Old World Hefeweizen | Bootlegger's Brewery

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Old World HefeweizenOld World Hefeweizen
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3.64/5
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111 Ratings
Old World HefeweizenOld World Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States
bootleggersbrewery.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DoubleJ on 07-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,247
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
111
pDev:
15.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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25
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Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of grimmace525
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothman
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours 2 fingers of off-white head. Good retention. Good lace. Color is a hazed golden orange.

Aroma: Typical hefe with some creaminess to it. Cloves, bananas, and orange peel. Also some yeast.

Taste: Similar to the nose but has more of a spice to it. Big clove flavor.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Light bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry, but clean.

Overall, a simple hefe, but a little over spiced. Average drinkability.3

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Photo of xnicknj
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into pint glass - thanks to gcphilli

Pours a clouded dirty orange color with a fluffy white head. Retains well with some filmy lacing on the glass.

Scents of clove and spice, wheat, banana and fruit sweetness.

A decent note of spice and floral hops right up front. Some wheat and bready notes, slight sweetness with caramel and fruit. Banana notes with some clove and citrus. Finishes a bit sweet and dry.

Medium bodied, a bit creamy, pretty smooth on the tongue. A pretty drinkable easy going beer, but not particularly special.

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Photo of chewymangos
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Wontonst
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rhino54
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jonbonfon
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of sheenisgod
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mithrascruor
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Apperance: Pours a hazy apricot-brown color, with a very light white head.

Smell: Unlike most other American Hefeweizens, this actually smells a bit like one. Light, but with some sweetness and cloves.

Taste: Has a somewhat grainy wheat flavor, but with banana, cloves, and a slight bit of breadyness present. Some bitterness (and chemical taste?) in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth with light carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty drinkable, with a quite moderate ABV.

A decent attempt at a Hefeweizen. It gets some of the flavors right, but overall it just doesn't really appeal to me (and somewhat misses the mark).

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Photo of AlexM
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bump8628
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of andrewned68
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Walts_Frozen_Head
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of John11486
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of coldmeat23
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Mister_Joshy
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SoCaliC8
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of joecast
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great to see a brewery in Fullerton doing so well. Happy to sample their wares.

Cloudy golden amber with a thin foamy white head. Low carbonation, maybe I let it warm a bit too much already?

Typical banana clove bubblegum aroma. Nice but not a whole lot extra to it. Missing the big yeast freshness to it of the better examples.

Nice refreshing taste. Missing some carbonation but getting the fullness from the yeast without being too sharp. Nice wheat malt lightness.

Probably a better beer than the score shows but the lack of carbonation has a big impact on this style. Would love to get to the brewery if I get the chance.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes taken during 3rd Anniversary Party.

This is the Old World Hefeweizen run through the "hopinator" filter containing whole cone Citra hops and vanilla beans.

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a faint white head.

S: Nose is estery banana, clove spice, wheaty and yeasty with just a slight vanilla component. Not much Citra hop aroma at all.

T: Follows the nose. Again, no distinctly Citra notes. Just running the beer through the filter didn't really pick up much.

M: Somewhat thin, decent carb.

O: Dissappointed with this. Perhaps if there was more contact time with the hops this could be much better.

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Photo of beagle75
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with over one finger of diminishing white foam head. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Strong cloves and drying carbonic acid stand out amongst a typical field of qualities such as banana and bready yeast.

T: Begins off-dry, with wheat and balanced yeast phenolics amidst bright, surging acidity. Flavors become drier and less intense in the middle, providing significant refreshment through the mellow finish. The finish also features banana and more wheat, but not bitterness.

M: Thin viscosity, palpable acidity is cut somewhat by coating wheat, with moderate carbonation. The overall effect is less than the sum of the parts, feeling a bit limp and lifeless.

D/O: Here is a locally-brewed Southern California hefeweizen that is a consistent performer, delivering approachable but authentic qualities. Flavor, texture, and smell could connect more seamlessly, as in the archetypal Bavarian standards of the style. When one considers just how few California-based production breweries attempt this style, the bottled version of this beer really becomes a significant contribution to the marketplace selection available in Orange County.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Heroe's, and in celebration to my 23rd birthday. On to the beer:

Darker than the usual hefewiezen, more of an unfiltered honey brown color. In this beer, there's some lemon flavor and less phenolic activty (clove and banana) compared to the German counterparts, but still enough to make it a German styled hefeweizen. Touches of ginger snaps break into the overal flavor at times. A good effort overall.

Update 11/8/09: Not quite the same goodness when I first tasted it. But the good news for hefe fans like myself is they've changed the yeast strain to this beer, allowing more banana flavor. It's good, just not the same "oh yum!" experiance when I had it for the first time.

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Old World Hefeweizen from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 111 ratings
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