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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:
#39,988
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
433
pDev:
13.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
130
Trade:
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Ratings: 433 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of coopdog1000
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Molson2000
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jamie_Newman
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LuvLagunitas
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Pens1967
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LauraGG
3.37/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mehinaman
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
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 The_Kriek_Freak
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of abastias
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 fl oz pour to shaker pint glass. BBD: 09/23/15 ABV:?

A: Clear golden straw color with thick, short lived, large-but-delicate bubbled foam. A full pour adds haziness from sediment.
S: Orange peel, lemon, bubble gum.
T: Wheaty, kiwi, spicy front end.
M: Full mouthfeel, with wet, carbonation pinch on the front of the tongue. Dry finish.
O: Crisp, spicy, and light hefe. Classic.

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Photo of MarkQ617
4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at mellow mushroom out of a pint glass. Color was more gold than yellow and more translucent than opaque than I'd like in a hefe. The nose and flavor were full of banana and cloves, no weird aftertaste like you can sometimes get with this kind of beer. The mouthfeel was exactly how id want it, plenty of carbonation and nice and soft. Maybe slightly underrated.

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Photo of PHarm
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

"Tastes like something"

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Photo of McMatt7
3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rex827
1.43/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

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

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BurtStL6
4.43/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schoolboy
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a very good wheat beer and recommended for those days when you want a refreshing beer with loads of flavor. It is a good example of the style.

It opens a dirty gold color with a decent head, made up of biggish bubbles. The aroma is a grain, dry, hoppy smell - quite interesting and robust.

The taste is balanced yeasty / fruity malty flavors with some bitterness. It works well. The flavor is not subdued in any way - it is up front.

The finish is dryer and more bitter but the yeasty fruity taste lingers after all else is gone. Good stuff.

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Photo of CalebM
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tylertut
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mastema
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 433 ratings
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