Michigan Brewing Wheatland
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German Hefeweizen
3.53 | pDev: 14.16%
Michigan Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Michigan Brewing WheatlandMichigan Brewing Wheatland
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Photo of buschbeer
3.11/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle
Served in a weizen glass

A - It pours a pale yellow with a slight haze. It has an inch of white head.

S - Pale malt aroma with some fresh cut grass.

T - Mild spice. Pale malt flavors. Pretty bland.

M - Moderate to thin

O - Doesn't taste like a hefeweizen.

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Photo of pBRale
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From tasting notes 9-17-11
Poured into a snifter

Appearance: Hazy straw pour with a very foamy white head that settles surprisingly slowly and leaves a delicate but full lacing behind.

Smell: Very fresh citrus immediately hits the nose smelling of fresh lemons and orange zest. There is a bit of a wheat aroma, some pine, and more fresh squeezed lemons. Absolutely inviting.

Taste: The taste was not as vibrant as the nose, but it was still a nice blend of wheat, citrus (especially lemon), and yeast. Definitely better than the average run of the mill wheat beer, but certainly nothing mind-blowing.

Mouthfeel: Light body, medium to high carbonation, very crisp and a nice, refreshing finish. Again, nothing too impressive--about average for a wheat beer in my book.

Overall: This was a nice wheat beer on the whole, and although there are certainly better ones our there, this is still a good brew worthy of a try.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
3.01/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a cloudy very pale straw-like color. Looks a sweet lemonade. Provides a fluffy light 2 finger foam head with modedrate retention. There is plenty of lacing down the sides.

S: Very light on the nose. Some lemon zest, wet grains, wheat and straw.

T: Starts off really iight. There is some lemon zest up front. In the middle, there is some mild wet straw and grains. On the backend, there is more of the same with some wheat coming through more and more.

M: This is an extremely light bodied beer that comes across very thin. Not as clean and refreshing as you would expect from a Hefeweizen.

O: Overall this is not a Hefeweizen I would reach for. The flavor is not as clean and refreshing as you would expect.

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Photo of Tschnab
2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- pours a hazy yellow with a tiny cap and no lace.

S- really not much. grass, lemon, wheat, not much else.

t- like the nose, not much going on. It's definetly pleasent, but not exciting at all. It's watery, but I gave it mouthfeel points because it is really refreshing.

O- some pepper or tart acid could have made this like a saison-like summer ale. Some banana or clove could have made this more like a hefe. Instead it is kind of just stuck in beer limbo, as a wheaty, watery thirst quencher.

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Photo of ProfessorHomer
4.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Overall, one of the better wheat beers available in the USA. A great beer to drink on one of our scorching, 100 degree, humid summer days. Really slakes your thirst!

Part of the Beer of the Month gift club - thank you! :o)

A: cloudy, yeasty golden lemon color. Nice thin head, smallish carbonation.

S: Fresh grass, hops, grainy/wheaty smell.

T: clean, fresh wheat beer! Overwhelming taste of clean water, hops and wheat. VERY, very refreshing. Tastes better than it smells! This is one fine wheat beer!

M: very nice, wet, wheat beer.

O: A fantastic wheaty! Very impressed with this beer and wasn't expecting that - nice to get nice surprises. Only Michigan Brewing and Harpoon seem to have perfected this underapprecaited necessary American summer treat. Rather have this than ice cream in the summer. HIGHLY recommended! Nice job on this beer.

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Photo of CoalPorter
2.08/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A - cloudy pale yellow, a little sickly looking as the light comes through, a bright white head that leaves a ton of lacing on the glass

S - Not a ton of aroma, cheerios and a hint of citrus, like lemon pledge

T - not much here either, biscuit and cereal grain flavors with a little bit of mellow sweetness, no real hop character and no levels going on, no aftertaste which I guess is good

M - high carbonation, clean feel but almost too harsh, scrubbing the mouth

O - I guess this was "refreshing" in a cold beverage kinda way, but I would not have another.

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Photo of alpinebryant
2.89/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light straw yellow, about what I would expect for a hefeweizen with a massive head that left heavy lacing.

Aroma of light orange, some just barely there clove, and some wheat malt.

