Beetlejuice Hefeweizen | The Vermont Pub & Brewery

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The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2003

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 33
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a pale, hazed, yellow coloring that is almost completely opaque, with a filmy, clingy, white head. Nose of lemon, clove, and a bready background. Flavors are typical of a Hef, with hints of sour in the backbone, mild spicing of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and banana and citrus sweetness. Grainy and sweet aftertaste, with a clean finish. Smooth, light bodied, making it extremely easy to drink.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewery

Poured a cloudy, pale, straw-yellow with some fizzy carbonation and a fluffy white cap of a head that dissipated substantially. Yeasty, bready aroma, a bit diacetyl-y, some undertones of banana esters. The taste follows the aroma basically, bready, banana and light citrus, hints of spice, and a little harsh bite. Light bodied and fairly easy to drink, but not really something I'd get more than once.

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Photo of ffejherb
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Vermont Pub & Brewery on 6/12/11.

A - Cloudy pale golden body with a billowy white cap of fluff that retained well and deposited drops of thick, spotty lace around the glass.

S - Aroma is akin to sourdough bread or whole grain popcorn with a hint of salt, although there is spicy clove notes and more traditional Hefe qualities present, such as ripe banana.

T - Citrusy, bready and grainy initial flavor with some saltiness and a hint of spicy clove. This really reminds me of popcorn up front. However, notes of ripe banana come to the forefront in the backend, giving the finish a more traditional Hefe flavor paired with just the slightest amount of tartness.

M - Light bodied and softly carbonated with very subtle tartness on the palate. Finish is salty with minimal bitterness.

D - Beetlejuice is light and refreshing with lots of character. Don't go in expecting a classic Hefe. Instead, think light pale wheat beer combined with Hefe and Berliner Weiss. I was pleasantly surprised by this brew.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into a sampling glass.

Pours a hazy very light pale yellow with a small creamy white head. Nose is grainy and yeasty.

Taste is all banana! I get some clove but it's subtle. There's a very rich and creamy mouthfeel and a nice dry finish, quite good.

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Photo of Chincino
3.72/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer both on tap and I bought a growler to go to share with a friend.

The beer poured a very hazy yellow with a small off whit head. The aroma was of citrus and also a bit floral.

The beer was light-bodied and was easy to drink on a hot summer day. It was a decent Hefeweizen, but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of mhatters
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a standard pint glass at the brewery

Pours a hazycloudy yellow color with a thick fluffy head.

Yeast is strong in the nose, some spice and citrus, no banana which is what I was looking for,

Flavor spot on to the nose, simple, decent, but not overwhelming, nice in the heat, but not amazing. I wanted more

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy straw yellow color off the tap (thanks Jason!); head of pure white foam displayed weak retention and quickly collapsed to a thing ring. Did lace pretty well though. Pleasant aromas of yeast, aromatic hops with a sour character. Flavors were yeasty with hints of sweetness, slightly citric, slightly sour like a kumquat. Lightly carbonated. Mouthfeel was light for the style and it felt in general like this brew needed to be more assertive. Still, this offering is summery and refreshing.

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Photo of everetends
2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at the brewery/pub. Served in a standard pint.

A: Poured a very light straw yellow. Slight haze to it. Has a thin, wispy head that had decent retention. Little to no lacing.

S: Smell is of your normal Hefe yeast, a touch of citrus rind, and earthiness.

T: Taste is of yeast, wheat, light citrus flavor (lemon and orange, fruit and rind). A little better than so-so.

M: Very thin for the style. Has a serious wateriness to it that was a big turn off. I know that these are to be very refreshing but this is very close to water in the feel.

D: This beer is ok. It will cool you off on a hot day but it will not challenge or impress you. Mediocre at best.

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Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium hazy straw hue with a finger and a half of frothy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured the typical hefe yeast aromas coupled with a touch of sourness.

The taste consisted of some muted yeast esters, a chewy wheat spice and some citric tartness.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side for the style.

Overall a decent hefe.

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Photo of EPICAC
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

Pours like a saturated yeast culture: cloudy and straw-golden. The head thins to a persistent film with good lace. The aroma is light with notes of citrus, banana, neutral grain and yeast.

Sweet upfront, but not overly so. There's nice banana and citrus fruitiness. Neutral graininess in the center with a yeasty finish. Light-bodied and moderately carbonated.

A perfect summer day beer.

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Photo of scottg
3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Bavarian-style sour mashed Weizenbier" Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy, light yellowish color with a small white head, dissipates quickly with moderate lacing. These was a very mild nose of wheat and yeast, almost non-existent. Up front flavors or lemon, wheat, and green apple with a smooth sour cherry and hoppy finish. Light, crisp and refreshing with mild carbonation.

The smell, or lack there of, initially turned me off, but the more I drank this beer, the more it grew on me, the sour mash added great depth.

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Photo of scarletfire79
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured pale yellow in color. real hazy. there was some citrus notes flyinf around. great lacing. the taste was kind of soapy, almost a kind of funk like you would find in a saison. maybe it was me but it was slightly off. suprisingly in a good way. i enjoyed it very much,

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Photo of Brad007
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light and cloudy color with a decent head. Aroma is one of spice and wheat and not much else. Taste is smooth and much like a hefeweizen, with more of a clove flavor than bananas.Smooth and refreshing for a hot day. One of the best choices on tap at VPB.

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Photo of Sammy
2.72/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Haven't met too many mediocre from this style, until now. Some fine wheat aroma, decent white colour. Acidic sour lemony offsets advantage of wheat. Medium mouthfeel, carbonation too strong. Not finishable. Avoid s doesn't hang together. Seemed fresh and their taps are humming.

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Photo of Citadel82
3.32/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I ordered this wheat brew for my wife as she liked the "Hefty Weizen" at the Alchemist in Waterbury and I had every reason to believe she might like it here in Burlington. Alas, she found it wanting in many respects, though she did finish it out of respect to the brewers and her thirst. I was not impressed, it was an average hefe weizen, nothing more.

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Photo of bigone4
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not to big of a wheat beer fan but had to try at the VPB. Nice cloudy straw color with a nice creamy white head. Not to much glass lacing going on though. Pretty clean looking after I was done with a pint. Smelled like a hay field after it has been cut. Nice flavor, I had them keep the lemon out before I tasted it. I like it with the hint of lemon makes it have a nice mellow flavor. It really is a good tasting beer and like I said wheat beer is not my favorite. My girlfriend loves the stuff she gave it rave reviews. Really nice summer sippin material. Makes me want kick of my shoes and relax. It is very drinkable and I would like to have it again.

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Beetlejuice Hefeweizen from The Vermont Pub & Brewery
3.39 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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