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No Limits Hefeweizen | Two Roads Brewing Company

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No Limits HefeweizenNo Limits Hefeweizen

Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewmaster Phil Markowski has taken a “bahn” less traveled to create our version of the classic Bavarian wheat brew –perfect for the warming temperatures. Beautifully cloudy with a generous head of foam, a wonderful fruit aroma and a dry finish, our Hefeweizen is a refreshing version of the original; with just a little bit more of everything.

Added by Jason on 05-29-2013

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Photo of snilsen13
2.59/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From 1 pint can, poured into tall glass. Hazy light orange thin head. Head disappeared pretty quick. Smelled strongly of bananas, then mellows out to mild fruitiness. Taste is mildly tart, light sweetness. Nothing interesting going on here. Mouthfeel was average at best. Not a good attempt at the style, but not terrible.

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Photo of rdilauro
2.78/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Wanting to try another local beer. This one did catch my attention since it was a Hefeweizen, so I was looking for the typical spices, the wheat and the overall taste.
Not a lot to say about the pour. Some what uneventful. The nose, bouquet and aroma ( they can all be the same at times) picked up the wheat and coriander marks. This one was full of coriander.
The initial taste was fine, full and soft, but on the after taste, the strong coriander flavor stayed too long.
I think I would have enjoyed this one more if there was more of a cirrus flavor. There was some lemon at the end, but it seemed to be more of a sweet, sugary lemon, than natural.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.98/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I was up in NYC last weekend to finally meet the great JenRay in person after oh-so-many CAN Trades with her in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM) and I even scored some new CANs over the course of the afternoon! What a coup.

From the CAN: "2R:HEF3"; "Take the Bahn Less Traveled"; "Here's to taking the road less traveled, in life and in beer!"

The Crack! was music to mine ears, but an inverted Glug was not to be since it was a pint CAN and this was a super-carbonated beer and foam was its middle name. I have to admit, though, the two-plus finger cap of dense, bone-white head looked like the top of a lemon meringue pie. I was a little disappointed by the beer's presentation, though, as it was hazy but not cloudy. Color was a light lemon-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose was kind of muted, but the banana and pink bubble gum was there. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was very muted for the style. Bubble gum was the main flavor, but it just lacked Oomph. I kept agitating the CAN in the hopes of stirring up some lees, but it was not happening. Finish was watery, semi-dry, moderately disappointing in total. I do not know if they filtered it (I hope not), but I think that they could leave more yeast in it to make the flavors more pronounced.

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Photo of SteveB24
3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

appearance; cloudy yellow, lots of bubbles within the beer, huge amount of white head that quickly dissipates and settles into spotted lacing.

smell; smell is fairly complex. contains notes of banana, bread, cloves, nutmeg, wheat, and faint yeast. though it sounds pleasant, when combined, the aromas to not blend that well together.

taste; bananas, cloves, nutmeg, biscuits, wheat, faint yeast, bread dough. as in the case of the aroma, the taste contains complex notes that sound enticing, but do not work well together when combined.

mouthfeel; high carbonation, light body, not crisp but not creamy.

overall; certainly interesting, fairly unique, but not an overly enjoyable beer, in my opinion .

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Photo of waughbrew
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Light citrus, vanilla, and continental hops in aroma. Flavor is very mild banana. A little sweet with creamy body. Pretty easy drinking, but I want a lot more flavor, tang, and crispness.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Slightly hazy golden color with a white head that goes away completely. Aroma has wheat and a tart, lime note. Taste is also slightly tart with wheat and some spicy yeast esters. Medium-light body with crisp carbonation. Not bad but it's nowhere near a traditional hefeweizen.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a weizen glass from a 16oz. can.

Appearance: Hazy gold color with heavy bubbles creating a thick white head which rises about two finger's length.

Smell: Little judgemental on this, smells lightly skunk. Lemon smell with a bit yeast.

Taste: Lemon hit with a light hop feel. Lightly sour. Problem is that it is very light. Has flavor but lacks the potency.

Mouth: Lightly bread feel with a sweet finish. Think of lemonade with rye bread but not too much sugar.

Overall: Ehh, not bad...definitely your hot weather at the beach beer. Has major tweaking but doesnt mean I would say no if it was offered to me. Salud!

