Hefeweizen | SanTan Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
santanbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
SanTan Hefeweizen is an unfiltered Bavarian wheat bear, effervescent and sweet, with an unmistakable banana-clove character. Often paired with a lemon or an orange, SanTan embraces this American enhancement of the beer however we still believe it is the best the way it is brewed.

15 IBU

Added by JamisonM on 09-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,240
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
163
pDev:
12.33%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Photo of beergoot
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, golden orange body; head starts out thick and creamy but quickly fades tow a thin, wispy ring around the top of the beer. Some fruity, almost orange-like esters in the nose; peach and pineapple. Fruity flavor with some banana and clove presence; twinge of bitterness. Medium body; coarse; a mild tartness; somewhat juicy yet dry overall.

Certainly not a classic German hefeweizen as there are additional notes of citrus and it seems just a bit bitter. But the beer seems fitting for a warm, late Spring/early Summer day. Satisfying.

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Photo of Eman17
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Smells of banana, clove, yeast, and wheat. Tastes of banana esters, ground clove, yeast, wheat, and sweet malt. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall a pretty good hef.

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Photo of DrinkAZBeer
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a cloudy yellow with nice foamy head and lacing. Smells of citrus (Orange/Lemon) and some fruit. Taste is very nice, sweet fruity texture mixed with a burst of orange, banana, and lemon with a nice dry finish. This is a excellent fall beer around the fire pit and actually very good when hot out, well done San Tan!!

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2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NomadDawg
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of burlyegg
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Definate banana! The look is amazing! Darker hazy amber without much head. I don't like banana but delicious wheat bit!

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Photo of MikeWard
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

poured from a can into a 10oz glass. canned on 10/8/15, so about 6 months old. bit long in the tooth for a hefe.

pours very nicely though. clear yellow body with decent carbonation. 1/2 inch white head which maintains. lacing is faint but consistent.

getting very little on the nose other than faint aroma of banana and Belgian yeast. no cloves at all.

taste is pretty decent though. no unpleasant staleness you sometimes get with old hefes. clean, faint banana, and yeasty. still some bite

mouth is a little on the thin side, not much dryness in the finish.

overall, for a 6 month old hefe, not bad at all. would be interesting to try a month old for comparison. can imagine in the desert heat of AZ, quite a pleasant and refreshing brew.

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Photo of DaverCS
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: Pear, banana, wheat, clove.

Taste: Pear, bubblegum, clove, wheat, and banana.

Overall, a little below average. Rather watery and lacking carbonation. Consumed at Posh restaurant as a pre-dinner delight. It gets a 74/100.

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Photo of priceisalright
4.74/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Unfortunately I only managed to grab thier Hefe in cans on my short trip to Phoenix, but it's the best canned Hefe I've ever had.

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Photo of Mitzvahman72
2.96/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

With a lively head and a pale-going-towards-opaque-straw color, it boasts a very subtle banana and spice flavor with a bright orange and lemon taste. Mid-level in terms of hefeweizen, but Karl Strauss’s Hefeweizen and La Cumbre’s A Slice of Hefen is better!

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Photo of Groenebeor
1.52/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This isn't a hefeweizen by any stretch of the imagination. I'm not sure why it's reviewed well at all.

Hazy? No.

Banana? None.

Clove? None.

Hefe yeast character? None at all.

This is a bad beer.

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Photo of Mpontiakos
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Oliversarmy1085
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wookieboy1
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobzilla
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of n2pux
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Hefeweizen from SanTan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 163 ratings