Heretic Hefeweizen
Church Street Brewing Company

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #440
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #35,920
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 12.19%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
From:
Church Street Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  7
SCORE
82
Good
Notes: Formerly El Hefe
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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KC9LDB from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

16 oz pint @ Stone House in Lemont, IL
Saw the tap handle, didn't think much of it, my buddy asked what it was and we got a nice explanation of the brewery and the beer so I decided go for it.

A: As it was being poured form the tap I noticed it was tons of white foam that kept having to be dumped even after a pour, I thought this was going to be highly carbonated. The head settled down and sat at 2 fingers, just perfect.

S: The smell was a bit on the metallic side however I am going to blame that glass on this one. Otherwise just your normal banana clove hefe sent.

T: Did pick up that metallic taste but the beer was so overpowering with its rich banana, clove, fresh cracked wheat taste, it didn't matter.

M: The mouthfeel was extraordinary, just what you would expect in a hefe, not light and watery but heavy and intense, loads of flavor.

O: This is a great beer, solid hefe form my state, I will drink this one again.

Aug 26, 2013
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a sampler glass at Barrington Brew Fest 2013.

After filling the 'Burbs with some quality lagers, Church Street offers us a nice German-style hefe. I'm game. This stuff pours a cloudy OJ-straw topped by a finger of bone foam. The nose comprises orange zest, banana puree (put some bananas in a blender and then come talk to me), light cracked wheat, and a mild bit of clove. The taste brings in more of the same, with the orange and banana combining for a nice juice-blend flavor, while a heavier-than-earlier contingent of clove marches in to fill in the picture. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly grainy feel. Overall, a damn solid hefe, particularly if you like the fruitier examples of the style.

Jul 14, 2013
Heretic Hefeweizen from Church Street Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 11 ratings