Denison's Weissbier | Denison's Brewing Company

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Denison's Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Denison’s Weissbier has been brewed for twenty years in Toronto. From 1989 until 2003 it was brewed along with several other popular Bavarian beer styles at the brewpub on Victoria Street. While brewed there, it was known as Weizen.

Our Weissbier is an authentic Bavarian style wheat beer and has attracted an extremely loyal following and wonderful reviews from some of the world's top beer writers. In 2002 Denison's Wheat Beer became rated #1 in the world in the 'German Hefeweizen' category on, and has remained in that place to this date.

Denison's Weissbier is true to style, served unfiltered and is very refreshing. Although its only ingredients are malted barley, malted wheat, imported hops, water and yeast, the special Bavarian yeast produces the classic but unusual flavours of a true wheat beer. Flavour notes such as banana, clove and vanilla are all present.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-12-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this in a tall Weizen glass with showed off it's impressive appearance. Cloudy goldenrod with a bubbly white head with fair lacing and retention. Aroma of wheat, citrus, and a bit of acidic yeast. Taste was very wheaty and very refreshing, with a bit of cloves, very straightforward, but great. Very smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel. This a very easy-drinking Hefe-weizen, and I'd like seven please.

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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at c'est what. A hazy, pale golden yellow cloud. Looked amazing is all I can say. The head was medium sized, but it looked damn creamy and sat ontop for the entire time. Tonnes of lacing left behind.

Aroma is very fruity and floral. Peach, banana, cloves and very citrusy. Very enticing.

Tasted very sweet and a subtle spicyness that comes through. Not much hop flavour. Nice tartness, and very refreshing for a summer's night.

Was a very full bodied, smooth for a wheat beer. Had quite a bit of carbonation but I thought it was just right. You could see bubbles rising to the top throughout the entire time.

Enjoyed this one alot. I had a sample of this at the st lawrence craft beer show and it lived up to my expectations.

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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Winking judge. Finally got a chance at this great local hefeweizen on tap. As the pour unfolded, a nice looking hazy yellow-orange with lively effervescence and a nice white cap that lasted. Aromas of citrus, spice, fruit is there but not over pronounced as in some Bavarian weizens. Had a light peppery but smooth mouth feel with all the hefeweizen flavors (banana/spice phenols and wheat malt sweetness) in very good balance. The finish was tart and refreshing. A fine example of what can be accomplished locally if brewing art is appreciated...probably the best hefeweizen in Canada that can stand comparison to the German weizens.

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Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 103 ratings