Squatters American Wheat Hefeweizen
Utah Brewers Cooperative

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German Hefeweizen
Ranked #736
Ranked #46,643
3.18 | pDev: 19.18%
Utah Brewers Cooperative
Squatters American Wheat HefeweizenSquatters American Wheat Hefeweizen
Notes: This medium-bodied, American style, unfiltered wheat beer is brewed with a special Alt Bier yeast. That creates subtle citrus flavors that balance perfectly with the aroma and bitterness of Tettnanger hops and the delicate flavor of the malted wheat. Serve Squatters American Wheat with a lemon wedge for a refreshing treat.
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Photo of Parmesan
3.05/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L:. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a small white head and nice fingers of lacing.

S:. Slight bit of citrus, notes of wheat, notes of clove and a slight banana, very simple aroma.

T:. Slight bit of lemon, lots of wheat, bit of banana and clove, very average here/wheat taste.

F: Creamy smooth is easy drinking.

O:. Very average wheat beer and based on the can meant to appeal to the Budweiser folks.

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Photo of KLHBB
3.52/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the pub in downtown Salt Lake City. Sometimes you want a beer that could pass for lemonade, I’m not being snarky, I really like it. I’d order another but there are others to try. Cloudy yellow, smells of lemon, tastes of water, light refreshing feel, very okay.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.57/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

"American" and "Hefeweizen" should not really be used in the same sentence, unless you're saying, "I'm an American enjoying a Hefeweizen". It's like Chinese Tacos, or Italian Sushi, or a Corvette with a governor on it. They do not bode well for each other. Now that I'm looking at the scores it's possible I could have left well enough alone and skipped this one, but I'll try to be as open as I can.

The pour is a golden honey amber, with a tall fluffy head. Nice haze in the body, no sediment, 80% opaque. Looking right on, so far.

The aroma is clove and banana, with touches of coriander and spice. Certainly smells like a winner.

...........Where is the flavor??? It tastes like a Miller Lite with a banana hunked in it. There is so much of nothing here that I don't even know what I'm reviewing. Am I reviewing the consistency? It's water. Am I reviewing the smell? It was deceiving! As far as flavor...it's pretty much nothing, but a hint of bread finishes it, which actually adds a micrometer of depth, but not enough to actually boost itself to reach my taste buds...

The feel is water, and then carbonated water.

Overall, what the hell? This is a terrible excuse for a Hefeweizen. It's an okay beer, but label it as an American Light Wheat beer - and yeah, not really a recognized style, but they may have invented it here.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.07/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 6-10-16.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, golden color with one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is significant lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread, lemon citrus and faint banana.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet bread then lemon citrus and faint banana.

PALATE: medium carbonation and body but somewhat watery.

OVERALL: this is not a bad beer but there are so many better beers of this style available so I would not seek this one out again, it looked good in the glass but was too watery for my liking.

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Photo of Zorro
2.7/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy orange with a small white colored head.

Smells semi-sweet with some banana scent. No clove detected.

Starts out with a neutral soda cracker taste. Mineral water and over carbonated feel actually stings a little. Overall it tastes pretty bland.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a nearly tasteless beer but I can't say it is offensive.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

sort of a strange hybrid beer here. more of an American wheat than a german hefe, although there are elements of both present. the pour is surprisingly clear for the style, straw colored, with a big frothy white head. the nose is fine, just not exciting. wheat malt, some less than authentic yeast, and very little of that banana clove combination we all know and love in the hefeweizen. taste is a little floral, probably from the yeast, and a little heavy on the malt, despite the very low abv for draft here in Utah. I was pretty underwhelmed by this in terms of flavor and authenticity, but it did like the mouthfeel. its expansive and bright without being overcarbonated or heavy. its a good mix, but this beer is far too generic to turn heads. was refreshing after a long day of snowboarding, but its not going to be on my buy it again list.

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Photo of paulginva
3.41/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: This beer, poured from a tap into a weizen glass, produced a white foamy 3/4" head that dissipated quickly leaving thin head lacing. Carbonation was moderate in a cloudy gold body. Looks quite appealing so far.

AROMA: A moderate scent of grainy wheat (no surprise) with light whiff of yeast and a hint of lemon hops. A clean, gentle aroma overall.

TASTE: Like the nose only the wheat tasted a little more like toasted bread than I would have expected from the aroma and the taste of lemon hops was slightly more prominent than I expected. The taste was pleasant and pretty well defined.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer has a light to medium body with a smooth texture, moderate carbonation and thin body lacing that dissipates quickly. The initial flavor is somewhat dry with a lightly sweet wheat infusion at the finish that lasted for a moderate length of time.

