Sunshine Coast 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:
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
Ratings:
167
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
40
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 62
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of souvenirs
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at the Old Spaghetti Factory, served with a lemon wedge (which I immediately discarded). Cloudy with flavours of banana, clove, wheat and yeast. I wasn't expecting anything much, since this is Granville Island, but I was actually very pleasantly surprised. Turns out Granville Island actually makes a decent hefeweizen. I think I would say I actually prefer it to King Heffy (blasphemy, right?), but maybe I need to compare them back to back to be fair. In any case, I definitely plan to get this one again, and not because I plan on being at a restaurant where there are few other options.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

There is currently a Granville Island "tap takeover" going down at Beer Revolution, which in all honestly is decidedly "meh" in my books but does provide an opportunity to sample some of their brews that I would not buy in quantity. Big Rock is doing some better beers lately, maybe these guys can also execute some of the styles reasonably well. It turns out that this one of unclear nomenclature is pretty decent (Robson Street just positivity screams hefeweizen ... Huh?). Looks like murky orange-amber apple juice, with a little white head and a lot of nutty banana on the nose. There is some of the necessary clove as well but fruit trumps spice, as is often the case with hefes produced in the new world (and many of the more commercial German examples as well). The nutty yeast comes through well on the palate, with banana and baked apple flavors playing off a nice sour citrus undercurrent (lemon?). Periodic checks reveal a reassuring burst of clove ... "Yep, its still there". Clean wheat malt and maybe a little salt water taffy? The flavors are all quite mild but that's not a negative here because everything exists in a synergy. Refreshing, tangy, a wee bit sour, fizzy. You can even detect a whiff of grassy hops in the finish, which is dryish and palate-cleansing. Obviously its not on par with the classic German examples like Schneider, Ayinger, or Weihenstephaner but a great take nonetheless. You win this round Granville Island.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of ledjip
2.76/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: buttery yellow,

Smell: wheat but nothing strong, banana and citrus

Taste: water , water with very subtile note of banana and wheat.

Mouthfeel: creamy , a bit boring

Drinkability: smooth and flat, drinkable

Serving type:Weizenbier glass

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1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can from LCBO for $2.90 CDN poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - 1 finger of white head rests on top of a hazy golden yellow / orange Hefe. Head doesn't last long, and there's virtually no lacing.

Smell - Familiar smell of clove, banana, bubblegum and of course wheat. Nothing new to the style but well done. A little more bubblegum than standard fare in this style.

Taste - Banana, clove and mild spices. Pretty tasty but a bit watery tasting. Just isn't quite as complex and as well rounded as some of the best German Hefe's Also a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Good, but a touch watery. Still creamy and rich enough that significant consumption is limited. Medium body and medium -high carbonation. Very thirst quenching.

Overall - Good Hefe but not great definitely a major step down from the German greats (Weihenstepheaner, Ayinger, Paulaner etc.) but definitely passable and especially tasty in the summer. However for virtually the same price you could get most of the aforementioned beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mikeg67
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy golden with white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of cloves, banana, wheat malt and bubble gum. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of cloves, banana and wheat malt. Finish is long and very fruity. Well done Hefe.

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3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Sunshine Coast Hefeweizen from Granville Island Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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