Blood Orange Hefewiezen | Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co.
New York, United States
ellicottvillebrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Crisp • Citrusy • Refreshing. This nicely-balanced German Wheat beer is brewed with English Hops, Napa Valley Blood Oranges, Midwest Wheat, and the finest Canadian Barley Malt. Carries a slight bitterness with a crisp, clean taste of blood orange followed by an earthy finish.

Added by billab914 on 08-31-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
22
pDev:
14.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Chackman151:
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3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of dhmxray
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SirDigby
2/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in a cloudy orange-amber color with some floaties. Generates a large soapy white head.
The nose is wheat, cracker, hay, grass, orange pith, grapefruit, and clove.
On the palate, up front, you get watered down orange juice and grapefruit peel. You get sourdough bread and a touch of banana in the middle. The finish dries out out with straw, grass, coriander and clove. The aftertaste lingers of clove and watery orange. Burps taste of banana, bubblegum, and clove.
The mouthfeel is medium-minus, smooth, medium carbonation, lightly dry with light oiliness. Quite drinkable.

A good take on a fruity hefeweizen. The adjunct takes a backseat to an authentic hefeweizen character.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fx20736
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a 6 pack from Consumers Beverages, Feb 2016. Served in a Duvel tulip at fridge temp.

Look: peach, thin white head

Smell: Deep rich citrus, husky wheat

Taste: nice blend of tart and bready

Feel: dry, spritzy

Overall: interesting and nice

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Orange brown hue slightly hazy with a 1/4 inch of froth. May have been bottled a while back since some sediment is caked in the bottom of the bottle.
S - Not much blood orange just faint wheat and coriander from the hefeweizen.
T - Taste is weird its got some bitter orange flavor mixed with hefeweizen notes and finishes acidic again with the blood orange. Sour peel flavor too.
M - Light to medium easy to crush

Overall the flavors really don't mend that well to enjoy again interesting concept but just doesn't taste great.

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Photo of Almasi_
4.44/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpd026
2.89/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheEpeeist
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utopiajane
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a handsome milky orange yellow with a uniform head of white foam that lasted well. Hazy soft golden glow formt he beer. Nose is banana and lots of breaddy wheat. Tall crsip and the wheat smells of sunshine. AT first a scent of bubble gum pricks the nose then you notice that ester is firm banana peel. None of this mushy or overly ripe banana. Well defined and crisp. Excellent. There is clove and spice. Hops are a but a peppery breath of herbal . The orange is like a bright bit of pulp on the nose. The beer does not smell like orange. it smells like a hefeweizen.

Taste is breaddy , crisp and firm. Flavors are sharp and well defined. The orange is at once a bit sweet, pithy and zesty but it never outpaces the hops and that is important to the balance of this beer. it also stays shyly behind the spice and the clove as well. Remember I told you the hops were not prominent. Phenols are present and also not over or underdone. They really make the hefe. Without them you do not have the same style. Coriander, earth, clove. This beer is so precise it is hard to describe.

Ellicottville has showed you that they can make a darn good hefe alright. ANd they even put fruit in it and the integrity of the style never waned at all. I loved this. Well done!

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Photo of heerboth
3.11/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JamesGrove
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billab914
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 01/25/2018

L-The beer pours golden with an orange hue. The head is two fingers of fine off white bubbles. The head recedes to a thin film leaving sporadic legs of lace.
S-The blood orange is apparent on the nose. It smells natural. It's not overpowering, but still the dominant element. Behind the fruit lies that familiar mustiness I associate with wheat beers.
T- The beer starts and finishes with an odd melding of the blood orange and the esters from the beer. I have to admit I'm not overly happy with the combination. It seems to be fighting itself. The blood orange wins out in the end, but its weaker here on the taste buds than it was in the nose. The beer doesn't really come off as a hefeweizen. The esters I normally associate with the style are ultimately overwhelmed by the blood orange.
F-The mouthfeel is medium overall. The carbonation is light. It's light enough to be sessionable, but I'm not sure it's good enough to want more than one.
O- It's ok. It's more of an American wheat beer with blood orange than a true hefeweizen. Fine to try, but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of Wheels2532
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Blood Orange Hefewiezen from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 22 ratings