Big Bend Hefeweizen

Texas
United States
Big Bend Brewing Weissbier
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Fruity. Spicy. Light. Spritzy. Our Big Bend Hefeweizen embodies the unique and open character of a region that's all its own. That's because the spirit of West Texas is the secret ingredient. From those warm sunny days to our cool, desert nights, this is the ideal beer for getting straight to the heart of who we are out here.

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
IBUs: 
12
Served at: 
40-45°
Hops: 
Magnum
Malts: 
Two- Row Barley Malt, Wheat Malt
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The aroma of this Hefeweizen had hints of banana and cloves -- an indication of a proper German hefeweizen. The pour had the appearance of a beautiful straw-colored brew, and was quite cloudy and hazy due to the unfiltered process. The flavor had hints of banana and cloves again alongside a light malt/wheat backbone. I wish these flavors could be a little more pronounced rather than just having a slight hint of some of these wonderful qualities. The body and mouthfeel of this beer was light and refreshing, but again, this beer suffered from low carbonation whereas the best examples should be highly carbonated and effervescent. Nevertheless, this was a nice attempt at a true hefeweizen.