Drake's Hefe-weizen | Drake's Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States
drinkdrakes.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Boilermaker88 on 12-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
13.6%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
17
For Trade:
1
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i know these cats far more for their hoppy beer than i do for this kind of thing, but they have done an excellent job with a traditional style here, although its a little on the sweet side for my personal tastes, all the elements are there. it has a nice rich golden color, a little cloudiness, and a tall creamy white head, looks a little cleaner than many, but it still looks the part. aroma is indeed a warm fermented hefeweizen type yeast, its estery with banana and white grape notes, and definitely a candy sugar sweetness. mild apple and citrus too. plenty of wheat flavor and texture here, this feels big and rich even for the style, and the yeast needs that maltiness to tame it, its definitely the chief flavor agent in this one. fruity through the finish, slightly tannic, but smooth and creamy going down too, awesome when its ice cold, a little too much yeasty esters when it comes up to temperature, so drink up quick! nice carbonation, it feels right, and i could have had several pints of this without issue. i still think i like the hoppy drakes stuff the best of what i have had from them, but this was a pleasing hefeweizen for sure.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shy5
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wontonst
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at a southern kitchen restaurant in Oakland. So, this hefe- was fresh and fit the food ... a brunch with grits on a hot day.

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Photo of eire
4.39/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.62/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Gbplay10s
5/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drinking from draught: Almost exactly like Hoegaarden Belgian in looks, feel and taste. An outstanding glass.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mambajahamba
4.19/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlee922
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of codynevels
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PawG
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJNAPS
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ry-Dog
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MA08
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bali_hi
4.48/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Keg of drakes hefe drank.

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Photo of DannyDK
2.84/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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Drake's Hefe-weizen from Drake's Brewing Co.
3.53 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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