Southern Tier Heavy Weizen

Southern Tier Heavy Weizen

Rated 3.655 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Company

Jamestown, NY, United States

Style:  Hefeweizen

8% Alcohol by Volume

38 International Bittering Units

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Heavy Weizen explores the inner depths of creativity and craftsmanship, taking a style of ale that is delicate and quaffable and shaping it into something exuberant and sturdy. The foundation of Heavy Weizen begins with prodigious quantities of North American malted barley and wheat. Next, the finest European hops are added to complement this ale's unique disposition by giving spicy aromas. Its spirit is forged during fermentation where our Bavarian weizen yeast consumes sugars and creates divine flavors reminiscent of bananas and cloves. Then, by aging this ale, we allow the divergent characteristics to blend together, becoming one. To capture Heavy Weizen's spirit, this wheat ale remains unfiltered to leave some of the yeast in the bottle. Serving this ale with a wedge of lemon is recommended, but optional. (2-row pale malt, malted white wheat, hallertau magnum, saaz)

ID: 24547 Last updated 16 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank1380
Overall Percentile97.2
Style Rank15 of 951
Style Percentile98.4
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.900
Weighted Score3.655
Standard Deviation0.346

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  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    All of the requisite goodness of a hefe... with a kick! Intensely aromatic and flavorful. Hazy bright golden orange with a thick fluffy white head. Medium bodied. A very good heavy hefe.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottled@O’Haras, Tampere. Hazy yellowish orange color, small white head. Aroma is wheat, yeast, earth and some mild toffeeishness. Flavour is quuite much the same. Rather genyine hefeweizenfeeling over this.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a frosty orange, with allow white head. Aroma and flavor are overloaded with vanilla and spice. Good bite on the tongue, but overall a bit overdone and not my favorite.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle: Poured a medium orange color weizen with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consist of medium sweet wheat malt with some notes of cloves and banana ester. Taste is a mix between some dominating wheat malt with distinctive notes of cloves. Full body with limited filtration and great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very heavy but very well balance at the same time and easily drinkable. Well done!

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.9 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Cloudy vibrant yellow pour with decent head on the initial pour. Sweet fruity aroma. The flavor was a wonderful blend of bananas, cloves and wheat yeasties. A fairly good level of Euro hops made this enjoyable. The alcohol was noticeable, but not distracting one bit. I like this one.

  • ROBG 21 reviews
    rated 4.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    I lived in Germany for a while and consumed plenty of Weizens. This hefe is a fine example of a good Hefeweizen. Nice creamy head, fantastic yeasty/citrusy aroma, coupled with moderate hopping with some hop bite, classic hefe cloudyness and medium body, yellow amber hue and very refreshing. For what it's worth, this is an excellent wheat beer and will be enjoyed throughout the summer.

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pour was different then most hefes, darker more amber/orange. Aroma was typical Flavor was mch the same alcohol was very well done, stronger then other hefes but good.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A sharp creation, nicely magnified strong hefeweizen, exactly what it claims, intense, tasty. Pour was lacking the usual fluff head of a hefe, bu the rousing of the yeast kicked up an otherwise pretty hefe, maybe a tad more orange hues in there vs. some of the more golden colors typical of hefes. Aroma was strong cloves and bananas, very enticing. The flavor followed suit, blending together very nicely cloves and bananas nicely. Alcohol was smooth, could barely tell this was a strong hefe, although the malt/body was a little thicker and heavier. Kinda like a strong franziskaner, which isn't a bad thing by my counts (ie. a little sweet). With temperature, the flavor started to finish rather peppery. Body was full for a hefe style. Two thumbs up.

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