Big Bend Hefeweizen | Big Bend Brewing Co.

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3.71/5
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96 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Bend Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
bigbendbrewing.com

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by LXIXME on 10-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,269
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
96
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of depechemode1983
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy straw color. The head is white and dense with great retention. No lacing.

The nose has cloves, bananas, yeast, bread, and its fairly aromatic. Everything can be picked up individually. I'm impressed.

There is a good amount of banana in the taste. You also get some clove on the back end. Picking up a hint of lemongrass as well.

Somewhat light bodied. Feels a bit watered down. Carnation is low to medium.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale yellow glass is pretty hazy, which is to be expected given the style, but fails to hold a head. The bright white foam from pouring dropped right off.

Aroma: Some banana, even a bit of bubble gum, over ripe peach flesh, more banana esters. Got a whiff of sulfur at pour but it's vented.

Taste: Fruity, banana, peach, orange, a hint of clove, all as it should be. Hefe yeast characteristics, light handed noble hops in a fairly hefty wheat and malt bill.

Mouthfeel: Light body, medium carbonation, watery texture, a little thin.

Overall: A nice summer / lawn mower, good flavor, not heavy, no real flaws. If you like Hefe, give it a try.

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Photo of scottvanbelois
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pgbunt
4.58/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Wagner74
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw gold into the glass. Nice fruity aroma you'd expect more from a Wit bier, but that was my expectation given the reviews. Aroma of banana and maybe strawberry. Nice balance and lightly carbonated.

The won the Gold Medal at the World Brewing Contest, apparently. Nice work B3!

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Anayalator
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nach0king
4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Saucer in Addison, TX.

I like my hefes on the sweeter side so I'm a real fan of this.

Poured surprisingly pale and clearer than I expected. Smells like banana bubblegum and tastes it too - but in a good way. I promise. Reading back I'm making it sound terrible but it's really not. Light fizz on the tongue.

Definitely sweeter than your average and lighter/paler too, but with a fairly high ABV. If you like the sweeter and lighter aspects of this style you'll enjoy it. Think of it as closer to a wit bier than almost any other hefeweizen.

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Photo of Jodio
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerdrinker78
3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is how Big Bend describes their beer:

"An easy-drinking, straw-golden hefeweizen with a rich mouthfeel & notes of banana & cloves."

For the most part I would agree with that. What it doesn't tell you though is just how sweet and fruity this beer is. Even for a hefe, this beer is sweet and fruity. Maybe almost too fruity.

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Photo of Jaxlion82
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryan_sprayberry
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.33/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Impression from a can courtesy of Bean:

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of puck1225
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very traditional hefe. Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Cloudy yellow with a fluffy white head and decent lacing. Fragrant banana smell. Pleasant fruit and spice taste. Good with sausage!

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Photo of Plumbwader
2.96/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LennyBound
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tubeyes
2.89/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bluesyasian
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nomadzord
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First of all I don't like this type of beer very much but I used to like it a lot. It's pretty average but doesn't suck. I wouldn't recommend it over some other hef beers but it's good enough to drink if you don't have a ton of choices.

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Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Big Bend Hefeweizen from Big Bend Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 96 ratings