Hefeweizen Ale | Santa Fe Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company
New Mexico, United States
santafebrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A true Bavarian wheat yeast, sixty percent wheat malt, and German hops make Santa Fe Hefeweizen Beer as true to the style as any American rendition can be. German Hefeweizen, with its hints of banana and clove, its delectable, spicy, hops, and its pale golden color, is becoming increasingly popular in America’s craft brewing world, and with good reason: hefeweizens are both light enough to please light beer drinkers, and complex enough to please true micro-brew connoisseurs. To mimic a classic German Hefeweizen, after pouring your Santa Fe Hefeweizen into a glass, swirl the last few drops in the bottle to loosen the yeast from the bottom, then pour the yeast over the top of your beer.

Added by DousedInStout on 12-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
8.53%
 
 
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4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mitzvahman72
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Quick Take: this beer is balanced, has more citrus and some must, but some malty banana overall. Pretty good, mid-range hefeweizen along with the Honcho Hefeweizen from Mother Earth Brewing Company. After that, I highly recommend the Hefewiezen from Karl Strauss and La Cumbre’s A Slice of Hefen.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.72/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

curious hefeweizen here. pours oddly clear, urine looking yellow. where is all that sediment i am used to seeing in these? settled on the bottom? hardly. average white head. smells of sweet caramel, which is weird, because that isnt in the taste at all. candied fruit yeast notes and some sturdy wheat malt are most evident in the nose and the taste. none of the soapy feel some of these beers have. in fact, its very smooth and incredibly easy to drink. a 6er of this is no problem at all, especially after a hot day of working outside. feel works. its crisp for a hefe, refreshing to the max, and less than medium bodied. i wouldnt necessarily call this a conventional hefeweizen, especially based on the look, but i like it a lot. good beer as far as im concerned.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Shock Top weizen glass. No obvious date. Numbers stamped on neck.

Appearance - Bottle leaves opaque white residue on bottom. Pours small white head with low to no retention and low stick. Slightly cloudy pale gold body.

Smell - Sweet banana malt. Thin and fruity. Smells like an actual hefe and not one of those American wheat beers they call hefes sometimes.

Taste - Wow. An honest to god hefeweizen. Weihenstephan would be proud. Taste very much like the godfather of hefe. The only main difference is the...

Mouthfeel - Head dissipates quickly. The body carbonation suffers a bit as a result. It's still light and enjoyable and really doesn't really isn't that much of an issue. But when you're rating in style, ever peculiarity of a style is scrutinized with a magnifying glass. While enjoyable, it doesn't stack up.

Overall Drinkability - Not bad at all. If only for the carbonation and retention, this would be a pretty legit hefe.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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Hefeweizen Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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