Weißbier | Prost Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Prost Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
prostbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
With flavors of banana and clove this Bavarian specialty is well known within our market. Our head brewer has won a number of medals with Hefeweizen including: Silver in 2009 and 2010 and Gold in 2011 at the GABF in the Southern German Hefeweizen category. As well he won the best of show with Hefeweizen at the Colorado state fair in 2011. (ABV 4.3% 12 IBU'S)

Added by brentk56 on 08-11-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
132
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.4%
 
 
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Photo of Snowman
4.79/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ok, this is one of the best beers I have ever had in my life. It is a perfect balance of wheat, banana, cloves, and Bavarian style brewed cloudiness. It is clean, smooth (not crisp), and I cant explain it but I love this beer. On my quest to find the best Hefe in the world this summer, this one may be it. 2 Growlers down and 1 in the fridge.

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Photo of brentk56
4.72/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Falling Rock before the official release

Appearance: Arrives with the liquid a cloudy honey color; the relatively modest head leaves a few streaks behind

Smell: Bready, with banana and clove phenols

Taste: Bready, with strong banana and clove flavors building by mid-palate; peppery spice elements build after the swallow, but the finish is dominated by the banana and clove flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied; very creamy with moderately high carbonation

Overall: Having been impressed by the Dry Dock Hefe when Bill Eye was the brewer, I was expecting this to be a terrific beer and I was not disappointed

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Photo of Rayek
4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery and served in a proper Weiss glass.

I'm going to keep this simple. This is one of the best US Weiss beers I've had the pleasure of drinking. The appearance is spot on, with good haze and a thick eggshell cap that sticks with the beer the whole way down the glass. Heavy banana and clove aromas greet the nose, followed by bready raw grains. The aromas flow nicely into the flavor, where they're joined by a dense body and lots of soft carbonation. Overall, this was a great beer. I will definitely have it again the next time I stop in.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the brewery itself. Outdoor drinking was better with the natural light because it gave a rather luminous gold color that was just gorgeous to look at. Inside it was a more murky dark gold to light brownish color. Bright contrasting white head. Thick head, creamy, and meringue-like. Delight. Nose was very fresh with the traditional banana-clove alongside a few vanilla notes and yeasty/bready notes. On the palate I enjoyed what felt like a more desert-version of this beer as I got more of the vanilla with the banana-clove, soft malt flavors, and an almost dangerous drinkability from this amazing beer. Prost has hit this one out of the park.

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Photo of blackie
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft served in the awesome, appropriate glass at the brewery. Prost’s Weisbier is a gorgeous, glowing orange-golden in color with a thick, rich sheet white head that retains well and leaves heavy lace. This was a fantastic hefeweizen, and easily in my top tier of both domestic and international versions. A flavorful wheat body brings a balanced sweetness and bready character with a generous hand of banana and clove - rich, round, and delicious. Lots of yeast and a little secondary spice complexity. Grassy hops and flits of dried citrus. Creamy, full carbonation and a moderate body. All kinds of things going right with this beer.

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Photo of SamN
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Beautfiul pour, huge, thick, creamy head with lovely soapy lacing down the sides of the weizen glass. Beautiful unfiltered haze, with a lovely campfire-like orange glow to light. Head is remarkably huge, even with the aggressive pour. The aroma in the glass in classic weissbier; spicy clove, hint of banana, upfront wheat malts less yeastiness than expected but still present. Taste is equally as captivating. The yeast is more prominant here, more bready malt with a perfectly hopped finish. Fruitiness, like pears, deep in there. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, active and lively carbonation.

Wow, another great beer from Prost. Right up there with Odell's Easy Stret and Dry Dock Hefe. Damn drinkable. True German hefeweizen, from right here in Denver.

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Photo of joeyv09
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poored a nice 3 finger head that kept a great lace through the whole beer. Color was a cloudy tan. Smell was of banana yeast and german hops. The taste is not over powered by fruit but more of a crisp hefe with a light medium body. Overall a kick ass hefey from a rad brewery.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a Hazy orange color with a very creamy white head that slowly dissipates.

S: Banana and lemon, notes of clove and wheat, a very inviting aroma.

T: Very strong banana, with strong notes of clove and wheat very good Weiss beer.

F: Creamy and very easy drinking.

