Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater Waterkeeper HefeweizenSweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by superdedooperboy on 05-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
433
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
130
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of ClutchPerformance
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of Brock915
4.73/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tastes like a classic hefweizen should

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4.56/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of DeRey
4.55/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jverizon23
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Mehinaman
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of godlessape
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The brew pours a gorgeous cloudy honey colored body topped with a creamy white head that hangs on strong.

The aroma is everything you should expect for this style; cloves, bubble gum, banana bread, cotton candy, with a touch of sugary apple tart.

The flavor is close to the nose with a hint of juicy lemon on the tail end. We have a light hop presence here, just perfect.

The mouthfeel is smooth with moderate carbonation.

Overall this is great hefeweizen, and I look forward to drinking this all summer long, and then some.

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Photo of DCon
4.48/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received a 1 PINT 6 FL OZ bottle in a trade w/ CurtisMcArthur & price is unknown (extra!). Poured from the bottle w/ a big Shark Skeleton on the front & "To Benefit Waterkeeper Alliance" on the front into my Mizzou Hefe Glass.

Note: No Freshness Date, but after enjoying this brew, it didn't matter!

Aroma- Has a VERY sweet, citrusy aroma with nice wheat character. Very clean and has a light bit of yeast as well. Refreshing aroma!

Appearance- Pours a 6+ finger head that is bubbly, frothy and has amazing retention. Stays almost the whole time drinking! Has a semi-hazy, golden color body that is perfect for a hefeweizen style. Has very thick lacing all down the glass.

Flavor- Light grains and lemon tastes from the start with a huge sweetness behind it. Has no hop bitterness, making it very smooth.

Mouthfeel- Light- Medium Bodied, HIGH Carbonation, Smooth, Refreshing, and leaves good grain/lemon tastes on palate.

Overall Impression- This has to be one of the most refreshing Hefeweizens I've had all summer (and its basically Fall)! Very refreshing, Smooth, and has huge lemon notes all the way through. If you can, find a bottle of this! Perfect for the style and thanks for the brew Curtis!

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4.44/5  rDev +21%

Photo of BurtStL6
4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of nicholas2121
4.34/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen brewed by SweetWater Brewing Company, with an ABV of 5.70% This brew pours out a cloudy amber color with a nice white head. This is an unfiltered brew, you can not see though it. The smell rich with flavors and sweetness. You pick up on hops and grains. This is a real inviting brew. Now for the taste it is rich a nice, smooth sweetness of fruits and grains. You pick up banana, and other fruits in the taste of this brew. The mouthfeel of Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen, is Bold, rich and Smooth. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a nice balance to it. I like how this brew is different from most brews on the market. SweetWater Brewing Company did a nice job with this one. Overall I'm giving Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen, a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again.

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Photo of eclipse54
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 22 ounce bottle from jyounger30; thank you Jay for this great brew!

The pour generates a voluminous, outright massive, fluffy white head that lingers forever. I had to stop and wait for it to settle just to finish dividing the bottle amongst the three glasses for my friends and I. The body is a vibrant, hazy, straw color. It is so hazy, in fact, that one simply cannot see through it. The smell is of wheat, strong banana, straw, some hay, a burst of citrus (primarily lemon), and some faint pine. Very well done. Similarly, it tastes of straw, bountiful banana, lemon, hay, and a strong sensation of wheat. Again, well balanced, refreshing, and just downright enjoyable. The mouth is crisp, finishes clean (slightly dry), and is very refreshing. Overall, a phenomenal brew. I couldn’t find a date code (though honestly, I didn’t look that hard at this one), but I can only assume this thing was very, very fresh.

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4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of 1ale_man
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Caveworm
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen - SweetWater Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is two fingers thick and off-white, with solid lacing, and a hazy, pure gold body.

Smells like a nice blend of bright grains and earthy malts.

I taste attributes of a properly constructed hefeweizen- clove, banana esters, and a touch bubblegum. These guys have done a very nice job at executing the profile of these style in the taste department. Great balance and finish to this brew

This beer's mouthfeel is clean and smooth. Nice job, "clean water" :)

Overall, I'll give Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen - SweetWater Brewing Company a 4.25. I hope to see this in individual packaging, as I got this out of Sweetwater's Tackle Box.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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