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Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen | SweetWater Brewing Company

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3.53/5
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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:
#40,313
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
433
pDev:
13.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
130
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 433 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of Ealanjones
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeRey
4.55/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ClutchPerformance
5/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of forshamegetit
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of TheStoutLord
3.12/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Omnium
3.09/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of jeschaefer
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fakedeadgirlfriend
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zylod
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
2.79/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WesM63
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hugh37
3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zaktcc
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of fishguyac
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dwilson
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1ale_man
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
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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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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