Taste is just like the aroma. This is definitely not a beer I would seek out, I would even say I would prefer a Circus Boy from Magic Hat over this Hefe. Medium to high carbonation, light body and uninspiring flavors. Relatively clean tasting, but nothing out of the ordinary. Easily drinkable

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Photo of EnJeiBee
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Mild yellow hazy pour with a 1-finger white head an decent lacing

S - Has a wheaty backbone with a pretty prominent spice character semi-reminiscent of belgian brews

T - Very similar to the scent, but the spice notes seem to be muted in the flavor

M - Thin and crisp with moderate carbonation

O - It's a decent hefeweizen, but nothing I would go out of my way to introduce others to. If the flavor matched the scent a little bit more I think it would definitely be a much more interesting beer.

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Photo of DannyDan
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a light golden yellow with a large head that has good retention and lacing with medium to high carbonation. The smell is of cloves, spices, yeast, wheat, and lemon. The taste is of yeast and wheat at first and than taste some citrus, spices, followed by some cloves and a banana finish to it. The mouthfeel is a light bodied that doesn't stay in the mouth, but goes goes very very easily. This is a decent beer for people that like a clean, crisp beer with a little bit of a banana, clove, and light citrus taste with no bitterness or aftertaste.

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Photo of Spiekerbox
2.72/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Light yellow with little head that goes away quickly.

S- Wheat malts, a little hop and clove scent.

T- Bready-yeasty flavor, nothing spectacular at all. Little hop bitterness on the finish but no flavor. A somewhat citrus-sour finish.

M- Crisp, thin bodied beer, pretty high carbonation.

D- Not impressed at all by this one, seems like MBC just wanted to make a generic wheat beer, do not plan on buying this one again.

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Photo of RickS95
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a glass of grapefruit juice with the thickest head I've ever seen.

Lots of spices in the nose...clove, all-spice; would think I was drinking something from Belgium.

Major head retention and lots of goodness at the bottom of the bottle. Has a nice flavor from the spices, evened out by the wheat.

Extremely cleansing mouthfeel, lots of carbonation.

Not sure I could drink this in the cold, but a good beer for the summer months.

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Photo of ralflott
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This WAS a pretty good, although variable, Bavarian Hefeweizen --until around 2008, that is, when MBC decided it was not selling enough and turned it into another dull "American" wheat beer. Too bad, considering how many unremarkable light beers MBC already offers.

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Photo of mikeal1917
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Went to Webberville today to try some brews!

Appearance: average Cloudy, Golden color, not too watery looking, not too thick. Nothing special

Smell: Light, airy smell, lots of hops and lots of Cloves

taste: Not a strong bitterness, somewhat tart, but only initially. Bread-like because of the yeast. Went well with Burger

Mouthfeel: thin, but not watery, not a strong aftertaste

Drinkability: excellent, not to much alcohol, right amount of bitterness

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Photo of WakeandBake
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A hazy light golden orange color with a very thin white head, light to medium carbonation . Aroma of bananna,orange and clove. Flavor is much the same with a good wheaty backbone,more orange ,bananna,and clove, a bit bready,yeasty, medium body,slightly oily mouthfeel, hoppy,spicy finish,yeasty aftertaste. Quite drinkable,and much better than expected.

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Photo of giblet
2.25/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

poured flat into my glass. light film of head. slow light carbonation. not much to smell. taste was like a split between a wheat beer and distilled water. no finish to this beer. almost non detecable lace. i was as disappointed in this beer as i was impressed with michigan brewings' celis white.

pass on this and go with the celis.

suckem up and movem out.


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Photo of association330
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a light golden color that is hazy and thick with yeast in suspension. A half-finger of eggshell white head quickly drops to a thin cap. A few spots of lacing linger.

S - Lemon/orange zest, 'old barn' wheat character, a note of bananas and spices.

T - Wheat, bread, bubblegum notes, and subtle spices (pepper and cardamom being the most recognizable). Finishes a bit yeasty, with a strong emphasis on lemon zest. The citrus is a little heavy-handed, and the brew is rather sour.

M - Carbonation is between moderate and aggressive, about right for the style. Light to medium-bodied, and easy-drinking.

D - A decent stab at the style, but this could never hold a candle to a truly great hefe. It'd be more enjoyable if they could corral the overly aggressive lemon finish.

