El "Hefe"Weizen | San Diego Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
San Diego Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2009

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of jaydoc
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aoampm
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of cgrunin
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of GRG1313
2.86/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of HopHead84
2.92/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5


On tap at San Diego Brewing Company.

A: Dark orange and slightly hazy with a small off white head.

S: Strong clove notes with banana and wheat. I get a decent amount of bubblegum.

T: Grainy wheat with banana, lightly spicy clove (not as strong as in the nose), and a dash of bubblegum.

M: Medium in body with low carbonation (?).

Overall: A pretty average Hefeweizen, though the carbonation was very low.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a draft into a pint glass at San Diego Brewing Company in San Diego, Calif. Poured a murky orange color. An inch of head that stayed forever. Lots of lacing throughout. Spread out film throughout as well.

Smelled cloves, wheat and some bananas.

Tasted cloves, wheat and banana. Some bubble gum in there as well.

Medium body. Average carbonation. Thick texture.

Not a bad beer overall, but not the best Hefe I’ve ever had. SDBC still makes some pretty good beers.

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Photo of armock
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub

A - Poured a hazy orangeish color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of wheat with banana and cloves

T - Follows the nose with wheat malt banana and cloves

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

O - While this isn't a bad beer its a fairly average Hefe to me at least its not an Am Wheat being called a Hefe like many breweries do overall its a pretty safe beer to get from them during a visit

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Photo of timmos1
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this brew at the source. Would be nice if it came in a hefe glass. Pint glass and lemon wedge ruins the head. A little citrussy and the color is a bit too orange. It has a nice wheat aftertaste and Im glad they didn't amp up the hops like other california breweries do with their hefes. Not bad not great. Seems like a typical cali hefe. Not going to replace the good european hefes.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.07/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap at the San Diego Brewing Company. The beer was poured into a pint glass, presenting with a darker, cloudy yellow unfiltered coloring, with no head. The beer has a nose of spice and lemon. The beer has initial flavors of citrus and light spice, with a very balanced approach. The beer is more round and smooth than most Hefs, with a slightly sweet aftertaste. My wife was reminded more of a Blonde mouthfeel than a standard Hef. Very drinkable beer.

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Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at SDBC

A: The beer arrived sans lemon/orange wedge, which was immediately encouraging. The beer is a hazy burnt straw color with a big, sturdy white head on it.

S: The nose is even more reassuring: bananas and cloves, along with a hint of malt sweetness and a mild citrus zest note. Maybe just a touch of bubblegum.

T: The flavor is good, as well. Sweet bubblegum, bananas, and a mild clove flavor. There is a fair amount of wheat and malt sweetness, too.

M: The body is light to medium with an almost creamy carbonation.

D: This is probably one of the better brewpub hefeweizens since it's actually a hefeweizen style beer.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very murky and straw colored, some lace but not much head.

S - Some wheat and citrus. Could not discern much else.

T - Wheat, lemony flavor, a little malt. Again, pretty simple.

M - Light body, creamy, nice balance, citrus bitter finish.

D - Nice beer.

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Photo of MiScusi
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at SD Brewing Co. Thought this brew was solid all around (except that it came with an orange slice in it.... at the brewery)... Hazy light gold.... main flavors here are the wheat and bubble gum. Mouthfeel was slick and light. Nothing off putting or glaring wrong with this beer.

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El "Hefe"Weizen from San Diego Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 14 ratings