Drake's Hefe

20180328:
Note - Received @ 6:56 PM PT:
the beer has a lager taste. it has a funky smell. it has a coriander and/or wheat taste. [eat food.] finished the beer. it's too strong with the wheat taste for me so I don't enjoy it.


[20180430 Edit]

Drake's Hefe

Relevant Links:
Hefeweizen (Drake's Website)
Drake's Hefe (RateBeer.com)
Hefe-Weizen | Drake's Brewing Co. (BeerAdvocate.com)



Website Information:
HEFEWEIZEN

A CLASSIC BAVARIAN STYLE
Like the fog lingering over the bay, our take on the classic wheat beer is unfiltered for a hazy appearance and fluffy mouthfeel. It’s a smooth, easy drinker, with notes of fresh banana and clove spice that finishes with a soft, mellow sweetness. Just say: “hay-fuh-vite-sun!”

OVERVIEW
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 15
Orig. Gravity: 10.5° plato
Final Gravity: 2.1° plato

INGREDIENTS
Yeast: Bavarian Hefeweizen Ale Yeast
Malt: Two Row, White Wheat
Hops: Willamette, Vanguard

FOOD PAIRINGS
Sausage with Sweet Mustard
Arugula Salad with Citrusy Vinaigrette and Chèvre
Lemon Meringue Pie

AWARDS
Gold – 2015 California State Fair
Bronze – 2003 California State Fair

THE HEFE STORY
When the brewers set out to make Hefe, they wanted this classic Bavarian style wheat beer to be refreshing, have a touch of citrus, use high quality malted wheat, and have spicy phenolic and fruity ester aromas derived from a German yeast strain. We brought in a true Hefeweizen yeast for our Hefe, but kept the fermentation temperatures slightly lower than those used in Bavaria. As a result, our Hefe is more in line with the tastes of West Coast drinkers, with its refreshing and relatively dry finish, and a subtle accent of the traditional flavors of banana and clove.