EOS Hefeweizen | Nebraska Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
nebraskabrewingco.com

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This medium to full-bodied beer, pale to amber in color, is most accurately described as a Bavarian wheat beer. The aroma and flavor of this unfiltered beer is decidedly fruity and phenolic — a big word for a brew that tastes like cloves, nutmeg or sometimes vanilla with banana-like esters.

13 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,674
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
294
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
65
Trade:
0
 
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Reviews: 76 | Ratings: 294
Photo of Chandlerhartzell
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Such a delicious hefeweizen that pairs well with pork and steak. It's not too powerful, with banana bread flavor and notes of citrus. Very carbonated which is a personal favorite. Some hefe's leave you with a harsh after-taste if you don't sip water or eat with it but with eos you can drink it alone and it only leaves a slight yeast after-taste. Would recommend for those that appreciate a hearty wheat brew.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Unknown vintage; drank 7/19/15 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dandelion appearance.

Big, noisy white head which quickly dissipated; decent lace.

Banana, clove & faint black pepper notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Banana & mild clove flavors up front; mild orange citrus & black pepper notes on the finish.

This reminded me of a Belgian IPA; well made but not memorable.

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Photo of KSONeill
4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this stuff. Sour and fruity and complex, wonderful first hit, no lingering aftertaste of vanilla or anything at all like perfume or bananas, kind of a pet peeve of mine with some hefeweizen beers.

Unlike most good beers, I drink it out of the can. The can is pretty and has a great big-mouth design, the whole top comes off. Pairs wonderfully with either steak or poultry; I find it a bit too strong for most seafood. Good with salmon, though.

This is my daily beer these days. I had to nag my local HEB to carry it. They had the (nothing special) Nebraska IPA, but not the EOS which frankly was a crime against god and man.

Anyway, if you like a strong-tasting, complex hefeweizen with no flowery afternotes, give it a try. Highly recommended.

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Photo of lloyddas
3.32/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Weak head that is lost quickly. Initially poured like a kristalweizen. Had to bet the haziness out of the can. Lovely orange amber color. Smell slightly funky and orangey. Somewhat intensely sour for the genre without characteristic sourness. Somewhat thinner mouthfeel .

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into weizen glass, canned on 2/3/2017. Pours hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, orange, banana, bubblegum, pear, apple, pepper, clove, nutmeg, coriander, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, banana, bubblegum, pear, apple, pepper, clove, nutmeg, coriander, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange, banana, bubblegum, pear, apple, pepper, clove, nutmeg, coriander, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and fairly creamy/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a very nice hefeweizen. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. Well rounded yeast complexity and balanced malts; with just enough hop presence to round it out. Slightly on the thin side; but still very flavorful for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a weizen glass. The appearance was a semi-clear golden color with a one finger white foamy messy lacing trying to cling in parts but slides in other parts. The smell had a full banana wheat to clove, sweet and spicy and full but not heavy. The taste was sweet and spicy and brought in the wheat to balance nicely and broaden the aftertaste. A quick somewhat dry sweet and spicy finish ran it out. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a extremely nice sessionability. Carbonated nicely, this one takes the spice and the sweet to roll somewhat gently across my tongue. Overall, very nicely done German styled Hefeweizen that I would have again.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got a can of Nebraska Brewing's EOS Hefeweizen last week for 1.69 at The Lager Mill. It's been a little while since I've had a Hefeweizen and I'm interested to see what this brewery can do with the style, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into a Weizen glass.

A- The can looks good, it goes well with the name and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a cloudy golden orange color that took on more of a pale yellow color when held to the light with a little over two fingers of creamy white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the yeast being the first to show up and it imparts a big ripe banana aroma which is the aspects that sticks out the most aroma and it's followed by a fairly big amount of spices with some cloves seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes just a slight bubble gum like aroma and that goes into the malts which some pale malt, grainy, bready and sweet malt aromas with the sweet malts seeming to stick out the most. The aroma is pretty nice, it's true to style and I like how bright the banana aspect is.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the yeast still being the first to show up, it's a little lighter than it was in the aroma, but it imparts all the same aspects and it's still the banana that sticks out the most with those spices and cloves showing up in the background. Up next comes that light bubble gum aspects that I got in the aroma and it goes into the malts which show up just as much as they did in the aroma and they impart all the same aspects with the sweet malts still seeming to stick out the most. On the finish there's pretty much no bitterness with a little more sweetness taking it's place and it had some banana, spices and malty flavors showing up in the aftertaste. Tis is a pretty nice tasting Hefeweizen, it's true to style and it doesn't have any off flavors.

