Hefeweizen | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of DM1293
2.88/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sample at the Lazy Dog Cafe.

S'alright for a hefeweizen beer, using Bavarian wheat. Not really citrusy or refreshing, but a very smooth mouthfeel, with banana and clove the only flavors really greeting you.

I really don't like brews that are Bavarian wheat based, but this one is alright. Very drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of ehammond1
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On Tap

Firestone Walker Brewing co.
Paso Robles, CA

Hazed light yellow in color with a near-white crown that doesn't last for long and only leaves small dots of stick down the glass. Appropriate.

A very mild aroma, with some orange zest, bubblegum, and banana. There's a bit of wheat and sweetness.

The flavor too is exceptionally mild, even for a hefeweizen. There's very minor amounts of banana and bubblegum, a hint of clove, but this is exceptionally wild.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

A very average hefeweizen.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a nonical half-pint glass at Firestone Walker's taproom in Paso Robles on its second day of operation. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were average given the brewery - which I find mundane.

Paired with a steak and some fries - quite well, I might add.

A: Pours a half finger white colour head of some cream, okay thickness, and pretty bad retention (~40 seconds). Colour is a predictable hazy orange-yellow.

Sm: Fresh orange peel, clove, and banana. Standard fare for the style. Pleasant but unremarkable. A mild to moderate strength aroma.

T: Fresh orange peel, clove, banana, wheat as the foundation, and a hint of yeast. Balanced, fresh, pleasant, and enjoyable. Not horribly complex but it doesn't need to be. Refreshing. Built quite well for the style.

Mf: Smooth and wet, slightly crisp, refreshing, and of good thickness. Complements the flavours well. Not perfect, but well executed.

Dr: Very drinkable. A good session hefeweizen. I'd get it again. Very solid. It's done typically and by the numbers, but it's very good for what it is. Its simplicity and lack of subtlety holds it back, but hefeweizen fans will really like this.


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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Swimsum
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Paso taproom. Poured into a small pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy orange color. Cannot see though the beer due to the cloudiness of the beer. Color doesn't change when beer is held up to the light. White head dissipates super quick, no lacing is left on the glass during the session. Head settles to thin foam film on the top of the beer. Swirling brings head back for about five seconds.

S: Smells like a ripe banana. There are some other sugary sweet smells in there as well. Some spiciness from the clove but fairly faint.

T: First taste is a tangy taste. Not so much a citrus tangy but for sure tangy in the taste. Clove comes though after the tang. The beer almost taste sour. Not really loving the taste of the beer. Unlike the smell, there are is no banana taste...

M: Tons of carbonation bounce off the tongue. Body is very thin. Zesty, tanginess is left on the tongue.

D: Could drink this pretty easy. Pretty decent Hefe in my opinion. The carbonation is bit high but still overall a solid beer. Goes down easy and will be buying this one again next time I see it.

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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of WickedBeer
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vidisad
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of elNopalero
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This pours a cloudy golden color. Smells like a hefe—bananas and cloves abound. Tastes hefe-y, too, with yeasty estery flavor in spades. It’s a solid brew but it’s not terribly exciting—I’m not complaining but… in comparison to the rest of Firestone Walker’s beers there’s so much else I’d rather drink.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Hefeweizen from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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