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Photo of dar482
3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a golden color, slight haze.

The aroma offers banana, sweet honey, orange, a hint of skunkiness.

The flavor follows with Banana, some gum. Some wheat and crackery malts, a bit watery on the finish. The flavor also offers some skunkiness.

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Photo of dd43
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little too aqueous, aroma is too weak in the banana and clove characteristics that I look for in a Hefeweizen. Typical two roads offering: easy to drink, refreshing, not a great example of the style but not a bad beer either. Brewery should change their name to Middle of the Road.

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Photo of BrokenEdge
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slightly above average hefeweizen. Served to me on tap in a pilsner glass. Looks hazy and golden. Some soft, white fruit smells (pear, white grape, etc) and honey. Taste is typical for the style although somewhat weak: banana and cloves with some faint spiciness and yeastiness. Feel is pretty thin and leaves a slightly dry, crisp feeling on the finish. Decent beer and (probably) refreshing in warmer weather.

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Photo of williered
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Delicious and refreshing, but not exceptional. Certainly not a "bad" beer by any stretch of the imagination, but there's nothing that grabs me and says "wow" about it either.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm a big fan of Hefeweizens, having consumed/rated just about all the German ones (plus the awesome Kellerweis from SN), along with all the other iterations such as dunkelweizens, weizenbocks, kristalweizens, etc. I've drank them here at home and at their place of birth in Munich. I know a good hefeweizen when I drink one and this No Limits brew just misses the mark by a bit. It's tasty and refreshing for the summer but the yeast profile lacks that characteristic "oomph" that you get from the opaque German versions.

Pours slightly hazy, golden, with a small head. Aroma is very understated, mostly wheat with some yeast notes. It has a moderate hefe flavor with a bit of tang coupled with some sweetness from the light malts. It has potential but will need some more attention. This is basically a cross between your typical american pale wheat ale and a hefeweizen.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

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

S: The aroma contains bananas, wheat, light caramelized malts, some citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and thin malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in from flavors of bananas, citrus and caramel. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: A little smooth but not very crisp and kind of watery, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style. It’s a decent beer but there are a lot of other choices in the style that I would pick first.

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Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the brewery

Appearance: 1/4 inch frothy head, moderate carbonation, bright yellow in color, hazy

Smell: banana and clove

Taste: wheat, clove, orange, and banana

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a slightly bitter middle and a sweeter end, medium carbonation and bodied

Overall: Two Roads has wowed me so far by putting an extra and surprising element into their beers. This I feel is very solid, true to style, but does not have that wow factor that their other beers have had. I like it, but there are other hefs that I like more.

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Photo of agreenman19
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L - pale straw with a monster head. Popped the can and had a mini panic attach as it started foaming up and I just barely was able to direct it to my drinking vessel.

S - fruity bananas! That kinda burns out toward the end of the sniff into boozy malts.

T - more bananas! Shocker! Light on flavor. Some bubblegum, cloves, very typical hefe.

F - I think this is an older can, so maybe it kept fermenting? But this shit is carbonated as hell. Hard to drink without my mouth filling with foam. An otherwise sharp, crisp, poking mouthfeel. Kinda hurts to drink! Especially when cold! A bit too aggressive.

O - flavor-wise, it's an okay hefe. Nothing really sets it aside and it does feel a little "manufactured", lacking the exotic German twang.

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Photo of thebeers
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange-tinted yellow color with two fat fingers of fluffy white head that's quick to dissipate to nothing. Strong banana aroma with hints of vanilla and gold cake. These continue up front in the taste, but it falls off on the back end to just mild banana flavor. Fairly flat mouthfeel, on the thick side of thin-bodied.

Stamped 4/17/15 on the bottom of the can. Normally I wouldn't review a hefeweizen this old, but I bought a boxed four-pack today that had no date on it at all. If that's the way they're going to sell their products, I consider it fair game. I wouldn't be surprised if it's better fresh.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can.

Deep gold / light amber and hazy, not cloudy, with a medium white head. The head is small for a hefeweizen and - despite the lively carbonation - does not show great retention. Banana and clove are there in the aroma, but do not jump out at you. This one leads a little towards the spicy side of things as opposed to fruity. Body is medium-light but feels a little thin for the style. No off-flavors but could use some tweaking to get it more in line with the creamier, fuller, tastier versions that I love so much.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Cask Republic in Stamford, CT. Served in a tulip stout glass.

