Weisse Versa Wheat | Karbach Brewing Co.

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3.84/5
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454 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#12,128
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
454
pDev:
13.8%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
155
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 454 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of Bryan12345
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of breadwinner
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad beer - can definitely see it being a summertime favorite for folks - but I thought it too sweet, too bubble gummy, for my tastes, and the feel not as buoyant as you'd like from a hef/wit. Again, not a bad beer, but if you want a wit or a hef, there are plenty of traditional (and American versions) I'd reach for first.

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Photo of Jack98
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of threeyellowstarfish
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iwanatalk2sampson
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of thatche2
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian024
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - its a bwit beer...

Feel - light and refreshing

Smell - citrus

Taste - classic German wit, tangy on the front of the tongue, bitter finish.

Overall - I'll have another... Very good drinkable beer.

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Photo of Junichi
2.52/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mateo2699
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigchiquilin
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Reuuin
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of texasspottedcow
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Karbach Brewing Co. "Weisse Versa Wheat"
on tap @ Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, Austin, TX
$5.50/pint

Interesting beer. It's basically a Bavarian-style hefe weizen that has the spices of a Belgian-style witbier (coriander and orange peel) added to the boil, making it a hybrid - or is that actually the other way around? Haaa, I just figured out the name! - I'm kind of slow!!! Yeah, I think I might put the witbier ahead of the hefe in this case, based on the light body, but then again the yeastiness really drives it. It doesn't really matter though, because beyond the question of "what's-what" it's well-balanced, zesty, and quenchingly refreshing. Sitting outside for brunch on a cool Texas morning I could have drank a rusty bucket full of these! Worth trying.

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Photo of Thomasweir
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Myotus
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured at 47°F from a 12oz can (crafted on 16Dec15) into a weizen glass. Consumed on 11Feb16.
LOOK: Pours with a half fingers worth of white foam that dissipates into a partial line within 45 seconds. Yellow in color with a high amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are moderate in quantity and are small, medium, and large in size. I do like to see bubble diversity in my beers. Lacing is thin and nearly nonexistent.
SMELL: Strong aromas of cloves entangle with mild aromas of bananas, coriander, orange peel, wheat, and lemon zest.
TASTE: Strong flavors of cloves and mild flavors of bananas first strike the palate. Strong coriander flavors immediately follow as banana flavors grow stronger. Mild wheat flavors next make thier debut in the taste profile, giving this a nice, little complexity. Mild orange peel and subtle lemon zest flavors enter lastly as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Light-bodied and highly carbonated. Goes down rough. Finishes very crisp.
NOTE: A very unique beer. I think Karbach did a good job at creating a Hefeweizen/Witbier hybrid. I thought the clove flavors could have been toned down a bit. The major downfall for me was the poor mouthfeel. This was too thin and carbonated. With all that being said, I once brought a six pack of these to a river trip... Not a single regret. I highly recommend on a hot, Texas day.

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Photo of Cholinger10
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of devilfluff
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of allengarvin
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Nice golden grain color with a dense, thick head atop it.
S: Hefeweizen aroma are dead on: sweet, bubble-gum like fruitiness, with a faint spicy phenolic character. I don't pick up any witbier scents, though.
T: Ah, there we go, a little bit of coriander, perhaps a touch of bitter orange peel, but it's subtle and reserved. However, it's a quite decent hefe, with banana-fruity taste. Phenols are still light, but that's true of many good hefes. Citrus peel comes through better in the finish.
M: Good carbonation levels, with a light, drinkable body.
O: Quirky idea, well-executed. Worth buying again.

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Photo of ThreeJs
4.53/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wtkphoto
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dinkel
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
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 Patchedup
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Weisse Versa Wheat from Karbach Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 454 ratings
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