Wixa Weiss | Wynkoop Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 32
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Comes in darker than typical for style, this one leans amber. Plenty hazy, head formation and whatnot afterwards was meh. Lots of banana, clove esters.

Taste was as the aroma is, plenty bready, chunky. They followed tradition, carbonation being lower may have kept the chunky smooth vibe going. Minorly good beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

classic hefe type, cloudy pale yellow with an inch of white foam. looks almost too cloudy, very dense and thick for what I know is supposed to be a lighter brew. nose of banana and clove from the yeast, tons of white wheat malt, and a refreshing coolness to it. some lemon on the taste to combat the banana, a really nice combination. too much yeast in suspension though, this one drinks a little heavier than it should. also perfumy for some reason, something that has plagued all the wheat beers wynkoop makes. clean finishing for the style. more body than I want, but pretty good carbonations. nice in the winter, but im sure this would be a it too much in the summer time, to much heft. overall a decent regular brew from wynkoop, but could use some fine tuning.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A bit darker than your average hefeweizen, this was more like a yellow and amber mixture of a color, plenty hazy. Not much lace or head retention going on. Banana, yeast and clove, definitely smells like a hefeweizen.

Taste offers a mild spiciness to compliment the banana and clove. A little bit lighter in heft than how it looks. Tinge of vanilla to it. Floral at times. Definitely better than the blue moon stuff down the street that sells by the palate. Obvious wheat stickiness and breadiness in the mouthfeel. Pretty smooth, they keep the carbonation a little lower on this one I would guess after having had multiple of their other beers.

I thought it was decent. Not my style, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to someone who does like to venture down this path.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wynkoop Brewing "Wixa Weiss"

5.0%. Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Wynkoop brewing in summer 2012. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were above average.

A: Pours a one finger head of beige colour, nice cream, decent thickness, and above average retention. Colour is a hazy orange. Nontransparent; non-opaque. Vibrant and inviting. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Banana, clove, wheat, and some cream. A light to mild strength aroma.

T: Fresh orange peel and light cream over a wheat foundation. Clean and crisp. Tasty. Simple but very enjoyable. I like it. Hints of clove, but no real yeast characteristics (arguably, to its detriment). Well balanced and built. Very much built to style. There's no real experimentation or boundary pushing here, but there doesn't need to be.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Refreshing and light on the palate. Slightly overcarbonated. Sips nicely on a hot summer's day.

Dr: Very drinkable. Built as a lovely refreshing little brew. I'd certainly have it again, though its simplicity does hold it back. Fairly priced. I wouldn't recommend it to friends, but it's worth trying without a doubt.

High B-

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewery

A: single finger head with nice lace, murky golden color

S: wheat and sweet banana

T: taste is your typical wheat, clove and banana

M: light body and mod to high carbonation.

Overall: standard weiss. It was right on for the genre.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this one on tap the other afternoon at the brewery. Poured a hazy light yellow color, with a rocky white head. Aromas of light banana, bread dough and yeast. Light bodied and very easy to drink, with bananas, bread dough and a light yeastiness. Good, but kind of empty/hollow.

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Photo of beersheppard
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: golden, cloudy, opaque, thin white head.

Smell: malt, yeast, clove, banana

Taste: banana, coriander, orange, citrusy,

Mouthfeel: light, hef like

Drinkability: not the best ir worst hef I have ever had. A decent beer I could totally see myself drinking this on the rare hot day in Denver after a Rockies game.

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Photo of praufs01
4.45/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Cloudy golden yellow with a thin frothy white head.

Aroma - White pepper and tangy citrus peel.

Taste - Smooth creamy banana up front that moves to a spicy pepper middle that ends clean.

Overall - Excellent brew that was a two-time Great American Beer Festival Medal winner in the German Style Wheat category.

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Photo of thirdeye11
2.35/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Presentation: Poured from tap into a pint glass.

A: Color is fine for a hefeweizen, but almost no head. What is there goes away immediately, no lacing.

S: Nothing special here either. No banana or clove which I prefer for the style, some sour smells and spices.

T: Taste is way too sour for a hefeweizen. It's almost funky and not really in a great way. Spices are there, but they don't make up for the bad funk sourness. I don't think it was bad, just how they made this one and I don't like it.

M: Undercarbonated, not creamy, and really not much to like here. Weight was about all that was ok.

D: I couldn't finish the pint, but almost did. I could drink it which is why it got a 2.

I was severely disappointed after reading that Wynkoop was one of the better locals to try here on BA. This was just bad, and not recommended.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried at Wynkoop 4 Feb 2009.

