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Ebel’s Weiss

Two Brothers Brewing Company
Warrenville, IL

Style: German Hefeweizen

Jill’s Rating:
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Ah, summer. One of the best parts about summer is that many craft brewers bring it on with a weissbier offering. I’ve been looking forward to trying Two Brothers Ebel’s Weiss, but does it live up to the mighty hefe standards?

At first pour, there’s not much head. I’m slightly disappointed because I like the big foam that rises up with this German style.

However, that’s about the only negative thing I can say about this brew. The nose is super-sweet with a delicious whiff of malt and banana notes. On the tongue it’s a delightful, refreshing (albeit a touch watery) malt flavor. The beer itself is pretty thick and doesn’t open up any further, and I got some nice banana and clove flavors as well. The taste stayed in my upper palate, but I felt refreshed all over.

Overall, this is a really tasty summer beer that I found to be nicely balanced in its flavor. It’s sweet, but the sweetness doesn’t clobber you. It’s fruity and spicy, but those flavors are more like soft accents that let you enjoy the beer, not endure it.

Reviewed by Jill Jaracz on July 15, 2008.
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