Hefeweizen
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

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From:
WeldWerks Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #109
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,526
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 10.24%
Ratings:
43
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 11, 2022
Added:
Feb 23, 2015
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  5
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: We start with a traditional German Hefeweizen recipe, using 50% wheat malt and 50% Pilsner malt. Without being too irreverent to the original style, we add our own creative spin, with a sizeable whirlpool hop addition and the use of an American-German yeast strain, which contributes the classic Hefeweizen banana character, but with a restrained spicy phenolic character, keeping the beer approachable while maintaining the complexity of a well-crafted wheat beer.
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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

Comes in a hazy, translucent, burnt orange color with a small white head.

Smells like a typical Hefeweizen. Banana, clove, orchard fruits, bubblegum.

Tastes of overripe banana, sweet orange, red apple, lemon zest, wheat malt, pink bubblegum, and just a touch of restrained clove.

Medium body, moderate carbonation.

A really solid American Hefewezein.

Jan 11, 2022
 
3.88 by KT3418 from Colorado on Mar 19, 2021
 
3.89 by gangstabobangsta from Colorado on Oct 19, 2019
Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by metter98 from New York

On-tap at Freshcraft, Denver, CO

A: The beer is quite hazy yellow in color and appears to have a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bananas from the yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bananas with bits of cloves and wheat.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a decent hefeweizen that has nice aromas and flavors of bananas from the yeast.

Serving type: on-tap

Aug 26, 2019
 
3.92 by cd34 from Illinois on Jul 25, 2019
Photo of Seth_ney
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Seth_ney from Pennsylvania

mmmmm

Mar 22, 2019
Photo of beergoot
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by beergoot from Colorado

Slightly cloudy golden yellow body; head starts out fairly thick and fluffy, then fades to a faint wisp. Strong toasted wheat aroma. The flavor also highlights toasted wheat; faint esters and some bitterness. Medium-heavy body; a bit juicy; lightly sweet feel overall.

A nice tasting wheat beer but it didn't strike me as a German hefeweizen, primarily because of the lack of clove or banana aroma.

Sep 12, 2018
 
3.79 by jbdpsu82 from Pennsylvania on Sep 11, 2018
 
4 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Jul 28, 2018
 
4.13 by Brewfocker80 from Kentucky on Jun 26, 2018
 
3.6 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Jun 03, 2018
 
4 by adusso415 from Colorado on May 06, 2018
 
3.73 by ccozzi from Colorado on Jan 13, 2018
 
4.55 by Hank_hill from New Mexico on Dec 29, 2017
Photo of DenverHopHead
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DenverHopHead from Colorado

Appearance- straw yellow, hazy and a few bubble streams. Very thin white head. Lacing is weak.
Smell - yeast, wheat and lemon.
Taste - aggressive lemon sweetness.
Feel - very sweet and tart from start to finish.
Overall - I enjoy a good hefe especially on a hot day, but this is fairly lackluster.

Nov 26, 2017
 
3.66 by TheHopsman from Nebraska on Nov 23, 2017
 
3.74 by zimm421 from Ohio on Jul 18, 2017
 
3.71 by Darkmagus82 from Texas on Jun 26, 2017
Photo of mactrail
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by mactrail from Washington

Pours a hazy amber color with fine-grained foam in the glass. Very light body with just a little malt. Lighter spice taste than a lot of Hefes but a pleasant dose of banana. Slightly bitter in the aftertaste. Overall this is a decent American-style hefe that's more flavorful than a typical American wheat. From the 12 oz can purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

Jun 08, 2017
 
3.7 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on May 22, 2017
 
3.25 by oline73 from Maryland on May 17, 2017
Photo of williamphelps
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by williamphelps from Colorado

Nice thick head with lacing. Aroma of sourdough, wheat, lemon, white flowers. Palate of wheat, dough, yogurt, lemon, limey, butter, banana. Pros- refreshing, super easy drinking- downed a can no problem, enjoyable, nice creamy mouthfeel. Cons- simple. 90/100.

Apr 25, 2017
Photo of rmpic82
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rmpic82 from Kansas

The citrus in this wheat beer was a little overpowering. Perhaps more of the wheat characteristics I'm accustomed to would balance out the overall drink. The citrus and carbo was all front-palate, but it evaporated a little too quickly. Not bad.

