Weisse Versa Wheat | Karbach Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
450 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
karbachbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
German Hefeweizen / Belgian Witbier hybrid, brewed with coriander and citrus peel.

Added by lnashsig on 09-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
450
Reviews:
74
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
154
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 450 |  Reviews: 74
Reviews by facundoCNB:
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3.29/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

cloudy orange pour with a finger of head which quickly dissipated. smells of bready pilsner malts, citrusy orange, coriander - pretty standard witbier. this reminds me pretty much of hoeegarden.. the flavor is bready, slightly sweet, with mostly the orangey citrus flavor.. and a slight hint of coriander. light/medium body with high carbonation.

this is probably the most unimpressive beer i've had from karbach. it IS refreshing at least, so that's a plus for this hot weather.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i really enjoyed this wit/hefe hybrid, it really is the best of both worlds, and i found it light, bright, summery, and refreshing, better than anticipated. a cool mix of the two styles and all the key elements from both are there. it starts with the wheat malt, which is pale and light but very fresh and entirely foundational for this beer. the banana creamy yeast complexion of a good hefe leads the way, but the coriander spice and citrus elements of the wit are also present, especially towards the finish. notes of lemongrass, orange, and mild spices, none of it over the top or run away, its all restrained enough to keep this approachable and majorly easy drinking. i like how high the carbonation is, and how it warms up, its a total crusher, but more flavorful than other beers in that context. definitely a warm weather thing for me, but a really tasty brew overall, some of the better stuff i have had from these guys, and a cool fusion of styles that i am seeing for the first time. i am surprised more brewers havent gone for something like this, the elements of both work perfectly together!

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Photo of justingreenwood
4.99/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If I could, I would gargle with this stuff every night. The flowery banana head tickles my lips with bubbly ecstasy while the cool, refreshing golden nectar revitalizes my soul and baptizes my organs, washing away my sins.

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Photo of legalag11
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of tbryan5
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was an intense hefeweizen. Strong aroma and taste. I drank it out of the can so maybe that had something to do with it. I liked it but it didn't have the soft mouthfeel I was expecting.

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Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #73 (Feb 2013):

What do you get when you cross a German Hefeweizen and a Belgian Witbier? This. While both styles focus on wheat and yeast, we get coriander and citrus peel common in Wits, and of course some like to garnish their Hefes with lemon. Does it work? It’s a little rough around the edges, but yes.

STYLE: Hefeweizen Hybrid
ABV: 5.2%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Cloudy orange-amber, thin lacing

SMELL: Coriander, straw, orange rind

TASTE: Super creamy, wheat tannins, tea, coriander, fruity, gummy, green banana, honey, crackery, dry

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Photo of Kappakoosh
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Brauntasaurus
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Mora2000
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Petrol Station in Houston.

The beer pours an ugly, murky yellow color with a white head. Even for a beer that is supposed to be hazy, this beer is pretty ugly. The aroma is full of wheat with a lot of banana and clove notes mixed in. The flavor also has a lot of hefeweizen character to it, with a lot of banana and clove notes. However, there is also a little bit of orange peel in the flavor, but I don't get any of the coriander that is used in the beer. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of tiitomireles
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mrw1zard
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Dinkel
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Thomasweir
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Very hazy straw color with a small head that recedes quickly and doesn't leave lacing. Aroma is citrus, coriander, and unexpected grassiness. Taste is orange, coriander, and clove with a wheat backbone. Some of the spice and citrus from a hefe with the backbone of a wheat. Medium body and medium carbonation with no aftertaste. Crisp and refreshing.
Interesting blend of hefe and witbier that isn't conventional. It's more hefe than witbier so the classification is right. This is a good summer and football drinker.

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Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of lnashsig
4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Proud to be the first to enter a beer on Karbach's BA page, and proud to have this new Houston brewery situated less than 2 miles from my house in Houston. They have a great brewing Heritage from Brewmaster Eric Warner, and I expect them to be a staple in my fridge and in my cup from here on out.

Got my growler filled with this beer less than 4 hrs ago at Petrol Station in Houston. Poured from growler into Brooklyn tulip. Pours a cloudy, light orange/yellow color. Crazy head fills the glass immediately- its almost reminiscent of a saison/farmhouse ale in appearance. Great head retention, stays around forever. Smell- coriander, citrus peel (orange), lemon citrus, and definitely a yeasty, bready quality to the aroma. Just smells fantastic. Taste- first thing that hits the palate is the coriander spice, followed by that dry citrus peel. Excellent carbonation makes for a dry finish. There is definitely a breadiness on the palate too- yummy sweet breads- something you would imagine coming from the dough of a fresh baked cinnamon roll. Man- this is an amazing beer. So light, airy, refreshing. I'm upping my grade to a 5 on the taste and mouthfeel. This beer is nothing less than world class- I can't wait to have it available in cans shortly.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Qabil
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Weisse Versa Wheat from Karbach Brewing Co.
3.93 out of 5 based on 450 ratings.
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