Idyllweiss Wheat | Pints Pub

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2.75 w/ 3 ratings

Brewed by:
Pints Pub
Colorado, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mebuzzard on 03-25-2012

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of SuperStorm
1/5  rDev -63.6%

Swung by the 'ol Pints Pub last evening after a 5 year hiatus. I had heard from friends that they were brewing their own beers and was in the area and stopped in for a taster or to. My mistake. Pint's Pub has made a serious mistake in their business model and here's why.

After trying several of the 'house' beers they had available, they all had one very distinct thing in common. An acrid bile like taste. The Idyllweiss Wheat shares not a single thing with the Bavarian Hefeweissen's we all know and love. This beer tastes nothing like a true Bavarian Hefe. I understand from the bartender that it really wasn't their goal either. It has a pseudo banana meets Pepto Bismal taste. The colour is a very light pale yellow with little head, no lacing and again an acrid odor about it. I took about three sips and could not drink any more.

I have been a beer aficionado for the better part of 34 years. This is the first time in my life I have put down a beer on the table still full and refused to drink anymore. In Denver there are so many start–up brewery's that know what they're doing, Pint's doesn't need to compete with them.

If I was the owner of Pint's, I would reevaluate what I'm doing with this type of business model and return to selling great food, awesome single malt's, a great atmosphere, positive employees that care about doing a good job, and let the brewing of beer be done by real brewers from the UK. This is after all, a British style brew pub. Act like it.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is excellent, using a classic german yeast strain at an english brewpub, how evolved! this is super pale yellow, clear to look through, and holding a luscious white head several inches high. bright fruity banana aromas from the yeast go with a very pale wheat malt that seems extremely fresh. the palate is really light, i mean, i feel its lightness and delicate nature before i ever taste it. the yeast is definitely the dominant flavor agent, but there is a curious tartness in here too, either from lautering technique or from the presence of some funky yeast, lacto even, but it fits, drying out the finish and giving it just a little uniqueness. super light in feel and abv, this is a warm weather crusher with a real floral complexion to go along with the usual fruitiness of this yeast. well put together, pints really impressed me and i cant wait to go back.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.43/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A refreshing hefe from the English pub. Using Weihenstephaner yeast this beer is certainly different than their usuals.

Bright, light murky gold. Small 1 finger head. Residual lacing.

Faint banana aroma, mostly citrus zest...lemon and orange. Some persimmon.

The malt comes off as subdued and the yeast provides most of the flavor here. This isn't a bad beer by any means. More of a summer refreshment with low abv. It has basics of a hefe, just not richness.
Worth a try and then some on a summer day. Their food may just over power this one, though

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