Apr 05, 2017
 
3.65 by Haybeerman from Colorado on Mar 24, 2017
 
3.85 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Mar 07, 2017
 
3.62 by tylerstravis from Colorado on Feb 27, 2017
 
3.35 by npachl from Wisconsin on Feb 01, 2017
 
2.9 by BMMillsy from Florida on Feb 01, 2017
Photo of Jugs_McGhee
2.87/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

APPEARANCE: Merely cloudy, not hazy. Soft fluffy head. Retention is average - ~2-3 minutes.

AROMA: Wheat. Floral hop character. Muted citrus. Pilsner malt.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Smooth, soft, wet, and medium-bodied, but unrefreshing. Has an unbecoming raw sweetness. The wheat doesn't have a fresh feel or presentation. Has a murky citrusy and floral hop profile. No banana or clove here at all.

The yeast doesn't capture a German yeast profile at all; I'd bet American was used.

This flavour profile just plain isn't consistent with the style's conventions. I'd like to see a traditional hefeweizen yeast used, the amount of wheat in the malt bill raised substantially, better hops selected, etc. With this much off about it, it needs a complete rethinking - mere recipe tweaking wouldn't suffice. That said, when regarded as an American wheat ale, it isn't as off (but it's still mediocre).

OVERALL: Nevermind competing with the best expressions of the style out of Germany - this can't even surpass Dry Dock's hefeweizen just down the highway. Drinkable but severely underwhelming. A deeply troubled attempt at a classic style that I would advise others to steer clear of, but not a faulty beer outside of style conventions.

C- (2.58) / BELOW AVERAGE

***
12/31/16 impression:

Wheat meets overdone floral hop flavour in this imbalanced nontraditional ale. Fails to showcase its yeast well, and fails to nail the subtlety and delicate execution the style is known for - at least when it's done right.

A poor hefeweizen, but not a terrible beer outside style conventions. Drinks like a bastardized American pale wheat ale.

Low C- / BELOW AVERAGE

***
12/17/20 16 fl oz can was included in their variety 4-pack I bought for $10 USD incl. tax today at the brewery.

"Brewed with pilsen malt. White wheat malt." 5.5% ABV.

Clove spice. Faint orange peel. No banana or vanilla. Mellow wheat malt brings a soft fresh undertone to support the yeasty subtlety.

Soft, smooth, refreshing. Medium-bodied. Well-carbonated.

It's a drinkable stab at a hefeweizen. Weldwerks didn't overhop it or underplay the hefeweizen yeast (common follies when American breweries try at the style).

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

Dec 29, 2016
 
3.42 by locoformavs from Colorado on Dec 27, 2016
 
4.25 by GilGarp from Colorado on Nov 07, 2016
 
3.8 by deereless from Colorado on Oct 27, 2016
 
3.83 by jaydoc from Kansas on Oct 12, 2016
 
3.75 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona on Aug 27, 2016
 
3.94 by WDJersey from Colorado on Jul 04, 2016
 
3.77 by Kurmaraja from California on Jun 05, 2016
 
3.77 by rbrefbeerman from California on May 27, 2016
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

a darn good american made example of this style, really nicely done and quite traditional. lighter in looks and in feel than a lot of them though, its very mild, not super yellow or dense, although the haze is there, more of a lemon juice color than a wheaty gold. the head is tall and airy, lasting and pretty, and it smells excellent. very traditional yeast strain rocking here, banana and more of an anise than a clove thing, but the spice is there too, delicate and well behind the fruity aspects of it. its dry too, one of the drier ones i have had, really lets me taste the wheat malt in the right proportion with the yeast, which is my favorite part of this. almost has a lager crispness to it. carbonated really well, maybe a touch light on the body considering the rest of it is so delicate, but its really drinkable and easy on the palate, but fully flavored and really refreshing and delicious. nothing about it is super different or stand out in terms of flavor, but the quality here is through the roof. weldwerks coming in hot lately!

May 11, 2016
 
3.69 by erk0607 from Colorado on Mar 08, 2016
Photo of mynie
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mynie from Maryland

The brewery is only a bout a year old and their flagship is a hefe that's won some awards. L-let that since sink in for a second: a brewery that opened in the mid two thousand and teens specializes in a hefe! That's delightful.

I'm always on the lookout for something simple, and as this was highly reviewed I bought a growler.

It's... pretty average.

Pours cloudy yellow with a nice head. Smells of bananas and cloves with some weird off nodes of musty fruit. Nothing too horribly offputting, but enough to kick it out of the ranks of elite hefes.

Tastes more traditional and balanced than it smells, but also not really exceptional. Smooth sweet wheatmalt up front, bananas and white pepper in the back, with a pleasant yeasty finish. The aroma's off nodes are thankfully not at all present in the flavor.

Feb 22, 2016
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