Ewald The Golden
Utepils Brewing Co

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German Hefeweizen
Ranked #24
Ranked #7,538
4.08 | pDev: 5.64%
Utepils Brewing Co
Minnesota, United States
Very Good
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Notes: A heavenly Hefeweizen created by your head brewer. With a hazy golden hue and aromas of banana and clove, This Bavarian style brew pairs pale wheat with malted barley and finishes with a bubbly foam halo.
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 55
Reviews by terabin:
Photo of terabin
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is a beautiful example of the classic German hefe style. It's bubbly like champagne, it's like eating banana bread, it's creamy and super pleasing in its mouthfeel. Look out Weihenstephaner! You have competition in Minnesota of all places!

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: cloudy pale orange, large billowy head, thick lacing. Aroma: full on banana, a little cloce, some lemon. Taste: more banana and lemon with faint clove notes. Finish: short and light. Mouthfeel: on the lighter end of medium bodied with a nice chewy texture. Comments: great example of the style. It gives Schell's hefe a run for its money, and reminds me why I should drink more hefe.

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Photo of zeff80
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tap at the Beacon Public House. Poured a cloudy, yellow color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of banana, clove and wheat. Banana dominated the flavor profile with some wheat in the background.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasting notes from 10/24/17
Had on-tap at Stone Arch at the Minneapolis Airport in Minneapolis, MN

Appearance - Served in a tulip, hazy and straw yellow in color with a thin, consistent layer of suds atop. Some broken lines and a handful of spotting makes up the lacing.

Smell - Aroma is strong banana with a hint of spice. Strong wheat undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Banana upfront with a touch of clove spice, but the back-end is dominated by an emerging wheat flavor. Ghostly trace of bubble gum. Slight lemony bite on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with bitey carbonation. Easy drinker with a touch of chalky texture. Smooth finish. 4

Overall - A commendable US made hefe. Doesn't quite hit all the flavors you'd expect (bubble gum is mostly absent), but I'm enjoying it moreso than the sum of all it's parts, or lack thereof.

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Photo of pat61
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: hazy straw gold under a 2" lacy white blanket of foam with good retention

S: banana, banana bread, a hint of clove, spice and a trace of juicy fruit bubble gum

T: The flavors follow the aromas with a little more wheat and fruit character

F: This is a very creamy, medium full bodied beer with medium high carbonation

O: the beer is very sessionable and worth repeating

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Photo of mngermanshepherd
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A solid beer with great taste. First taste was from a can at Target Field; bought a 4 pack later for home enjoyment and was not disappointed. The wheat really shines and the chewy feeling is great. Definitely a must try for the craft connoisseur!

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Photo of jmh21
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of elec
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of garymuchow
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Even though they have a krystal version this one presents a lot like one too. Only slightly cloudy and really crisp and sharp like a lager. A bit of tartness at times and not having a fluffy soft feel, and again instead more clean like a lager.
Good banana and clove flavors but seems to have a little less wheat than some others. Aroma does carry a good amount of wheat. Some dryness on the finish.
Solid all around.
Kinda' fun to have hefe in the middle of a nasty cold streak (going on several days not getting above 0).

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Photo of ZAP
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L-Impressive glowing cloudy yellow/gold....perfect pillowy head...

S-Light banana, vanilla, cloves....cloves are slightly more assertive...

T-Nice underlying banana notes as well as a nice punch of cloves...

F-Carbonation is pretty much spot on. Light side of medium bodied...feels about right,..maybe could be a bit more rounded..

O-Nicely made hefeweizen with a nice balance of banana and clove esters.....certainly not a sweet banana/vanilla bread type version....this is more balanced and very refreshing.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thoroughly hazed, pale golden color, beautiful ivory head, leaving lace behind.

In the nose: Straw first, then comes the fruit. Banana, citrus, then a little touch of clove. Light, airy, lovely. Just right.

In the mouth: slightly sweet, fresh and refreshing. Smooth wheat malt texture. Light bodied and quaffable. Spot on rendition of the style. Hefeweizens are great summer satisfiers for sure, but they are terrific drinks at any other time as well. And this one is quite tasty. I'd rank it among the better locally made versions, hands down.

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Photo of Mdog
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 16oz can:

Appearance: Pale yellow, only a bit of haze, good head.

Smell: Nice banana aroma, some clove.

Taste: Moderate sweetness, good banana flavor with clove and lemon in the finish.

Overall: Picked up a 4 pack from this local. A nice hefe, easy drinking and balanced flavor. I like a little more banana in my hefes but this one is close. It should probably be a little more hazy but I'm picking nits. Good beer!

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Photo of smcolw
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Minor head but nice streaks of lace. Naturally cloudy with a lemon gold color.

Powerful malted wheat aroma. The banana is in the background.

Watery with a higher carbonation level. Outside of that, the beer packs in the flavor. It features a predominately wheaty taste with a bit of fruitiness.

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Photo of wotan
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best Hefe outside of Bavaria

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Photo of defunksta
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Completely hazy. Pours a mixed yellow, golden color that is layered with teh golden near the top and lighter yellow at the bottom. A strong, yeasty head that sticks around for a long time. (3.75)
Aroma: Tons of banana and bubblegum esters. Then lemon. Lots of DoubleBubble or even Juicyfruit given the lemon. . Then also a strong bready aroma. Definitely could confuse this for banana bread, except there is a little bit of clove throughout. (4.0)
Flavor: Strong banana and bread flavors. Loses some of the bubblegum. Lots of banana, bread, and yeast. Subtle lemon. Less honey tan I expected and finishes rather dry. Yet even with the yeast dryness, the banana flavor is strong. (4.0)
Feel: Medium bodied, but tons of volume. Well carbonated. Yeasty and pillowy on the mouth. Banana lingers on the tongue through the drying yeast. (3.75)

Overall: This is a great hefeweizen. It has more bread and banana flavors, yet dryer than I expected. The banana flavor is more natural and maybe that's due to less clove and spice. I don't drink a whole lot of these, so I can't confidently compare it to a benchmark. Overall, I think a great impression of the style. (Final Rating: 3.91)

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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LostHighway
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MooseBoose
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Very nice cloudy golden body with some white bubbles. And it smells great too, banana, wheat, clove, bubblegum, and barley. But the taste was not up to par, banana up front is way too sweet, clove is quickly lost to a watery body that devolves into sweet bubble gum, needs more wheat. Thus the feel also fell short, got to have the wheat in there prominently, clearly an american take on the style

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Photo of bsp77
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Haybeerman
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sparx1100
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of einman
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ewald The Golden from Utepils Brewing Co
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 55 ratings