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
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
16.57%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 50
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of brentk56
3.91/5  rDev +8%
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 dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, yellow-orange body with a thin, bubbly, white head.

Smell: Wheaty, tangy nose with notes of sliced lemons and bananas spiced with freshly-ground cloves.

Taste: Tangy malted wheat with the customary, complimentary side flavors of banana, lemon, clove, and even vanilla all make an appearance. Middling sweetness throughout. Light hop character and bitterness. Meager spicy rye component. Dry, lemony finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: Summertime, and the drinking is easy.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this in trade from Texindy, thanks for the opportunity.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a smallish white head that dissipated quickly. Smells of spicy yeast and a bit of banana. Bready sweet malt in the background. Taste is as would be expected from a hefe. The spicy yeast esters dominate, throw in some faint lemon and banana. A bit watery body, sweet sticky mouthfeel. Not a bad brew, not great but I could down several of these on a hot summers day.

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3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, golden/copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of wheat, yeast, sweet malt, coriander, hint of clove, and hint of hop. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, wheat, slight yeast, slight coriander, and a hint of clove. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, and blend. The body is too sweet and yet, the spice is too strong.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat with a little bit of banana and clove. I can tell this is a hefeweizen, but the aromas are not very strong. The flavor is mainly wheat, with a little bit of pepper and banana. I don't really get any clove in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of sd123
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
2.99/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of greenspointexas
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of allengarvin
4.37/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle-and-half, served into a .5L Tucher weizen glass. Very fresh (released from the brewery last week). Pours out a very hazy tan-amber color, with an unfortunately small head. Pleasant grainy wheat aroma with good banana esters. Lots of vanilla/bubblegum flavor and also plenty of wheat. Phenols are light to moderate, with most of the clovey spiciness coming in at the end. Finishes somewhat tart and dry. Body has a good fluffy mouthfeel but could use some more carbonation.

Actually a very good example of the German style, though it falls a little short of its other Texas competitor, the Live Oak hefe. Very drinkable, and I certainly plan to buy more of it.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Quite hazy light golden color, could be called muddy. The snow-white head is quite thin, with good broken lace, mild carbonation, and a considerable amount of sediment.

Aroma: Sweet, spicy clove aroma with notes of ripe bananas, and bread yeast.

Taste: Opens with a strong yeast note, pronounced wheat, and a mild earthiness, with a mildly sweet undercurrent. The hops yield a citrus rind note that contrasts well with the mild sweetness. The finish is mildly bitter, bringing the taste to a balanced close.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full.

Drinkability/notes: A very well-crafted Hefeweizen, the brewer's skill and attention to detail is clearly showcased in this fine effort.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

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Summertime Wheat from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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