KC Bier Co. Hefeweizen

Missouri
United States
Hefeweizen, KC Bier Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Hefeweizen is a pale, hazy, Bavarian-style wheat ale with bready malt flavors, low bitterness, fruity banana esters, and spicy clove-like phenols.
Special processes: decoction mashing, natural carbonation.
All KC Bier Co. bier is brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot, using only four ingredients, including 100% imported German malt and hops, water and Bavarian yeast.

Profile

ABV: 
5.2%
IBUs: 
13
Hops: 
Perle
Malts: 
Wheat, Pilsner, Vienna
Judges Review 
James Link's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hefeweizen by KC Bier Co. was reviewed as a 10A German Wheat Beer as defined by the Beer Judge Certification Program’s style guidelines revised edition of 2015. Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a 22-ounce wheat beer glass.

A Hefeweizen by all accounts. Pale yellow in color and lightly cloudy as per style with a very fine bead that exploded into the glass on initial pour and supported a tightly knit head.

The aroma was reminiscent of freshly baked wheat bread with a plethora of fruity esters and clove phenols that are typical byproducts of a beer fermented with a pure Bavarian yeast strain.

The absence of hops allows the delicate wheat flavor to manifest itself and marry with the clove phenols and banana esters to create a flavorful complexity of ingredients to the drinker.

Alcohol was in the medium range and the body a bit thin as is typical with beers brewed using higher levels of wheat.

A refreshing full flavor example of the style that is particularly enjoyable on a hot summer night.