M- Smooth, slightly cloying, pretty crisp, slightly creamy, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice, but it would be better with just a little less sweetness.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a solid example of the style, it had pretty much all the aspects that I was looking for in the style and nothing stuck out as being unwanted for the style. This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of them, especially when it's warmer outside. What I like the most about this beer is how true to style it is, it's just what I expect from a Hefeweizen. What I like the least about this beer is the slightly cloying aspect in the mouthfeel, it would be a little better if it didn't have that. I would buy this beer again when looking for a solid Hefeweizen and I would recommend it to anyone else looking for the same. All in all I liked this beer and it's just what I expected it to be. It's not favorite beer from this brewery and it's a solid example of the style. Nice job guys, this is a solid Hefeweizen, keep it up.

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Photo of bwood06
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up during a recent trip to Omaha. My cousin highly recommended that I try something from Nebraska Brewing Company so this is one of the beers that I decided to pick up and give a shot.

This beer pours a bright, white, frothy head that dissipates fairly slowly to an ultra thin lacing. The beer itself is cloudy and golden in color with high carbonation easily visible. 3.75/5 Typical of the Hef category, this beer's aroma is very focused on banana and cloves. It is very fruity and phenolic just like the description. There is a bit of light cracker malt and a bit of a Cheerios undertone but he banana and cloves really take the cake here. 4/5 Right off the bat the beer digs into the fruity territory with notes of bananas and pears. A bit of lemony tartness follows the banana and pear notes. Cracker malt, light wheat bread, and cloves come out in the middle prior to some grassy hops coming out in the final third of the flavor profile that really don't provide any bitterness to the beer, just an earthy, grassy note that balances the fruit. 3.75/5 The body on this beer is right around medium in nature and there is a bit of light drying on the back end with just a bit of lingering dryness on the palate after swallowing. There is a light carbonation burn up front but this disappears fairly quickly. 3.75/5 This is a very good Hef that focuses quite heavily on the banana while allowing a bit of lemon tartness to lighten things up a bit and keep the beer from becoming overly fruity. Easily a thirst quenching beer and sessionable due to the low abv. 3.75/5

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Photo of jzlyo
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is wheat, bananas, mild sugar and a hint of earthiness. The flavor is bananas, wheat and a mix of mild/medium sweetness and slight tartness in the finish.

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Photo of 1angrydwarf
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: I dont care how my beer looks. I drink it not frame it.
S: yeast smells dominate slight banana and clove.
T: Same as smell but with a soft wheat giving way to a light citrus snap.
F: Can you say tiny bubbles lots of them giving a light foamy. Think soft here the bubbles caress not attack like soft drinks.
Nice unexpectedly good hefe true to style. Overall , a decent banana clove and sometime bubblegum flavor. I liked this beer but it is above average for a US take on the style. Good for the $ but not great YMMV.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nebraska Brewing EOS Hefeweizen. OK, but nowhere as good as Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier which is my favorite non-stout. This one was a bit bitter, no noticeable bread dough or banana flavor which one should expect with this style.

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

Eos Hefeweizen has a thick, fluffy, off-white head, an opaque, orange-gold appearance, racing bubbles, and minimal lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of pungent, full, sweet, white wheat bread and coriander spice, with background banana. Flavor is the same, with some bubble gum, and just the faintest hop note. Mouthfeel is medium and soft (or, fluffy), and Nebraska's Eos Hefeweizen finishes on the dry and mellow side.

RJT

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Photo of jwc215
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a weizen glass:

Pours hazed golden yellow with a thin white lasting head. Uneven lacing sticks.

The smell is of clove, wheat tang, banana, touch of vanilla.

The taste is of sweet vanilla, banana with wheat tang and spicy clove in the finish.

It has a smooth, creamy, medium body.

It's a solid, easy-drinking Hefeweizen.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tall creamy head @ 3 fingers, 90% opaque hazy honey blonde color.

Aroma of circus peanuts, marshmallows, burnt sugar, graham cracker, banana creme. Woot. Though it could be louder.

Taste is carbonated water up front, followed by bananas in vanilla creme pudding, sweet malts, and then it drops off to the carbonated water finish. There are minimal off flavors, certainly no burnt cigarette flavors and only slight charred wheat tips in the mix. That being said the finish isn't great, neither is the start, but the in between is pretty okay.

Feel is majorly carbonated, a slight creaminess in the middle, followed by more carbonation.

Overall impressions : It's a fair to decent hefeweizen, and I'd probably have it again if there were no better choices available on the menu or in the store. Better than most Americanized Hefes.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours pale gold with a very light haze under a 2” white foam cap that rapidly recedes to a thick, sticky film.

S: Fruit, some banana, citrus, traces of bubble gum, no clove or big phenolics. The aromas are moderate.

T: The brewer does a good job developing the hefeweizen flavors with fresh white bread, banana, citrus, and light bubble gum. The banana while prominent is not over powering. The yeast and malt flavors are well balanced.

F: Medium body and above average carbonation.

