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 dacrza1
2.54/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

DATE: October 30, 2016... OCCASION: On a balmy day like this, I switch from fests to another German style while watching the winless Browns... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephan weizen... pours a sallow, hazy, sparsely bubbled body...the head evacuates disconcertingly quickly, to total absence--mine looks nothing like the picture above, though the born-on date is proximate to today... banana and clove, some astringency, some sweetness... smooth, sippable, and swift through the mouth... light-bodied, with little aftertaste--a heavy exhale suggests banana... once tasted, light banana, faint clove and bubblegum... the astringency is present but understated... had higher hopes from Two Roads, but this kind of hangs around a middling consistency... I didn’t mind it visiting, but I probably will not seek this out again...

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.56/5  rDev -3%
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 thebeers
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
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 chrishiker1409
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a hazy yellow. Not as much head as I'd expect, but about 2 fingers of white head. Some patchy lacing.

S: Some banana, bread, cloves.

T: Follows the nose. Some lemon peel. A little tartness in the end.

F: Light to medium body, light to medium carbonation.

O: A decent hefe but not top notch like SN or the great german ones i've had. But it made for a nice drink on a hot humid day.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Two Roads Brewing Company "No Limits Hefeweizen"
16 fl. oz. can, code is illegible but looks like "10/10/15" on 04/28/16
$3.75 @ The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, PA

I don't normally use the proper glassware for reviewing a beer, but for this one I did given it so greatly affects head retention (although I'll admit to using a smaller .3 liter version).

First person/real time: Banana is apparent as I pour. The head is easy to keep in check, and I need to rough it up a bit to get a full head. The head drops fairly readily despite the rising plumes of fine bubbles below, yet it maintains a solid creamy cap. It's a hazy golden in color, and a swirl of the can and secondary pour doesn't seem to deliver any more yeast. Yes, banana, clove, and sweetish wheat in the nose. I don't get the phenols found in a Weihenstephaner, nor do I see it as quite like Spaten's Franziskaner, but I peg it about halfway between - which really means nothing other than that, I'm not trying to determine their yeast, just to give you an idea of what I'm thinking. It's soft and smooth in the flavor, adding a note of vanilla that softens it a bit. It's sweetish but not sweet, and there's an edge of 'spice' that helps to balance it. Hmmm, I've just drained the can and I've still got a full 0,3 l in front of me. At this point the head is starting to become whispy in parts, although it remains solid; and the lacing is limited. There's more fruit to it than just banana, and I'm getting juicy apple and plum, perhaps even a touch of pear - also a hint of background lemon. It's almost pleasant enough just to smell it rather than drink it! Of course I'm drawn back, and it's one of those really drinkable weizens that just compels you, through whatever means, to keep taking another sip. (If only the weather hadn't suddenly turned bleak and cold, I might imagine myself on a sun-shaded lawn atop the bierkellar). The balance leans towards sweetness but that's a matter of taste, and I'd say it's rather impeccable, as are almost all of the beers from Two Roads. There are background hops to it, gently herbal and grassy, and perhaps even spicy - although that's probably coming from the yeast. Looking at the current BeerAdvocate score of "83 good" with 39 reviews I'm quite surprised. I've had weizens in Germany that haven't matched it in terms of balance and overall flavor; and although I will say that I'd like a bit more carbonation to it (and with that comes just a flicker more of acidity), I can certainly understand why it's carbonation is limited. I'll be needing a case of this at least, and perhaps a keg, unless of course it's cheaper to actually buy an import. Really nicely done.

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Photo of agreenman19
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
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 BrokenEdge
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
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 Ciocanelu
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
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 dar482
3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
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 Bowdoinbeerboy
4.39/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a few fingers of head, beer itself is a totally opaque copper color. Nose is heavey on the banana esters. Taste is slightly sweet up front, smooth yeasty character and that mouth coating feel that most Hefe's seem to have. It isn't bitter at all and is quite pleasant. I prefer a bit more clove than banana, but this is none too shabby.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this at the Valley Brew Fest. Served in a sampler size glassware provided by the festival. The beer had a pale, murky yellow appearance along with a thin white head and minimal lacing on the sides. Really dug the mixture of citrus aromas alongside hints of bananas, bread, and cloves. Its a generally sweet beer with a taste of lemons mixed into a wheaty drink and then comes with a sour aftertaste. Good carbonation; really makes the beer easy to drink and made it light. Overall, a really nice drink from Two Roads.

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Photo of dd43
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
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 BlurryVisi0n
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
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 williered
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
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 -5.4%
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 BeerConny
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this easily hangs with some of the best true German hefeweizens. I was surprised. I'll definately buy this again. Although I think you get a better deal when buying Sierra Nevada Keller Weis. You get more for your money.

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Photo of waughbrew
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
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 damndirtyape
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
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 Gmann
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy honey straw color with a big puffy pure white head that slowly settled into a fluffy cap. Not much lacing.

The aroma is both tart, fruity and spicy. There are some green apple and lemon notes that provide the tartness. Banana, bubble gum, and clove provide the fruit and spice. Traditional Bavarian aroma but more on the tart side.

The taste is more yeast driven. Big ripe banana flavor with subtle notes of clove and bubble gum. Not much tartness in the flavor, perhaps a slight lemon twang. Very creamy flavor.

Moderate to full feel. Creamy feel but does have some prickly carbonation to breakup the body. Sweet on the palate.

The beer is like liquid banana bread. Very banana forward hefe. Could use a touch of clove, pepper or more tartness to contrast the banana but it is quite enjoyable.

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Photo of BeerBob44
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drawn from a tap in a local take-out burger joint. Nice and cloudy and light on the head. Good aroma. Goes down good but a small bitterness stays. All in all a keeper on my list.

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Photo of rjplumer
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Two finger fluffy white head. Golden body with a light haze. Coriander and banana like aroma. Sweet and bread like taste. Coriander and banana also in the taste. Light bitterness. Refreshing and has a mild tart finish. Thinner mouth feel compared to the traditional way for this style. I'd be happy to have this one again and again.

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Photo of snilsen13
2.59/5  rDev -29.4%
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 bmeehan
4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the best hefeweizens I've had in quite some time. I'm stoked that Two Roads has a team of German engineers working for them, because it shows in beers like this one.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's no live oak, but it's light and refreshing. Classic notes of banana and clove but tapered back a bit. Doesn't drink heavy like a traditional hefe. Nice day drinking brew.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%

Pours a hazy yellow with a white head that laces the glass a bit before fizzing away. The smell is full of sweet scents like toasted grain, and fruit like banana. The taste was very refreshing with sweet banana through-out, but also spices like mint, and other fruits and almost a nutty finish. Really enjoyed this one.

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