DRINKABILITY: Very repeatable, this is a good session beer for a hot day. I liked the initial tartness followed by the wheat breadiness that through half way and stays. It provides good value for the dollars spent and is easy to drink. I'd definitely buy it again and would serve it to friends at the right time of year.

NOTE: This beer is NOT retired.

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Photo of mactrail
2.61/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Subtle would be a kind way to describe this. I don't think the word "hefeweizen" can be used around this stuff. It's clearly an American Wheat and a prime example of my lack of respect for that style. Perhaps the most watery wheat beer I've had. So light that it would give Corona a run. If you can get a big enough gulp there is some beery flavor as it goes down. Taste evaporates fast. Slight beeriness in the nose. Quite sharp without any malt to mellow the stuff.

And to think I dissed the Unita Hefeweizen for being anemic. This one is on life support. The label calls this "American Wheat Hefeweizen" and it's a product of the Utah Brewing Cooperative.

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Photo of elNopalero
2.73/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light golden color with the expected cloudiness. There’s some foam.

Very faint aromas, even as it warms. To be honest, I’m not picking up a lot of anything on the nose when what I’m expecting are those big estery hefe aromas. First impressions aren’t favorable. Light beer, almost a blonde ale finish. Banana and clove extremely muted. I’m straining to catch them. Some orange peel. No real spice/hefe characteristics to speak of? As I sip I’m left wondering where’s the yeasty esters, the big clove and banana aromas, the vibrant, refreshing buoyancy of a hefe? I’ll admit that hefeweizens are not my favorite style but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t appreciate a good one. This ain’t it. Pass.

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Photo of kflorence
2.61/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Imported from my ratebeer.com profile - JUL 21, 2007

Smells like wheat and citrus, tastes pretty much the same. Very easy to drink, nice color, aftertaste is good. Medium bodied, crisp, light carbonation, watery and thin. Rather dull. This comes off a lot more like an American wheat ale than a hefeweizen. The 4% ABV certainly does not help matters.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The American Wheat Hefeweizen from Squatters was not too shabby. I thought the color was a bit strange...it was a very pale yellow almost like white grapefruit juice color. Very cloudy and had a thin white head. The scent had some banana and slight hints of clove. The taste started real nice, lil sweet, but the finish was a bit grainy. The mouthfeel was very light and refreshing and fairly easy drinking. Worth a taste.

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.93/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the airport pub.

This one really has a good look to it, beautiful color and haziness. This is by far the best looking beer I've had from Squatter's so far.

The smell is mostly citrus, a little banana, very nice.

The flavor is definitely heavy on the wheat, with a milder citric profile than the nose. A little weaker than I was hoping.l

Easy to drink ,tastes great... this is my favorite from Squatter's so far.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
2.22/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head that leaves little lacing.

Smell is very faint wheat & fruit

Taste is very bland, slightly sour lemon/banana.

Not a very good representation of the style. Does not have that heffe smell and taste. Pass on this one if you see it.

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Photo of jneiswender
2/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had at the brewpub in Salt Lake City. Beer was part of a sample tray. Served from the tap into 4 oz sample glasses.

A-golden hazy body and a white ring head

S-faint fruit smell, nothing else

T-little flavor at all, standard malt and hop balance with some bannana at the end.


D-No thanks. this style screams for something to be done with it. It just seemed flavorless to me.

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Photo of Patrick999
3.58/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A cloudy gold. I'd hoped this was unfiltered; the appearance makes it look as such. Not too much head, but then again, they did give the pint a bit of a stadium pour.

S - Not knowing this was classified on BA as an American Pale Wheat, not a true hefe, I did think it smelled a bit clean for a hefe. Standard wheat bread.

T - And I thought it tasted clean for a hefe, but it was mostly enjoyable. Again, standard wheat bread, but to me it seemed to satisfy more than many examples of this style.

F - Light-medium body, heavily carbonated.

D - My companion favored this, while I favored the pale ale. Still a good one, though, a bit more satisfying than some of the other beers we had.

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Photo of tempest
2.95/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Some Squatter's beers aren't bad for being only 4% abv, but this one doesn't make th cut. There are both wheat malt flavors and fruity/spicy yeast character, but everything seems watered down and it all comes out as an almost unpleasant mess. As in, there's a pleasant flavors, but they're not mixing right. Send this one back to the drawing board.

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Photo of Avryle
2.64/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- Pale hazy gold in color. Minimal white head that disipates to nothing

S- Wheat. A little citrusy.

T- Some wheaty sweetness upfront then finishes with a bitter unpleasantness

M- Thin bodied with a bit too much carbonation

D- Ummm. I reviewed it & hopefully the grass will grow better where the remainder was poured out.

