Weize Guy | Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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Weize GuyWeize Guy

Brewed by:
Joseph James Brewing Inc.
Nevada, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our German Light HefeWeizen has hints of Banana and Clove like traditional hefeweizens, but is much lighter in body and easy to drink. This brew is 5% ABV, 15 IBU's, and is best enjoyed at 45°F-55°F.

Added by jonziefle on 02-10-2010

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2.17/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Blech. Beerer beware.

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Photo of socon67
3.6/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buckyp
3.6/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B_B
2.97/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tylerstravis
4.1/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of colts9016
2.83/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A rocky foamy 2 finger head with really good retention. The color of the beer is a rich pale yellow color with a decent amount of carbonation. The clarity of the beer is hazy.

Orange, grassy wheat, lemons, floral, and some yeast

Lemons, grass, floral, perfume wheat, yeast, and some biscuit notes. A faint hint of phenols, like cloves/pepper.

The mouthfeel is slightly carbonated.

This hefe to me, is watery. The ones I have had in Germany had more body and better flavors. It is not a bad beer but far from being really good.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.34/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bomber poured into a glass

Hazy yellow, some carbonation, one finger white foamy cap which settles to a white layer of foam

Faint banana and clove aroma

Faint banana and clove taste

Fizzy in the mouth

Ok beer

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Photo of funkel81
3.89/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biegaman
3.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Weize Guy is a simple pun that's sure to be on most people's level. Likewise, this mostly clear, bright golden, nearly flat appearance definitely accords with the general public's perception of what a beer aught to look like (nevermind that a proper Hefeweizen is turbid and tall with foam).

A few remarks before trying the beer. First off, when Joseph James says this is "like traditional hefeweizen but much lighter in body and easy to drink" I feel the need to point out the style is by nature light, spritzy, and approachable. Heavy and difficult to drink are not characteristics of a weissbier.

And when the brewery claims their "spin" on the style includes "wheat, oats, noble hops and (their) uniquely complex yeast strain" I'd point out that those are the ingredients for every hefeweizen and that the highly distinctive flagship strain of German weizen yeast does not originate in Nevada. It is not theirs.

With that proviso out of the way, onto the beer. As its appearance (and write-up) suggests, Weize Guy is a lightweight example of the style, its trademark banana, clove and high carbonation are way subdued. The common bubblegum note is also faded and the wheat doesn't 'pop' as it typically does.

While still recognizable as a Hefeweizen, this offers less of everything I love about the style. Nonetheless, the choice to emphasize clear yellow over cloudy orange, lemon over banana, and no spice over some, probably makes this more appealing to mainstream beer drinkers. They sure it's not a Kristalweizen?

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.28/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Canned 7/7/15.

Pours a murky light honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain, caramel, banana, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, banana, and slight spice flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but a bit subtle and boring for the style.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of djkickz
4.42/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have to say at first glance, smell and taste I thought this was a Wit. Pours a very, very murky yellow with creamy white head, no lacing, decent retention. Smell was of some yeast, spice, and a little fruit but a little on the sour side. Taste was a little bit tart with some fruit and slight bread taste, little lemon as well. Great beer on a hot day!!!

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sightless
4.61/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As a fan of spicy food, I like lighter notes of this beer. This site is very skewed toward heavy beers, but it shouldn't be like that! I eat with my beer so there! But anyway, not here to disrupt... This was a great bang for my buck, and always goes well with my spicy soups. :)

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3.34/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.06/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.8/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Weize Guy from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
3.29 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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