banana and cracker.

T - A "gentle" beer. Initial bready cracker sweetness is quickly overcome by phenolic clove and herbal hops with a much more subtle banana and bubblegum. Finish is slightly sweet and bready.

M - Soft, silky smooth with brisk carbonation that cleanses.

O - An impressively authentic bavarian hefeweizen. On the clove side of the continuum rather than a banana bomb.

Sep 22, 2012
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TippySelenoid from Missouri

3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

It was cloudy gold with a foamy white head. The head held itself together nicely.

It smelled wheaty. There was a noticable clove aroma as well as banana.

The wheat flavors were nicely done. A spicy bite from the hops. There was a bit of banana and a hint of spice.

It was medium bodied with a smooth carbonation.

This beer was ok. I like the lager better.

Jan 16, 2012
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a one-finger head of white, bubbly foam. It left little to no lacing on the glass.

S - It smelled of banana, wheat and some yeastiness.

T - It tasted of spiciness with a yeasty bite. Good cracked wheat flavor.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is an okay hefeweizen. It didn't look like a great hefe, but it tasted good.

Aug 11, 2011
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soju6 from Missouri

3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head that fades to just a bit of lacing.

S: Aroma is primarily of fresh grain with traces of fruit and sweetness.

T: Fresh grain taste with a mild trace of banana and citrus. Has a touch of bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly medium body, crisp and refreshing.

O: Nice beer for the style. Much better than I expected. A solid kick back and relax beer.

Jul 08, 2011
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Tone from Missouri

3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy gold color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of slight pale malt, wheat, slight clove, and slight citrus hop. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, wheat, hint of citrus hop, and slight yeast. Overall, weak appearance, aroma, and body.

May 22, 2011
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TheSarge from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well hopefully this brew stays true to he style, vice most US attempts.

Poured this one into a Weihenstephan weizen glass, and it looks great. There is about a three finger thick off white foam crown and a hazy golden colored body. The foam could retain a bit better.

Aroma wise it's on par. Nice spice of clove and banana round out the profile.

The taste shares the banana and bubblegum traits as in the aroma, and this aspect is also on par for the style, but doesn't quite rank at the top.

Feel wise it's crisp and thirst quenching. Perhaps a tinge oily in the middle.

Not the greatest hefeweizen out there but one of the best American made ones.

May 19, 2011
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MTNboy from Germany

3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a typical hazy gold orange color of most wheat beers. Don't get me wrong I like that and that is the way it should look. The head is a little off white but very fluffy with a lot of lace.

Smell: It has fruity banana, citrus, and melon aroma with grassy and clove tones.

Taste: It is an odd blend of sweet, bitter and sour. It has a good grainy taste but at the same time yeasty and bread like.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied overall but I thought it was a little light for a wheat beer.

Drinkability: Not bad, I would drink it again.

Oct 31, 2008
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stagman from Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this at Riddles in U-City on tap.

Pours a hazy orange color. The head is absolutely amazing - looks like a white cloud that's just sitting on top of the beer.

Has a blended aroma of banana and cloves. Definitely has the yeasty aroma that is present in German hefes.

Has a nice mixed taste of wheat are barley, with noble hops just barely present. The yeast helps bring forth a blend of banana, bubblegum, and cloves. A bit crisp, but not at all a light beer. Has more backbone in terms of flavor and body, and has a decent amount of carbonation. Finishes clean with still a bit of cloves popping in near the end.

Absolutely amazing. I didn't think there was a hefeweizen available in the St Louis area that was true to what the Germans brew. Most of the local brewers have dumbed down their wheats, but the Griesedieck Bros. have reestablished what a hefeweizen what a true hefe should taste like. I just wish I could get this in bottles. Well done!

Dec 18, 2007
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