O: This is my favorite wheat beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

one of the best weiss beers being made in the usa id have to imagine. this one is pure and traditional, with a touch of colorado to it. it pours deep straw colored with a three inch white head of light foam that rests on top of the hefe glass its served in. it smells like bananas and shredded wheat, like a cereal bar or something. the flavor is delicious. the banana is still there, but its mellowed out by an allspice type flavor from the yeast, fresh mowed grass, and a sweetness that i cannot explain. it is extremely refreshing but maintains enough body to not be watery. this isnt girl beer, although any female beer drinker is sure to enjoy this. it aint a shocktop is what im trying to say here. its interesting and easy drinking. low abv makes it an all day beer. love it

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Photo of msubulldog25
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

0.5l pour to a weizen glass.
ABV 4.3%, IBU 12

My wife and I visited the Prost taproom on Sunday (6/23) and we both agreed this was our favorite of the 5 samples we tried, so we split a glass ($5).

A: Hazy golden with a coppery tone at the core, capped by an impossibly white crown of 1.5-finger dense foam. Good carbonation crawling up the glass, good head retention, pretty lacing - everything you want in a hefeweizen.

S: Loaded with all the banana/clove ester goodness that the best of the Bavarian Hefeweizens exhibit. Sweetness, wheat bread, some bubble gum/candy - all are present and aptly strong.

T: Spot-on flavor, big clove and banana elicited from this yeast. Vague citrus amidst loads of wheat bread/grass/hay. Respectful and authentic to to the best of the Germans.

M: Somewhat creamy, well-carbonated (the gas-inducing/burping sort) and lip-smackingly malty. Sweet finish with just enough bittering to give some balance. Lighter-medium body, but still has a chewier finish.

O: A lovely, low-octane, highly-flavored weissbier - perfect for sipping on a gradually warming early afternoon. Delicious and crave-worthy. Thankful that they know better than to 'ruin' this with a lemon wedge and such... really great on its own. Prost!

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Photo of russpowell
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Old school hefe, plenty of cloves, band-aids, & green banana peel. Fairly fluffy mouthfeel to it. Drinks great in the heat. Lovely nose that matched the flavors to a tee, plus a little wheattynes

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Photo of thedanielwo
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle bought from Little's Wine and Spirits in Denver, CO. The bearded salesman convinced me to try it, and he's the smartest man I've ever met. God bless America.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange yellow with oodles of foam.

Big clove and banana smell. Yeah, wheat too.

Cloves, banana, wheat with some lemon.

Medium body with lively carbonation.

Excellent example of the style!

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Photo of numberwang
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

For a US Weiss - Excellent
Served on tap in the classic weissbier glass, with a nice frothy head that almost reminds one of an ice cream cone.

This one really reminds me of being in Germany. This is not an American Wheat. This is the real deal. Excellent creamy mouthfeel with the yeasty clove-bannana notes that one associates with this style.

This is one of my favorite summer session beers. Hopefully Prost will start selling in a keg so I can enjoy this after some weekend yard work. Prost has done an excellent job of bringing the German Tradition to Denver.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap at Kramarczuk's Sausage Company in Minneapolis.

Golden pale body, not that cloudy but with a solid opaque body color. Creamy classic white top presented if a bit tiny, with light elevating streams of carbonation just barely. Real nice looking hefe.

Real clean aroma on the nose. Classic fruity esters but stays away from pungent fruit and stinky sweet banana so much. Has a sense of lager like crisp and light body, with a chewy malt smell and nice hints of small fruit orange to stone peach character.

Excellent palate. Big fruit flavor in the mid palate and almost breakfast warmth of orange. Light bodied but a great almost German pilsner dough quality particularly on the finish. Aftertaste of really nice bread finish and lager like crispness which is quite surprising.

A really neat tasting Hefe with some neat mix of different German style characters. Great solid brew.

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Photo of blackcompg
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Wow - pours a quick 3 fingers of very active eggshell foam, you can hear it fizzing, very active carb rises through a gorgeous opaque golden beige body, however the head dwindles to a solid collar in a few minutes, with little to no lacing at the end of the session (this is the only negative in an otherwise gorgeous hefe)

Smell - pretty nice nose of wheat and yeast, like fresh baked bread, light banana, very subtle hint of nutmeg and clove

Taste - starts with wheat and yeast and a huge banana nose, quickly joined by mild peach and dried apricot, at the back of the tongue begins mild nutmeg, finishing with mild clove, white pepper and under-ripe banana pith.

Mouthfeel - almost medium, some of the perceived weight coming from complexity of flavor, carb is on the higher side, having tiny fine bubbles reminiscent of champagne that provide just enough scrub to allow a pleasantly spiced dry finish.

