Bavarian Hefeweizen | Glacier Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Glacier Brewhouse
Alaska, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Bavarian style unfiltered wheat beer boasts huge fruity aromas of banana and clove. Made with premium German Pilsner Malt and German Tettnang hops. Low bitterness, refreshing, and smooth. We serve it without a lemon unless the guest requests one.

Added by rowew on 08-17-2005

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 22
Reviews by drinkAK:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.72/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

grabbed after a night of Sleeping Lady Wheatwine and mirror pond on cask at humpys! OSU and FSU lettin my bracket down in OT. DAMN YOU!!!

Pours a very cloudy orange yellow color with a typical hef head that recedes fairly quickly and leaves ok lacing.

Nose is full of banana and clove and typical hef yeastage.

Taste is good. Banana action, bubble gummmage, some slight clove. A bit more maltiness than I would like, but not bad. Some slight white pepper. not bitter at all, and halfway dry.

Mouthfeel is right where it should be, but maybe a tiny bit thick. Slighty undercarbonated.

Drinkability? Well, i drank a growler in about 2 hours. Man, I really gotta piss. drinks well for what im guessing is a 6%ish abv.

Overall, a nice hef. Certainly better than most of the mass PNW produced mAIcro hefs out there. A very drinkable beer with a pleasant and chuggable taste. Just like a hef should be. Its not weihenstephaner, but its a good hef. try it.

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Photo of wrentmore
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of n2185
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mikexw
2/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of mikeg67
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery, Anchorage, AK. Pours hazy, deep golden with long lasting, foamy, white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of banana, yeast, wheat malt and spices. Body is light and smooth. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and fruity. Nice hefeweizen.

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Photo of J_Dub
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of EvanWilliams
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of fellmaniak
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Trentt2
3.26/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pathead
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JAck199
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Maybe it was my first beer after climbing a glacier but this beer had a rich character lots of middle richness. Well built beer.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ccrida
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Land's End resort in a shaker pint - it is spring, and they had a special 'until it's gone' that makes me assume this is left over from last season. It is a hazy burnt gold color, with a thin white head.
The aroma is pretty unusual for a hefe, there is some banana and apricot, but predominantly an apple cider vinegar smell, that I'm attributing to my assumption that this is an older keg. I should note that it is not a very bad smell, just not anything I've seen in a hefe, nor what I assume the brewer was going for.
The taste is really quite nice. There is more clove then banana esters, and it is a bit malty, though quite smooth. Maybe it's the age? Not sure, just know it was really yummy. I had a fresh sample at the brewery a few days ago, and it was also quite good, but brighter and more banana.
The mouthfeel is on the heavier side for a hefe, but still not that heavy or off-putting.
This was really drinkable, one of the better micro hefe's I've had in some time.

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Photo of rowew
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Cloudy orange color - slightly more orange than most hefes. Nice head, and great lacing. Aroma had lots of cloves and banana. Taste is similar, with just a little bit of lemon coming through. Mouthfeel was just a little watery, but this was a very good beer otherwise.

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Photo of Citadel82
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed as part of a sampler. Appearance was cloudy sunshine yellow with a fluffy and sticky white head. Aroma was very hefe-like wirh some citrus, some banana and some spice. Taste was doughy and lemony. Very refreshing in the main. Mouthfeel was light and fizzy. Very refreshing and very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of eire
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yemenmocha
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewery on tap. Pours a nice orangey-yellowy color with rocky white head. Overall had a more wheat & bready focused nose and palate, with not as much fruit (banana) as I normally find with hefe-weizen. Carbonation seemed low, with a slightly heavier body than many weizens. Heavier but still refreshing.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Bavarian Hefeweizen from Glacier Brewhouse
3.8 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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