Bavarian Hefeweizen | C.H. Evans Brewing Company

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C.H. Evans Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Kendo on 06-22-2009

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by rlee1390:
Photo of rlee1390
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-A Cloudy deep orange.

S-Wheat flavors, some banana notes.

T-Very wheaty some citrus flavors. Well balanced. One of the tastier hefeweizens I've had.

M-Light, some carbonation

D-Extremely drinkable, a great beer. Possibly the best CH Evans had on tap when I went. But the most sessionable out of all all of them.

EDIT-Compared to SN Kellerweis and this is the better of the two so the score had to reflect that.

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Photo of sponberg
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bright amber color, slightly cloudy, with a white head that's persistent.

After the wit, this seemed muted in flavor - definitely maltier, with an ester profile that leans a bit on the clove side of the clove/banana scale. The flavors you'd expect in a good Hefe were there, but not as pronounced as they were in the Wit. If I would have had the Wit and Hefe in a different order, my review might change. Not that resampling is out of the question - how great is it to have a brewpub that has both a Wit and a Hefe within a 90 second walk from work?

Sampled again from this year's batch: the body seems more to style, and the flavors are spot-on. May have been a synergistic effect from the Wit before. I'll leave that up to let people know. A very nice example of a hefeweiss. Growlerworthy.

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Photo of renegadeburger
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

time to go for a nice refreshing beer decided to get a sample pour of this one from the bartender

great appearance the head was a bit small but there certainly was a nice shape to it somehow it looked like a thick cream put right on top of a hazy golden ale

smell was great too real heavy banana and clove smell also some spice in there like nutmeg?

taste was like the aroma the only thing different was there was a real nice vanilla flavor in there as well then a nice tanginess it was somewhat acidic in a nice way

great awesome mouthfeel right bright and effervescent and also fun to drink super refreshing

overall a good beer this is my second favorite to the kickazz brown

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Photo of LXIXME
3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewpub.
They poured this into a pilsener glass, but I figured, okay, well close enough as a draught pour would yield about the same expected parameters as it would be poured into a weizen. Here's the rest of my observations.
The appearance was a semi-pale burnt yet murky dark copper color with no head or lace.
The aroma did have the expected banana esters, but with a blend of a light coriander to clove-like crushed character rolling over some sweet wheaty tones.
The flavor was moderately sweet through the prior mentioned aromas to add the spice super light. Chill semi-refreshing sort of sweet wheat to banana aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was full bodied, I'll give it that, and to me that's nice to find in an American brewer to find that full body for a German hefeweizen. Fair sessionability about it without any spiciness becoming distracting. ABV seemed enabled appropriately by the brewer.
Overall, best thing about this German hefeweizen is it's body. That's usually hard by an American brewer, however, I do wish there was a bit more of that "big white foamy and rocky head" in a normal appearance of one of it's style. Also, I missed some of that "wheaty bite" in the finish. I'd still give this beer another chance. Hopefully, next time, they'll have a weizen glass for this.

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Photo of njmoons
4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a chance to try this at the TAP NY Festival, where I tried several beers. This one stood out, a great hefe with a balance in flavors that I really appreciated.

Appearance: Hazy straw gold with a light head which resulted in some lacing.

Smell: Malty and Sweet. Clove and Banana as you expect in a German Hefe, with a nice hop aroma (I know that very low hop rates are to style) that complimented the aroma, and a little smokiness.

Taste: A great hefe with a little extra that compliments the traditional German hefe clove/banana taste. The smokiness and hops created a complexity that resulted in an overall excellent taste experience. This is the best hefe I have ever tasted.

Mouthfeel: Maybe a little thiner than I would like, but still very good.

Drinkability: I could drink this all day!!

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Photo of nyrblue2
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Amalak
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at the Pump Station in Albany.
A- It's a straw gold, with some bubbles that leave behind a nice head and some lacing.
S- Slight wheatyness to it, but very faint.
T- This is a very mild hefeweizen. Smooth hoppy taste comes across most with a slight smokey undertone. Some bitter mixed in to the aftertaste. Similar to its Oktoberfest, it just doesn't have the real character that you would expect.

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Photo of civicm87
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ppoitras
4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub, presented in a medium-sized hefe glass.

Arrived with a smallish white head on top of a cloudy, dark golden brew, one of the darker non-dunkel hefes I have seen. Works for me. Great grainy aroma, with some fruit essences in evidence. Taste follows along the same path as the nose, except even fuller in the malt tastes. One of the better of its style I've had in a long time.

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Photo of crwills
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Pump Station in Albany. Solid hefe, very nice looking cloudy gold with a 1/2 inch white head. Not a lot of the usual banana/clove aroma, although it's present in the flavour along with some bubblegum and a little bit of smoked malt (it was advertised as a smoked hefeweizen). Mouthfeel is slightly too thin for the style, and carbonation a little high. Dryish aftertaste. Very drinkable (although should have been served in a larger quantity, I think -- not a full pint).

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Photo of Stimack
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this brew on tap last evening while out at the Pump Station. Brew was poured to a cloudy orange and golden color with a nice sized white head that had fantastic retention and left a fair amount of lacing down the side of the glass. The aromas of this brew are delightful with banana and cloves. The taste is really nice, very similar to the aromas as I can pick up the banana and clove flavors but also notice a nice malt flavor that seems to tie it together. Another great offering from the Pump Station!

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Photo of gwiedman1
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of MTMugs
3.06/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice cloudy look, decent fluffy head - slight wheat flavor. But so mild in flavor and smell you could be drinking one of their other light beers.

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Photo of Kendo
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on Father's Day, 6-21-09.

A: Served in a weizen glass. Body is hazy orangey-amber -- more orange than amber -- with a small white head.

S: Some spice -- cloves -- and citrus peel.

T: Light all around flavor-wise. I get mainly spices -- cloves and maybe coriander -- and orange zest. Not much of a wheat twang to it like I'd expect from a hefeweizen.

M: Light in body, fairly smooth in feel.

D: Good. Refreshing on a hot, humid day as it's light in heft and the flavors aren't heavy either.

Notes: There are currently 2 other CH Evans hefeweizens listed on the BA database. Not sure if this is one of them; it doesn't seem to fit the descriptions I've read of those, and the sign behind the bar labeled this as "Bavarian Hefeweizen." It's possible this was one of those, however, and I'm just adding a duplicate entry. . . . Also, I'm going by memory on the ABV. I might be off a little bit there.

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Photo of jewellrunner
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of AdamElb
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of NightINgale
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orangey gold and quite hazy from yeast. Wahoo. The head is large, rocky, and is made of thick white foam. The aromas of this brew are classic hefe. Fruity and exploding with banana esters, vanilla, and clove-like spicy phenols. The taste is yeasty, wheaty, and spicy with a good balanced achieved by blending the different flavor componenet together perfectly. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and the drinkability is nearly perfect. Another awesome brewpub hefe!

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Photo of vonnegut21
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of brentblack1
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of PJF12866
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of aerozeppl
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Perfect cloudy straw color. Good amount of lacing off of 2 fingers of white head.

S: Nice heff yeast smell with the banana and cloves. Tons of wheat too. Nice balance between the two distinct characteristics of the style.

T: nice banana and clove with the wheat balancing it out nicely. The wheat definitely does take second fiddle though.

M: Nice mouthfeel. Great carbonation.

D: Smooth drinking. I would love to have this on tap at my place. Just a great heff. Lately they have been doing some great wheat beers. Their smoked heff is even better.

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Photo of masonstorm
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Bavarian Hefeweizen from C.H. Evans Brewing Company
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