When the other half and I went to Philly last week, we stopped by The Foodery and picked up a few things. I hadn’t ever seen anything from Nebraska Brewing Company, so I was pretty excited when I saw their hefeweizen. Let’s crack it open and see how it was.
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This medium to full-bodied beer, pale to amber in color, is most accurately described as a Bavarian wheat beer. The aroma and flavor of this unfiltered beer is decidedly fruity and phenolic — a big word for a brew that tastes like cloves, nutmeg or sometimes vanilla with banana-like esters. Awards: Bronze, 2010 US Open Beer Championship, German Hefeweizen; Silver, 2010 World Beer Championships, German Hefeweizen; Silver, 2010 North American Beer Awards, Bavarian Style Hefeweizen.”
Random: I really do like this glass from The Brewer’s Art. It will have to do until I get a real hefeweizen glass.
This brew poured with a half a finger of white head, which is much less than I expected, given the style. Maybe I didn’t pour aggressively enough. The body was a cloudy, yellow color with very light carbonation, which was also not in line for the style. The nose was pretty pungent. I got banana and clove with a touch of bubble gum. The taste was good. I got the same banana and bubble gum up front. There was also some wheat and coriander that was a bit more subtle, but still detectable. There was also some sweetness to it that really complemented the other flavors. It had a medium body with moderate carbonation. The finish was quick with banana and bubble gum. This was definitely a solid beer that I would have again.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0