EOS Hefeweizen | Nebraska Brewing Company

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EOS HefeweizenEOS Hefeweizen

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Nebraska Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States

Style: 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

Added by beerhobo22 on 07-03-2009

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Ratings: 289 |  Reviews: 72
Reviews by Miami66:
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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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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 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 sdsimkins
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 SmellsofMahagony
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1.5 inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, hazy

Smell: banana, coriander, and fresh wheat

Taste: banana, lemon, coriander, and fresh wheat

Mouthfeel: sweet, medium bodied and moderate carbonation

Overall: A really good domestic hefe where the wheat shines. It seems really fresh in the can. Hits all the typical marks in the style as the banana taste is spot on. Easily do a six of these.

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Photo of bsp77
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen glass.

Appearance: Pale cloudy yellow. Looks orange when held away from the light. A relatively aggressive pour plus the high carbonation produces a fast forming foamy head but subsides faster than I would like without much lacing.

Smell: Wheat, banana and only a hint of clove.

Taste: Strong wheat taste with a good amount of banana as well. The clove is pretty light. There is a lingering wheat aftertaste that just barely detracts from an otherwise outstanding tasting Hefeweizen.

Feel: Pretty high carbonation, with a very smooth, creamy body that is fuller than expected. Mostly dry finish.

Drinkability: Outstanding Hefe, up there with Schell's as a top echelon American made example of the style.

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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 MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy yellowish orange with a lot of bubbles. About one finger of white head which fades into a thin patch. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty, fruity, and spicy wheat driven aroma with hints of banana and clove. Wheat and pale malt with hints of straw, grains, Hefewiezen yeast, and cracker. Lots of fruit esters with hints of bananas, lemon zest, orange, apple, and pineapple. Hints of bubblegum as well as sugar. Spice hints of cloves, pepper, and slight nutmeg. A pretty solid wheat aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a nicely fruity, yeasty, and spicy wheat driven taste with good notes of clove spice, banana, and other fruit. Upfront wheat and malt presence with notes of grains, straw, Hefeweizen yeast, caramel, and cracker. Good mix of fruit flavors with notes of banana, orange, apple, lemon zest, and pineapple. Good notes of bubblegum as well as some sugar. Spicy notes of clove and pepper as well as some subtle nutmeg. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Nicely crisp, juicy, and smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a Hefeweizen. Good mix of fruit, spice, and yeast notes.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy wheat hue unfiltered 100%, beige head fine speckled lacing. Aroma big over ripened banana notes with clove and vanilla exploding on the senses. Flavor has bubblegum sweetness, clove and vanilla, a hint of citrus and malted wheat notes. Big over ripened banana pushes it into the realm of almost cloying, which doesn't settle well with me considering a can of Nebraska Brewing Eos hefeweizen cans in the Burgh will run you around 40 bucks plus tax. Needless to say there's many better PA brewed versions including Yuengling Summer wheat, the mouthfeel on this has some sturdy carbonation big malt layers, sharp wheat/citrus some balance but the yeast phenolics here are out of control with the ripe banana, vanilla, clove notes making it a bit cloying for me. Overall, still easy to drink and a solid American version of a hefeweizen just nowhere near as good as the German versions or Pennsylvania Deutsch population that has carried on the tradition of great hefeweizen.

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Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured hazy golden-amber with a towering, foamy, bone-colored head. Very good retention and lacing.

Aroma: ripe banana, clove, apricot, Spicy.

Flavor: banana; light spicing; light baked bread; apricots; Spent grain in the aftertaste. Slightly bitter.

Feel: Medium body with soft but high carbonation.

O: very enjoyable hefeweizen with great feel and good complexity.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of RDW
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of nuebs
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cuttlery
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's pret much as described in the description here however a little too banana flavored for my liking

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

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

halfway between a regular wheat and a hefe.Decent drinking beer, not the best of the style. Orange coloured body, lacey. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. A little clove,a tad of bannana,understated carbonation and that's a good thing. On tap at The Ginger Man NYC.

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Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed amber with 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Pretty average for lacing & head retention
S: Green bananas & doughyness

T: Green bananas, sweet breadyness pears, slight grassiness, slight metallic hoppyness up front. More green bananas, pears & metallic notes as this warms. Finishes with green bananas, sweet doughyness, pears & a little bit of dryness & cloves

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

This impressed me, pretty well thought out hefe, very drinkable

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Photo of Kegatron
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ TJ’s (Paoli, PA) on 5/14/11. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a hazy gold, topped with a finger of bright-white colored head. This retains with a thin sudsy look, leaving back some minimal lacing. The aroma is very estery smelling, with notes of ripe bananas and spicy clove. A crisp bready twang of wheat is quite supportive underneath. The yeast really gives this some thickness in the nose.

The taste is a combo of bready biscuits and tight twanginess on the palate, with soft fruit and assertive clove flavors taking control. This finishes lightly grainy with some lingering dry fruitiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a moderate crispness to the carbonation but this does have a certain amount of heft to it that unfortunately keeps this from being overly refreshing feeling.

This was decent. The yeast definitely added a healthy dose of flavor to this but also held the drinkability back some as well. Flavor wins out though in my book. Get a pint of this if you see it and take your time.

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Photo of Jor-El
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%

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EOS Hefeweizen from Nebraska Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 289 ratings