Berghoff Hefe-Weizen

Joseph Huber Brewing Company

USA

I've only had this on tap at the famous Berghoff restaurant in downtown Chicago, and frankly that's the way to have it. It looks great! Nice cloudy gold colour. It's also got a nice frothy head. It's aroma is one of bananas and yeast. It's got a well crafted yeasty taste, and drinks smoothly. Very good, though I have certainly had better hefe-weizens.

Reviewed: June 21, 2003

Rating: 7/10

My Wisconsin-born in-laws don't have much nice things to say about Huber, but the Hefe-weizen isn't bad. I will definitely put it ahead of the crap-pack like Pyramid and Harpoon, but not as good as Capital, Brooklyn and Shiner. It has the requisite fruity and malty nose and citrus background, but it is a little flatter than a Hefe should be. It needs something more before it reaches the next level.

Reviewed: January 29, 2005

Rating: 4/10

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