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BEER INFO

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:
34
Ratings:
128
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
20.15%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
21
For Trade:
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 128
Photo of blackcompg
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
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 smakawhat
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
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 russpowell
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
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 KLHBB
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky straw color, smells of banana and pineapple. Ditto the taste but a little watery. Something is just kind of tepid here. A great style for summer and this is certainly good but other Hefe's and other Prost's are better.

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Photo of stevoj
3.19/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Draft at West rail Tap & Grill. Weak head, cloudy golden body, normal weisse aroma and taste. Pretty decent approximation of the style, except for the appearance.

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Photo of emerge077
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Weißbier glass, the two finger head was contained nicely in the slender glass.
Head retention was great with this beer, lasting for the duration of the glass.
Opaque soft golden orange color once the trub is poured in. Delicate spotty lacing around the edges.

Aroma has all the hallmarks of a traditional weissbier, lemony banana, bread crusts, mild clove.
Nothing really pops though, but at least it fits the profile well.

Taste is a little more on the mild side, banana, lemon, bread crust.
Light body, creamy texture, though it could have a little bit more heft to it.
Overall it's pretty good, not sure how fresh it is, but it was ok.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Prost Weißbier has an outlandishly exuberant head of foam, that literally exploded out of the bottle, so watch out with that. The foam is off-white. Lacing is heavy, at first, but then drops off. The appearance of the beer is yellow-orange (think of Blue Moon) and bubbly, to the hilt. Aroma is of banana, Hubble Bubble gum, cloves, coriander, and white wheat bread. Taste is of those elements, with a peppery spice, kicking right in, but with very little bitterness showing up, which is no surprise. Mouthfeel is low medium, and Prost Weißbier finish on the dry side of the equation.

RJT

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Photo of scotorum
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
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 DenverHopHead
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Photo of tempest
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
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 Knuckles_Nuclear
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer of the Month selection. Cloudy pour, creamy firm head, notes of vanilla with hints of citrus, clean finish. Standard hefeweisen, pretty good, quire refreshing.

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Photo of Professor_Frink
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Got it in a "Beer of the Month" club shipment. Very light look, smell, and flavor, but pretty good overall. I'll enjoy the rest in the shipment, then likely never have it again until it shows up again in another club shipment.

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Photo of oldn00b
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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 metter98
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is quite hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that quickly dissipated, leaving only a very narrow ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of bananas and clove are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of bananas and clove from the yeast along with notes of wheat.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has very nice aromas and flavors of bananas and clove but seems like its appearance could use more in the way of a head and visible carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of kojevergas
3.39/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-draught @ Prost. Brief impressions:

HEAD: White and fluffy. Soft looking. 5 minute retention.

BODY: To style, it's a hazy orange.

AROMA: Banana, clove, wheat, orange peel. Very inviting. Style-appropriate.

TASTE: The wheat backbone could taste fresher, but the clove and banana yeast esters are on point. Vitaminy and rich. It's not as orange peel forward as would be ideal. Generally well balanced, but it could be dialed in more. Built to style conventions.

TEXTURE: Refreshing, smooth, wet, somewhat soft, and Overcarbonated. A softer lighter feel on the palate would be an improvement.

Complements the taste well, but it fails to elevate the beer as a whole.

OVERALL: Drinkability isn't high for the style, but it's above average in general. Overall, this is a competently brewed expression of a hefeweizen, but it can't hold a candle to the best traditional German offerings. Well worth trying, and a beer I'd happily nab a 6 pack of. Solid work from Prost.

B-

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.18/5  rDev +4%
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 Wasatch
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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 thedanielwo
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
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 beergoot
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle label data: ENJOY BY 01/10/15

Light gold, straw colored body with a heavy bit of carbonation rising through a yeasty cloudiness; thick, frothy white head. Sharp clove and citrus aroma; spicy; sage. Mildly sweet, banana flavor; low-key hop bitterness; a twinge of tartness. Medium bodied with a crisp, acidic, dry finish; rather smooth (almost watery) mouthfeel.

A solid example of a classic German hefeweizen. Nicely balanced across the taste spectrum and delivers a juicy, refreshing palate experience.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
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 cbutova
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%

Reviewed at Cosby Campground, Smoky Mountain National Park, TN. Full notes taken.

A- Golden bodied with a haziness from both yeast and wheat. The head is white with a consistency between foamy and frothy. Fair retention as the cap dies to a very thin ring and some small islands. Lacing is thin and spotty.

S- Heavy, crusty wheat cereal comes to mind right off the bat with strong notes of spicy hops, zesty fruits and some yeast spice as well.

T- Seems to be pretty much balanced yeast and grains, mostly the crusty wheat. Spicy, grassy noble hops do come into play but citrus zest, yeast spice, wheat bread, clove and light apple and banana esters are the prevailing force.

MF- Just lighter than medium bodied for the style with a creamy and silky feel. Carbonation is high with a crisp and soothing agitation to the palate.

Quite solid for an American made Weissbier. The yeast doesnt explode and totally dominate the beer with over the top spice and is actually quite balanced with the crusty wheat grain notes.

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Photo of SamN
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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 bsp77
4.14/5  rDev +3%
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 SuperStorm
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

The Prost Brewery is beginning to grow on me for various reasons. Their Dunkel and Pils are sublime, but the one that always seems to irritate me is the WeiBier. I have had the Weibier on numerous occasions over different months and it never tastes the same. I was told this was due to brew temps changing. I'm not sure I agree with that statement. Sometimes the clove taste is barely there while other times the banana aroma is not present at all. The last time through it was almost acrid in taste, with a steel after taste and harsh finish. Not what one would expect from a now established brewery.
I have a strong passion towards Weissen's in general and really want to see Prost get this one right. After all it is a GABF winner.
Consistency in brewing will make this beer a home run, and I hope Prost can get and keep it there.

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Photo of blackie
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
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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