Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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81
good
121 Ratings
THE BROS
79
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Windansea Wheat HefeweizenWindansea Wheat Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States
karlstrauss.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by oggg on 03-15-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.93%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of mdecross
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Backlash209
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of gshak
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of jchanrahan
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Vigilante
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ThaddeusGhostal
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Raziel313
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy yellow with orange hue. Nice fluffy head.

The smell was mainly of banana with a slight spice as well.

The taste was on par with the smell except with a little more lemon zest and less is no clove.

I had this beer at California Pizza Kitchen and I'm glad because my pizza was so spicy a sip of this hefe took the heat right off. A better pairing than I could ask for.

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Photo of yoitsarch
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of hpthebull
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of HellesTrinker
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of rockernino
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of SoCaliC8
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of magictrokini
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap Downtown. A very nice hefe. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick white head. Nice strong aroma of banana, clove, and wheat. The taste follows through big time. Great balance, with both the clove and banana yeast esters shining on their own. A nice lemony finish.

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Photo of Nickgiraud
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy deep yellow with a nice white head. I must say...this beer looked really good. Nose is banana, wheat and not much else. Taste was mostly banana and wheat. I could not really detect any clove here. Sordove astringent on the end of the beer, taste begins to die but this beer is still good and very drinkable

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a white, finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a flat, smooth surface within minutes. Virtually no lacing.

Smell - Huge banana and clove notes smack the nose upon first opening. Faint citrus and wheat rounds out the aroma.

Taste - Huge banana character upfront and throughout, backed by a strong clove spice punch. Mild citrus (lemon zest) notes ring mid-taste before a touch of wheat makes it's debut near and into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with lively carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy with a nice, crisp finish.

Overall - A fine example of the style, and another of the few U.S. breweries that has done it right. Not much in the way of bubblegum character, but the banana and clove combo is there without fail.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap:

The beer had a very nice hazy light orange color with a nice foamy head, which was not well retained, but left some decent lacing. The beer gave off a nice, robust wheat aroma. The beer had a very good taste to it, solid wheat and perhaps some spices. The beer had a nice light feel to it, as expected from the style, and the beer was easy to drink. Overall, a solid beer and one of the better U.S.-based brewer Hefes that I have tried. Would drink this beer again.

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Photo of spark3148857
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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