Weizen | Colbitzer Heidebrauerei

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Brewed by:
Colbitzer Heidebrauerei

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9
Reviews by tone77:
Photo of tone77
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of bananas. Taste is wheat, bananas are present but much less pronounced than in the aroma. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and solid beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16.9oz can into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, caramelized malts, some bananas and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of bananas, caramel and citrus come in. The hop presence is very mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 ml can - Poured into a weizen glass:

Pours clouded golden yellow with a lasting head that leaves lacing.

The smell is banana and clove.

The taste is of banana with clove in the finish. Strong flavor.

It is creamy and refreshingly smooth.

A nice example of a traditional HW. Banana with clove spicing in the finish.

A very good value for 1.25 (at Sun Devil Liquors in Mesa, AZ). An easy-drinking basic Hefeweizen.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.84/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

CAN: 1 pint .9 fl oz. Standard pull-tab. Imported for U.S. by Iron Horse Beverage LLC.

5.3% ABV.

APPEARANCE: Interestingly, the body lacks a hefeweizen's signature haziness/cloudiness. Copper colour. No yeast/lees are visible within. Looks almost more like a Kellerweizen.

AROMA: Banana esters. Clove. Powdery spice (something close to nutmeg or even cinnamon). Pilsner malt. Vanilla/vanillin.

Fresh wheat isn't overt; I might not even know this was a wheat beer in a blind tasting.

I'm more of a orange peel/fresh wheat hefeweizen aroma guy over this beer's banana/vanilla aromatics, but it's generally appealing without promising a beer with really fresh flavours.

TASTE: Matches the aroma, emphasizing banana and faint vanilla instead of the orange peel and fresh wheat I tend to prefer. Clove works its way in, there's pale malt...it's fine. Balanced albeit simple like most hefeweizens, but I hoped for more depth and vividness of flavour.

Not real hoppy or even yeasty. I find no off-flavours.

TEXTURE: Soft, smooth, wet, medium-bodied, somewhat refreshing.

Not oily, rough, scratchy, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

OVERALL: I'll enjoy polishing off the $4.29 4 pack, but I've had better budget hefeweizens (especially in Germany). Live Oak's Hefeweizen runs something like $7.19 a sixer at Total Wine in Austin, and it's a vastly superior beer for only cents more per oz.


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Photo of beerbuddy11735
4.67/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Kayakguy
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bparsons33
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed the 500ML can. It poured great in my weizen glass. I notice the great banana and Clove smell when poring the beer. The head was a wonderful white color with a great golden/yellow body. The taste was very clean and refreshing. Over all a wonderful surprise.

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Weizen from Colbitzer Heidebrauerei
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 9 ratings