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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:
#34,772
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
415
pDev:
14.84%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
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Photo of HardTarget
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A) Hazy, almost too dark yellow glass sports a solid white head that drops to a heavy cover that lasts and leaves spots of lace.

S) Overripe cantaloupe, bubble gum, and a rustic wheat backbone.

T) Banana, clove, bubblegum, all good Hefe yeast flavors, with a drying, almost rough wheat finish that is very well balanced with no real hop flavors noted.

M) Bubbly medium body with a dry, rough finish.

O) A solid hefe. It stands up well against German standards (Weihenstephaner), probably due to the fact that we can get it much fresher. Glad to see this in Texas.

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Photo of CPAles
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jshusc
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of HalfFull
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle served into a weizen glass. Pours cloudy and on the orangey side of things. Inch of white foam settles out in a couple minutes, holding a light cap. Seems a bit light in carbonation for the style.

Banana and orange on the nose with some wheat notes and a bit of spice. Void of any sourness. Flavor follows with citrus and banana, pleasant without too much sweetness. Creamy in feel as the carbonation is more evident there than on the pour. Spicy and bready on the close.

Seems a bit more balanced than their Trader Joe's version, guess they don't want to shoot themselves in the foot too much.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of midlifec
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of JDV
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellow color with a thick white head. Smell is wheaty, clove and spice with the same taste but not too overpowering with the clove spiced part, which i'm not too big on. Good standard hefeweizen and probably one of my favorites for the style. On tap at SF godon biersch.

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Photo of cgrunin
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoostaBia
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of spointon
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at the Bolingbrook GB on 2/10/2009.

A= This weizen poured a moderately cloudy golden yellow color with a 1.5" snow white head. The head quickly settled to a skim and left very little lace behind.

S= The aroma was a bit faint and sulphuric, but there was a nice fruity estery quality to it. Moderate bubblegum with lots of banana present.

T= Tasted very clean for a yeasty beer, with obvious malts up front with a light lemongrass citrus note just prior to the expected estery banana and clove.

MF= Medium bodied with a great crisp carbonation feel.

D= Though hefeweizens are still not my favorite style, this one grew on me and I order it regularly now. Very drinkable.

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Photo of NonicPanic
5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of mpalestino
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of zbooks
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of bmwats
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy golden hue. 2 finger foamy white head. Big bubbles, too. Disintegrates slowly. Leaves a smattering of carbonation on the surface. Some nice spider web lacing remains.

S: Wheat, lots of yeast, and lemon citrus. Hints of indistinct sweetness, too.

T: Tastes like it smells. A nice twinge of sweetness accentuates a subtly yeasty wheat with just a touch of lemon.

M: Very light, crisp, and refreshing. Nothing harsh here. Great, soft finish.

D: Good clean drinking. Well-balanced.

Atmoshpere is really nice. Nice hue, great head, and a really nice balance of grains, citrus, and sweet. Flavor has a great clean well-blanced grainy nature, with sweet and lightly bitter accents. Overall, this is a great quaff.

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Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Wer34truh
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 98green
4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at an airport G-B. Look is medium orange and quite cloudy. A bit darker than most hefes. Smell is light banana and fruit. Taste is slightly "sharp" up front, with the yeasty esters coming later. Aftertaste is all banana, in a good way (I like my hefes this way). Not much of the clove or spice elements, though I do get some every other sip. Feel is fine for the style. Overall a solid example. I would be happy to have again.

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Photo of powdersoldier
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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