High Altitude Hef | Big Bear Lake Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Big Bear Lake Brewing Company
California, United States
bblbc.com

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by StoutSnob40 on 02-15-2015

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2
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6
pDev:
14.46%
 
 
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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by dansmcd:
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3.08/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

More User Reviews:
Photo of sjmad23
3.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radome
2.62/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Tasted at brewery on 1 Nov 15. No faults, cleanly made, but very low wheat character and no Hefeweizen yeast character. Even for an American hefe this is very bland.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.24/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery itself in Big Bear Lake, on to the beer:

This beer has a muddy look to its yellow-orange color. It leaves spotty lace that does a fine job clinging around the glass. Here is a clean smelling hefeweizen, although it is worth noting that an American yeast is used instead of the more traditional Bavarian yeast. It smells clean with just a dash of banana and wheat.

Taste is a little more upfront, although still relatively light in intensity. It tastes of pastry dough at first, before a kiss of clove and banana jazz it up. There is a note of honey as well. It is a light bodied beer and really easy to drink. I would say that this is a small notch above Pyramid Hefeweizen, if you want a comparison.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.11/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

High Altitude Hef from Big Bear Lake Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 6 ratings