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Photo of cokes
2.53/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It sits a slightly hazed oranged yellow under a small ceiling of gray-beige skim.
Some small lemon aromatics, but mostly it smell of wet grain, oatmeal, and musty yeast.
Maltiness hits the tongue with grain and hay, hinting towards banana bread, but falling well short. Apple cores and lemon rinds- also faint and ill-defined- come into play as it settles into a misty, characterless, floury yeastiness. Hops add some dryness late, but bring little flavor into the fold.
Thin and generally lifeless in the mouth. The yeast fails to bolster the already flaccid feel.
It's by no mean offensive, and gulpable if you're thirsty, but much more an American Wheat than a true hefeweizen. And on the bland and weak side even by those standards and factoring in the Utah ABV cap.

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Photo of BigJTrucker
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy orange color. Large head, settles quickly, leaving a layer of foam on top. Smells soapy, a bit grassy maybe some faint citrus and yeast. Taste is of citrus. Mouthfeel is nice and thick, as expected. This beer is fairly middle of the road.

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Photo of jbsteiny
3.95/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glad to find a Squatter's Pub at the SLC airport -- got the sampler. Started with the Hefe, which was solid. Poured cloudy and golden as a weisse should -- light lace, which left interesting patterns on the glass. Pleasant aromas -- grassy, citrus, wheat malt, & yeast. Tasty too, started with a light citrusy hop, and then the malts and yeast came out. The ending was a little dull and bready -- I'd have given it a solid 4 if it were a bit crisper. But it definitely made me glad I'd sought out this brewpub.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a frothy, initially three-finger thick, large bubbled head that sits atop a hazy, straw-gold colored beer. The beer has light aromatic notes of banana when I pop the cap as well as some notes of clove. There is a lightly tart note of lemons as some wheat-grain notes and perhaps some lightly spicy hop notes. This is quite light in the aromatic department, though it is not bad in any way. As with most Hefeweizens the aroma seems to fade pretty quickly no matter what one does. The components are here, I was just expecting something a bit more concentrated in something with Doppel in its name.

The beer is quite dry up front with a nice tart note to it. Spicy hop notes are quite a bit more prominent than in the aroma finishing off with a light bitterness. The finish is actually fairly sharp, which is a combination of tart wheat & yeast notes as well as a sharp yeasty bite and the aforementioned hop notes. This is quite light and easily quaffable, certainly the qualities one would want in a standard Hefeweizen. There are some light fruit notes here that remind me of apples and pears; these notes seem to be the major contribution of this being a Doppel, though they are fairly soft and well integrated with the rest of the beer.

Interesting, this beer is quite different than I was expecting. For some reason reading the bottle name I thought this would be a Weizenbock, once I poured it I was expecting a concentrated big Hefeweizen. Neither of these things really materialized. I am amazed how light and refreshing this beer is, despite its alcohol percentage. It does not have nearly as much character as I would expect from a traditional Hefeweizen yeast (perhaps it doesn't use a traditional version). In the end, this is quite drinkable and even enjoyable, but I wish it had a touch more character.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.35/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him.
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a pale gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of wheat, grain and some yeast. There are hints of lemon and hops.

T: A very hearty and bready wheat flavor bursts out when you sip it, followed by flavors of banana and lemon. There’s a just a touch of hops and very little sweetness, but still a very flavorful beer.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, finish is dry and very clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not filling at all, excellent representation of style, I could stick with this beer for a long time, even though I would prefer a little bit more of a kick. Overall, I thought this was a very good beer.

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Photo of Wasatch
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy yellow color, nice carbonation, not much of a head at all (surprised me), some lacing afterwards. The nose is of malts, yeast, banannas, and some spices. The taste is slightly sweet/yeasty, and grassy. Light-Medium body. Drinkable, a very nice hefe, would definitely recommend.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle a cloudy orange with a good sized head of foam that shrank quickly leaving a fine broken layer with no lacing.

The smell is of wheat and yeast though on the light side.

The taste has a nice tartness up front followed by a good infusion of wheat that comes through midway and right through the finish.
This is what I call a good thirst quencher and because of the low abv level, it would make for a very good session beer. Nice and different.

Bottom line: This one yells out "sessionable".
Thanks to Wasatch for this sample!

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.82/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It poured a pale yellow color. There was not much retention or even that much head. The lace was very thin. The smell was very sweet. The taste was a well blended but sweet sense. This was very smooth for a hefewizen. The drinkability was pretty high. Don't drink and review.

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Squatters American Wheat Hefeweizen from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 71 ratings