Summit Hefe Weizen | Summit Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
summitbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ADR on 05-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
197
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.26%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 197 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of MNAle
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hmmm... only one review of the 2017 revived hefe from the boundary waters collection. Odd. Anyway, this review is from the can. For the record, my notes from the Summit Beer Hall on its release night were better.

Cloudy, hazy amber color. Tall white, creamy-looking head leaving rings of lacing as it slowly recedes. Sweetish aroma, with spice (clove) and some banana mixed with other fruit scents. Aroma is consistent with the style, but too muted. Thick, creamy mouth feel. Initial taste of clove and banana + other fruit tastes. Very mild taste, hardly any bittering anywhere. Somewhat thick-feeling finish clinging to the mouth and tongue. Aftertaste is spicy with fruit, with only a slight banana flavor. For a hefe, the banana could stand to be more prominent and the other fruit-like flavors seem a bit not true to style. On its own merits (not rated to style), it is an enjoyable summer beer; just a mediocre hefe.

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Photo of dfried
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Typical straw yellow for hefe's, not as cloudy as I might prefer. The head rises up after the pour well, but quickly dissapears to a broken ring, if any. The smell and the initial taste both had the characteristics of hefeweizens, but were a little toned back. Banana and cloves over the fresh wheat backdrop initially, finishing with citrus/lemon zest and a bread/yeast flavor. Although there wasn't a lot to make this standout, it is still a solid, drinkable, local beer that I am certain I will return to more than once before the summer is over.

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Photo of scoobybrew
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was poured into weizen glass from the bottle with a swirl to rouse the yeast in the bottom of the bottle.

A - cloudy golden color with a thick head that settles somewhat quickly and is retained in a thin collar

S - banana and clove nose with wheaty malt behind it; enjoyable, but perhaps not as strong as a German version

T - smooth wheat malt flavor with banana and clove yeasty accents, slight hop finish

M - medium body with moderate carbonation

D - This is a decent version of a hefeweizen from an American brewery, perhaps one of the best. However, I'm still quite fond of the authentic German versions. It's worth a try and a very good beer, but if you like this a lot, you should also check out it's German cousins.

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Photo of kashmoney
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A- straw colored with big head and lacing on the glass

S-bananas, cloves, vanilla

T- sweet, banana flavor with clove/peppery finish. smooth.

M- thin

O- solid beer. nothing special but definitely one that will hit the spot on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of shivtim
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A hazy yellow, but not quite as hazy as a hefe should be. Small white head fades quickly. Nose is yeast and oranges. Taste is citrus and clove, with some anise. A bit spicy. Mouthfeel is great, nice for the style. Drinkability is above average. Overall a good american hefe.

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Photo of CHSLBrew
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Straw yellow beer with a glowing orangey hue in the center. Beautifully hazed with yeast. Fluffy head on top, perfect white; persisted decently, slowly down to a 1 cm head layer.

S-Slightly citrus, with a nice clovey tone and assertive, refreshing wheatiness.

T-Smooth, clovey-spicy with a hint of banana and a slight lemony essence lingering into the finish. Wheaty tang is certainly there, though not too aggressively.

M-Crisp and nearly puckering high carbonation, large-bubbled and cleansing on my palate. Medium-light body.

D-Perfect for a sunny summer day. Unfortunately, it's a bit gloomy out. But, it's a tasty brew and is quite smooth and enjoyable. Good for any weather patter, I suppose :)

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Photo of dhannes
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a slightly tapered glass (from Heineken) from a can.
Look--While not as cloudy as other hefeweizens, a cloudiness was present, along with a brilliant gold hue.
Smell--Lemon and...cured ham?
Taste--Less overwhelming than other hefeweizens, but still having that wheat profile, along with a sweetness and a touch of lemons.
Feel--Less body than most, but enjoyable...lightly carbonated.
Overall--I haven't been a fan of wheat beers in over 20 years, and while this might be a bit tame for hefeweizen purists, this was rather enjoyable. I probably wouldn't purchase this again, but I probably would drink this if offered to me.

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Photo of umustdrink
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy orange color. White head fades to a film. Small bits of lacing.

S - Sweet and light bubblegum yeasty smell and some earthy wheatiness. Also some mild hoppy bitterness.

T - Taste starts out with a light crispy bite, quickly into some earthy wheat & sweet yeast flavors. Some sweeter banana flavors come in briefly before a lightly bittersweet finish.

M - Light to medium consistency, with light carbonation.

D - Very easy drinking, nothing outstanding or terrible. I love hefes and this ones local so I'll be drinking it a lot this summer.

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Photo of malty
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice soapy (swirled the last inch of product and dumped into glass) golden orange with a bright white head that diminishes to a mere 1/8".

Nice sour citrus notes of lemon rind in the nose. Yeasty with a vanilla component.

Refreshing flavor of the lemon mixed with the yeasty backdrop. A little clove and white pepper (faint) but virtually no traditional bubblegum flavor.

Mouthfeel shines with ultra fine carbonation at a playful pace. On the lighter side of medium bodied with a nice clovey spice and citrus finish.

Drinkability is good. I can see myself drinking a couple or three in one sitting.

Overall a good utility Hefe for me. Better than most American Wheat Ales, but falls short of the high bar set by the Bavarians. A good wheat beer though, but nothing memorable.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of aswaller
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Doyle
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of granger10
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a solid golden color with a small white head that reduced to a thin layer above the beer. Smell was very wheaty and slightly bready. First flavor I taste is a sweet bready flavor. A grainy base comes in after that. Slight spicyness comes in from the yeast not spices. The finish is a little bitter and definitely acidic and dry. Lighter in body and easy to drink. Not a bad brew but nothing great either.

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

Tasted on 5/11/05 at Bricks (Beer Bar) in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Clear light gold but pretty hazy after swirled pour. Light clove and banana aroma and flavor with the clove standing out a bit more than the fruit. Light-medium bodied with a citric bite in the finish.

Pretty average Bavarian Hefeweizen.

Per SBC website: Summer Seasonal.
11.2 P, 20 IBU, 4.2% ABV, 4.2L (color).
Malts: 2-row Harrington, Wheat
Hops: Tettenanger

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Mealhouse
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of iHeartMNBeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of inbierveritas
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Summit Hefe Weizen from Summit Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 197 ratings.
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