Ebel's Weiss Beer | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
679
Reviews:
216
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.86%
 
 
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Photo of cbutova
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Haven't had much Two Brothers since they pulled from MA. What I have had I certainly enjoy and I miss this brewery.

A- Poured into a tulip from the bottle. The glass fills with a hazy, golden-orange brew. A cap builds up on the beer to about one finger high with a foamy texture. Retention not too good in my case. Tiny ring around the top leaves spotty lace.

S- I could smell this one as soon as I opened the bottle. A big blast of banana, lemon tarts, clove and some bubble gum fills the nose. Spicy but also comes off as floral and fruity to me.

T- As the nose might suggest, this one is packed with flavor. Some malty sweetness lends a good backdrop for the big yeast flavors. Banana, clove and orange peel hints make up the main profile of this beer. Some grassy, spicy bitters.

MF- High carbonation foams up in a light body that feels pretty silky overall. Goes down very smoothly and feels like a cloud on the palate.

Flavorful but not out of hand with bubble gum or spicy flavors like some tend to be. The sweetness is present but kept in check which is satisfying. Good example of the style compared to some other American brewers.

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3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - very clear, not cloudy at all

S - very fruity, bananas

T - very fruity. banana taste? It comes from the yeast they use. This is much more fruity than other beers of this style.

M - slight carbonation, not too much

O - pretty solid if you enjoy this style. if you don't care for fruity flavor then stay away

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

BBD: 6/12/13

First had this many years ago, while on a long term hefe kick, since which i've moved on to many other styles. Ebel's was never a favorite, but 2 Bros wasn't freshness dated back then, and this is a fresher sample, still a couple months in code.

Murky golden orange with the yeast poured in, A finger or so of dense creamy white foam that leaves behind some lace and maintains a skim on the surface.

First whiffs of banana bread were pleasant, giving way to bubblegum and clove hints that aren't as pleasant to me personally, but it's true to style.

Flavors of wheat and clove, a slight sweetness, becoming astringent in the middle and dry in the finish. Astringency competes with the smoothness of the wheat, throwing things off a little. Slight banana aftertaste, but not really bursting with it. Still not my favorite hefe, not in the ballpark of Dancing Man or Weihenstephaner.

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4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This has to be one of the best domestic (American) attempts at a straight-up Bavarian-style hefeweizen. What I focus on the most with it is its wonderful, dynamic, relatively complex aroma - banana bread dough, curiously extra-toasty/nutty granola-like malt, and light-moderate, yet vibrant, softly-spicy floral notes - just wonderful!

The taste mirrors the aromas well, with that malt character really giving the beer some depth (so it's not just fruity banana and clove esters) in flavor, but not quite as much in body as it needs - not that it's thin or too dry - it could just soar if it had a little more roundness and maybe a touch of honey (malt) flavor (could be due to the malt they use? is it domestic?)....

Pleasantly surprised at how drinkable and enjoyable and true to style it is. Maybe it just needs additional head-retention and body-enhancing proteins (flaked wheat?)...Either way, well done, sirs!

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Ebel's Weiss Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 679 ratings.
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