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Photo of soupyman10
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A mediocre wheat beer, a little bit of a stretch to call it a hefeweizen - tastes like a blander American pale wheat ale to me. Light yellow, weak head and lacing. Nose and flavor is some wheat and fruit, but this one didn't really blow me away (my least liked of the taster I bought). Body is too thin. Overall, highly mediocre.

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Photo of Gehrig
3.22/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I grabbed this at the excellent Neil St. Piccadilly. Nicely colored Hefeweizen, a bit darker than most with a clear, medium orange hue. Yet there was practically no head despite decent, soda-like carbonation, a real disappointment. Nicely malted, with lemon and orange peel certainly detectable. Decent taste, but the fact that it flattened fairly quickly didn't help matters at all. Good malt coalesces with floral hops, but the poor texture drags this down.

In all, this was fairly unimpressive not only for the decent taste but the flat body. Many other Hefeweizens are far better than this. Mediocre.

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Photo of orangemoustache
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a cloudy yellow with a nice sized off white head that leaves some patchy lace here and there

S-this has a very nice sweet citrus,bubblegum,semi floral aroma

T-nice bite of lemon right upfront followed by a hawiian bread backbone that mixes with earthy notes of yeast

M-a medium body and nice bubbly carbonation are very refreshing,mildly creamy even,with a slightly dry yeasty finish

D-I was'nt expecting much when I opened this unassuming bottle,but this American Hefeweizen is a sleeper!

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Photo of Bighuge
4.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy lemon yellow body. Bubbly snow white head sits on top. Lace is spotty in nature but quite abundant enough in quantity. Great nose of lemony wheat tanginess, banana and bubblegum esters, cardamon and cooked sugar cane. The beer is nicely carbonated and feels pretty full in the mouth. Oh maybe medium to medium-full in body viscosity. Nice bready malt base on the palate. Banana and bubblegum accent mildly. Spice notes are subtle and add complexity, with cardamon a nice addition on the palate as well. This is not a heavy handed hefe-weizen, but it does have some of the characteristics as well as some other nice additions. This is quite drinkable and I'd drink a bit of this in the summer if it were available here.

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Photo of ZAP
4.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i expected a basic run of the mill wheat ale but was surprised by the nice hefeweizen like aroma of banana and cloves.

Taste is clearly hefeweizen...nice banana and cloves again but finishes with some lemony spritziness...

Very thirst quenching and easy drinking....flavorful but not over the top. Probably a notch below the German heavy hitters but this is a quality American made hefe I would gladly enjoy many of.

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Photo of Ch1mpy
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an unclear yellow colour but grows a decent head. Smell is of the standard wheatbeer aromas accompanied by bananas and pineapple.

First I thought that the taste was a little too pale but after a few zips you are surprised that is actually rather complex with tones of fruit and berries shining through the carbonation.

I would not mind drinking this on a warm day in July (rather than a chilling night in early March).

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Photo of bark
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The colour is pale yellow - green. The liquid is a bit hazy with lots of bubbles. The finger thick head is white and compact. Good lacing.

The smell is sourish with a distinct wheat flavour. Some perfumed notes of green apples and kiwi fruits. There are some notes of wheat dough and yeast, too.

The taste is fresh with lots of green apples. It is not as sour as I expected. Some dough and yeast, some sour exotic fruits. The aftertaste is fruity and a bit sour with notes of wheat bread/dough and a very mild bitterness in the finish.

The carbonation is medium; the bubbles are small. The liquid is very smooth, almost thick.

An OK hefeweizen... I would have liked some more sourness. The style is more American than German.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from plaztikjezuz, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a very thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of lemon, wheat and spice with a touch of hops.

T: The taste is bready and sweet with flavors of wheat, lemon, bananas and coriander spice. The malt character but still keeps the beer on the light side. There’s a mild hops presence that provides a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is a nice lighter beer that I could drink several of even if it wouldn’t necessarily be my first choice.

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Photo of sweethome
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy yellow. Light and fluffy head.

Nose is banana and some clover. Slight rubber/plastic.

This rolls on to the palate very well. Smooth feel, rather full for style, then a citric bite that is quite pleasing. Banana flavors shine through. Just a hint of clove late. Finish is fairly long, leaves a sweet banana flavor and a bit of the citrus.

A pretty solid hefe, easy to drink, decent flavor profile.

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