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Bavarian Hefeweizen | North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery

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3.71/5
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31 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
Texas, United States
nxnwbrew.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gagnonsux on 08-29-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,155
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
31
pDev:
11.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 11
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3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rating from notes taken for a draught pour at NXNW in Spring 2015:

5% ABV.

High B (3.75) / GOOD

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greenspointexas
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy honey color and a modest head; not much lacing

Smell: Banana, bubblegum and wheat bread

Taste: Banana and bubblegum, up front, with tangy wheat flavors developing after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation; flabby for the style

Overall: A decently flavored hefe with an interesting tang in the back; the mouthfeel needs work

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Photo of NeverSettle
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Getalegup
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In your face banana smell followed by dry mild traditional hefe flavor.

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Photo of Roybert
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of erushing
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Dogleg
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of aebax
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of utfiero
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of cgrunin
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabiand
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of rdooley
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of garyford
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.

The beer pours a milky yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is very heavy on the banana with some wheat mixed in. I don't get too much clove character in the aroma.

The flavor is also very heavy on the banana. There is also a lot of wheat in the flavor, but the clove is once again pretty much absent. The banana is very intense but it is very well done and doesn't taste artificial.

Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub, served in a standard pint glass.

NXNW's Bavarian Hefe shows a cling-peach yellow body with lots of yeast clouding it--just as a good Hefeweizen should. Not much head, and what little spittle-colored foam first appears dissipates within the first few minutes. Standard aroma for the style, but light on the cloves. Vanilla, lots of wheaty goodness, and traces of tropical fruits in the nose with a healthy dose of grain husks in the background.

Great flavor to this Hefe; not sure why it's gotten such low ratings. Granted, it's not quite up to Live Oak's standards, but few are within the style. Perhaps it's so overshadowed by its bigger Austin Bavarian brother? Anyway, NXNW's version tastes great, with lots of wheat and pale malts laying down a satisfying cracker note upon which lots of fruity bananas and other yeasty esters reside. A quick dash of white pepper and floral hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is thirst-quenchingly light and crisp, but doesn't ever feel watered down. All in all, a great interpretation of the style...tastes much better with food, but I've ordered this a few times now and have never been disappointed.

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3.08/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed 10/19/2007 (Sampler @ NxNw Brewpub, Austin, TX):

Pours a cloudy pale yellow colored body, with a white foamy head. Has a grapefruit, fruity aroma, a little piney smell, flowery. Flowery, fruity taste, banana. Slight banana aftertaste. Light taste Okay fruity beer.

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3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - a lemony, cloudy looking beer. Decent swath of foam across the top, reduces to a light ring before long.

Aroma - straight-forward hefe; a good, somewhat sweet banana/yeast presence.

Taste - brief soft flavor of wheat, followed quickly by lots of banana and clove. A light balance on the swallow per the hops. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel - smooth body with muted carbonation.

Drinkability - very nice summer quencher, for which I imagine there is much demand for in Austin.

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Bavarian Hefeweizen from North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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