Fuzztail Hefeweizen
Sunriver Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #449
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
80
Ranked #41,838
Avg:
3.44 | pDev: 15.12%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
29
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Sunriver Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 29
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

an insanely mild hefeweizen here, really maybe even a bit underdeveloped in terms of the yeast that is supposed to drive the flavor. it is recognizable, but its minimal, and as much as i like the fresh earthy wheat, i think it needs a little more context than it gets from the yeast in this one, although i guess it would make for a pretty easy drinking take on the style in hot weather or something. there just really isnt much going on, a faint orange note, a little bit of a green banana ester to it, but thats about it other than the dry, slightly doughy wheat. the mouthfeel is pretty good, bubbly and with some body from the wheat. a light metallic note at the end though is a detractor, and it gets worse as it warms. not a bad beer here, but it just seems like something is missing, almost incomplete, and i ended up not liking it nearly as much as i expected to. i have liked other beers from these guys better so far, but if its a lighter example of this style that you seek, without much from the yeast, then this might be more agreeable...

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Photo of beertunes
2.73/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Canned on 10/10/18. It had the look of a good hefe, a nicely cloudy-opaque yellow, with some fluffy white head, but that's where it ended. No banana, clove, or bubblegum in the nose or on the palate. Smooth body, with decent carbonation. Semi-dry finish. Drinkability was OK, but with beer being lacking in personality, why bother?

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.72/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a slightly hazy, light to medium yellowish amber with a fine, one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of wheat, light lemon and a hint of clove. Flavor is wheat with light biscuit component and light lemon with faint clove in the finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess and a bit more body than expected from a hefeweizen. Does not really adhere to the traditional hefeweizen profile, with a richer grain flavor and moderate mouth feel. Flavor is very attenuated. Although very lightly flavored, the flavor is quite pleasant and fit with the style category here: pale wheat ale. As that style it's mild, but very drinkable with a quite realistic lemon note. I liked this a bit more than some of the other reviewers, but am as puzzled as to why it is labelled as a hefe. This seems like a very good choice for a hot summer day, and I have it again under a sunny sky.

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Photo of mactrail
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear golden color with a brief wisp of foam in the chalice. Aroma of lemon is quite pleasant. Lacking in any sort of yeasty aromatics even though they call it a Hefeweizen; correctly categorized as an American Pale Wheat. The mouthfeel is crisp and feather light. It could have more carbonation for a near flavorless beer.

This is more promising than the couple of other brews I've had from this place. Not much to brag about, though it's a perfectly gulpable beverage if you like the kiss of fruit. Current version in the 12 oz can is 5% ABV. From a northern Washington beer store.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass, the appearance was a soft semi-burnt bronzed golden color that had about a two and a half finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Some speckled lace ran here and there, somewhat clingy but also sliding at the same time.
The aroma shaped some super light banana esters against the normal clove spices, but seemed to come across somewhat light. Light bubblegum and sweet wheat slide in for a decent blend.
The flavor was moderately sweet through the bubblegum, banana esters and sweet wheat. But once again, not very bold as I would have hoped for. Aftertaste had a touch of the sweet wheat and bubblegum.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt a bit more prickly than expected. The clove spice even had a bit more of unxexpected harshness to me. ABV did feel appropriate.
Overall, not a Weihenstephaner in any sense, but somewhat worthy, perhaps. Maybe again for me.

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Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly confused by this beer because by the name I was expecting a beer with some hefe characteristics this beer has just a tad of that. But in the pale wheat category this beer has more going for it and is very enjoyable with an easy light drinkablity. Grap a sixer of this on a hot day and you're set.

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Photo of Tucquan
2.2/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

Had this on 2015-05-05 in Bend, OR at Greg's Grill on tap

I don't know what this is but its not a Hefeweizen. More like a very bitter, tart Pilsner. Ratings reflect both a deviation from style and that I didn't like the taste.

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Fuzztail Hefeweizen from Sunriver Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 29 ratings