Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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3.67/5
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123 Ratings
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

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Added by oggg on 03-15-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,849
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
123
pDev:
14.17%
Bros Score:
3.47
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of Mitzvahman72
4.74/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

With a nice, opaque straw color, it boasts a nice concoction of bananas, clove and bubblegum flavors with just the right amount of mouthfeel. A benchmark for Hefeweizens outside of Germany that is true to the style! Another fantastic hefeweizen to recommend is "A Slice of Hefen" by La Cumbre Brewing Company in Albuquerque, NM.

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Photo of SensorySupernova
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very cloudy straw colored with a fluffy white head.

Smell: Strong banana yeast smell.

Taste: Huge yeasty banana flavor, a bit of peanut taste. Not much of the clove or spice taste that a lot of Hefe yeast has. Dry wheaty backbone. Some citrus rind taste. Just a little bitterness towards the end.

Mouthfeel: Moderately thick and well carbonated.

Overall: Good Hefeweizen. A lot of Hefes taste very similar to each other, but this one stands out a bit due to the unusual yeast flavor (although some people might like it less for that reason).

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Photo of TonyFrac
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of quadhog
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of breadwinner
4.27/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This thing was banana cream pie to me. Fluffy carb. Really tasty, though the sweetness may not be for some, nor allow for extended drinking, but on a warm, Southern California day, it worked just dandy for me.

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rockernino
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Nickgiraud
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of hunteraw
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Cobrabob428
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of LJWalker
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of retry4z
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of vermilcj
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
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 BrewTasting
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Ssconberg
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 123 ratings