Summit Hefe Weizen | Summit Brewing Company

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3.65/5
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199 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#35,397
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
199
pDev:
12.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
13
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Ratings: 199 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of elec
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.17/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured golden and presented with a slight amount of haziness, a little bit below average I would say, but a full on 2/3" white head on the top. Aroma goes light on the clove and banana yeast stuff, more wheat noticeable than yeast.

Taste delivers much the same the nose does, straddles the line between a pale wheat beer and a hefe in a typical way. Carbonation is above average. Lots of wheat this one could be up around the 50% range. Lemon and grain continues to be the dominant stuff throughout the mouth feel of the beer, nothing changes up as you get into the back of the bottle other than that very light banana feel.

This one is more akin to something your old lady would put a piece of fruit into or a palate cleanser.

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Photo of Lundste
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dhannes
3.54/5  rDev -3%
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 beerguy04
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden with a white head. Smell and taste is banana wheat. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Overall I love this style do to its sweet banana taste.

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Photo of corywalston
4.54/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ryancl
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ipeters1017
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz can into a weizen glass, pours a cloudy gold with a huge white head, dissipating slowly and leaving lots of lacing. Smells slightly sweet, floral hop profile, and spicy. Taste is fruity, with a sharp wheat bite and a spicy funkiness that reminds me of a saison. Mouthfeel is smooth, and rather thick and creamy. The texture throws me off a bit, but overall this is a nice, refreshing summer beer.

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Photo of TooGood
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kraticus41
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shy5
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MNAle
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
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 Pacioli1445
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopb4fg
2.97/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Is this different from their old hefe? It barely even tastes like a hefeweizen.
This is a poor attempt at one. So many better ones out there.

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Photo of Metalsnota
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ferretferret
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours light gold. Thin, foamy, short white head that fades fast.

Smells grassy, lemon, citrus, spice, banana, fruit and Doughy malt.

Tastes doughy malt, clove, citrus, grassy, apple and spice. Finish is dry with a spice and yeast Funk linger. Lighter medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

Light tasting beer

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunuelian
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boinknet
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of AlexBassBerger
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of assman79
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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Summit Hefe Weizen from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 199 ratings