Overall - An excellent hefeweizen, wonderful complexity, and a wonderful balance of complex flavors make this one a must try. This particular hefe seems to be influenced by a particularly "devilish" strong belgian ale, as if you took 4 parts excellent hefe, to one part Duvel. Great sessionability at 4.2%. If you see this one, give it a try.

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Photo of mactrail
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the jug into my Tawandang weissbier glass from Bangkok. A lovely cloudy amber brew. Beautiful white foam in the tall glass. Spicy aromas.

Tart with the classic German esters. Hugely aromatic in the nose. This just seems very elegant and well made, everything in balance. Sensually malty, but a thinner body, perhaps, than some in this style. The cloves are complemented with something like tangerine. Rich yet thoroughly refreshing.

Really a tremendous Hefeweizen and great to see it available in growlers. From the half-gallon bought at Mayfair Liquors in Denver.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Label says enjoy by 10/22/14.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy straw golden orange with a lot of fast rising bubbles. About one finger of white head that quickly fades away.

Smell: A yeasty and spicy wheat driven aroma with hints of fruit and spices. Big wheat presence with hints of straw, grains, cracker, and Hefeweizen yeast. Spicy hints of clove along with some coriander. Good hints of bubblegum. Fruit hints of bananas, apple, pear, and lemon. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like the indicates, a good yeasty, spicy, and fruity wheat driven taste with notes of bananas and clove spicing. Big upfront taste of wheat with notes of cereal grains, straw, cracker, and Hefeweizen yeast. Good notes of clove spicing as well as some coriander. Taste of bubblegum throughout. Solid fruit presence with notes of bananas, pear, apple, and lemon zest. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, and fairly prickly. Very smooth.

Overall: A very solid take on a German wheat beer. Good mix of spices and fruit esters.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great Weissbeir here at Prost Brewery in Denver. Like the atmosphere at this small Brewery as well. I see where they have won several awards for this fine beverage....well deserved! Prost!

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Photo of bsp77
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen glass.

Appearance: Pale cloudy yellow. Looks orange when held away from the light. A relatively aggressive pour plus the high carbonation produces a fast forming foamy head but subsides faster than I would like without much lacing.

Smell: Strong banana, tangy wheat and some clove. Stronger than typical aroma for the style.

Taste: Great balance of banana, wheat and clove, with all three flavors firing on all cylinders. There is also a hint of floral hops. The wheat is a little sweeter than expected from the tangy aroma.

Feel: Pretty high carbonation, with a very smooth, creamy, medium body. Mostly dry finish.

Drinkability: Outstanding Hefe, very authentic. This is the second Hefe I have had recently that is almost as good as Schell's but not quite.

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Photo of tempest
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Delicious. Spicy banana and clove balanced over doughy malts with a slightly sweet finish. The aroma is yeasty, mingling with the clove. My only complaint is the sweet finish, otherwise this is a fantastic sessionable brew. Easily one of the best hefes you'll find.

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Photo of scotorum
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

PROST WEISSBIER 5/4/16

From a new beer club shipment. We don't get this brewery's products in my state.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Unibroue Blanche de Chambly stemmed pilsner glass.

a: Cloudy dark gold with a foamy inch thick white head which receded to thick even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Belgian yeast.

t; Banana up front over a smooth medium bready malt base. Sweetish finish.

m: Smooth medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A very good hefe, with a pleasant flavor and mouthfeel. Feels substantial yet refreshing. One of the best of the style I have had.

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Photo of oldn00b
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Is basically a classic example of a hefeweizen.

Hazy golden yellow, thick fizzy white head - not great retention.

Nose is big on ripe fruit, banana and clove for sure.

Taste follows suit - very much a standard but very well done. Drying and clean on the finish.

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

28 Ju1 15
On-Tap 12 oz. (Ale House)

Pours a nice cloudy dark golden yellow color, nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger creamy white head, leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty. The taste is malty, yeasty, grassy. Medium body. Overall a nice little brew.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle with no clear date; into a pint glass.
Apperance - cloudy, blood orange with lots of floating sediment and some carbonation bubbles if you look hard enough. Very thin white head that disappears quickly. Lacing is nonexistent.
Smell - banana, clove, coriander and some sweet biscuit!
Taste - more sweet than spicy; tangy and flavorful.
Feel - light to medium body; sweet up front followed by some spice and a tangy finish.
Overall - refreshing, sweet hefeweizen that would be great on the patio during the Summer.

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