Hoback Hefeweizen | Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
Wyoming, United States
snakeriverbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hefe is the German word for yeast and weizen is wheat, making this beer style fairly self-explanatory. The classic banana and clove-like flavors are derived from a specific Bavarian yeast. Because the beer is unfiltered, these dynamic yeasty flavors come through strongly. There is merely a hint of hop flavor added so as not to compete with the yeast notes. Some drinkers (not all) enjoy a squeeze of lemon.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 08-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.7%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by ToddKehoe:
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4.52/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in Jackson WY.
Pale, cloudy golden body with very durable white head.
Aroma: spicy yeast with banana and clove plus faint hops.
Near moderate strength flavor for style. Better balance than average.
Medium-light body.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of LizinWyoming
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of zimm421
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of spark3148857
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

RB

Excited to see this on tonight at PreFunk... Pours with a long lasting white head atop a hazed yellow/tannish brew... Very well done Continental Hefe, phenol/ester mix is near perfect with a good punch of clove and banana esters bringing up the rear and carried by a hefty wheaty note... body is pretty thick even for an American take on the style... This should be enjoyed in a large, tall hefe glass.... Fantastic Hefe.

3.75/4/4/3.5/3.75

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Photo of WillisTalkinBout
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patinthebronx
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbcrunch
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Bubblegum deliciousness

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4.77/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NickMunford
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly Americanized but resting firmly upon the traditional Bavarian wheat beer, the brewers at Snake River provide a dry bread taste and texture with moderate hints of fruit and spice complexity and a little hop kick to boot.

Hoback Hefeweizen wafts onto the nose with those classic banana and clove aromas, but also with additional citrus, orchard and tropical fruits along with spice of both yeast and grain. Cloudy straw and with a moderately reliant froth, the beer's carbonation springs into action, giving the initial taste a zesty bite through flavors of sourdough, sugar cookie, cereal and honey.

The middle palate shows a waving malt influence while cereal sweetness remains. Banana esters soon follow with lemon, orange, apple and papaya and await a trailing spice of heavy clove, white pepper, vanilla and mint. Grassy hops provide a floral scent, an herbal green tea flavor and then a peppery bitterness with a kiss of citronella.

Medium bodied and racy early, the beer quickly falls flat and allows the raw graininess to rest on the tongue for an unfortunate flat finish. Still, nuances of mint, citrus and clove last beyond the beer's more prevailing tastes and gives the beer one final snappy hop bite to close.

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2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very cloudy pour, possibly too cloudy. It had a full-bodied flavor, which I respect, but I am just not a fan of sourness. In all reality, this is a very distinctive hefeweizen, but not my thing at all. The banana flavor as well was distinctive, but, again, not something I'm interested in drinking.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of beernut7
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This weis has a huge banana aroma and a good color. The predominant flavor is that of tangy banana. Very smooth beer that is one of the tastiest in the west. I thought this was a very flavorful and worthwhile brew

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3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hoback Hefeweizen from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
3.78 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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