Waterkeeper Hefeweizen
SweetWater Brewing Company

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From:
SweetWater Brewing Company
 
Georgia, United States
Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
80
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 13.88%
Ratings:
436
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 06, 2022
Added:
May 23, 2011
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  132
SCORE
80
Good
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Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

"Best by 8/23/15"; drank 7/21/15 @ the Yarchives.

Semi -opaque orange/yellow appearance.

HUGE fluffy & noisy eggnog head (careful pouring!); strong lace.

Banana, mild citrus & faint black pepper notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Wheat, banana & mild orange citrus flavors up front; mild clove notes on the finish.

A nice, refreshing hefe for the summer months.

Dec 07, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by mothmanscott from Georgia

From notes 7/4/3: Pours a beautiful, cloudy, deep gold with a huge, foamy, slightly off-white head that leaves too few patches and rings of lace for its size and grandeur. Aroma is ester loaded with wheat, banana and lemon, cloves, bready malt faint grassy hops and a detracting sulfur like hint. Taste is wheat, banana and cloves with hints of coriander, lemon and grassy hops. The sulfur hint is not detectable in the mouth. Mildly sweet in the finish, peppery throughout the sip. Medium body, dry and delicate but heavily carbonated.

Dec 06, 2018
 
3.75 by Ealanjones from Mississippi on Dec 27, 2016
 
4.55 by DeRey from Illinois on Aug 31, 2016
 
3.5 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida on Aug 27, 2016
 
4.48 by ClutchPerformance from Ohio on Jul 10, 2016
 
3.25 by forshamegetit from Florida on Jun 08, 2016
Photo of Squire
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Squire from Mississippi

In my ceaseful effort to find an American brewed Hefeweizen comparable to Hacker-Pschorr or Paulaner I will occasionally take a flyer and this was a short trip.

As Hefes go this one isn't too shabby. It has the right elements and is fairly well put together, just doesn't quite match up to the German marks but then they've had a few centuries head start in brewing the style. I found this one to be just a touch too tart which for me threw off the balance.

More than drinkable though and wouldn't mind another round.

Apr 10, 2016
 
3.12 by TheStoutLord from Oklahoma on Apr 07, 2016
Photo of Omnium
3.09/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Omnium from Pennsylvania

Bottle into a Mason pint.
A. Light gold straw yellow with a big two finger soapy head.
S. Lots of wheat, light citrus, slightly astringent, wet grass
T. Meh, wheat galore, adjunct kinda taste, wet straw and grass.
M. Thin and watery.
O. I just can't get into this kind of beer, maybe on a hot day and this was ice cold, but wheat beers fill me up fast. This is your average run of the mill kind of heffeweizen

Mar 02, 2016
 
3.59 by jeschaefer from Texas on Jan 30, 2016
 
3.18 by fakedeadgirlfriend from Florida on Jan 21, 2016
 
3.5 by Zylod from West Virginia on Jan 11, 2016
 
2.6 by zaraspook from Illinois on Jan 10, 2016
 
2.79 by Sweetdemonsweat from Germany on Dec 26, 2015
 
3.5 by WesM63 from Ohio on Dec 15, 2015
 
4.3 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio on Nov 26, 2015
 
3.1 by Hugh37 from Tennessee on Nov 24, 2015
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3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Zaktcc from Maryland

A - Pours a mildly hazy, golden color with a fluffy, white, 2 finger head. Decently good head retention and lacing vaguely present. Classique hefe look.

S - Good scented beer though lacking as pronounced aromas. Honestly, the most dominant aroma was that of hops for me, which came as a surprise. Bread malts and notes of banana vaguely present. Not as aromatic as most hefe's but still decent.

T - The flavors don't live up to the aromas- in a positive way! The tastes are more full and robust as to be expected with a hefe. Banana is the most dominant taste, followed with a decent blend of malt and hop as well as cloves and spice. Enjoyable

M - Fairly smooth and drinkable with crisp aftertaste. Little to harsh on carbonation for my tastes but still pleasant. Medium bodied beer.

O - A decently well done rendition of a hefe. First brew from SweetWater; intrigued to try more from them.

Nov 08, 2015
 
3.62 by fishguyac from Virginia on Nov 07, 2015
 
3.59 by Dwilson from Illinois on Nov 06, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by 1ale_man from Texas

12 oz bottle to tulip glass.
Orangy, yellow with haze.
Great smell. Bananas and cloves.
Taste mirrors smell with some malt.
Feel was just right to me. Not thick, but with enough to "feel" it.
Overall I really enjoyed this beer. Would love some more but alas have to travel to Alabama to replenish. Maybe soon.

Oct 28, 2015
 
3.25 by JeffKowalek from Tennessee on Oct 28, 2015
 
3.75 by alexsergio from New York on Oct 09, 2015
 
3.83 by zookerman182 from Alabama on Oct 05, 2015
 
3.27 by MisledTitan from England on Oct 04, 2015
 
3.5 by BPMeyer27 from Ohio on Oct 04, 2015
 
3.61 by coopdog1000 from Florida on Oct 03, 2015
 
3.72 by Molson2000 from Canada (ON) on Oct 01, 2015
 
3.68 by Jamie_Newman from Louisiana on Sep 21, 2015
 
3.43 by LuvLagunitas from Pennsylvania on Sep 10, 2015
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3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

Enjoyed from the can in a pint glass. This nice hefe pours a lightly hazt golden color with a very nice head of white foam that settles to the decent ring and thin layer with light lacing. Nose of banana, subtle clove, and light earthy yeasty goodness. Flavors follow with soft wheat and light sweet bubblegum on all sides, followed by a banana note to the middle, and light sweet bread to the back. Finish is lightly dry and refreshing with good effervescent carbonation. Decent for the style.

Sep 09, 2015
 
3.79 by Pens1967 from Louisiana on Sep 06, 2015
 
3.5 by LennyBound from Illinois on Sep 05, 2015
 
4 by aussiebeer from Illinois on Sep 03, 2015
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3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by DavoleBomb from Pennsylvania

Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass.

4.5 A: Moderately hazed medium orange color. Big ass four fingers of creamy/pillowy off-white head. Retention is very good like it's supposed to be and glass covering lacing is left.

3.75 S: Musty with herbal/earthy/grainy wheat from the start. Peppery yeastiness with notes of semi-bitter orange peel and bubblegum. The musty/earthiness is something I don't encounter too often in the style, but it sure does work well.

4.0 T: The taste is closer to the typical hefe. Big peppery yeast spiciness, banana, bubblegum, orange peel. Again grainy and not too dry and not too sweet; right where it should be.

3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Good bubbly carbonation. Pleasantly creamy and super smooth.

4.0 D: Very nice beer. A bit different from the typical hefe, but has all the required components as well.

Sep 01, 2015
 
3.74 by StArnoldFan from Texas on Sep 01, 2015
 
3.37 by LauraGG from Georgia on Aug 30, 2015
Photo of Mehinaman
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Mehinaman from Washington

Very good Hefeweizen. Has a slightly sweet taste with plenty of carbonation. Came high,y recommended from a local beer shop when I was visiting in Atlanta and I can see why. Nothing particularly surprising about it, but lit you like Hefeweizens you won't go wrong with this one.

Aug 29, 2015
Waterkeeper Hefeweizen from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 436 ratings