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Summertime Wheat | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Texas, United States
rahrbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by assurbanipaul on 07-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,824
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
134
pDev:
16.62%
Bros Score:
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

an extremely pedestrian beer here, and a lackluster example of the style. there is something kind of cheap and off about it, and i have to work to finish a single can a little bit. its almost flat on the pour, the right color, but lacking the bright shine i like to see, no head at all after it first settles. aroma is sharp, lightly phenolic, even astringent for a moment, and the yeast seems to have been fermented warm enough that some of these flaws developed, which to me appears to be a relatively amateur mistake for a professional brewer to make, but there could be other sources of this beers mediocrity. i get the banana and clove, but i also get rotting lemons and oranges, intense white pepper and wine. these are not flavors i like very often, and especially not in a beer trying to be a traditional hefeweizen. its wheaty and it smells and taste fresh, so those basics are covered, and i even enjoy the intentional lightness of the whole thing, but overall this is really average beer, even less than average, and is a far cry from the best beers in the style. dont waste your time on this one (unless my can was somehow compromised and this is actually good, but it sure doesnt seem that way)...

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Photo of jaydoc
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ABabbidge
3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy amber color, kind of disappointing head for a wheat. Definitely has all of the tradition Bavarian wheat characteristics of banana, clove, and wheat. But it is on the sweet side and has a lot of lemony character, a bit too much for my taste. Overall not bad, but not great either.

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Photo of brentk56
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A hard pour builds a one inch head on the cloudy goldenstraw liquid; spots of lacing linger as the head fades

Smell: Banana, circus peanuts and a hint of clove

Taste; Banana and circus peanuts foward, with the clove building; rye spice and sweeter bubblegum flavors build, after the swallow, though the finish is dominated by the sweeter elements

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; somewhat creamy

Overall: A pretty good job with the flavor profile though perhaps a bit sweeter than I would like; the mouthfeel gets close but a bit more carbonation would help

Thanks, Texasfan549, for the opportunity

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Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very cloudy beer, served in a tumbler, little head. Strong on the banana smell that comes through on the taste but is pleasant and seems to be traditional hefe. Going to add the lemon now. It's good and easy drinking. The lemon is ok but not necessary. A good beer on a hot day, sitting under the air conditioning.
On draft at Witten's.

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Photo of txmilligan
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Buttery and creamy are what I generally associate a good hefeweizen with, so I was intrigued to try Rahr's hefe. It pours up a cloudy gold, with good head and effervescence. The aroma is subtle, nothing jumps out. The taste is similar, nothing all that creamy or smooth. There is a metallic, coppery bite to the beer, that detracts from it.

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Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mjurney
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Pale-gold color, very hazy. Lots of carbonation rising. Thick frothy head.

Aroma:
Tartness, banana, bubblegum, vanilla, a little cloves, lemony, sweet bread.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Tartness up front along with bananas and mild cloves, there's some peppery. Sweet bread malts, some hay-like character. Finish is dry. Semi-milkshake texture, refreshing, smooth.

Overall:
It's pretty good American-made Hefeweizen

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Photo of Techichi
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mtn
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of galuskan
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Smells like banana bread. Tastes great. Not much of a finish. I'd buy it again but not a lot of it.

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Photo of Latarnik
2.99/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sazz9
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jtaylord
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1ale_man
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

It looked the part. Unfiltered. Mostly lemony, tart smell, with some malt. Taste of citrus more than any thing else. Feel was right to me. Smooth, crisp. I just mowed yard after 12 at work. Probably drank way to fast. It's a keeper.

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Photo of pnelting
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LizT
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Premo88
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into wheat beer glass

L: hazy-but-clear pale orange with very small head, maybe 1/4 of an inch of offwhite foam that doesn't stick; keeps a decent collar to start with; the color and haze is classic, but even a hard pour rendered almost no head

S: banana, slight clove spice, sweet enough to almost reach bubblegum but not quite; nose is much sweeter than the taste; grain, sour grain, but the banana overpowers all else; the clove note is very tame

T: banana right up front, not overly sweet ... in fact, there's a bit of lemon tartness; grain; some clove spice in there, but it's very restrained

F: crisp but still with a bit of that classic hefe softness; perfect drinking beer and made for a good, long session

O: Rahr holds claim to some German heritage, and they put forth a solid German-style brew here that hits all the major notes ... lots of banana, a bit of clove, a good mouthfeel reminiscent of the classic hefes ... I love it. The hallmark for me is the restrained clove, keeping it firmly on the German side of the wheat family and not into the Belgian witbier family. Great brew and one I'll grab annually.

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Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of christogolfer
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ok beer, light, citrus flavored....maybe a little banana flavor.

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Photo of msanborn
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%

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Summertime Wheat from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 134 ratings
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