Bavarian Style Hefeweizen | Black Market Brewing Co.

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Bavarian Style HefeweizenBavarian Style Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co.
California, United States
blackmarketbrew.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SShelly on 12-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.98%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeverSettle
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antc2382
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anon
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Clear copper/yellow with a decent, two-finger fluffy head, off-white, leavings trails of lace that don't stick, but trail down the glass. Smell is heavily grain, straw and malt forward with a heaping of clove. A little too pungent for me and lacking some complexity.

Taste is decent with more heavy grain and straw flavours, with a sweet malt lick and some notes of clove, banana, pepper, vanilla. A little bit bready and chewy. A good straightforward hefe but missing something to make it "pop". There are definitely better takes on the style out there but this is a decent go-to on a budget.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EXScotT
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of soco89ziegler
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the best year-round beer Black Market brews, and I am a dark beer fan. My only complaint is semi noticeable quality control. Sometimes I have this beer at the brewery and it just isn't as enjoyable as the previous.

Great, smooth taste. Served in a 20 ounce glass at the brewery. Easy drinking, enjoyable beer with classic qualities associated with the Bavarian Style.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ry-Dog
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paleoplant
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Diameter
4.53/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is the real deal. A respectable tasting bavarian from the USA.
Looks right, smells right, tastes right. And when I say right I just mean bavarian. No offense to the lemon people.

Poured from a can no less.

Edit: forgot to mention this immediately reminded me of a Erdinger on tap. Or maybe it was Koenig. I better go check.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Somehow the whole Prohibition theme doesn't work when dealing with a German brewing staple.

This beer pours a glassy, medium golden yellow colour, with one skinny finger of weakly foamy, and mostly just bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some low-lying cannonball splash lace in places around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy wheat malt, soft earthy yeast, wet banana chips, a subtle white pepper and clove spiciness, and plain weedy, leafy noble hops. The taste is bready, grainy wheat malt, a twinge of white breakfast biscuit, muddled earthy spice, underripe banana peel, ethereal hints of played-out bubblegum, and more weak leafy, musty hops.

The carbonation is mostly just soft and lilting in its genial frothiness, the body sort of on the light side of middleweight, and pretty smooth, actually, with a small burgeoning creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the wheatiness not ready to cede the day, just yet, while the spice and hop astringencies carry on with their downward spiral.

Not quite sure what awards this one has garnered, but IMHO it lies somewhere in the middle between bland American pale wheat ales, and the best of class from yer old-school German brewers. Easy enough to drink, I suppose, but there's nothing here to encourage me to lay down the ducats for another.

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Photo of W_Des
2.91/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at a local San Diego restaurant. The flavor just fell off after the initial sweet taste and just finished with lack of flavor. So weird.

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Photo of joeyjoey104
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of quadhog
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevindp9
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Totalpackage411
2.76/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Seems like black markets IPAs are the go to beers.

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Photo of JMM0414
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tsandler
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MrJolly
4.54/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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Bavarian Style Hefeweizen from Black Market Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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