Weissenheimer Hefeweizen | DESTIHL Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery
Illinois, United States
destihl.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by emerge077 on 09-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,875
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
126
pDev:
12.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high white head that quickly faded away, leaving only some small patches of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of bananas and bubble gum are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of bananas and bubble gum along with additional notes of cloves and wheat towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes OK, but it could use a lot of work with head retention.

Serving type: can

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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled today at the brewpub.

Pale and cloudy orange body. Plenty of visible carbonation moving through the beer. Spotty lace around the edges, consistent foam.

Mellow banana and wheat aroma. A little bit more spice could make it even better. It has a clean freshness about it too.

Creamy body, light to medium in weight, with a good dose of banana and light citrus too. Dry finish with a touch of sweetness. Overall very clean and easy drinking, a good summer session candidate!

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into weizen glass, canned on 721/2015. Pours hazy golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big banana, bubblegum, clove, vanilla, lemon, wheat, biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big banana, bubblegum, clove, vanilla, lemon, wheat, biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness, yeast spiciness, and wheat tang on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, bubblegum, clove, vanilla, lemon, wheat, biscuit, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth and creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a great hefeweizen. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours hazy and goldenstraw colored; two fingers of head fritter away in 10 seconds; minimal lacing

Smell: Wheat bread, banana, vanilla and clove

Taste: Banana bread forward, with developing vanilla and clove tones, through the middle; nicely balanced, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; lacks the Germanic mouthfeel

Overall: Destihl has got the taste down; the body needs work, however

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smcolw
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Modest head which surprisingly little lace. The color is light amber with a mild haze.

True to form, the smell of banana comes out first. I also get malted wheat and light yeast.

The flavor features all of the aromatics along with a peppery bite in the swallow. Decently long aftertaste. Appropriate body with an elevated carbonation level.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The past few weeks have seen a reduction of the bottle backlog here at Chez Woody at the expense of The CANQuest (tm). It has also been at the expense of my beloved AIPAs and DIPAs in favor of flavors & styles that I generally eschew. Here we have just such a style & from a CAN! Will wonders never cease?

From the CAN: "South German-Style Wheat Ale"; "Unfiltered [,] Enjoy Fresh [,] Keep Refrigerated"; "Support Flavor - Boycott Bland (tm)"; "Need a break from all the smart alecks in your life? You'll get the last laugh as you kick back and relax with this seriously enjoyable & refreshing South German-style Hefeweizen. This wheat ale has a hazy, straw-colored hue with classic banana-like & clove-like aromas and flavors with very low hop bitterness and a full mouthfeel without being full of itself. No joke. Cheers."

I Crack!ed open, revealing a brimful craft CAN and to celebrate, I utilized an inverted Glug. This produced a brief finger of fizzy, light-tan head with poor retention. Color was a slightly hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7), but just hazy enough to make the Gelt Gang want to take a pass. Nose smelled heavily of bananas. Where are the cloves?!? Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was definitely Hefeweizen, but it was heavy on the banana esters as usual and that is not a selling point for me. I liked the way the clove esters asserted themselves on the finish, but it was not enough to be satisfying.

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Photo of krome
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of russpowell
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very effervescent & clear gold with 3 fingers of beige head. No head retention & minimal lacing & little chill haze

S: Breadyness, cloves

T: Follows the nose, some pear & white grape, plus band-aids up front. Cloves, white grapes, a little lemon & pear as this warms. Finishes fruity with a little clove

MF: Light/medium body, subtle carbonation

Drinks very easy, could use a little more depth of flavor, but I would buy this again

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Photo of dvmin98
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the amazing woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of bananas, wheat. Taste is the same, banana and wheat, some yeast, refreshing and hihly drinkable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Weissenheimer Hefeweizen from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 126 ratings