Straight Up Hefe
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
3.62 | pDev: 7.46%
Mar 29, 2017
Jan 01, 2012
Notes: A traditional German-styled wheat beer with notes of banana and cloves.
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3.94 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Mar 29, 2017
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3.81 by Budlum from Maryland on Mar 26, 2016
3.58 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Oct 30, 2015
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3.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Aug 02, 2015
3 by baybum from Pennsylvania on May 21, 2015
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3.5 by Mpenders from Pennsylvania on Aug 02, 2014
4 by Mipper from Pennsylvania on Jul 22, 2014
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3.5 by facesnorth from Pennsylvania on Nov 23, 2013
4 by bigfnjoe from Pennsylvania on Aug 02, 2013
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4 by StormKing47 from Pennsylvania on Feb 07, 2013
3 by stakem from Pennsylvania on Sep 13, 2012
3.5 by tzt17n from Pennsylvania on Mar 21, 2012
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3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours light golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass. A beautiful looking beer.

S - Smells of bready wheat, pale grains, lemon zest, banana, and some very light clove spice. This one lacks some of the traditional aroma's for a Hefe but still smells pretty good.

T - Plenty of wheat initially slowly giving way to a mix of lemons, clove, pale grain, earthy hops, and some banana. This one still doesn't have all the typical flavors of a Hefe but it still had plenty going for it to keep me interested till the finish.

M - Medium-Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Nice light feel combines with the low ABV. to make this one very drinkable.

O - A decent enough wheat beer but I actually love the watermelon version of this so much more.

Jan 09, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by akorsak from Pennsylvania

A 1L growler, filled on Friday. Happy New Year.

A: The hefe is light, a golden color that verges towards the paler straw end of the spectrum. Definintely unfiltered, a mild haziness settles itself over the ale. A small band of white head precariously hangs on the sides of the glass.

S: Wheat and phenols stand out. The wheat is grainy with a mild lemon aroma. The phenols are bubblegum and banana. The aromas waft out of the glass and travel far, reaching me from the side table.

T: More clove in the taste, anisey. The ale also brings more wheat, a tarter aspect. Mid-sip a medicinal flavor pops up unexpectedly before disappearing. Banana comes up later in each sip, pushing away that medicinal aspect. Grains last, breadiness with just a faint phenolic sweetness.

M: Drinkable, low on alcohol, and another step in the right direction for Pizza Boy.

Jan 01, 2012
Straight Up Hefe from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 20 ratings