Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen | SweetWater Brewing Company

Sweetwater Waterkeeper HefeweizenSweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen
BA SCORE
3.53/5
433 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by superdedooperboy on 05-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,656
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
433
pDev:
13.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
130
Trade:
0
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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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2.6/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.6/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden color. The head is a finger high and white in shade. While retention isn't great, it's slightly better than other in the style. Lots of lacing sticks to the glass, as well. (3.5)

Smell: Hrm. It offers some of the usual hefeweizen notes (wheat, clove, banana) along with an additional touch of coriander, but there seems to be something off about it. Wait, now it hits me - this is cardboardy. Dammit. This would have been decent otherwise, but the cardboard tanks it. (2.25)

Taste: I'm happy to report the flavor profile seems less cardboard-esque. But I'm also sad to report I still get some of that unwanted flavor. It starts off with a combination of wheat and candied sugar, before transitioning into a slightly spicy finish. Think clove with a touch of supporting coriander. Cardboard is ever omnipresent, too. This isn't a very good hefeweizen. (2.75)

Mouthfeel: This doesn't seem that crisp or dry. The carbonation is good, but that doesn't help much. The whole thing just feels insipid and hard to drink. (2.5)

Overall: I love great causes. I don't love this beer. It tastes better than it smells - and that's about it. This is pretty low on the totem pole as far as hefeweizens go. I'll be hard pressed to even drink this again...and that's a shame - what a great cause to support. (2.5)

2.6/5: Good intentions don't equate to a good hefeweizen

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2.66/5  rDev -24.6%
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Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 433 ratings
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