Hefe Weizen | Front Street Brewery

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Brewed by:
Front Street Brewery
Iowa, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A true German style wheat beer brewed with a noble German yeast, and using wheat grown in the heartland. The results are smooth, refreshing and unique beer served with a slice of lemon.

Added by KarlHungus on 07-22-2005

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 16
Reviews by bashiba:
Photo of bashiba
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with a thin white head.

Smell was dominated by banana, clove, and a touch of wheat.

Taste was very sweet and fruity with banana and orange flavors dominating the action. Also a little bit of sweet yeastyness as well.

Mouthfeel was light and a touch thin.

Drinkabiliity was fine on this beer, just a little to sweet to drink to many of them.

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Photo of EvolutionAles
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of rossracing
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.09/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tmeier5014
5/5  rDev +43.3%

Photo of beerphilosopher
3.22/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've had this one on several occasions whilst in Davenport on business. Reviewed from notes.

Presents itself as a moderately cloudy golden straw color with a bright white head. Decent retention and carbonation. Nose is citrus, banana, and a hint of spice. Also detect a bit of a biscuity malt character here. Palate is smooth, with a firm malt foundation. Sweetness throughout with the typical hefeweizen banana-like flavor, along with some clove spiciness. Mouthfeel is rather thin and doesn't linger long. Light to medium carbonation here and a residual sweetness. Like I said, I've been served this one on several occasions by Michelle at Front Street. It's a good hefeweizen albeit not a great one. Works for something light and is always enjoyable while I'm there. Front Street is a cool little place and is doing some good things with their brews. If you're in Davenport, drop around the corner and check 'em out ...beats the casino.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi-cloudy orange color with no head and lots of visible carbonation. Aroma is of banana, cloves, and cough syrup. Taste is very banana like, but goes away quicky leaving no aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Overall, this is a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of sprucetip
3.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pale, murky white-ish/yellow-ish blur of a liquid. I don't think I've ever seen a beer quite this color. The fizzy head falls immediately, and the beer is not very active. Appearance is pretty subjective, but to me this was not a very attractive beer.

SMELL At first I get a little bit of German hefeweizen yeasty character. Upon closer inspection, and a swirl, there is a short blast of citrus that dissipates rapidly, followed by the noted suggestions of German yeast. Not quite but almost banana, and the slightly more than the faintest hints of clovey spice.

TASTE Wheat and citrusy yeast with just a mild nip of spicey clove. Faint elements of what should be there for the style. It's moving in the right direction, but there just isn't much there.

FEEL good carbonation, thin side of medium body, finishes crisp and clean.

OVERALL not bad, but not really all that good either. No off flavors (a problem on my previous visit to this brewpub). Easy drinking. Could very easily be sessioned or pounded. Maybe a good training wheels beer for a BMC drinker?

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Photo of Desimoaj
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of beckje01
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes:

This beer has a yellow color but opaque, looks rather good. The nose is nice with some fruitiness in there. The flavor is good right on par for a hefe. The thickness is good which is something their other beers struggle at so thats a good sign. Overall a solid hefe.

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Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterRigger
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mynie
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark gold and hazy with a wonderful head. Well beoyond a wonderful weizen pour. Very nice.

Smells like strong spice and fruit. Nothing exceptional, but solid all around.

Tastes likes orange juice up front. Strong, strong cirtus, moving into white pepper and clove spice, with an end of pineapple juice and flowers. Nice and solid, nice and balanced, nicely crafted.

Well crafted beer. It's easy to make a good hefe, hard to make a great hefe. This is somewhere in between. An above average beer from an above average brewpub.

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Hefe Weizen from Front Street Brewery
3.49 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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