Hefeweizen | Lumberyard Brewing Company

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Lumberyard Brewing Company
Arizona, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
25 IBU

Added by yemenmocha on 08-05-2011

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 39
Reviews by ClayO:
Photo of ClayO
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Bszymkow09
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Auraan
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Poured a rich, cloudy orangish gold body with a one finger fluffy white head that stuck around. A classic hefeweizen appearance, very nice. Scents of banana, clove and orange zest upfront. A medium-light tangy wheat is also present. As it sites oranges zest and flesh come to the fore and stay there. Overall impression of aroma is of a classic hefeweizen. The principle aromas are all present and are very nicely displayed. Very well executed. Flavor begins with notes of banana, orange, orange zest, tangy wheat and light clove. This moves into a middle that continues the banana, citrus and tangy wheat flavors at the same levels, but with a nice medium level of clove spice. Finish is lightly sweet with notes of grainy, cracker-like wheat malt, tangy orange zest and slight orange flesh, along with medium-light cloves spice. Aftertaste is grainy malt, clove spice, banana and zesty indeterminate citrus. Overall impression of flavor is of a nicely done classic hefeweizen. The normal flavors are present, discernible and wonderfully balanced. A nice soft sweetness throughout aids the overall flavor. Very nice. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation and a smooth, somewhat creamy feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a classic hefeweizen, nothing off. Overall this is a very nice Hefeweizen. It fits the classic form of the style perfectly, with all the right aromas and flavors. Unlike many American hefeweizens it smells, tastes and feels like a German import. Wonderfully crafted and very pleasant to drink.

 1,533 characters

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, deep, golden color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Very nice aromas of toasted wheat, orange and pineapple-like citrus, spices of clove and coriander.

Taste: Excellent! Strong flavors of toasted wheat up front, imparting flavors of whole-wheat crackers or whole-wheat dinner rolls. Next comes flavors of orange and pineapple-like citrus, especially pineapple, a whole lot of pineapple, and some banana, but not a lot, as well as some spices of clove, coriander and a touch of cilantro. There’s also quite a bit of nice honey-like sweetness. However, and pleasantly, there is none of the traditional bubblegum and band-aid-like flavors that are usually present in hefeweizen beers.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, medium-light and very, very, creamy as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 5.9%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an excellent, excellent beer!! Absolutely the best hefeweizen I’ve ever had in fact! I love all of the pineapple flavors that this beer has, as well as the controlled, very well balanced flavors of banana and spice. Further, I love the fact that there are none of the traditional bubblegum and band-aid-like flavors that are usually present in hefeweizen beers, which are usually the reasons I don’t like most hefeweizens. I’m certainly getting this beer again!

 1,526 characters

Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Njod2003
3.22/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Carefree 1/16

13 characters

Photo of ucsbmullet
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of lillitnn92
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of NickyG213
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.07/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Hazy golden amber in the Duvel tulip. It does suds up on a more vigorous pouring. Modest carbonation in the mouth with a lilttle sparkle, but pretty flat.

I can't put my finger, or taste buds, on what is wrong with this. It's sort of a chicken bullion cubes flavor. Salty, with a sweet taste. Turkey stuffing, salad dressing, a metallic hint, more savory than sweet. A little clove aroma. It's not actually undrinkable, it's just a peculiar brew and not anything to brag about for a Hefeweizen.

Seeing the review of a "sour" hefe, I would say that's exactly what to expect from BevMo! this 22 oz bottle came from a liquor store in Flagstaff.

 643 characters

Photo of IpeeA
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of TheEvilGenius
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of PTEdelman
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of twb0392
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleJ
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Now known as Humphrey's Hefe, this is the closest German style beer in my fridge currently, which I will use to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot. On to the beer:

Creamy lacing at the top of the beer which shows a light orangish color with visible bubbles and a haze. The common Hefeweizen traits are spotted in the nose. I got a little banana, a little clove, and a little acidity.

This Northern Arizona beer is easy to drink, even while it possesses a shell when compared to a Bavarian Hefeweizen. The taste is not bad; over ripened bananas, a little banana bread, nice base of sweet bread, and vague spice. There's also a whisper of sourness, which I wish didn't exist here. The beer feels very nice in the mouth. Gently bubbly in a pleasurably smooth body, Humphrey's Hefe provides a decent wheat beer experience .

 842 characters

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of zaraspook
4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of agreenman19
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trytoketchup
1.5/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of bsuedekum
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled August 2011
A steady pour barely produces a quarter finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a hazy golden color. It smells of clove as I visually inspect the beer and has that nice hearty mix of grain, soft fruitiness (some banana even) and phenolic spiciness that a HefeWeizen should have. There is a slight tartness to the middle of the aroma, but the finish (if you really dig for it) has a dried grassy, slightly cracker like grain character that seems a bit washed out compared to what I would like to see in a HefeWeizen. The nose on this isn’t bad, it has all the required notes, but it seems a bit washed out and thin; this last is likely due to a wan wheat / malt character that definitely seems to be on the lacking side.

Despite, or really in confirmation of, the lack of carbonation visually, there is a slight prickle of carbonation to the texture; it is not nearly at the level that it should be and even seems a bit low for your standard American Ale. The texture of this definitely seems a bit on the thin side, though if it had an expressive carbonation this likely wouldn’t have been so noticeable. The flavor is somewhat sweet, this is contributed by the soft grain / malt character but really seems to be contributed by some sweet clove flavors. The wheat / malt flavor seems especially week. There is a touch of hop bitterness to the finish, as well as some sharpness from the light carbonic bite and the clove character lingers on in the finish while numbing the tongue just a bit.

Not bad, but it is clear that the recipe / process-formulation of this beer could use some real help. If it were me, for my tastes at least, I would use a high quality Pilsner malt, coupled with the wheat malt and then I would seriously think about doing a decoction, or at least amend the mash profile so that you end up with lots of grain / malt character in the finished beer. The yeast character here is actually pretty decent, it just needs a boost from some accompanying grain character to make this a good example of the style. Given that this won a gold at GABF in 2007, I wonder if there was a change to this beer, or perhaps it just didn’t translate well to the bottle. There is also no bottle date here, though it is brand new to Tucson, but that doesn’t necessarily guarantee its freshness. This is not a bad beer in truth, it just seems quite obvious how this could have been executed much better.

 2,448 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Hefeweizen from Lumberyard Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    No fake news here. Get real beer content delivered to your doorstep every month.