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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:
#34,585
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
116
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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 dvmin98
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dasotelo50
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of gruss004
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of megamick
3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Thull25
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mortarforker
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tiernan
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevem68
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of AuntBea
2.79/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ZAP
2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pretty average(if that)hefe....carbonation is lacking..looks real flat in the glass....real sweet overripe (spoiled almost) banana taste...light butterscotch....drinkable but would not buy again. And I like Banana forward hefe's.

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Photo of Hrodebert
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeGude
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keith1222
2.39/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of woodychandler
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
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 tone77
3.74/5  rDev +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 Auraan
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured a cloudy golden color with a half finger bubbly white head. Overall impression of appearance is of a fantastic body, but a terrible head for the style. A mixed bag. Scents of grainy, cracked-like, tangy wheat malt, orange flesh and peel, and moderate phenols of clove with overripe banana in the background. Overall impression of aroma is of a good, but not standout Hefeweizen. True to form but not amazing. Flavor begins with notes of grainy, cracker-like wheat, orange flesh sweetness, dry phenolic notes of clove, banana, and an unfortunate presence of DMS. Middle continues these flavors but increases citrus. Finish is dry with notes of citrus peel and flesh, banana, clove phenols and again, a bit of DMS. Aftertaste is grainy wheat malt and a clove presence. Overall impression of flavor is of a good Hefeweizen unfortunately brought down by the DMS. Mouthfeel is light bodied and creamy with effervescent carbonation. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a good Hefeweiznen. Overall this is a good Hefeweizen that could be great if not for the DMS in flavor. The aroma and flavor are quite nice, but the DMS corn flavor is unwelcome and brings it down. Mouthfeel raises it up, it overall it is only good, not great.

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Photo of mcrawford
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MaximalC
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber color with a fizzy white head that blooms extravagantly before disappearing completely--not quite the retention I’m used to in a hefeweizen. Mild aroma smells of wheat, lemon rind, and a gentle, lactic sourness.

The taste is more in line with traditional expectations, featuring wheat, banana, and clove primarily. Bready malt and rumors of bubblegum are also discernible. Medium body and high carbonation make for a crisp and refreshing mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a solid but unremarkable hefeweizen. The flavors are there, but the presentation leaves something to be desired, which wouldn’t be such a downer if we were talking about another style. A hefeweizen just isn’t the same without an omnipresent mound of silky froth, though.

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Weissenheimer Hefeweizen from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 116 ratings
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