Ebel's Weiss Beer
Two Brothers Brewing Company

Ebel's Weiss BeerEbel's Weiss Beer
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German Hefeweizen
Ranked #205
Ranked #35,528
3.71 | pDev: 13.75%
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Ebel's Weiss BeerEbel's Weiss Beer
Notes: Ebel's Weiss beer is a very traditional German Hefeweizen that is naturally unfiltered. It has wonderful malt sweetness and a soft aroma of clove, vanilla, and banana. This deep golden colored weiss will make you think you are in Bavaria.
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Photo of barnzy78
2.86/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, shared with my wife; a gift from her aunt Grace. Best By 03/17/19. The last time I had this was probably almost 10 years ago and I wasn't a fan. Rigorous pour produces a hazy yellow-golden body capped by a very thin white head that holds minimal retention. Aroma is definitely weissbier and smells good: banana, clove, wheat, lemony citrus, earthy hops. Flavors are less appealing: lots of banana esters with wheat, clove, lemongrass, and noble hops; but it's too much banana making it sweet. Lighter body, ample carbonation, sweeter finish. Still just ok in my opinion. Too much banana - fermented too warm? So many other options out there that it will probably be another 10 years before I have this again.

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Photo of atomicbeer
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft imperial pint at Midway airport Chicago. Somewhat cloudy golden yellow color , very sparse white head. Big clove and banana aroma. Flavor follows with prickly pepper and wheat spice to differentiate it and give extra character. A bit of vanilla in there too. Very nice with my Cobb salad.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into glass
Clear golden, little carbonation

No head, scant white foam islands

Yeasty aroma

Yeasty taste

Clean finish, low sudsing

Okay beer

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a super refreshing Hefeweizen that hits many of the notes I want in the style. I get a pleasantly light and refreshing beer with the banana and clove not overpowering the beer. The citrus note is very faint and you have to dig to get it, but everything is well balanced. I wouldn't seek it out again, but would happily drink it if offered one. It's solid, just in a style I don't really drink all that often.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

A: hazy; deep gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: bubblegum is prevalent, with clove and citrus in the background;

T: follows the nose; also a little medicinal; no bitterness;

M: light bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: the medicinal part of the flavor was not what I wanted;

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Photo of Adivis12
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

16 ounce pint. Pours brown/yellow. Heavy on the banana and bubble gum. A little spicey. Very easy drinking beer, great for a summer day, suitable for a fall evening.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. It pours a light golden color as you take in the aroma of bananas. There is a very good banana/wheat taste to it that make for very smooth and easy drinking.

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Photo of bnes09
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Transparent golden color. Good head on the pour but recedes quickly. Nice, yeasty banana and clove flavor with herbal hop. Light body. High carbonation. Subtle yeast texture.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ebel's Weiss is refreshing and does its job, but does not distinguish itself.
For a good-looking style, Ebel's is a bit below par: very little foam and a hybrid clear, between a lager and a hefe.
Smells are classic: yeast working on the wheat to produce decent banana.
Tastes are largely the same, just not a lot of yum-yum that I get from a Bavarian master's yeast. Bubbles cleanse the palate well and modest hops merely balance and never elbow their way into the fore. A soft finish despite the carbonation.

This review is after at least three different times over probably a decade. I'll have Ebel's a fourth time if offered, but there are hefes with better yeasts to repeat.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark straw color with a hint of orange, ultra thin broken lace that soon disapates entirely. At first, the aroma is slightly grassy, but soon turns sweet. There is also a presence of fresh wheat, bubblegum, spices and light banana. The taste is herbal but becomes sweeter as it warms. Light phenols, bubblegum, wheat and barley. I also notice a distinct lemony taste. The feel is light to medium bodied and crisp.The body and taste feel a bit thin at times. Although it is not the greatest Hefeweizen I've ever had, it is pleasant to drink overall.

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Photo of dwillie733
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good weiss beer without the price of a German beer. Has the overall taste and smell of a weiss beer and goes veryv well with a lemon. Would recommend a good beer to enjoy with a good steak.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow beer, full inch of white head that sucks at retention. Aroma was all bready.

Taste was run of the mill average wheat beer. Easy drinking, a little bit of citrus tang to it. A little bit of clovey spice rack going on. Lighter barley/wheat malts going on than average even.

Not really a beer you can be gung ho on, or against.

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Photo of jwc215
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a hefeweizen glass:

Pours slightly hazed golden yellow with a fluffy white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of bread, soft banana, light bubblegum and a touch of clove.

