Hauch von Himmel Hefeweizen

Illinois
United States
Hauch von Himmel hefeweizen church street beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
78
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

A classic Bavarian-style hefeweizen, unfiltered, highly carbonated with flavors and aromas of banana and clove. Hauch von Himmel is hazy golden in color, utilizing a decoction mash, Andechs Weiss yeast and noble hops for a traditional summertime brew.

Profile

ABV: 
4.8%
IBUs: 
14
Served at: 
40° F
Hops: 
Hersbrucker, Hallertau, Tettnang
Malts: 
Best Pale, Dark Wheat, Vienna, Munich, Flaked Oats
Judges Review 
Dan Martich's picture
Judges Rating:
78
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer pours a hazy gold with orange hues creating an off-white head that lasts. Although darker than most (straight, non-dunkel Weissbiers) this one has the high notes of banana and clove that so characterizes the style. Moderate pilsner-malt sweetness comes through in the aroma as well as a faint hint of Juicyfruit bubblegum character from the yeast. The flavor is moderately grainy, yet the malt sweetness we found in the aroma is absent here. Clearly balanced toward the malt, the spicy notes come in as a very close second. The finish is dry and slightly tart from the wheat malt. This beer feature a medium body with high carbonation, making it a very quenching beer; no detectable alcohol warmth reassures its drinkability. The spiciness keeps this beer very interesting, and would pair well with Indian cuisine or grilled chicken garnished with lemon and fresh ground pepper.