Appearance: Cloudy/translucent golden yellow with an initial 1/4" thick head. Foam pretty persistent while drinking the entire beer, but it died down a bit. Plenty of lacing all over the glass.

Smell: Clean, grain, a bit of banana.

Taste: Quite a bit sweet up front, then a strong hit of banana with a hint of bubblegum. Very light bitter finish. The banana tapered back a bit as the beer warmed up with the wheat coming out a bit more.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation and quite chewy.

Overall / Drinkability: Not bad for a Hefeweizen, and hit the style pretty well, but not something I could drink a lot of. A 12oz pour was enough. Went well with lunch (salad with warm duck confit shredded on top).

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Photo of mnrider
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

1 Pint Can. No Freshness date.

A: Pours hazy golden yellow. Medium carbonation. Large white head, turns small
within a minute. Nice color.

S: Wheat, banana, lemon, and spices. has a sharp distinct aroma.

T/M: Spices, banana, and wheat come in first. Yeast is present throughout. Citrus
is harder to detect. Little hop presence overall. Light bodied and smooth, with a
sweet/spicy taste.

O: True to the style. Almost too true. Needs it's own special something to make it
stand out. The beer is still very drinkable and has enough taste to keep me happy.


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Photo of cbutova
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Tallboy can to a pint glass for the review with a hazy golden body. A pillow of white creamy, foam forms to about one finger. Head retention is good. A thin blanket stays atop while lacing is spotty with a few small sheets.

S- Clove phenols, citrus rind fruit and banana esters are strong off the top with a light sweetness peaking through the back end. Pear, apple, grainy wheat crust and bread hints. Fades for me with time.

T- Banana and clove are still strong but the apple, pear fruitiness comes into play more here bringing a fruit sugar sweetness and flavor with it. Lemon rind, oranges, grainy, wheat, pepper, spiciness, bread and light hop hints as well.

MF- Overall body is light-medium with a creamy, foaminess that fills up the palate with any agitation. Carbonation at a moderate level and the finish is somewhat dry.

Nice body and texture with a solid Hefe flavor that delivers a good amount of fruits and spice. Consumed rather quickly so that says something about my enjoyment of it and it's refreshing quality.

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Photo of davey101
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz tallboy can into a pint glass. No discernible date stamp. Pours a hazy amber yellow body with a massive fluffy head. Some decent lacing and retention but looks to be a bit on the thin side. Aroma is banana, bubble gum, and biscuits with faint spices. Taste is the same but with more spice creeping in on the finish to balance out the fruit. Mouth feel is full and creamy. Not a particularly exciting hefe, but it's very agreeable and drinkable. The fact that it's in tallboy cans only adds to its poundability. A hefe worth scrutinizing and putting on the pedestal next to the finer German examples? No. A solid beach beer? Hell yeah.

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Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of wheat, lemons. Taste is highly refreshing. Banana, lemon, some spice, glass is getting empty quickly. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid session beer.

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Photo of brentk56
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy goldenstraw color; not nearly enough head for the style and very little lacing

Smell: Wheat bread, banana, apple and clove

Taste: Just a hint of wheat bread and then the fruits dominate, with apple and banana paired together; lots of clove arrive in the mid-palate with peppery spice bringing up the rear

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; lacks that creamy mouthfeel I like in a hefe

Overall: I like the few tweaks this brew brings to the style, but I would prefer more banana and a creamier mouthfeel in a nod to the traditional aspects

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Photo of plaid75
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a hazy dark straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured light esters and a soft grassy hop.

The taste offered somewhat muted esters with a thin chewy malt and touch if lemon zest.

The mouthfeel was toward theft thinner side of the style.

Overall a tasty light bodied hefeweizen.

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Photo of DrJay
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy tawny colour with a fluffy, bright white head that stood and inch and a half above the beer. Good head retention with chunky lacing. Banana and clove aroma, maltiness, a bit of lemon and hint of bubblegum. Mild bitterness with some fruity, citrus sweetness. More banana and clove character, citrus in the finish. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, off dry. Very easy drinking, nice balance of flavours.

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