Creekside Hefeweizen | Creekside Brewing Company

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3.52 w/ 8 ratings

Brewed by:
Creekside Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ThreeWiseMen on 04-11-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of NDGeurts
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Creekside Brewing Company in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, yeast, spices, and slight banana aromas. Taste is much the same with a very grainy aftertaste. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that is drinkable but unrefined in my opinion.

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Photo of bulletrain76
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught at the brewpub, though it was spelled "Hefe Weissen" on the board. Light hazy gold with a creamy white head. Aroma of wheat, cloves, faint banana, and floral perfume. The flavor is crisp and lightly sweet with a nice clove spice. Wheat shows in the flavor, but there is no tartness and fruity esters are less obviously banana driven, making a drier, spicier profile. Light bodied with prickly carbonation. A well attenuated, crisp, and very drinkable beer. I like that the esters are restrained, which is often not the case with brewpub bavarian wheat beers in my experience.

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Photo of DijonKetchup
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pour into a weissen glass, looks great. Good yeast in suspension, golden hue. Head retention OK, but faded fairly quickly. Smell is of wheat and bananas, but I'm also picking up some chemical smell which is probably from the dishwater which really interferes with the aroma. Taste is OK, but this one is a bit watery for me. Subsequently, the mouthfeel is low. Good drinkability for non-beer geeks.

A decent beer - maybe needs a bit of work.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep, cloudy yellow with a small white head. Nose is banana, light clove and a hit of soiciness. Taste is wheat, banana and clove but it seems to get lost on the mouthfeel. Drinkability is just above average. its tastier than a Widmer Hefe so its still very drinkable.

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a weizen glass.

Appearance: Very cloudy honey-colored body with foamy white head that retains well. Nice lacing for a hefe.

Smell: A good amount of banana, followed by spice, wheat malt, and maybe some grass.

Taste: Lots of wheat malt in this one. Banana is not nearly as apparent in the taste as it was in the smell. Orange peel, clove, and spice play fairly large roles.

Mouthfeel: Malty and creamy. Medium carbonation and medium body for the style.

Drinkability: Okay for the style - nothing special across the board, but above average in every category. Nothing else I can really say. Good job Eric! I may order this again.

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Creekside Hefeweizen from Creekside Brewing Company
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 8 ratings
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