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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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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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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