Ebel's Weiss Beer | Two Brothers Brewing Company

Ebel's Weiss BeerEbel's Weiss Beer
BA SCORE
3.69/5
687 Ratings
Ebel's Weiss BeerEbel's Weiss Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,350
Reviews:
217
Ratings:
687
pDev:
13.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
120
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 687 |  Reviews: 217
Photo of thewimperoo
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of grover37
4.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this one on tap in Chicago at the Bad Apple as well as one or two out of the bottle at a friend's place. The tap pour was $5 for about 16oz into a weizen glass. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance (3.5): Hazy dark gold (that seems too dark for the style but is what I have written down...). A fluffy finger of head reduced to a thin film.

Aroma (4.5): Sweet clove, slight banana, and some cereal from the grains.

Taste (4.5): Orange and banana with a clove finish. The classic hefeweizen profile of fruity phenols.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Slick, medium-high carbonation and medium-low body. Very drinkable.

Overall (4.5): I liked this one a lot. One of my favorite new weizens in fact. It's too bad I have only seen this in Chicago.

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Photo of rossracing
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of matjack85
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of kmpitz2
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a light golden yellow color with nothing like the head I would expect fron a hefe. The nose is dominated by lemony citrus, with banana coming through secondarily. The flavor is lemony banana, with a nice creamy flavor from the yeast. The taste is not as strong as I wold like, but its not bad either. The beer is not as thick as I would want. Most hefes are thick, but this one seems too thin for the style. This is an easy drinking beer. If I could get it, it would be a staple in my fridge throughout the summer.

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Photo of PHBoiler
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
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 secondtooth
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow with nice carbonation and retention (2-finger spoke-style).

Nose is crispy -- spice (clove) and banana. Nice.

Taste is clove up front, with a little of the banana coming in around the corner. Mostly spicy yeast goodness, though. Not bad at all, and with the light body, this one performs well as a sessionable ale. Still, I feel the flavor balance is off by a tad. Nonetheless, this one was enjoyable.

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Photo of ADR
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy darker yellow -- chill hazed in the glass...head is nice and pillowy and starts at 1/2 an inch and laces decently. Fruity aroma, a little astringency, with notes of spiced pear and cloves. A little too lemony for my tastes but theres also a lot of bready and yeasty qualities here with a spicy finish. Esters are not whopping banana. Pepper at the close. A pretty nice Wheat, with good mouthfeel, and even though Hefes will never be favorites of mine, this was a pretty good one in most aspects aside from slight sourness.

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Photo of Crosling
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy Orange.

Solid, spot on aroma of strong nutmeg, vanilla and clove, lovely fruit scents of deep orange, tangerine and banana.

Oddly enough, this is slightly sour especially on the mid-palate and in terms of flavor, this reminds of Hitachino Nest Weizen and that is a good thing. Loads of deep, coating flavor and huge, for its small size. Notes of vanilla, clove, pepper and orange. An odd beer for sure but quite tasty.

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Photo of Duffman79
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MacStinson
3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bditty187
2.89/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From notes…

Best By 3/14/05

Hazy because I agitated the yeast before pouring, pale gold in hue with warm tawny highlights. The head, on a hard pour, was only a finger in height. The white bubbles then quickly faded to a thin, soapy cap. The liquid plays the part but the head size and retention are disappointing. There was no subsequent lacing. I’m picky with my Hefeweizens; so far this beer doesn’t live up to expectations. The nose clears up any worries that this beer is really an American Wheat in disguise. I can clearly smell bubblegum, raw (wet) wheat, hints of banana, clove, and some spicy residue. The bouquet said everything I wanted it too. I didn’t have to hunt any of the smells down either, the potency is moderate and this beer is plenty articulate. Needless to say it is inviting. The palate is flawed. It is too tart for a Bavarian Wheat. The acidic is too vocal and the clove and banana qualities are very quite. The true wheat flavors are at the back and they don’t shine until the shallow. Empty. Bad bottle? Bad beer? I haven’t been impressed with anything I’ve had from Two Brothers so I’m one to think this just isn’t a good beer. This beer has everything the style should, just in wrong amounts. The acidity should be softer and at the back, the wheat should be louder and more forward in the taste and the bubblegum, cloves, and banana should be rich and found throughout. I can’t say I’m disappointed in this beer because I didn’t have any expectations. Really though, this beer is lousy. Medium in body, the carbonation is way to low for the style. The mouthfeel is really lacking. It needs more bite. I didn’t find this beer to be drinkable. I love Hefeweizens; this one only pretends to be one. The nose was nice but it fell apart from there. Lousy. It will take some serious convincing to get me to try this beer again. I purchased this bottle in Iowa City, IA. Not good.

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Photo of gregcordle
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Agentveba
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of coz
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of CPAles
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CSO
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MattMorin
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Ebel's Weiss Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 687 ratings
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