Sunshine Coast Hefeweizen | Granville Island Brewery

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Sunshine Coast HefeweizenSunshine Coast Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
gib.ca

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Hey Day Hefeweizen

This unfiltered wheat ale is a West Coast favourite. Enjoy Robson St. Hefeweizen chilled in a tall, slim glass and although our brewmaster may scoff, a lemon wedge is the perfect accessory to the natural fruit flavours of this refreshing beer.

Added by Garin on 05-28-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,906
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
167
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
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Photo of papawu76
5/5  rDev +42%

Photo of Optimat0r
4.51/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

had this one while on vacation in vancouver. this is one of the better hefes ive had. while maybe not quite as exceptional as the weihenstephaner or ayinger hefes it really has no faults i can find. it is an excellent example of this style and is maybe the most sheerly drinkable beer ive ever had. if your ever in the area make sure u have this

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Photo of Larz_73
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of 1759Girl
4.38/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A nice surprise...
The beer arrived golden and cloudy, with a tiny bit of head that had very good retention. It looked very proper.
The smell was heavy on the cinnamon, which I have absolutely no problem with because it is reminiscent of my days living in Munich and drinking Franziskaner. The taste was very true to its style and did not disappoint.
The mouthfeel was probably my favorite part of this beer. It seemed very well built and alive. If I was writing beer poetry, I would pen that the flavors ran amok in my mouth. I was very pleased.
This beer had a pretty good drinkability, though with the current exchange rate and the brewery's prices, I couldn't afford many summer days drinking this Heff, and would probably go for some Maudites (which are way too cheap to pass up in Canada).
Extra bonus for the way Granville Island Brewery doesn't try to cater to the masses and offer lemons with the beer. If I wanted a Corona, I'd drink one. Thanks for that.:)

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.27/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Exeter
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of Antg8989
4.2/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeffo
4.12/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one at the LCBO this past summer.

From a can into a pint glass
IBU: 15

APPEARANCE: Pours a 2+ finger, medium looking, creamy white head with good retention. Head fades to a full cap and clings to the sides of the glass. Hazy gamboge orange with no real carbonation evident. A splotchy wisp remains leaving touches of lacing as it empties.

SMELL: Lots of clove, wheat and some banana esters on the nose. More clove and wheat over banana perhaps, though it's colorful and bold enough for the style. Good.

TASTE: Very flavorful for sure. Lots of clove and wheat like the nose had indicated, with light flavors of lemon and banana esters after the swallow. Big finish of wheat and spicy clove mostly, with the light fruity esters balancing it all. Really flavorful and lingers nicely on the palate.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Semi-creamy, smooth going down and finishes dry.

OVERALL: Really good weizen, especially for this side of the pond. One of the best, if not the best Canadian example I've come across. Granted I do not seek out this style while I'm in The Home and Native, though I can say for sure that this one is much better than that Ontario brewed weizen that got all the good press a couple years back. I can't remember the name of it off the top of my head, but you guys know which one I'm talking about. This one is not quite as estery as some of the German examples, but the wheat and clove character do very well together. Surprised at the relatively low ratings here. Give this one a go if you get the chance.

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Photo of Hornet2003
4.07/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Let me start off by saying this beer is NOT retired...Just as their winter seasonal is also not retired. Perhaps an Admin can rectify this??

Great summer seasonal by Granville Island yet again. Pours a standard Wheat-beer cloudy orange. Smells of citrus and bananas with a spicey kick at the end. THe taste is somewhat tart with a beautiful fruity character. Carbonation is low-mid which lends itself to the high drinkability. It goes down extremely easy on those hot days after work. Good job GI!

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Photo of trevorwideman
4.04/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a hazey yellow-orange with about 1/8 inch of head. Unfiltered, very little lace, medium carbonation, and little to no head retention, a bit poor for a hefe. Colour is nice though. Typical hefe nose, very pleasant, very mellow. Lots of banana and less spice. Yeasty and bready in spades.

Taste is pleasant and mellow and refreshing. Wheaty and yeasty. Banana, clove, and a refreshing zesty lemon. Typical, but it's well balanced and enjoyable, very much a hot weather beer. Medium carbonation and body, extremely drinkable. The only complaint about this beer is really the appearance, it needs a good kick in the head retention department.

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Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of cletetron
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a nice head that does not last long at all. Unfiltered

S- Very good. Wiess beer for sure

T- Very good. Nice yeast

M- Dry and tart

O- Very good. Light and refreshing for a hot summer day

Food Paring

This wonderful little beer went well with... Oyster, shrimp and crab gumbo.

Enjoy

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Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevofficiel
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Granville Island Robson Street Hefeweizen. Lot's of souvenir.
The look its more like a Orange golden color. A cloudy appearance. You can t see trough the class.The carbonation looks really good.
The smell is really fruity. You have that strong banana smell coming out with a touch a citrus behind it. Remind of the smell of the Hoegaarden. Very very fruity. I really enjoy the smell. It was original like the Hoegaarden, like the 1664 blanc.
The taste of it is absolutely gorgeous. Everything that smell before you drink the beer is there. The same banana smell with that touch of citrus behind it. The 5 ABV alcohol makes it really refreshing and you barely notice the touch of the alcohol. Its very nice and I give a 4/5 because it is close to those Hoegaarden and the 1664 blanc.
So would I recommend it ? Damn Yes !! Grab one if you can even if it's not on special. As an alternative to the Hoegaarden it is the best one. You won t be disappointed.

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Photo of fizzyted
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Pmicdee
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now called Sunshine Coast Hefeweizen.
My favourite hefeweizen by far. Bold notes of banana with cloves, more pronounced than in other hefe's. A bit confusing because this is the third name this beer has had. First Robson Street, then Hey Day and now Sunshine Coast.

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Photo of EskimoDave
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jrempel
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BRYeleJR
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Malone47
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fortyfield
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Converge
3.97/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz weizen glass.

A - Great three finger light-beige head off the pour. Super hazy, rusty orange-brown. The settles to a soapy cap and leaves behind spotty lacing.

S - Smells fantastic. Tons of clove, banana, and yeast. A bit of crisp citrus and a touch of apricot. Really fresh and inviting.

T - Clove, yeast, and light fruits upfront, with a slight graininess in the finish. Light citrus notes and spices linger in the aftertaste. Simple but extremely enjoyable flavor profile.

M - Light and refreshing. Carbonation is kept low, but the citrus zest gives it a crisp, fresh feel. Some residue begins to build up in my mouth after a while, but I would credit that to the unfiltered nature of a hefeweizen.

D - Very solid hefe, especially for one brewed in Western Canada. I've had other Wheat beers brewed around here (Although they were technically American Pale Wheat Ales) that just fall short with boring, flat flavor profiles. This beer feels lively and refreshing. A good beer to drink on a 30°C day like this!

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Photo of CoryR
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sunshine Coast Hefeweizen from Granville Island Brewery
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 167 ratings
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