Queen City Hefeweizen
Queen City Brewery

Queen City HefeweizenQueen City Hefeweizen
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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #132
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
85
Ranked #27,301
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 8.64%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
49
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Queen City Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Queen City HefeweizenQueen City Hefeweizen
Notes: Queen City’s unfiltered wheat beer, produced exclusively from German malt, wheat, and hops, is complex and refreshing. The large percentage of wheat provides a pleasant creaminess and long-lasting head, while our distinctive yeast produces subtle banana- and clove-like notes in both the aroma and flavor, which perfectly balance the bready character of the malt. (ABV 5.6% IBU 24)
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 49 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a tasty but very generic hefeweizen. my first from this newer operation. i really like the way it looks, a little darker shade of golden than most, and not super cloudy, but very very heady, tall and lasting pure white. it smells and taste the part, banana notes from the yeast, fermented on the warmer side, a little bubblegum going on, but not too sweet. its very boldly flavored, almost entirely from the yeast, and is a little abrasive in that regard, not as smooth and easy drinking as the best examples of the style. lots of wheat means lots of body, creamy and big, a good platform for the fruity yeast flavor, but it does more for the feel than the taste, and there seems to be something lacking there in the middle. i do like the bolder beer, but in hot weather i think its a bit much, try me again on this in february and ill probably think its epic. id be curious to try some more of their other stuff.

Jul 25, 2015
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Queen City Brewery "Hefeweizen"
on tap at the brewery on 7 June 2016

Notes: Typical appearance: hazy golden body beneath a bright white head that holds fairly well and leaves spotty and splashy lace as it goes. The aroma is phenolic with plastic/clove, green banana, and lemon over a wheaty malt base. The flavor follows, as expected. Moderately bitter as expected, and subtly tart, leading to a perfect balance if you like your weizen a little drier. Light-medium in body with a zesty carbonation, but nowhere near that of a bottled weizen level. Refreshing and tasty.

Aug 08, 2016
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crenegar from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really good hefe, nearly German quality.

Jul 17, 2016
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 3/17/2016 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep yellow color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains bananas, wheat, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

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

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

Mar 17, 2017
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Acton
Mostly clear light golden color with a smallish white head that dissipates quickly. Spicy wheat and a hint of fruit and earth with a touch of clove on the nose. Sweet bready maltiness with hints of light stone fruit. Light banana and clove with bits of earthy spicy yeasty flavor. Medium body with a light level of carbonation. <BR> It's really clear, even with a swirl of the bottle to touch up my glass, it should be cloudy with yeast. The carbonation is really light in my bottle, and maybe a bit of carbonic bite would help add a bit of tart to cut through the somewhat sweet character of this beer. Its a clean well made beer, but needs a few tweaks to really stand out.

Jan 09, 2016
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waiting4lunch from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 28, 2016
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TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 09, 2017
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bobv from Vermont

3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jun 30, 2016
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InspectorBob from New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov 13, 2015
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had at Queen City during a tour. Pours a classic hefeweizen color, golden and cloudy with a small head.

Smell is pretty much benchmark, lemon like twang from the wheat, hefeweizen spices. Flavor wise good dough note up front, semi sweet, hints of lemon, finishes with the clove spices.

Well made, benchmark. Nothing crazy and easy going.

Aug 10, 2016
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nov 06, 2017
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aug 14, 2015
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DBosco from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange with a small head. Smells of a a good hefeweizen, also taste. Feel is good and crisp hefeweizen. Overall a good hefeweizen.

Nov 27, 2016
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DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Oct 06, 2018
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smb71481 from Vermont

3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 10, 2015
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Cooker_stp from New York

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 20, 2016
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Gkruszewski from New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 15, 2017
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BubbleBobble from New York

3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Feb 29, 2020
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TimBeaulieu from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 20, 2015
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Dirk_Chappelle from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 06, 2019
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The_Craft_Deviant_Rob from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 18, 2015
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Vt_beer_sampler from Vermont

3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 23, 2015
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 22 oz bomber.

A: Goldenrod color. Head diminishes quickly but is a nice ivory white.

S: Primarily wheat with stronger pils and clove that leads to a spicier scent.

M: Creamy if a little heavy midway thru. Lightens up nicely at end.

T: Banana, bubblegum, clove. Pretty straightforward and a banner brew for the style. Trends toward the pithy, banana in flavor. Pretty good for an American hefe.

Jul 31, 2015
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Nucleosynthesis from Massachusetts

3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 31, 2016
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costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sep 20, 2015
Queen City Hefeweizen from Queen City Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 49 ratings