O: A flavorful, well made hefeweizen.

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Photo of jtaylord
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a pull top can into a tulip glass which created a thick, foamy head. Golden in color. Very appealing smell and taste. Hints of banana. Reminiscent of a triple.

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Photo of puck1225
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a pull top can (a nice touch) into a pint glass. Big, foamy head with a bit of lacing. Beautiful smell, fruity and floral. Great hefe taste with banana, a bit of orange and a little cinnamon spice. I enjoyed the beer very much.

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Photo of Realbeerguy
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampled at GABF 2015

Appearance: light gold to bronze color slightly murky but deceptive to the naked eye

Smell: as indicated I could smell some banana and some light citrus in the aroma

Taste: Had a slight malty flavor and light bitterness from the hops, I had a hint of banana and citrus when it hit the back of my throat as well. I only had a light bitter aftertaste however it was very light and doesnt bother me for a hefe

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel was actually surprising I had little after taste and was easy for me to drink down compared to other hefes I have had. It was smooth and light.

Overall: Conclusion I find that this is a perfect summertime Hefe to drink when you want a light alcohol content with smooth wheat based hefe.

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Photo of Chaz
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours cloudy golden in color, topped with a tight white head of ample volume. Good lacing and good retention.

HUGE banana and 'circus peanut' banana/marshmallow on the nose (I like that) and good clove, plenty of the sort of esters I associate with the style -- a bit light on the clove. Lightly acidic, but also nice and tangy.

On the first sip the nose describes the flavor profile; Full, round sweetness backed with a lightly-dry, tangy follow through. Great phenolic character in the aromatic portion. Relatively astringent, but super drinkable.

Body is light and not-quite crisp, but it has all the right moves.

Very good drinkability.

Would I put it up against Weihenstephan? Maybe not, but it is definitely a step up from many I have sampled over the years, and as good as many of the renditions from the Upper Midwest's old-line regional and "Craft" breweries with German heritage -- think August Schell, Sprecher . . . that's pretty good company to be in. Definitely worth a try.

There's no freshness code or "Best By" date that I can determine by looking at the can, but I purchased it refrigerated and kept it so since I purchased it (was purchased from one of the area's more reputable and long-standing beverage alcohol retail establishments, so I reckon it's still in-code).

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Photo of ZAP
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hefeweizen is my thing and this is a good one. An excellent one I should say.

I love the flavor profile which leans heavy on sweetish banana's and vanilla notes but has just enough clove spiciness to keep it from being banana bread like.

Medium bodied...carbonation is about right...aroma really jumps out at you with all the phenols you'd expect.

I need to include this in a blind taster against Schell next time. They are both good and not similar in my opinion.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I could find.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, light golden color with one finger off-white head, very good retention, the head slowly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, lightly carbonated but normal for the style., there is some lacing on the glass.

SMELL: bananas, bread and some lemon citrus notes.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially some sweet lemon citrus then banana and bread.

OVERALL: this is an excellent hefeweizen, it would appeal to anyone who enjoys the style, I would definitely buy this again and look forward to trying more from this brewer.

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Photo of BayernMunchen3113
4.91/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really good Hefeweizen coming from the heartland! Very impressed. Banana flavors really put this one over the top. Honestly, best Hefeweizen I've had. No joking!

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a cloudy gold with a creamy white head that quickly fades away to some spotty lacing.
Great aroma with lots of banana and clove, a slight bubblegum note and a bit of cracker as well.
Very tasty brew with lots of banana goodness as well as hints of clove and cracker. A perfect, slightly bitter and lasting finish.
Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly creamy.
This is an outstanding hefe. Other than the lack of head retention, it is spot on. Very tasty and refreshing. Well done!

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Photo of JayQue
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad Hefe, Could be a bit more robust though. Poured from a 12 oz can into an Aventinus Weizen glass. Medium size white head, mostly clear gold color. Very limited lacing and average head retention. Aroma has several hefe elements: lemon, cloves and some banana, but these are not that strong. Flavor is more of the same, the lemon is the strongest flavor with the banana esters and cloves also noticeable. What is missing is yeast and wheat bitterness and an overall stronger astringent taste.

Mouthfeel is rich enough for the style, but some more wheat bitterness would be welcome here. A tasty light refreshing beer, but not a top shelf hefe.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a weizen glass

A- pours a pale and clear straw color with a small creamy white head that eventually disappears completely, leaving nothing behind

S- big fruity aroma of banana and bubblegum up front, with some crisp wheat, light bready notes & some earth

T- sweet and fruity up from with flavors of banana and clove, phenolic flavors add dimensions of musty yeast and crisp wheat that continues into the finish

M- light-medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a smooth crisp finish

O- an easy drinking hefe with plenty of fruity/banana notes

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EOS Hefeweizen from Nebraska Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 294 ratings