The taste is of banana, sweet vanilla, spicy clove. Sweetness turns to a semi-dry finish.

It is crisp, creamy and smooth.

A wheat ale with enough HW characteristics to fit the style. A nice interpretation of the style.

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Photo of dar482
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a hazy deep yellow/straw.

The beer offers banana, fruity esters, clove, vanilla, hints of bubble gum, wheat, onto a light bitterness on the finish. An easy drinking beer without too much going on after the initial fruitiness up front. Similar to Dreamweaver for an American attempt at a hefeweizen.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy straw color , lots of carbonation, a couple fingers of white head that is gone fast

Very fruity smell, one of the first times it picked up pronounced bananas from a weisbeer

Fruity taste but light enough to be refreshing

A bit of substance on the mouth

a nice enough wheat beer

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very cloudy pale yellow body, non-uniform but velvety white head, good ambient carbonation. Solid 'MEH' bottle art. Nose has some delicious nutty banana and warm vanilla, but plagued by a minor metallic note. Taste steps back a bit, in both power and clarity, and still has that metallic flaw. Bready throughout. Clove is very mild. Thin body, even for the style, but pleasant tickling/prickly carbonation.
All in all, one of my favorite widely available (locally at least) beers, especially of this style, even edging out some true German hefe's. It has a minor flaw here and there, but still a great brew.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy straw gold under a cream colored foam cap. Bready nose and palate with banana, clove and vanilla. Medium to medium full body, medium to medium high carbonation. A very refreshing and easy to drink beer.

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Photo of ScottieWags01
4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Ebel's Weiss is the best American version of a Hefeweizen or Weizen that I have tried, even better than Dreamweaver. It has the same characteristics of a Bavarian Hefe, except everything is toned down a little compared to drinking a Schneider or a Weihenstephaner. Lighter gravity and ever so slightly less flavor. It actually doesn't give up too much flavor as there is quite a bit of clove, banana, and bubblegum flavors; slightly floral as well, maybe it's the coriander. Didn't find it very estery and the mouthfeel is a lot like Dreamweaver to be honest. No alcohol taste. Overall, looks and tastes great!

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Photo of TH28
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. 8/23/15 code date. Appearance: Cloudy light golden, with minimal white head, especially for style. Aroma: Banana is strong, with some clove as well. Typical weizen yeast. Taste: Sweet, grainy maltiness, with a hint of banana and strong clove. Bitterness is minimal. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a slight creaminess and slickness in the tongue. Carbonation is low for the style. Finish: Banane esters and clove phenols linger retro nasally long after the swallow. Overall: Great weizen yeast character. This serving is under carbonated for the style, but well wishing code date on bottle. Tastes good but a bit overly sweet, almost cloying

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a very pale golden color. On the nose I get wheat, banana, and a little nuttiness. The flavor is a little thin, this is what I would call a very shy beer. It sneaks into the room and leave without a fuss. Not bad in anyway, but not particularly interesting either.

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Photo of ta_hagen
4.44/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very yummy... This beer billows with banana and bubblegum esters, atop a tastefully understated mix of clove and coriander. While nothing particularly stands out, that's not exactly a bad thing - this actually drinks like a hefeweizen.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It has a little bit of a citrus kick to it, and there's some maltiness hanging out in the aftertaste. It's not great, but it's not terrible by any means.

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Photo of ZBowden
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold win a small white head dissipates quickly, smells yeasty malty and of wheat, taste brings a sharp bitterness up front smoothed by biscuity malt with for a smooth lasting finish.

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Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at approximately 40 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a bright and sunny straw gold, mildly cloudy beneath a fluffy white head.

Smell: Fruit and spice drifting above a ripe wheat field, redolent with notes of banana and clove. This is one of the first US "hefeweizens" I've smelled that has given me hope that I'm actually about to taste a traditional hefe.

Taste: Tradition confirmed. This beer billows with banana and bubblegum esters, atop a tastefully understated mix of clove and coriander. While nothing particularly stands out, that's not exactly a bad thing - this actually drinks like a hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel: Light while bordering on creamy, this is a quaffable brew!

Overall: I am quite pleased to have found another US version of a hefeweizen that is not a pale wheat ale with a misleading title. Will definitely repeat.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled yesterday on 1/25/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "CHEERS-BOSTON" handled glass stein.

Pours a hazy honey in color with a thin white cap. Some decent lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma is of yeast and grains for the most part. More going on with the taste as there is some vanilla, clove and hint of banana also. Smooth to drink and goes down easy with no harsh or bitter aftertaste. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. A tasty brew!

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