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Hefty Weiss | Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
Illinois, United States
onionpub.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 01-05-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
36
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
34.18%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
For Trade:
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 36
Reviews by kif:
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1.67/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A - Dark orange color, no head, no lacing

S - Really smelled of old bananas to me. Some lemon also. Not a super strong smell.

T - Almost no banana flavor which I found odd for a hefeweizen. a bit of caramel, but overall just tasted like a skunky old beer. Just in case I was crazy, I had 5 other people try a sip or two who are all BAs, and everyone agreed. Either there was something wrong with the keg, or this is just a really terrible beer. For the first time ever I had to send back a beer. The bartender said I was not the first to say it was a drain pour.

M - Flat. No carbonation at all. Not an enjoyable feel.

O - I really like hefeweizen's but this was terrible. I could not get past a couple sips and had to drain pour it. For the first Onion beer I have tried, it really made an extremely poor first impression. I really hope it was just a bad keg, or some really really dirty keg lines (seems unlikely based on the bar).

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More User Reviews:
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of OneEyedBulldog
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tumbler with a lemon, no thanks.

Very murky brownish dark orange color, opaque with a few randomly surfacing stray pond bubbles. Not much head, and no lace at all. Doesn't look all that appealing to be honest.

Sweet bready aroma and taste, some impression of banana chips, but nothing in the way of fresh banana. Light astringency, slight paperiness. Feel is average, the sweetness and lack of expressive yeast makes for an average Hefeweizen.

This is way too much like Hacker-Pschorr or similar mass produced and overly sweet Hefes... take a look at Dancing Man as an example of a good domestic Hefe.

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Photo of enelson
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tommy5
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dohdaman
4.14/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kyle1986
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of sdonegan
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of cnbrown313
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of NIURicky
4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of sweemzander
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jscheuf
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a weizen glass (with a lemon wedge) at the brewpub.

And my visit to the Onion ends here. It pours a surprisingly clear golden straw topped by a finger of white micro-froth. The nose comprises wheat, lemon zest, cardamom, coriander, and flowers. The lemon wedge may have biased my nose, but I did try to work around it. The taste holds notes of mandarin oranges, lemon zest, coriander, wheat, and a minor touch of caramel. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice hefe, though it seems lacking in the way of hefe-ness, so to speak. I'm not really sure how else to put it. Still pretty good, though.

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Photo of Tone
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear amber color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of wheat, sweet malt, slight alcohol, hint of clove, hint of yeast, and a hint of pine. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, slight yeast, hint of hop, hint of alcohol, and a hint of bubblegum. Overall, poor appearance, very low carbonation for a Hefeweizen, decent aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of ruckus232
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fergster75
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of maxcoinage
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Suds
4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is a gusher. After a quick pour and a cleanup, though, the beer is amazing. It has a tall white head and a dark gold, Amber color. Some haze. The smell is strong of bubblegum and malt, flowery hops, and subtle spice. Medium sweetness and lots of wheat softness. Great!

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Photo of zeff80
3.19/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CreedeSon
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev +13%

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Hefty Weiss from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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