Bavarian Style Hefeweizen | Black Market Brewing Co.

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Bavarian Style HefeweizenBavarian Style Hefeweizen

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SShelly on 12-06-2009

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Salted Pig without the fruit, on to the beer:

Cloudy wheat field blonde in color, topped off by a good creamy head that sticks around for some time. Baked lemon cake and some clove make up the nose, which in general is soft. The taste starts off light, though it does seem to slowly build intensity as more is consumed. Subtle flavors run all around, the clvoe and malted wheat are most notable. Vanilla and cinnamon come into play later, which jazzes up this wheat ale. Light medium bodied, semi-crisp, and very refreshing.

A bad experience with the brown ale made me shy away from a second chance of Black Market until now. I'm glad to report that the second time came up well, and one beer that I would recommmend.

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Photo of Cavery
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at schmidy's in palm desert, served in a pint glass under the description of rye hefeweizen

A: hazy mix of tang and organic lemonade, light cream foam sits on top of the beer like a white frosted cupcake. High watermark lacing with little to no vertical lacing. The foam ends up receding to a thin film over a pulpy orange juice mixer body. Looks okay, like a hef milkshake.

S: very mellow zest free orange peel with some pizza doughiness in the end. Some very drying cracked wheat that dries into raw steel cut flakes. A very mellow nose that doesn't give much more than suggestion. Honeys come through dried on grains.

T: a decently anti-sweet flavor of tangerine and whole wheat bread crusts. The flavor goes quickly with a drying mouth. Perhaps an under appreciated refinement in the lack of bitterness in any of the notes. The sweetness hits with a slight tinge of dry mild currents, it dries and never hits a cliched hefeweizen sweetness. Pretty okay, a yummy dry character that elevates the decency of the drink. Faint pear-apple in the end.

M: like I said in the taste: this thing is dry as the desert I live in. The rye may inhibit some if the zesty citrus, which makes for a detrimental lack of crispness, but I'll take it over dizzying sweetness any day. A rustic non-aspirin dry mouth. Light sandy textures are left in the end.

O: The dryness contributes to a flavor profile of yellow/red pears and slightly unripe green apples. Decent, but nothing I'd grab again. I like the anti-sweetness, but it is a bit of a catch 22, as it's a major flavor block as well. In the world hefeweizens, this is a reasonably interesting interpretation of the style. This is an attempt to make it more compatible with the beer geek palate. Nice idea, but it's got a ways to go.

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3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Blue Palms

A: The pour is a hazy golden orange color with a fluffy white head.

S: Amazingly, this smells like an actual hefeweizen. Lots of cloves, and some banana, though perhaps not as much as I would like. Sweet bread and wheat notes with a mild yeastiness and pepper note.

T: Sweet malts and bread all the way through with lots of spices. Plenty of clove, banana, sweet bread, and wheat. There is a slight citrus peel flavor toward the back end, almost candied orange peel.

M: Medium in body with a low to medium carbonation.

O: A surprisingly decent hefeweizen, but it doesn't really stand up to an authentic German example.

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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Draught at our hotel). Pours cloudy yellow with creamy white head. Aroma has loads of ripe banana, clove, wheat and a bit of bubblegum. Taste is semi-sweet with light bitterness. Medium bodied with thick texture. Smooth, yeasty finish. Pretty good hefeweizen!

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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a cloudy pale yellow gold, with a forthy white head that leaves light lacing.

S: I get hints of wheat froms the malts, notes of banana, and some clove spice, as well as a light citrus hop note.

T: Mirrors the nose, fresh wheat provides the malt backbone, mild spice and banana in the middle, slight bitter lends a smooth crispness to the beer.

M: Clean, medium carbonation, slighlty dry finish, easy to drink.

O: Solid Hefeweizen. Great on a hot sunny California day, and one could easily have more than one.

I've actually had this beer twice now. Most recently as a taster at the Black Market Brewing Co. tasting room. The first time was about 10 months back, before their tasting room was open, and I was seeking these guys out. At the time, the only spot that carried them was a small local airport (French Valley I believe) and 1 restaurant (The Mill in Murrieta) so my wife and friend were able to get a pitcher of this, and have several pints. Now I hear Stone may have picked them up, so I'm looking forward to being able to have this, and a few other of their beers closer to home.

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3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Staying with my sister's family in Temecula, California, we went to old Temecula this afternoon for lunch. With a great tri tip sandwich, I tried this beer, which the waiter told me was a Belgian white. Obviously it wasn't, but it was a tasty hefeweizen. Hazy golden color, banana, cloves and a good amount of yeast. Refreshing and good.

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Photo of SShelly
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A damn good hefe, tried this at the brewery after juding a flight of american ales for the temecula valley contest (i.e. i will probably rate again when i havent had a bunch o beer...)

aroma is moderate to heavy banana with a clove background

uber-traditional flavor, very refreshing, I want this with some food on a hot day. pretty large esters with a nice dry finish.

pretty impressed, like I said, I will do a better job when I have it again!

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Bavarian Style Hefeweizen from Black Market Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 86 ratings