Burleigh Hefeweizen | Burleigh Brewing Co.

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Burleigh HefeweizenBurleigh Hefeweizen

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Burleigh Brewing Co.

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brendan13 on 08-13-2008

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Photo of laituegonflable
2.64/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy, slightly pale gold colour, with lots of fizz but little head - a whisper of bubbles on top sinks almost immediately and I'm left with a very lagery-looking hefe. Looks over-carbonated and under cloudy.

Touches of banana on the nose and also some mild citrus rind that sometimes comes with it. Fair amount of sour-bitter blend and a slightly coppery edge. Smells quite sweet at the front, but it's milder, and most of the aroma comes from the metallic character at the back. Not bad, but underwhelming and lacking in the classic hefe spice character.

Taste is quite sweet - yeah, a candy sort of sensation. Fair amount of banana and vanilla on the front crawling into a bubblegum flavour towards the mid. Mid-palate expands with a metallic and very phenolic flavour sensation. Lots of copper, cough medicine and a hint of rubber. A little bit too much of that though, and it's unbalanced to the brinks of unpleasantness. Back palate catches the tail of these flavours and finishes with a tickle of a sour yeast character. Not one of these elements would make an outright bad beer, but I'm put off firstly because none of the classic hefe characters are here to a significant extent, giving way to an overdone lagery flavour that's too strong to be refreshing, and secondly because the balance is off, and the flavours just don't mesh together.

Feel is a little slimy, I guess a bit too thin, with a slightly harsh sizzle on the back as it goes down. I hate to keep bashing on about this, but it's not a classic hefe texture.

Not a revolting beer, but not very good. There are far better hefeweizens being made in Oz.

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Photo of ADZA
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy golden yellow colour with average carbonation and leaves a one finger head and and little lacing,the aromas are banannas and bubblegum,it has an average mouthfeel with nice hints of bubble gum candied banannas which finishes with a nice dose of wheat on the palette,not bad but have seen better out there of this style.

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Photo of koolk
3.24/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Orange in colour, it offers little head and no retention.

Interesting and pleasing nose of sweet candied bananas with a touch of spice. Not overly complex or powerful, but good.

Flavours on the palate are light and unimpressive. Some citrus and tropical fruits but not a whole lot more. Thin and watery.

Mouthfeel is somewhat sweet with a tangy after taste. Not very nice. Not really digging the taste.

Nice smelling beer, pretty boring palate. Not a bad hefe from an Aussie brewer, but you can do so much better with the Germans for not a whole lot more money.

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Photo of vancurly
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BB 20.01.10. From Dan Murphy Mona Vale.

Pours a cloudy pale gold, with a 1" rocky white head.

Slight cidery note up front, citrus hints, rusty metal, touch of candy, funky hint of vegetable decay. Warms to a fleshy, nutty aroma.

Wheat malt, slight sour tinge. Fairly noticable herbaceous hop flavour for style, and a moderate bitterness as well.

Chewy, tingly, and full mouthfeel.

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Photo of juju7
3.72/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of the best Aussie made Hefeweizens I have had (which doesn't say a lot for Aussie hefs but still). It looks the part, has all those lovely banana, clove, bubblegum notes going on the nose and drinks very smooth. Nice medium carbonation helps it slide down very easy, begging for another bottle. Probably a little too light in body and lacking in depth is all.

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Photo of brendan13
4.2/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Platform Bar 11/8/08.
A - Served in a tulip glass a cloudy, bright yellow with a 1cm white head that slowly disipates leaving big lacing down the glass.
S - Banana with a touch of clove spice.
T - Banana & clove also in the taste along with some wheat malt presence obviously.
M - Light bodied, medium to high carbonation with a slight refreshing tartness.
D - Seems like a good stab at the style, very rfreshing and could easily put away a few. My favourite Burleigh beer to date.

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Burleigh Hefeweizen from Burleigh Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 31 ratings