Furth | Night Shift Brewing

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3.9 w/ 181 ratings

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after a Bavarian city, this globally enjoyable hefeweizen sips with soft, fruity notes of banana, wheat, clove, and orange rind.

Added by Dactrius on 07-09-2015

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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of lic217
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rorjets
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a very slightly hazy orange, classic look, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like what you'd expect- which is refreshing- because most American hefeweizens are non traditional hoppy or fruity garbage cans. There's light banana and citrus, wheat, and grassy hops.

They do it fairly quietly, but Night Shift makes some awesome traditional fermented barley beverages. This is well balanced, with subdued but still present banana tones, with clove, grassy hops, and very light citrus.

This is super drinkable, with a crisp feel and a good level of carbonation.

This was the first style that got me into beer, so it's always nice to have a new version that reminds me why I love it.

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Photo of Nugget40
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LIODIYA
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks: Golden Orange. Light carbonation with a bit of lacing.

Smell: Sour funk with a nice bready smell rounding it out.

Taste: Wheat on the backbone with nice bit spice.

Feel: Full flavored yet light enough to drink a couple back to back without getting overwhelmed. Satisfying.

Overall: I've had my fair share of Hefes and they're starting to become a go to style for me when I want something with decent body but not as heavy as IPAs. I would consider this a medium bodies hef and definitely grows more complex as it warms and you reach the bottom of your glass.

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Photo of Paoloboston
3.12/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Holderness
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L -- Pretty standard hefe look, a lot like Weihenstephaner but with a smaller head with less retention and lacing.
S -- Fruity yeast esters, doughy malts, clove, pepper.
T -- Wheat, lemon, sweet doughy malts, grass, orange peel, and a hint of banana
F -- Watery around the edges.Feels a bit limp
O -- A tangy take on a hefe, while still retaining the style's classic elements


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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hombo3
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

P- Poured from a 16 oz can,into a Allagash tulip glass,served at New World Tavern.Date on the glass is 03/13/17.

L- Thick soapy white colored head with moderate retention,and light sticky lacing on the glass.Hazy gold colored body,with moderate clarity,and distorted light showing through the glass.Very heavy amount of carbonation.

S- On the nose I get bright wheat notes,with banana,cloves,and,orange peels.

T- The palate follows the nose with heavy wheat up front,banana and clove on the middle,and orange peel with trace notes of pine hops on the back end,with lemongrass.

F- The mouth feel is light bodied with a silky texture.Minimal oxidation on the tongue,with an extremely smooth finish.

O- This is a very good Hefe.It's probably one of the best of it's style I have ever tasted.I would definitely drink this again.If you like Hefeweizens,I would definitely recommend this brew.

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Photo of Mo_fro
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Colonial Spirits.
Hazy light golden color with a huge bubbly white head that persists. Light banana big clove and spice on the nose with a solid sweet bready maltiness. Flavor follows the aroma. Somewhat dry lightly carbonic finish. Pretty nice Hefe.

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Photo of stevehagy
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy honey color with a brilliant white head; a few shards linger

Smell: Tangy wheat, orange rind and coriander tones

Taste: The tangy wheat flavor brings bread and a sourdough character, with a hint of banana in the mix; the coriander and orange rind dominate the middle and linger into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; lacks the creamy mouthfeel I look for in the style

Overall: I enjoy a good German style hefe but this one is much too Americanized (lacks banana) and Belgianized (orange peel) for my palate

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Furth has a very thick, white head, a hazy, bubbly, lemon-yellow appearance, which clouds up, following the "swish & pour", and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of spiced white bread, a shade of citrus, and some Hubble Bubble. Taste is of those elements, with negligible bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Furth finishes sort of wet/chewy.


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Photo of Gatch
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 01/30/17...important to mention that this is one of my least favorite styles of beer...

As approachable as an American Hefe can be. Retains enough German-ness (Germanity?) while adding a touch of American flair. Big fizzy head and slightly hazy. Nose is on-point for the style, with that yeasty and grassy aroma you expect. Super tasty with the spice, yeast, and faint hop background you want. Feel is superb, being crisp and refreshing. Just make sure to drink it cold, as its flaws are exposed as the beer warms (sitting outside on a February day reaching nearly 70 degrees!).

I find it funny that many reviews are stating how good this beer is but people are rating it in each category in the high 3's. Such a score indicates that a beer is just average, not good. I wish the Bros had a pop-up message after hitting 'Rate It' or 'Submit' that asked, "Are you sure you critiqued this beer according to style, rather than all beer you've ever consumed?" This is in the top 20% of its style, not just another '4' generic beer. Yes, a Hefeweizen doesn't taste like an IPA...how surprising!!! The tragedy of letting everyone be a critic...

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Photo of digboy
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can dated 11/28/16

Pours a crisp, clear gold color with plenty of carbonation. Zero haze... not sure how the others are getting it. One finger fluffy white head that settles down into a creamy froth that clings to the sides beautifully.

Aroma is strong with clove with a slight sweetness (others say banana but i don't get it)/ Also I get a sour smell from it - I thought this might have been a saison when I first opened it and had to double check the can.

Taste has the caramel sweetness come through strongly behind a wheaty malt flavor. The banana flavor hits much more in the after taste along with a bready flavor.

Mouth feel is clean and carbonated with a slight zing at the end.

Overall this is a pleasant beer. I'll admit that hefeweizens are not my thing so I'll keep the qualitative comments to myself. Glad I tried it though.

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Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy straw yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a small cap

S: Lots of yeast influence up front, with the typical banana and clove in there. Fruity notes and wheat back those up

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the banana and clove notes and slowly draws out the yeastiness with more fruitiness and light spice. Some wheat in the background

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. On the softer side, but still slightly over-carbonated given the yeast and wheat profile

O: A solid American-brewed German hefe with all of what you'd expect. Very easy to drink and extremely refreshing

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Photo of Shellynix
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Furth from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 75.1% out of 100 with 181 ratings
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