Hey Day Hefeweizen | Granville Island Brewery

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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:
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
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
61
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
12.39%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
40
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of PorterPro125
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 341 mL Bottle

A- Hazy Pale Orange with a weak fluffy white head. Retention is virtually non-existent.

S- Fairly strong Orange Peel and Coriander with a bit of wheat malt. Standard, run-of-the-mill Hefe aroma.

T- Yeasty Banana, Astringent spices, cloves, coriander, and orange peel. Once again, standard flavours and nothing that really stands out.

M- Fairly Thick mouthfeel and oddly high carbonation (for a Hefe).

O- Nothing excellent or memorable here. Extremely similar to Shock Top (which is a good reason why it's not great).

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It probably goes against the beliefs of many BA members to say this, but honestly, it's hard to well and truly fuck up the hefeweizen style. There a a few truly outstanding hefes, and there are a lot of good-to-decent hefes, but I can't think of too many hefes off the top of my head that are utterly terrible and undrinkable. It's probably why it's the style that the big brewers so often first try when they're pretending to be craft

This is one of the good-to-decent ones. It's fine. Maybe a bit weak, maybe a bit overcarbonated. But refreshing, crisp. Mildly interesting.

I ain't mad at it.

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Photo of papat444
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Electros
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick_from_London
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Malone47
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CoryR
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coronaeus
3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sathanas
3.04/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jaisell
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scullytv
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mgood but not great. Head was non existent, bt I did take into account the pour from the bartender along with the probability that my glass may have residual soap.

Decent carbonation, just lacks overall feel and excitement. Feels artificial.

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Photo of TimWakimika
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.04/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of curasowa
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy, orangeish-yellow color with one finger of fluffy head that fades to a ring with little lacing.

Aroma: Lots of clove and yeast, some wheat malt and a little lemon.

Taste: Starts a bit thin, withe some wheat malt and a fair amount of carbonation. Yeast and some astringent spice notes build in, but remaining pretty thin then finishing with more cloves and some lingering, mild fruitiness.

The Rest: A decent Hefe; doesn't do much to stand out from the pack but certainly hits all of the style traits.

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Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCborn
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monorailred
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.77/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pretty weak in terms of drinkability. The wheat is there, but doesn't come through well. There are too many other decent hefe's out there to bother with this.

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Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of kevofficiel
4/5  rDev +12.7%
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 Mlkluther
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very good Hefe. However, I did find the banana notes coming through in an unbalanced manner. Though, it was still enjoyable and fit the bill after a long day of meetings.

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Hey Day Hefeweizen from Granville Island Brewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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