JT Schmid's California Hefeweizen | JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Dogbrick on 01-15-2003

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by charlzm:
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3.35/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed at brewery, 02/29/08.

Cloudy light yellow. Served with a lemon wedge (quickly removed). Thin skin of foam retained for some time.

Aroma of wheat. Flavor is a little sweet at the beginning, then turns a little tart. Wheat flavor predominant. Surprisingly, a touch of bitterness at the end.

Easy to drink, but not especially flavorful.

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Photo of hopdog
2.53/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the JT Schmid's Brew Pub located in Anaheim, CA.

Poured a light and hazy yellow color with a small sized white head. They served this one with a lemon slice which really took over all the aromas and tastes. Very lemony, especially the aromas (lemon pledge). I had to dig deep to get around that lemon slice. I wish they would have asked first!

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Photo of bumchilly25
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of womencantsail
3.06/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at JT Schmid's in Tustin

A: As a hefeweizen should, this one pours a cloudy golden orange with a creamy white head.

S: Amazingly, I get banana as the initial aroma. However, there is still the good ol' lemon zest/peel that shouldn't really be there. Lots of pepper and an overcooked grain smell. Mild cloves give it a tad more authenticity.

T: Though the aroma had some high points, the flavor is not very good. Light and watery to start with. There's a decent spiciness with some pepper and mild clove. A bit of banana and citrus peel. It's also pretty bitter.

M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.

O: I got my hopes up after the first sniff, but I was let down.

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Photo of mattmarka1
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of HopHead84
2.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5


On tap at JT Schmid's.

A: Hazy yellow orange with a frothy white head.

S: Spicy clove with notes of wheat and grain. Something reminds me of grains of paradise. Coriander is strong. I just noticed there's a fucking lemon in the beer. God
damn it.

T: Bubblegum and clove with a little banana. Sort of a Hefeweizen mimicry. There's something fake about it, but I can't put my finger on it immediately and the beer doesn't deserve further reflection, light wheat notes.

M: Lower medium body with upper medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery.

Overall: Subpar beer.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.7/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One thing I've learned from BA is hefeweizen makes a great refreshment when the heat takes its toll. With a limited selection at JT Schmid's, this is the one I got. On to the beer:

Because the lemon slice was served in the bottom of the glass, I had to drink this beer with the damn lemon. Cloudy blonde appearance with a thin head. Lacing spots appear on the glass as the beer gets consumed. It was a "typical" wheat malt and lemon zest flavor, which made way for a tart, bubble gum finish. It hit its peak in the middle of consumption, which I was inclined to give it a "4" in taste, but the lemon appeared to kill the yeast and the flavors it provided after that, dropping the taste score. It was very smooth, thirst quenching, and cold. This was as refreshing and heat busting to me as those Coors Light commericals advertise themselves to be. Except this beer doesn't need a huge ad campaign

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Photo of Gobzilla
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Overlord
2.03/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I've been pleasantly surprised by the last few JT Schmid beers I've had: but not this one.

Pours a bright cloudy yellow. Smells like yeast and some lemon, but strangely medicinal. Taste is basically watery with a bit of citrus zest and a medicinal bready/yeasty character.

Did I mention how watery it was?

Very unpalatable. Avoid.

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Photo of Rezzin
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden straw colored that was cloudy like a wheat should be. When it was served, there was a thin white head. Definitely cloves and bananas esters in the nose and there was a lemon slice in the way. The mouthfeel was medium. Think of down the middle germen hefe. There was nothing off in the flavor but there was nothing to catch your attention.

Not an American wheat by any means - don't think Pyramid or Widmer when ordering this. Not bad but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Dogbrick
2.54/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The first thing I noticed was the slice of lemon (actually a full slice, not that half-slice on the rim of the glass business), which is usually the kiss of death to a beer for me. Anyway this beer was the requisite hazy light orange color with a thin off-white head. Citrusy aroma. The flavor was a watery-fruit concoction that was refreshing albeit rather bland. Eh.

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Photo of schoolcb
4/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale straw in color with a nice head. They float the lemon in the beer, so you don't have a chance to yank it out before it imparts flavor. Great example of the heffeweizen style, with banana and clove aroma and flavors. A light beer that can be quaffed in copious amounts.

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JT Schmid's California Hefeweizen from JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 2.89 out of 5 with 13 ratings