Bavarian Weiss | Water Street Brewery

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Brewed by:
Water Street Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cokes on 06-15-2004

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by scones:
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2.55/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this at the water street brewpub in Delafield on my way back from a brewers game. Overall not terrible, but certainly lacking. The smell and taste had hints of cloves, bananas, etc but only hints. The appearance was a hazy and golden, had a decent head on it. Nothing offensive, but nothing to write home about. Just kinda a dud. Oh yean and the bartender threw a lemon in mine too. Gross.

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Photo of pat61
3.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

slight banana and clove in the flavor and the aroma, a touch of bread, sweet but finishes dry, a touch of caramel in the flavor, cloudy yellow, medium to medium light body, medium to medium high carbonation, unfiltered, inoffensive, a little on the light side and low in character, but drinkable.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Caleb_Varebrook
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Refreshing with hint of banana

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.39/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

8 oz tap pour at Water Street Brewery into an American Tumbler.

A - Very, very hazy golden straw yellow. Thick white head with low retention and bits of lacing, Weak for a weiss.

S - Strong yeast aroma complimented by a hint of spicing and banana. Strong wheaty background. Solid aroma but not as complex or deep as a weiss could be/should be.

T -Overly yeasty as the aroma suggest but features a decent banana and spice. A bit of earthy clay too. Heavy wheat flavor in the background. It's not as deep as a weiss could be but it's on the right track taste-wise.

M - Light-medium bodied and somewhat refreshing. Smooth with a good level of carbonation.

D - Decent but that's about it. Nothing special but nothing bad. Solid drinkability that's easy-going.

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Photo of logicalparadox
3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Eman17
4.13/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty good Hefe, lots of banana

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Photo of yankinwis
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.46/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.02/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TMoney2591
3.62/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chambord shaped pint glass.

Thanks to TheStretch for the hookup here!

Gotta love it when random growlers show up at your fantasy football draft. This one pours a cloudy sunset wheat topped by a half-finger of light off-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, light lemon peel, lots o' banana, clove, nutmeg, and light caramel. I do enjoy it when my hefes drop some banana bombs. Seriously. The taste holds notes of light orange zest, lemon zest, banana (both flesh and peel), light nutmeg, and minerals. The body is a hefty light, with a very light moderate carbonation and a sorta-kinda dry finish. Overall, a generally enjoyable, if decidedly common (wow, there's an asshole of a word right there, eh?), hefe.

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Photo of silenius
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy light yellow color with a decent head that stayed through the sample.

Light banana and clove smell to this one. The second best beer I tasted at this brewery.

It is a little thin in mouthfeel and has a lemon rind aftertaste that is kind of refreshing.

If you stop by this brewery, give this one a try.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.12/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of memoulds
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of zeff80
3.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a somewhat cloudy, golden-yellow color with a small, thin, white head of foam. It left little to no lace.

S - It smelled of clove, banana and wheat. There was a grainy aroma, too.

T - It tasted of sweet wheat with some spicy yeast and clove. The banana flavor was very faint.

M - It was fairly crisp and sharp. A light bodied ale that finishes dry.

D - This is an okay attempt at a hefe. It doesn't quite deliver like an authentic bavarian weiss.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
2.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

had this in the ubiquitous plastic cup at summerfest, and i was kicking myself that i forgot to tell the bartender no lemon. the lemon ruined whatever this beer was for me, hence the somewhat lower scores. looked nice, your typical weiss appearance of bright, hazy straw with a nice white head. smell was dominated by the lemon. taste was dominated by the sour lemon. mouthfeel was thin and puckering mostly due to the lemon. would be a decent summer session beer probably without the lemon. did i mention i don't like fucking lemons in weiss beer?

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Photo of SWChi
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Angerhaus
2.89/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Winter
4.18/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Water Street Pavilion at Summerfest. Appears an unfiltered golden in color with a creamy white cap that remains throughout consumption. Medium-bodied and very creamy mouthfeel. Aroma consists of bananas and a hint of cloves. Initial taste reminds me of banana creme pie. Deliciously smooth! Hints of vanilla and yeast in the flavor add depth to the wheat malt. Hop presence is very light. This was a great Weiss beer to enjoy on a perfect summer day down by the lakefront listening to one a many bands that perform during Summerfest. A "must-try" for any weiss beer lover.

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Photo of cdkrenz
3.46/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Yellow to slightly orange hazy body. The head is white with a moderate amount of stamina.

S - Pale malts and wheat with a bready edge.

T - Bread with accents of sweet toffee. There too a hint of banana but bot as much as I would have expected in a hefeweiss.

M - Slightly coarse body while maintaining a slight thickness too.

~ This is a nice sessionable summer brew that I would suggest to a friend.

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Photo of pathead
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of DbbC
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Bavarian Weiss from Water Street Brewery
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 42 ratings