Hefeweizen | Jupiter

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California, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-02-2004

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 8
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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.7/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of levi_shanks
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of ZBerkeleyan
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of ngeunit1
3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. Fades at a normal pace leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of lemon and citrus with some clove and yeast. There is just a touch of pepper as well.

T - Starts off with some clove and banana yeast flavor with some light acidic and tart lemon peel. Through the middle some wheat comes through with a bit more citrus and a touch of noble hop. The finish is a mix of lemon peel and banana, with just a touch of hop.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet finish,

D - Very drinkable. Has a bit more body and flavor that an average American Hefeweizen.

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Photo of codynevels
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of falloutsnow
2.61/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at the brewpub in Berkeley, CA
Served in a weizen glass
Review from notes

Beer arrives with a whitish head composed of small and medium-sized bubbles. This fades over a minute or so to a ring around the glass, leaving no lacing in its wake. Body is bright golden yellow in color, somewhat hazy (not filtered?) with plenty of carbonation visible along the sides of the glass.

Aroma is decidedly lemon citrus, with primarily wheat grain backdrop. Not particularly exciting, deep, or complex.

Taste is heavy on the wheat with a bit of lemon-like citrus and mild clove. Simple. More like an American Pale Wheat Ale than a hefeweizen.

Body is light to medium-light with ample carbonation. Resultant mouthfeel is fizzy, not prickly, and seems fitting for the body, though is nothing to get excited about.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Halcyondays
2.83/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a lightly hazy gold with a solid white head, good retention, no real lace.

S: Wheat/pasta.

T: Very wheaty, I'm not getting any banana here. Wheat and clove, an OK flavour, not exciting.

M: Light-bodied, fizzy, spritzy.

D: This is an average hefe, really more of an APWA, no real complexity, but nice enough in a pinch, there are certainly worse wheat beers out there. I was excited to see a Jupiter beer in the Southland, but this was a mediocre first impression.

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Photo of muqingjing
3.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy dark yellow with a medium sized head of foam.

S: Strong wheat smell, though nothing to write home about. It gives off a slightly sour smell (though that's probably from the lemon).

T: At first, you get some of that nice wheat flavor, but suddenly it tapers off and it just feels somewhat watered down. It's not a bad taste, but it's far from great.

M: A decent amount of carbonation, and leaves a pretty good feeling. Since it's somewhat watery, aftertaste is at a minimum, but it feels like cheap booze.

D: Since it's somewhat watery, it's pretty easy to drink. It's not great, but it's also not bad; coupled with an unobtrusive wheaty taste, it's one of the easiest beers for me to drink a ton of.

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Photo of benito
1.9/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On tap at the Berkeley brewpub; drunk while sitting below a giant (and well-designed) Jupiter Hefeweizen poster. If only they'd spent as much time working on the beer recipe as the marketing...

It comes cloudy and darkish (like iced tea) and has nice banana-and-clove aromas. At the very least, it's clear that they're not faking it like some other Bay Area brewers and calling their filtered wheat beer a hefeweizen.

Even the taste starts out alright, a good sweetness up front. And then things go down. Horribly. I will always remember this beer for a dramatic dissipation of flavor mid-palate and it's soapy aftertaste. And I'm not talking mildly soapy. This is full on Dove we're talking.

Jupiter has as good an atmosphere as any brewpub in the US of A, but with beer like this, they do themselves and Berkeley and excited beer tourists a major disservice.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.36/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A: Peach yellow. Tick white head. Fizzy and lasting. Very nice looking.

N: Loads of lemon, a touch of banana, and a nasty sweetness. No spice.

T: Blech! Cloyingly sweet. The tart fresh lemon in the aroma has turned to Country Time lemonade. Syrupy. No spice, no banana, just sweet muddled yuck with hints of bubblegum ice cream as it reaches room temp.

MF: Medium to full, largely because of the sweet syrupiness I’m afraid. Carbonation is biting in the extreme.

D: Drain pour.

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Photo of donnebaby
3.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful, gleaming dark orange highlights and light orange edges. Thick and unfiltered looks, like a mango smoothie. Light haze covers incompletely. Nose is light, of lemon grapefruit sourness, picking up a minty weissbier coriander/citrus as it develops.

Taste fills out nicely, full-bodied and easy drinking. Wheat background and mildly spicy and sour lemon and mint touched flavor. Carbonation is very strong in the mouth, but smooths out, and transitions nicely into the after, which is good, but on the weak side. Lasting wheat dryness that is funky and flavorful and somewhat addictive.

Pretty good hefe, but I was not nearly impressed as the other reviewers.

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Photo of carln26
4.57/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a deep reddish gold. It was mildly hazy as a good unfiltered beer should be. Nice head and a decent lace. Nice citrus smell, a hint of banana. Taste is a bright citrus up front, mild malt in the middle, just a touch of hops on the back. Nice light mouth feel, very drinkable. This is an outstanding Hefeweizen. Why can’t more American brewers make this quality of this fine style.

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Hefeweizen from Jupiter
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 18 ratings