Claim Jumper Hefeweizen | Bayhawk Ales

7 Ratings

Brewed by:
Bayhawk Ales
California, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by BeerManDan:
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4.3/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank this jewel of an Hefeweizen out of a large tulip glass and love every sip and gulp.

The color of this Hefeweizen was an hazy wheaty yellow with a little foam and positively NO lemon. The smell had a yeasty, wheat aroma with loads of spices and a hint of fruit.

The flavor was mellow with loads of wheat, spices, fruit and let's not forget the yeasty after taste. This has got to be the best new Hefeweizen I've tasted in a long time!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of guitarmage
2.61/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: On-tap at the new Claim Jumper in Clackamas, OR. The beer was served with a lemon (I should've asked for it without) floated on top of an overfilled pint glass. Very hazy wheaty yellow, absolutely no head or lacing, lackluster to say the least.

Smell: A hint of citrus, faint wheat, a little tart.

Taste: If anything, mostly lemony citrus, bready in the finish. Not spicy or sweet.

Mouthfeel: I say overcarbonated, ultra crisp, light bodied for the style.

Drinkability: This was a disappointment, the presentation didn't help at all either.

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Photo of gefinley
3.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goschool
2.38/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Okay time for a quick rant. If you brew a wheat beer that has almost no clove and absolutely no banana, don't call it an effing hefeweizen! Call it a wheat ale, wheat beer, or even an American weizen. Here's another idea: try to brew a better beer altogether. All right, now I'm finished.

On-tap at the Claim Jumper in the Lakes in Thousand Oaks, CA. Served in their pilsner glass, which happens to be a weizen glass.

The pour is light straw with an embarrassingly small head even though I stopped the bartender before he could drop a lemon in the glass. The nose is weak, with wheat, yeast, and the tiniest hint of clove. The taste falls right in line, with the addition of the light lemon flavor which seems to be the mark of sub-par American pale wheat ales. The mouthfeel was light and the drinkability, well, I wasn't in the mood to order another house beer.

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Photo of Overlord
2.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a somewhat cloudy yellow.

Utterly forgettable hefeweizen. Thin, watery. No real head. Tastes faintly of wheat and of hops ... no real strong flavor to speak of. I couldn't even say it's particularly malty ... it's just, weak.

I'm getting real tired of only seeing mediocre hefeweizens (*cough* Widmer *cough*) on tap here in Orange County.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.88/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Personally, not a hefe drinker but mine had great taste. I had on tap at Claimjumper Scottsdale. Poured a rich yellow, flat head, great flavor, well balanced. Citrus and wheat all the way. Very good hefe in my opinion. I have seen other reviews that were not so good, do not discard this beer, it could have been some bad batches. It happens.

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Photo of rab53
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Claim Jumper Hefeweizen from Bayhawk Ales
Beer rating: 3.14 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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