Heritage Hefeweizen | Back Street Brewery

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2.55 w/ 4 ratings

Brewed by:
Back Street Brewery
California, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mcallister on 02-28-2007

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of MisterKilderkin
2.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DrJay
2.33/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazy (not cloudy) yellow with a fluffy white cap that lingered. Light aroma, some lemony wheat character and that was it. Thin flavour, some sour wheat with a bit of lemon and slightly harsh, grassy bitterness. Light bodied, bordering on thin, dry, grainy texture. Not impressed. This really misses the mark for the advertised style.

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Photo of alleykatking
2.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the brewery...

A- Poured a hazy yellow color. Half finger white head dies down and leaves no lacing on the glass.

S- Very faint wheat notes with some light citrus and that's about it.

T- Once again there is a light citrus tone with a wheat backbone. Nothing else to this which makes it very underwhelming.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the beer. Wheat undertones left on the palate with a light citrus and alcohol in the aftertaste. No drying on the palate. Flavors were dull, dead, and faded.

D- This was a terrible beer for the style. I don't know what happened here but it was very underwhelming. Nothing I have had here wowed me which is a little sad.

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Photo of Deuane
2.86/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A-Hazy light golden yellow with a thin white head that reduced to a ring and left spotty lacing.

S-A bit of wheat maly earthiness and a hint of citrus. All faint though and barely detectable.

T-Light lemony citrus flavours. No clove or banana to speak of. Not very exciting.

M-Light body with a sharp twang from the lemon flavours. Overall a bit thin feeling though.

D-Not too bad...at least it has some flavour. A bit to pedestrain of a hefe for my liking. If looking for a "light" beer here steer yourself towards the Pils.

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Heritage Hefeweizen from Back Street Brewery
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 4 ratings
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