Summit Hefe Weizen | Summit Brewing Company

Summit Hefe WeizenSummit Hefe Weizen
BA SCORE
43.7%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 197 ratings
Summit Hefe WeizenSummit Hefe Weizen
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ADR on 05-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,434
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
197
Liked:
86
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
12.33%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 197 |  Reviews: 133
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of edwardhopper
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a big hefe wizen fan, but I pulled this from a Summit variety pack. Color is a nice golden yellow. Flavor is complex but nicely balanced with the typical banana/spice you would expect from this style. Overall a little heavy and not as refreshing, but a well rounded entry and a must try for any hefe weizen fan.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of isualum12
2.97/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

So my chance to have summit. I grabbed it from a shipment and was excited to get it.

It smells fruity with flowers
Taste is not good. Skunk with bitter. Just not for me. I do feel that if I had poured it colder it would have been better.
Lots of carbonization on the tongue.

Overall this beer is not for me. .

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Photo of JohannBock
2.94/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gotta love college budgets, first review in a while. Poured into my 21st birthday mug.

A: Nice golden orange color. Clear with tons of carbonation and bubbles rising to the top. 2 finger head that sticks around for a while and settles into about an inch of head that sticks around for the whole trip. Pretty nice lacing as well.

S: Only citrus, maybe some malts too. Very sweet smelling.

T: Follows the nose. Heavy on the citrus, pretty much exclusively sweet. Maybe a little alcohol at the end? Seems off for the abv but thats what it seems like. Finishes pretty clean.

M: Lots of carbonation, but has a crisp mouthfeel, light but not thin.

O: Solid beer, not my favorite hefe but i could drink it on a nice summers day.

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Photo of TheDudeRules
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Surly pint glass.

Pours a light straw color. Pillowy white head sits atop. Dissipates rather quickly. Smells like citrus. A fair amount of carbonation. Goes down with ease. Slight hop character with a citrus finish. A very typical summer hefe. Good but not spectacular.

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3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint. Bottled on 4/27/11.

A: Pours a nearly clear, light golden color with 1-1/2 fingers of off-white head. Strong retention and lace, active carbonation.

S: Light banana, faint spice, a little earth.

T: Like the smell, starts with light banana notes and then adds some spice in the middle. Overall, the flavor is too tame, leaves me wanting more.

M: Quite good, light and very creamy.

O: A nice beer, but I really wish there were more going on with the flavor and aromas. Would make a good thirst-quencher for a hot day.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle says enjoy by 6 September 2011.

Pours a nice cloudy golden straw yellow, like late summer wheat. A nice stack of head, about two fingers, white. Retention is decent, lacing is pretty good.

Smell - lots of fruit and yeast. Great banana and wheat aromas. A bit of spice, but mostly it's lovely sweet ripe fruit with some pungent yeast.

Taste is surprisingly tangy and a bit rough. There's more bitterness than I'd like, and not enough of those banana, yeast, and wheat flavors. Tastes a little like tonic water. Disappointing. Finishes bitter, drying out, but the bitter holds on still.

Mouthfeel - I find the carbonation to be too high, as the beer can't really settle down with all those bubbles flying around. Thin-bodied, as expected.

An okay beer, but not one I'll feel inclined to drink again. It's refreshing on a hot day, and I can finish the glass. But it's sharp and rough, with more bitterness and carbonation than I want from it, and it's missing those delicious fruit, wheat, and yeast flavors that the smell promised.

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Summit Hefe Weizen from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 43.7% out of 100 with 197 ratings
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