Market Street Wheat | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Gaisgeil on 07-07-2006

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Blueribbon666:
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of scootny
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy and a dark gold. Spots and streaks of lace

Great nose. Wheat malt with banana and clove.

Flavor follows the nose. Twangy malt, banana and clove. A apple dry finish.

Effervescent feel. Light cream.

Great brew.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smakawhat
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at Meridian Pint during DC beer week, into a tulip glass. A tulip glass for a hefeweizen?? First for me!

A dull copper almost bronze amber body with no head presented. A thin soapy white collar with thin lacing while drinking. In the middle of the glass is some good racing carbonation.

Bouquet is a little vinous grape mild sweetness. Sort of an interesting weak hop orange if I could say. Digging this. Not very classic hefeweissen smelling though.

Taste brings a chewy but wet almost mouthwash texture. Chewy wheat in the palate, with a mild almost mint sensation and clove. Some brown bread crust as well in there.

Overall I enjoy it but it is an odd take on this style, easy drinking, and no complaints from me!

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Photo of neenerzig
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a pint of this on tap at the brewery recently during happy hour. This beer is one of their on-tap only "pub exclusives". This beer is a cloudy medium to dark golden/light brown color. The head is about 1/2 inch when being drawn from the tap and settles to a nice thin surface layer with a nice white ring lining the inside of the glass. Good lacing here. Aromas of wheat, clove, and banana are all present. This beer is sweet with flavors of malt, banana, clove and wheat and is rounded out with a hint of hop bitterness. Has a crisp mouthfeel with a full body and fairly heavy carbonation. Very easy to drink in the way a Great Lakes beer should be! Another very good offering from Great Lakes!


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Photo of LuckyLyle
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Gaisgeil
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

There is a lot of good things about this beer, but also a good bit to be desired as well. Pours hazy gold in color with a fluffy white head, as expected. Nose is very banana, hints of clove and bubblegum. Taste is much more clovey than I imagined it would be, also a heavy banana aftertaste. Pretty accurate representation of the style. The mouthfeel is very light for a hefeweizen lacking the yeasty body one would expect from the style. Very easy drinker however and easily sessionable.


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Photo of pburland23
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

On tap at Bourbon Adams Morgan. Served in a standard shaker pint glass.

Beer pours a slightly hazy, bright, almost electric yellow, with a very thin head. Looks pretty by the book for a hefeweizen.

Aroma is very wheaty with some light banana, a touch of cloves, some other assorted citrus notes and a hint of bubble gum sweetness. Again, pretty straightforward.

Taste was quite comparable to the aroma. Pretty traditional hefeweizen notes...bananas and wheaty with a dry finish. A nie tasting beer for a hazy August day in DC.

Mouthfeel was light, fruity and airy. Carbonation was fairly low and that made for a very drinkable beer.

All in all, a decent if unspectacular hefeweizen. It was good enough for me to have two pints worth and enjoy them, so that's pretty good.

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Photo of ally24al
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Matthoc116
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank at the Great Lakes Brewing Co. Restaurant on a business trip to Cleveland. (As a side note, the food is very good, highly recommended) Disagreeing with the first review of this beer, it poured very yeasty, even for the style. Poured a golden, very cloudy color. Taste of clove and banana comes through noticeably, however is not overpowering. Very drinkable, although left a heavy film of yeast on the bottom of the glass after finishing. Not my favorite hefeweizen ever, but a fine beer from a fine brewing company.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpolewan
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lauries444
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer definitely isnt retired, theyve had it on tap at the brewpub for 2 weeks now.

On tap, it was more yellow, but out of the growler it had an orangish hue to it. It was still turbid, but the head was lacking for a hefeweizen.

Smell was more citrusey and clove than anything, but other fruits were present.

The taste was phenomenal. Strong banana and clove esthers up front with a light yeast flavor in the back that really comes through in the aftertaste more than anything. The big difference here is the apparent lacking of a yeast flavor, but I strangely dont mind. It makes it a bit more of a dessert or sweet beer.

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Market Street Wheat from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 16 ratings