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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Ratings: 433 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of j0hnc2468
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jp32
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden in color, with a very faint haze. Not nearly as hazy or cloudy as a beer of this style should be. No head retention, but thats okay with this one.

Smells like a decent to good hefe... just doesnt quite look like one.

The taste is of your basic hefeweizen, banana esters, pear esters, a bit of cloves.

SOLID carbonation. Thats the attribute of this beer I am most impressed with is the carbonation. Very fizzy, prickly carbonation throughout the session, which makes for a highly refreshing beer on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Buck89
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Weizen glass. Surprisingly small white head despite a moderate pour - head retreated quickly. Huge banana with some yeast and wheat on the nose. Taste was bold, with more banana and some yeast with breadiness that faded into a soft finish. Seemed a bit one-dimensional compared to the classics, but a nice summer drink.

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Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hosehead83
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into standard pint glass.
Cloudy gold, with a big, billowy head of foam
Aroma-Subtle wheat note, clove
Taste-Faint clove and coriander, wheat, subtle banana.
Very refreshing and traditional Hefe.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carrollmel7
3.02/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of heerboth
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaisyBeans
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of yaksurf
2.66/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beatlefan56
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of moodycu1225
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckaire69
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoosier222002
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reptile3141
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of needMIbeer
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason_cs
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of norinco
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of TH28
3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle. 8/23/15 code date. Appearance: Golden and nearly clear, with a quickly dissipating foam cap. No apparent yeast left in the bottle. Aroma: Apple and pear esters dominate, more typical of Belgian yeast than German. Typical banana and clove is missing. Taste: Sweet, spicy Apple and pear esters abound. Bitterness only enough to offset the sweetness Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with only the slightest creaminess. Carbonation is low for the style. Finish: Lingering pear and spice, with a hint of graininess on the tongue. Overall: Decent beer, but kisses them ark for what I’d expect from a hefe. No yeast present in bottle, low carbonation, and yeast character skews more Belgian than German

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Photo of greeniedgator
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 433 ratings.
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