Big Horn Hefe Weizen | Ram Restaurant & Brewery

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Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kdog630 on 07-24-2006

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 16
Reviews by MaddDogg84:
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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1/5  rDev -70.1%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a short weizen glass)

A- This beer had a thick mousy white head that lasted and lasted. It sat on a hazy, murky yellow body with no sign of carbonation visible.

S- The smell of bubblegum dominate with a hint of breadiness as it warmed.

T- The taste of bready wheat was mixed with bubblegum, banana and a hint of clove that were all pretty bright flavors. The finish was a faint yeasty note and no hops were noticed.

M- Even though the mouthfeel was medium-full there was a watery texture to the finish.

D- This had all the characteristics of a Hefe but it could have used some more depth or something to make it a little more interesting. The watery finish was a little off and distracted from the flavors.

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Photo of pmcadamis
3.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - This one is lemon yellow and extremely cloudy. In the middle, no light gets through and the yellow hue looks almost orange from the dense turbidity. The head is pretty huge, and stays around for awhile. Looks tasty!

S - Lemon and wheat on the nose. Smells really sweet and doughy behind the bitter lemon tang.

T - Lemony and tart at first, then sweet and creamy in the midpalate, before finishing dusty and dry.

M - Could be a bit thicker, but it's nice enough. It's pretty creamy and medium bodied with a moisture wicking dryness at the end that leaves you wanting another sip.

D - This is a pretty good hefe. My fiance drank a big 22 oz mug, and she rarely even finishes a normal 12 oz bottle of other beers. I too think that it's pretty damn quaffable. I think that I would have enjoyed this even more if I came into the brewery after a long hot walk across the parking lot from Woodfield Mall.

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Photo of Purp1eOne
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of SchaefMan
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was great. My one complaint about Hacker Pschorr's flavor is that it is a bit faint or weak. This has all of the flavor that you expect from a good Hefe, but is more robust.

The appearance is as you would expect, with the brownish yellow hazy color, and white head. I was able to pour without letting the head get to big, because I knew it would take awhile to dissipate.

I, too, got a definite wiff of bubblegum, or banana, and the taste was good. Not so much clove, but a similar banana bubblegum thing...

There was decent carbonation, since I poured it as soon as I got it home, but a very smooth feel.

I will be refilling the jug repeatedly, because the drinkability is high.

Try this stuff. The jug is 3 bucks, and on Fridays, the refills are only 4 bucks. That averages out to the same price as Miller or Bud, but it actually has flavor and body to it.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of tronester
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy golden. very small head. Smells lemony and peppery. Taste is lemongrass up front, followed by wheat bread and a sugary sweet finish. Mouthfeel is good medium carbonation. Overall a good hefe that I would want to get again. It needed a bit more yeast character but that's not too big a deal.

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Photo of kdog630
2.97/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Billed as a traditional German Hefe and it looked like those from the Fatherland. Had a glass there and ordered a growler. Even 24 hours from the brewery, it maintained a nice head with excellent lacing.

The aroma, however, was a little weak compared to better examples of the style. Instead of a strong banana/clove, it seemed subdued. This was also reflected in the flavor. Don't get me wrong, it was better than an American Wheat, but needed more malt presence up front and yeast flavoring in the finish.

Overall, it was very drinkable. I would, however, recommend the wheat offered by the brewery down the street. This one just needs a little more character.

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Photo of gimp24
3.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First review :)

Had this from their 3oz sampler trays a few months ago, and decided to give it another go since it stuck out of the other six samples of beer. Called in, picked it up in a growler and cracked it open thirty minutes later.

A: Yellow, cloudy and bubbly

S: Sweet with slight citrus and hints of banana

T: I swear it was like a banana beer, not heavy in banana but like a tease of it in every sip. In between a light and medium mouth feel with a pretty smooth finish considering the carbonation.

D: Growler fills are $4.50 on Friday and Saturdays. I'll probably be getting this every weekend and designate it my summer beer.

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.46/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Big Horn Hefe Weizen from Ram Restaurant & Brewery
3.35 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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