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Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen | Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
United States
gordonbiersch.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hundreds of years ago in Germany, wheat beers were considered 'breakfast' or 'after church' beers, a testament to their light refreshing flavor and a tradition of drinking them on weekend occasions. We invite you to enjoy our Hefeweizen (hay-fa-VEIT-sen) any day of the week.

12 IBU

Added by Wildman on 06-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,654
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
415
pDev:
14.84%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
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2.16/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle, no freshness date provided, but there is a Born On date.

Appearance- 3.5 out of 5. Very thickly-clouded, almost opaque orange with yellow around the edges. Pours with a decent one and a half-finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves a similarly decent bit of lacing around the sides and on top.

Smell- 2.5 out of 5. This beer smells odd. It has all of the typical Hefeweizen scents of banana, clove, and bubblegum, yet it also has an oddly sour note. This is my fourth bottle of this beer this year, so it's definitely not an isolated incident or a case of tainted beer.

Taste- 1.5 out of 5. That strangely sour note returns in the taste. It's almost as if someone squirted honey mustard into a sweaty jock-strap and let it stew in a hot locker room for a week. It really makes it difficult to enjoy the rest of the beer's flavors. Aside from that, there is a hint of sweet malt, fermented yeast, beer bread, and spicy rotten bananas. The hops are noticeably absent from the overall flavor profile.

Mouthfeel- 3.5 out of 5. Rather heavy for a Hefeweizen. Carbonation is noticeable but not strong.

Drinkability- 2 out of 5. This is the third time I've poured this beer down the drain. I'm a rather open-minded imbiber, but this beer is just terrible. Gordon Biersch needs to redesign the recipe for its Hefeweizen before I'll consider approaching it again.

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2.16/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a tap into a hefeweizen glass. Poured a honeycomb flavor with about an inch of foam that stayed for awhile. Smelled sour with a touch of citrus and wheat. Highly carbonated for a hefeweizen. Had a caramel taste to it. Not that much of a taste compared to other hefeweizens.

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this on tap at the restaurant in Virginia Beach, Virginia
(Review is from notes)

A- Cloudiness. Has the appearance and color of fresh pineapple juice. Decent lacing.

S- Smell of cloves with soft banana notes in the back.

T- Strong, strong clove taste. Reminds me of the clove packing they used on me when I got my wisdom teeth pulled. Very unpleasing. Not as much banana as I had hoped, kinda comes in late on the finish.

M- Thin with an over carbonation feel.

D- Not my thing.

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2.48/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Looks great, smells great; lacks a ton of the great German hefe flavor though.

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2.53/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I've had other Gordon Biersch products but didn't particularly care for this one. It poured well with an average head. Smell was fairly nice but the taste didn't quite seem to match. Too many banana hints for me I guess, and almost a smokey flavor like a Scottish Ale or something.

Thought I'd try eating some pistachios with it to maybe help compliment the flavor but it didn't work.

Glad I had the experience but likely won't buy it again. (just my $.02)

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2.53/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It had potential before I tasted it. Nothing particular to praise about this beer, tasted like it had banana syrup poured into it. Something chemically that made it hard to finish. Sometimes gordon biersch goes on sale with the ralphs club card, but i've never been happy with his brews.

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2.63/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours an opaque golden/orange color with a 1 finger creamy white head. Not a bad start.

Aroma has some clove and somewhat bready.

Taste is lacking flavor. Some old paper and light clove. Tastes slightly off. Old. Certainly not a usual hef.

Mouthfeel is rather flat and lifeless. Creamy.

Overall, a very weak attempt at a hef. While I was able to finish the glass, I would not recommend it to anyone. Lacking in almost all the usual hef. characteristics and style.

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Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 415 ratings
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