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

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3.54/5
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36 Ratings
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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

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Added by TMoney2591 on 01-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,912
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
36
pDev:
14.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of latackbeer
4.77/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm a sucker for a Great Hefe.

Nose right away double bubble favorite gum! Light Lemon highlights.

Poured a murky orange with a huge puffy cloud with lots of stickiness.

Taste is excellent, Spark of Clove and a hint of caramel great mouthful.

Loved it so much purchased my first Growler from the Wild onion filled with this delicious brew!!

Great service and my type of Pub!!

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Photo of NIURicky
4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

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

Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev +13%

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

Photo of cnbrown313
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of fergster75
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Nurt20
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 mush
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 zaraspook
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sdonegan
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of jscheuf
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of maxcoinage
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Fcolle2
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%

Pours amber in with haze and a thin head. Smell has predominately banana esters along with a large wheat presence,sweet doughy malt,and yeast. Somewhat thicker for the style but moderate amount of carbonation help cut the body

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

Photo of scruffwhor
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Hefty Weiss from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 36 ratings
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