Hefeweizen | SanTan Brewing Co.

161 Ratings

Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States

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

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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 KaaosMachine
1.98/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

I am not a fan of Hefeweizen style beer and this is no exception. Yuck.

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Photo of TommyLiam
2.08/5  rDev -43%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A: Milky golden. Bright on the inch around the pint glass. Rapidly disappearing and "snapping" white head. No lacing. Entirely uninspiring but inoffensive.

N: Fluoride and some over ripe banana bread in the back.

T: The front of the palate is banana aided by the light carb. Mid palate is bready and thick, like processed desert bread. The aftertaste is a very disagreeable fluoride overload.

M: Heavy with a prickly, light carb. The back of the swallow slides down the throat like slime.

A very poor execution of a very easy style to present. The overall presentation leaves the feeling of faint rot and chemicals.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of DannyDK
2.84/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from can. Almost no head, disappears quickly. No lacing. Citrus flavor finishes with just a slight bitterness. As far as hefes go, not impressed. Leaves an acidic almost chemical aftertaste long after last sip.

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

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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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of THECPJ
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: golden orange with a 1 finger white head

smell: banana, clove, biscuit, citrus,

taste: muted citrus, toast,

mouthfeel: light carbonation, thin to medium body,

overall: not impressed. not sure if it's my can or if it's the way the beer was intended. But I've had much better beers in this style.


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Photo of bennetj17
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving size: 12 ounce can. On the can there is printed: "This product does not contain orange or lemon flavoring". Great, glad we got that cleared up.

Pours looking disturbingly clear for a Hefe. It's a very pale golden color with only a slight haziness. The head is almost nonexistent and whatever foam there was seems to have disappeared quickly, leaving only a pencil thin ring. Thank goodness this beer does actually smell like a Hefeweizen. It's not too spicy but there is a sweet, yeasty banana aroma that is satisfying enough.

The flavor starts out nicely but tapers off a bit toward the finish. I get more of the banana but also some lemony tartness in the mix. It's a relatively clean tasting beer, almost too clean. The body is not there like it should be. The carbonation is lightly sharp, but not foamy enough, and the beer is overall to thin on the palate.

Overall this beer is too much on the lighter side for the style- in appearance, taste, and mouthfeel. I was really hoping to like it better as it is an easy to find, local Arizona brew. I could see how it might be somewhat refreshing on a 115 degree summer day in Phoenix, but it's not good enough for me to buy it again. It might work however, as one of those gateway craft beers for someone just getting started...

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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Hefeweizen from SanTan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 161 ratings
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