4 Pines Hefeweizen | 4 Pines Brewing Company

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4 Pines Brewing Company

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by vancurly on 09-23-2008

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Martinconboy80
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tap at brewery. Light aroma, normal weizen smell. Airy head dissipates quickly. Taste is right on the money, banana, bubblegum clove, etc. Overall, it comes off as light bodied, not thick and chewy like the German greats. Good effort though, taste is right on.

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Photo of snowmageddon
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greg4579
3.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JKCooper
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Mosant
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of BobbyJ-AU
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of kif
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Vanz
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Poupae
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Rwalford74
4.5/5  rDev +32%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of soju6
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a light golden color with a good head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of fruit, banana, bit of citrus and spice.

T: Taste of fruit, banana and spice. Mild bitterness and fairly clean finish.

F: Moderate body and smooth.

O:Decent beer but a bit sweet to realy enjoy.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.93/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle purchased from Dan Murphy's in Alexandria. Poured half, agitated what sediment there was, then poured the second half.

The end result actually didn't change much from the first half. It's still hazed, but not hugely so, a pale, almost dirty yellow colour. Head froths significantly initially, but settles down to be no more than an ephemeral film, with some fine sudsing around the edge. And a while after that it disappears completely. Indeed, it looks pretty dead and lifeless after its initial flurry. I'm not overly impressed.

Nose is smacked with bananas, slightly overripe, slightly sweet, with something a little sour or carbonic about it. Perhaps it's slightly antiseptic. Whatever it is, it detracts a little from the classic hefe character. It's almost a nettle note. I'm fixating on this one thing because it's bugging me, but the large proportion of the nose is just that classic banana note: it's not all bad if you don't look too closely.

Taste is... fine. Whatever. Thin wheaty cleanness matched with some banana esters to tick the boxes. Not really much hint of the antiseptic character here, fortunately. Yeah, I mean I reiterate: it's fine. But I'm bored. Not only does it do nothing interesting, it's not even really a good example of a hefeweizen. It has enough character to show that, yes, it is what it says on the label, but otherwise it's really very pedestrian.

I guess I'm just world-weary. That's a sad place to be, really. There are so many great and exciting beers out there to discover. But this is not one of them.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of heygeebee
4.34/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at brewery at Manly

A somewhat odd review being from memory rather than notes, however, myself and mrs heygeebee were reminiscing on our recent trip to 4 Pines and we recalled that this simply was the best beer of the night. As such worth a scribe as the difference between bottle and tap is worth noting by all.

It looked like a hefe with standard colour and good head retention, the thing that blew us away was the smell. Banana and Bazooka bubblegum absolutely in your face.

Taste was in the same traditional-to-style but pumped up vein.

Interesting as a comparison to have had a German hefe at the Bavarian Beer Cafe a little earlier which tasted like water compared to this.

Good stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of SmashPants
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: reasonable 330mL brown bottle, decent boutique label.

Appearance: clear, straw coloured body under a small bubbly head and minimal lacing. Lacking wheat beer head.

Aroma: banana, yeast and wheat. Not terribly sophisticated, but still enticing.

Taste: banana and yeast with the slightest coriander.

Aftertaste: remains for a while, similar flavours.

Mouth feel: medium body with a fair amount of carbonation for a hefeweizen.

Overall: not the most sophisticated wheat beer. Also, very expensive (AU$70 per case in 2012). Don't get me wrong - it is quite a nice beer, just not the best, and certainly not for the price.

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