Very cloudy golden color. Small white long lasting head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma has lots of clove, some banana. Taste is also of clove and banana. Slight yeastiness and wheat. Medium heavy body. Some astringency in finish. Moderate alcohol.

This was the best of the five I sampled that night.

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Photo of JamesS
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice dark yellow color, with a bit of head and not much lacing. It had a nice malty/straw-like scent, but nothing very strong. Good taste, a nice wheat flavor with good banana/clove tones, but a little too much there without enough malt/wheat. It did go down quite smoothly.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
2.69/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A good time to try this beer. After a ball game, semi hot outside, next to the light rail in Denver
Pours a light amber, hazy with a 1 finger white head. Head did not stay long and simmered down to a slight, patchy film.
Smell is like old socks, and sweet malt. Ick
Tastes like a sweet, malted wheat beer. Not much citrus or refreshing crispness. Other than that, not a bad beer. Could use less maltiness.
Not a very refreshing aftertaste. Needed some water to wash this down.

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Photo of scoobybrew
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This was served in a pint glass at the brewpub. It has a cloudy golden color with a head that settles quickly, but leaves a decent lace. It has a nice banana nose with hints of malt and almost no trace of hops. There is a nice yeasty banana character to the taste, but it's very malty sweet with a slight hop finish (almost unnoticeable). The body is medium-light with high carbonation.

Overall, this is not a bad for a German-style hefeweizen. However, it's a little too sweet for my particular taste. I usually prefer a more balanced version of the style. I'd rather go for some of the brewpub's other offerings (like the Railyard).

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Photo of Domingo
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty decent take on a "real" hefe.
Comes out SUPER cloudy and thick. Pretty strange. I was thinking that it needed to settle or something, but it never changes. I looks like a nitro-pour that hasn't settled. Color is a little darker than most. It's a yellow-tan and almost has a very light orange highlight.
Smell is the banana/clove/yeast smell you'd expect. There's something not quite normal with the yeast smell, but it's not bad. I'd suspect it's just a different yeast that in most. Still - I like it.
Flavor is nice. I think they're using an unusual yeast for this as there's something almost like a belgian wit about it, but it's a background flavor. This is still very much a real hefe. For a brewpub like the Wynkoop, this is pretty admirable.
Mouthfeel's a little thick, but it's not too heavy.
Drinkability's pretty high. This is a nice warm weather brew...especially when their AC isn't on!
This is normally a very popular item, so maybe they'll make it a year round offering? It's one of my faves at the 'koop.

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Photo of ndekke39
3.82/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ordered on tap at the Wynkoop Brewery in Denver. Poured cloudy with a light yellow color. Very light carbonation. The strongest aromas and flavors were of banana and honey - a very pleasant surprise. Some smokey flavors, too. My wife noted that the beer smelled like casablanca lilies - light and sweet. Overall, a good example of this style - I would definitely order another.

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Photo of Crosling
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draught @ Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado. The most cloudy and opaque beer I’ve ever seen, almost appeared thick in the glass, like paint. Orange in color. Doughy hints in the aroma, along with the usually yeast contribution of banana and clove, although this one seems high on the clove. Pretty vibrant nose, by the styles standards. Flavor is spicy and doughy, with a hint of developing tartness, which takes grip after the mid-palate. Vanilla, clove and banana bread flavors, with a fairly creamy body. Above average weizen for sure.

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Photo of Dithyramb
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We were hot and bothered when we entered into the brewery, so a hefe was in order to quench my thirst. Offered as a pint with a half finger of off white head. Cloudy yellow brew with nice lacing and retention. Banana, yeast, and yeast were the dominant aromas.
Phenols were running the show here, with a good heaping of banana and a splash of clove. They stated that it was "50% wheat" the other 50 appeared to give it a very chewy, medium mouthfeel.

Finished clean and crisp, with some lingering banana and chewiness. Yes, I'll have another. Overall, I had a quite a few hefes during my stay in Colorado, this was a close tie of the best along with Dillon Dam's offering.

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Photo of freed
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hanging out at the south end of the tents was Wynkoop's Weiss. I've not had anything from them, and it was 100F out, so a Weiss sounded good.

Poured, it was a nearly amber color, hazy with sediment and a respectable head. The overall appearance was quite nice. Aromatically, it was also well done - a mix of wheat grist and yeast with the requisite banana aroma.

The taste was also quite good - clean, smooth, somewhat fruity, and yeasty. I enjoyed it quite a bit, though the estery banana flavor was sometimes a bit much. Regardless, it was very well done, and was encouraging evidence of the brewer's skills.

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Wixa Weiss from Wynkoop Brewing Company
3.5 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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