Hefeweizen | Occidental Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
41 Ratings
HefeweizenHefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Occidental Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
occidentalbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ThisMoonlife on 10-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
9.21%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fowdy
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pale and hazy golden. Looks like unfiltered OJ. One finger of off white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Banana and cloves, then wheat.

Taste: The banana is quite strong. The wheat and spices with the clove come through soon after.

Feel: Carbonation seems a little light. Aftertaste is good.

Overall: I'm not as fond of this as most reviewers. I want to keep drinking it until I like it but that's just not happening.

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Photo of BorisNorris
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy gold/yellow in color; white head. More of a coriander aroma and clove in the flavor. Mild creaminess. Light, dry, and refreshing. Really everything it's supposed to be.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can from Brewers Haven.. Pours slightly hazed straw golden... Clove is more prevalent than the banana notes.. soft bready wheat.. Very proper hefeweizen.

4/4.25/4.25/4.25/4.25

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wontonst
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from New Seasons.

A mildly hazy light orange with a large, off-white head with good retention and no lacing, this looks solid. The nose has the usual banana, clove and bread notes but also a mild bitter, herbal character that's a little off putting. This character is more noticeable on the palate, lending an unwelcome bitterness. Still, though, the yeast and grain expression is solid, a nice blend of banana and clove. Light in body and moderately carbonated, this finishes quite week, but with that unfortunate herbal character. Solid stuff, though disappointing when compared against their pilsner.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a mild haze. Head poured a finger of fizzy white foam, but didn't stick around too long. Color is quite nice, though.

Smell: nice clovey aroma, although there is a bit of a tart bite that detracts a little from the experience.

Taste: very good banana-clove flavor going on here, with a nice, malty, wheaty finish. A much better experience than the aroma. I quite like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: I really like the flavor of this beer, but the aroma and some of its other qualities could be punched up a bit.

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Photo of thebrownbagspecial
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drone
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Rich and full-bodied, the Occidental Hefeweizen is a definite go-to weizen here in Portland, OR. Cloves, bananas, slight bubblegum, with a slight yeasty tang on the finish. Poured from a tallboy into a Weizen Glass.

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Photo of tim007007
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yeasty, Sweet, Clove, Banana

Cloudy, dark peach with a thin, short-lived head. Yeasty nose with clove and banana skins. Smooth, creamy, with a firm body and prickly carbonation. Bit of citric upfront, smoothing out to a malty sweet profile, wheaty edge, caramel undertones, overripe apple, wrapped in more clove and banana with a grassy bite. Chalky finish. Although it’s lacking in appearance and a bit on the sweet side, it’s a solid example of the style.

STYLE: Hefeweizen | ABV: 4.7% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #95 (DEC 2014)

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Photo of highTempo
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this at the brewery on tap.

Poured with a 1/2" ivory head. Fairly active.

Opaque and hazy with darker color than most hefes I've tried. Though predominantly pale yellow like most hefes, it leans to the orange side in terms of color.

The smell is great with a fairly pungent hop for the style. Seems like hay and light citrus to me. There's a great wheat-y under-tone at the finish.

This is one of my favorite hefes that I've tried. I wish they sold it bottled instead of just canned.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vkv822
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy golden yellow with a billowy white, foamy head.

Light banana and phenolic yeast notes subtle yet tasty and easy drinking.

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Photo of djrn2
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NWHopinator
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TreeBear
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjcamm
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of constantine_272
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great color but my 16oz can felt a little low on head. Smells of tropical fruit. Primarily pineapple. Tastes more of pineapple but with a more tang like passion fruit. The fruit taste fades with a mild slightly dry leafy hop flavor and a whole lot of yeasty funk. Slight bit heavy on the yeastiness but I love the tropical fruitiness. The beer is well balanced, mellow and easy drinking. Excellent hefe, but doesn't beat weihenstephaner.

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Hefeweizen from Occidental Brewing Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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