Craftsman Heavenly Hefeweizen | Craftsman Brewing Co.

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4.03/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Craftsman Brewing Co.
California, United States
craftsmanbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,904
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
67
pDev:
8.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
Trade:
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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gotta like that color yellow with substantial haze and 3/4" white head with deft retention. Aroma was big on banana, but light on clove, good good.

Taste brought the clove, but it is whisked away awash in wheat and banana finishing nice and dry. More hops, more bitter. Enjoyable.

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dePaor
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of orange85
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alpha309
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of k47k
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoelClark
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at 38 Degrees Ale House in Alhambra, CA. Shaker pint.

A- Hazy straw-yellow body. One finger white head with thick film and lacing. I would have to deduct points for the lack of proper glassware and not pouring in a way such that the head has proper room to expand, but that's more the fault of the bar than the beer itself. Looks very refreshing.

S- Bubble gum, cloves, a crap ton of wheat malt sweetness emanates from the beer. A solid bit of banana as well. It captures the aroma aspect of a good hefeweizen well. Some hefeweizens are heavy on the banana, others are heavy on the cloves, but good Hefes straddle the right balance. This is one of these Hefes.

F- Wheat, minerals, not particularly grainy but certainly a nice dose of cloves and banana; a lot less bubblegum than in the nose. Bitter noble hops rounds this out. As in the nose, this is certainly a well-constructed hefeweizen in terms of the diversity of flavours found in the spectrum of the yeast.

M- Thinner bodied, but with good depth and nice carbonation. Very refreshing, very easy to drink. Finish is mild earthy and grassy bitterness from what I presume are noble hops.

O- Very nice local Hefeweizen that is mellow, not over-hopped or malted, which allows the yeast to shine.

Final score: 3.98

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Photo of RyanJT
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of TrojanRBWife
3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crisp hefeweizen. More of a lemon finish than other citrus notes. Nice carbonation on draft. Mellow smell. Smooth flavors. Moderately filtered appearance, pale yellow. Drank at medditeraneo in hermosa beach california on May 18 on tap. Great with tomatoe salad.

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Photo of MikalMick
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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Craftsman Heavenly Hefeweizen from Craftsman Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 67 ratings