Ellis Island Hefe Weiss | Ellis Island Casino & Brewery

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Ellis Island Hefe WeissEllis Island Hefe Weiss

Brewed by:
Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
Nevada, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UncleJimbo on 02-04-2003

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by Schmittymack:
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3.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this one during recent trip to Vegas in October of 2010. Poured a light cloudier golden color with a thin head that lasted only for a couple sips. Nothing much on the nose except wheat. Taste was a touch of lemon and spice with
wheat the dominating taste here. No hop bitterness; very quaffable. Not my favorite of the brews I've tried here but for $1.75 a 20 ounce pour (free if you're playing), a nice brew that's definitely better than the BMC stuff you can get at the bar.

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3/5  rDev +2%

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2/5  rDev -32%

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4/5  rDev +36.1%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of dvmin98
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dukeandduke
3.04/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12/15/17: At Ellis Island Brewery and Casino on Koval, $2.50 plus tip, large flute served with orange wedge. Very light body, cloudy straw colour, generous white cloudy head. Nominal wheat aroma beyond the orange slice, taste very light, lemon and wheat. Very thin and smooth drinking. Overall good offering, my favorite from Ellis Island Brewery.

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Photo of largadeer
2.06/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabtos
3.31/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.57/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Ellis Island Casino & Brewery in Las Vegas, NV on 8/14/07.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves almost no lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, wheat, lemon and a little bit of spice.

T: The taste mainly consists of a lightly bready wheat flavor along with flavors of lemon, spice and a very thin hops presence. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and very smooth, light body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not filling at all, decent representation of style, it's a good beer to stick with for an evening, especially at $1 per draft.

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Photo of RBorsato
1.55/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Tasted on-tap 02/26/07 at the Ellis Island Casino & Brewery in Las Vegas, NV.

Advertised as "EI Weiss"

Hazy white-ish yellow, typical of the style, with a low white head. Ugly buttery aroma -- not good at all. Flavor is slightly better but not much ... think of butter on citrus fruits. Medium bodied with light creaminess but a bad tasting finish.

Per EI website: Made with wheat and malt.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap Ellis Island Brewery & Casino

Poured a cloudy golden-yellow with a foamy white head that dissipated to a thin layer. Grains and mild citrus on the nose, as would be expected in the style. Light hoppy taste, lemon, a little bit metallic. Light body but a little harsh and a metallic aftertaste. Moderately drinkable, but I wouldn't get more than one.

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Photo of coz
2.52/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.05/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

"Ellis Island Hefe Weiss" [sic]. Reviewed from notes taken for a draught pour @ Ellis Island Casino in Summer 2012.

Ellis Island's bartender served this with a lemon, which I think speaks to the brewery's awareness and care for tradition (or lack thereof).

APPEARANCE: Head is a half finger in height, beige in colour, with a decent consistency of some creaminess and thickness but horrid retention.

Body colour is a nontransparent hazy orange.

AROMA: Lemon and orange citrus esters are there, but feel vague and weak (and the lemon is probably from the lemon they served it with even though I pulled it out ASAP). Citrus zest. Clean wheat. Surprisingly aromatic phenols from the yeast. Moderate in strength.

TASTE: Orange peel, light lemon, vitaminy German yeast, milky murky wheat...there's some freshness to this beer's flavour to its credit. It's admittedly simple but nicely balanced and built as a refreshing hefeweizen for hot Nevada dessert days.

I like it.

It's a bit empty of flavour in the second act, but otherwise it's full-bodied and flavourful enough. No alcohol or other off-flavours are present.

TEXTURE: Smooth. Wet. Refreshing. Thin.

Suits the beer's flavours decently.

OVERA:L: Drinkable and enjoyable. I might get it again when around Ellis Island Casino. Its simplicity holds it back, sure, but it checks the boxes it needs to to satisfy style conventions. A nice little hefeweizen and a well priced one at that.

Low C+ (3.05) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of BEERchitect
2.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Hoping that this beer was a traditional hefeweizen, the beer falls a bit short. But still a formitable beer nevertheless. The light malt bill shows a nice blend of pilsner and wheat with hints of graininess showing here and there. Light on any yeast character: low fruity esters, low phenolics. The only spiciness and fruitiness comes from an acidic lemony note. Combined with the light hopping, the beer does offer some balance and variety. Finishes with a bit of grain and acidity which washes the palate and crispens up late.

Simply an ok beer.

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Photo of amalburg
1.5/5  rDev -49%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of BeerDazed
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of wieshefe17
3.5/5  rDev +19%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of NickThePyro
2.25/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of zerk
3.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy deep gold with a thin head. Aroma and flavor both have some bread and citrus qualities, but both are lacking the banana and clove esters that I expect in a hefeweizen. This beer was more along the lines of an American Wheat... and a somewhat boring one at that. Has a light body, with mild carbonation. It is pretty refreshing, but so is water.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This unfiltered hefeweizen poured a cloudy light golden color with good white foam. The smell was modest, but was fruity (bananas). The taste was malty and fruity (bananas) with some yeast flavor in the aftertaste. The taste was ok but was thin. The mouthfeel was very thin, but was smooth otherweise. The drinkability was good but the thin body detracted. I tasted this with and without added lemon (they seem to add lemon without asking), and with a lemon wedge, the flavor was actually overpowered by the lemon.

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Ellis Island Hefe Weiss from Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
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