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Hefeweizen | Union Barrel Works

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Brewed by:
Union Barrel Works
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Spring

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Added by tgbljb on 06-08-2007

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by bierman2000:
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2.15/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer has gotten thinner and less Bavarian like year by year it is now a almost no head or cloudy Weizen appearance and very indistinctive Sprite like taste and lacks clove, banana or anything remotely close to a True Hefeweizen.
It was best in 2007 but it has been eithered watered down or the recioe has been lost since that year, go 5 miles North for the best Weizen on the East Coast IMHO at Stoudts.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.44/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Faint yellow color with a faint haze. Served in a pint glass with a lemon slice. Standard frothy white head of one inch, decent amount of stay, with a faint show of isolated effervesce.

S: Lemon meringue, bar lemons, wheat very tame, with no yeasty spiciness of bananas and cloves, a clean yeast strain.

T: The flavor was as monotone as the nose, lemon, wheat, fresh lemony flowers are one of the few highlights. Again very clean flavor wise, no real sense of german hefe yeast. Thin flavor, watery.

M: Mouthful was lax, lacking a crisp facotor, really needs to be tightened up here, light bodied, clean wipe off the tongue.

O: Overall this drinks more like an blonde, the yeast was very clean, malt profile more sweeter then desired, carbonation needs to be more aggressive. Easy drinking for the non-discriminatory beer drinker who is not concerned with style, lacks a sharp yeastiness and carbonation which hurt by style. I would grade this a C-,

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Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

EDIT: Served on tap on 26-Sep-09. The weizen beer is hazy with a tart wheat nose. Lemon citrus drives the flavor that borders on a Berliner Weissbier. A big improvement.

Upped A, T and D up from 3.5 to 4.0 each.

Original: 6-Aug-08
Served on-tap at UBW in Reamstown, PA sans lemon (thanks to Dave the bartender for asking if I wanted one before plonking it into my beer).

A: The weizen looks like it has been through a filter, showing off a pale straw color without a hint of cloudy sediment.

S: Sweet! The hefeweizen doesn't go light on the bubblegum and cloves. Even without the lemon wedge, sharp lemony citrus notes compliment the clove.

T: A first sip reveals a light banana presence that is paired with some wheat tartness. As I noticed in the Dubbel U, this wheat ale reflects UBW's malty preference. The graininess of the malt is readily evident.

M: The mouthfeel has the whole spectrum of weizen flavors. Some stand out more often than others, with the malted barley being one of them.

D: This is an okay offering. I much prefered the Uncle Fester that preceded it.

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Photo of weeare138
3.22/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appears a hazy pale yellow with a small white head that quickly fades out into a mod cap and collar. Spotty streaks of lacing re left around the glass.
Smell is of lemons, tart wheat, vanilla, light banana cream pie.
Taste is of the aromas with very light flavors of citrus
Mouthfeel is light bodied, tart, gummy, with candied lemon heads running along the palate.
Easy drinking on a hot day.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of tgbljb
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served as a cloudy medium amber colored beer with moderate white puffy head.
Moderate banana and clove scents.
Taste also shows the banana and cloves with a nice light refreshing sweetness also present.
Finishes light and refreshing.
Very drinkable. My light-beer loving father-in-law liked it enough from his beer sampler to order a pint.

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Photo of sdaly3
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of DIM
3.87/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a: This was a cloudy, golden straw color. It was served to me with a thin white head.

s: Pretty well on style, bananas and some sour clove notes.

t: Mirrors the smell, the clove flavors aren't as pronounced as in some hefes, which suits me fine.

m: This felt a bit thin and under carbonated.

d: Solid offering from a great local brewery.

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Photo of jbaker67
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of ffejherb
3.87/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at UBW on 6/15/08.

A - Hazy golden/straw-colored body with one-finger creamy white head that quickly dissolved into a thin film and patchy lacing. Very little to no carbonation present.

S - Very fresh wheat aroma with plenty of lemon tang, a bit of clove spiciness and some sugary sweetness. Nice waft of bready malt as well.

T - Heavy beady, yeasty initial flavor with a slight doughy quality. Lots of creamy wheat with hints of clove, pepper and veggies. Finishes with banana and bubblegum sweetness.

M - Light to medium body, a little thin overall, with very soft carbonation. Definitely not as chewy as other hefes I've had. Some residual sweetness and very minimal bitterness on the palate.

D - Light and refreshing hefe that's pretty textbook. Mouthfeel could benefit from a makeover to beef it up a bit, but otherwise a solid offering from UBW.

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Hefeweizen from Union Barrel Works
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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