Weissenheimer Hefeweizen
DESTIHL Brewery

Weissenheimer HefeweizenWeissenheimer Hefeweizen
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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #316
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
83
Ranked #39,540
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 11.99%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
147
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DESTIHL Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
83
Good
Weissenheimer HefeweizenWeissenheimer Hefeweizen
Notes: A classic German-style Hefeweizen with fruity aromas and flavors of banana, clove and vanilla and a fuller mouth feel with appropriate yeast haze.

16 IBU
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Reviews by Zazzi82:
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Zazzi82 from Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mar 09, 2017
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AlexeiRoquentin from Oklahoma

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Here's the thing, I like Franziskaner, it is my measuring stick for Hefes. A few Germans have come close, and as I haven't had a chance to try Live Oak's Hefe yet, none of the American Hefes I've tried have lived up to what I look for. Time after time I find something with too much hops, very little banana and clove, or just a weird spice that I can't identify.

Destihl makes that not true anymore. I wouldn't say in the giant world of wheat beers this is a standout. To ME, a Franziskaner lover who is looking for something made in the US that is even close, this stuff is top notch.

Trust me, if you're a "Americans can't make hefes correctly" person like me and this is available, give it a whirl.

Jan 21, 2017
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Demi from Minnesota

3.02/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Apr 25, 2017
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AuntBea from Illinois

2.79/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Apr 03, 2016
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Beerhemoth from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 14, 2015
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Alpha309 from California

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dec 22, 2014
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KMcGrath from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 27, 2018
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MustyDusty from Illinois

3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dec 22, 2014
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TomMorris from Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jul 21, 2017
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packbacker99 from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sep 20, 2016
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Oakley from North Carolina

3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 26, 2016
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Jason1221 from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nov 14, 2016
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MattMorin from Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aug 22, 2015
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Stevem68 from Ohio

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

Pours a hazy light Amber color. Aroma reminds me of banana nut crunch cereal. Flavor is similar to the nose with a semi sweet malty finish. Drinks pretty smooth and overall this is solid but nothing special. If the flavor didn't remind me of breakfast as a kid I probably wouldn't like this very much.

Apr 05, 2016
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OldManMetal from North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Weissenheimer pours to a large pebbly white head on a hazy, effervescent pale-gold body; head retention is modest and lacing is very scant, consisting of a few very strangely-angled hieroglyphs. The nose is medium in intensity; it is yeast-forward with hints of banana/clove spice, a modest citrus character and a bit of wheat. The ester notes that are lacking on the nose hit up front on the palate, impressively so, but quickly fade, ceding dominance to a tartish citrus flavor shot through with faint veins of caramel apple, all over a largely-obscured, muddy wheat foundation. The finish is a fair hit of tart caramel; the linger is a tart apple flavor that lasts for a few minutes. Mouthfeel is on point for the light body, and is, surprisingly, slightly astringent; the texture is medium-creamy and quite peppery from the slightly overenthusiastic carbonation. (12 oz can, no code date)

Nov 13, 2016
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galuskan from Texas

3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aug 20, 2015
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PJCarnell from Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 16, 2018
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DSWeller from Iowa

3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aug 20, 2015
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Ben_Swartz from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 04, 2015
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bbtkd from South Dakota

4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DESTIHL Weissenheimer, 5.2% ABV. Pours pale yellow, with a one finger white head which dissipated quickly leaving no lacing. Nose is bananas and cloves, taste follows with a slight sweetness and no bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

Aug 06, 2018
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Mitzvahman72 from California

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Quick Take: Nice opaque straw color with a subtle splotch of banana, along with some clove that disappears in the aftertaste. It is unusually crisp for a hefeweizen, with a clear, refreshing mouthfeel. Light Italian bread aroma, also very mild lemon. This is a solid above average hefeweizen, although I highly recommend Karl Strauss’ Hefeweizen and La Cumbre Brewing’s A Slice of Hefen. Those two beers are a benchmark for hefeweizens outside of Germany!

Feb 25, 2018
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Aoyoc from Nebraska

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jun 15, 2016
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Keith1222 from Missouri

2.39/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Nov 29, 2015
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dasotelo50 from Texas

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

May 28, 2016
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TonyTwins from Nebraska

4.27/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 20, 2017
Weissenheimer Hefeweizen from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 147 ratings