Altstadt Brewery

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Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #218
Ranked #29,988
3.8 | pDev: 16.84%
Altstadt Brewery
Texas, United States
Very Good
Notes: A traditional German Wheat beer. More than half of the malt used in this full-bodied brew is made up of German malted wheat. But the star of this brew is the yeast! Fermented in our open fermentation vessels, the yeast is free to impart a variety of fruity and spicy clove-like flavors.

15 IBU
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 22 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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CTBrewReview from Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer tries to hit all the notes of a good German Hefeweizen but misses the fullness factor. The look is a bit lighter than a typical hefe and the smell has a light citrus note. The taste has the hefe taste but full of citrus. Overall this is a beer I would have on a hot day in Texas but not in the beer halls.

Oct 06, 2021
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allengarvin from Texas

2.59/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This pours out a very cloudy beer, yellow-color, with a head that nearly immediately fades to nothing but a thinnish layer. Nose is quite phenolic, and not too pleasant. Taste, likewise is just incredibly over-phenolic, more than any German hefe I've ever tried. It is harsh, medicinal, and not a good taste. Watery body.

This is just a bad hefeweizen, like a bad homebrew first attempt.

Sep 30, 2021
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

1.57/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Pours a very hazy pale yellow with no head. Literally smells like bananas, can't even smell the yeast. Tastes like bananas with just a hint of something that tastes similar to beer. Pretty fizzy beer, has a light feel to it. I know they advertise that this beer gives of distinctive clove & banana aromas, but its just to much for my palate.

Sep 11, 2020
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy yellow-amber color with a two finger head of puffy white foam. The head fades slowly over time leaving a moderate sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is massive of a banana and wheat smell mixed with a ton clove and some sweet citrus smells. Along with these aromas comes a bit of hay and some grass, and with the rest produce a very robust and inviting spiced wheat bread aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice wheat bread flavor that has a good showing of a slightly unripe banana and some citrus. These tastes last throughout the taste and create a base flavor, only changing a bit at the end as the wheat gets a little lighter and the banana and the citrus get stronger. After the initial flavors greet the tongue, other flavors of a clove and coriander spice begins developing, with these getting stronger as the taste moves on as well. At the same time a touch of hay comes onto the scene and with the rest of the tastes ends up leaving one with a sweeter but quite nice hefe flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the style the feel is good and matched the wheat bread flavors very well.
Overall – A rather nice brew overall with lots of flavor. A rather easy sipping brew.

Mar 08, 2020
Hefeweizen from Altstadt Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 22 ratings