Big Bend Hefeweizen by Big Bend Brewing is a 5.5% ABV Hefeweizen
Our Big Bend Hef embodies the openness and unique character of a region that’s all its own. West Texas is the secret ingredient—take a swallow and put yourself in the heart of it. The spirit of West Texas, now in a can.
Got this brew from my friend Aaron Mendiola of BeerMetalDude.com. First time I try a brew from Big Bend. While dark hefs and weizenbock or eisbocks are my favs of the hefs, the basic hef is something I started trying long ago and was one of my favorite styles. I still pay tribute to is since it was my first unfiltered beer experience back in the day. Especially when I started trying the clovey banana heffs, that really stuck with me. These may differ from the American Hefs but I guess we will find out how this one. Let’s take a look. Cheers!
Stone fruit notes, citrus, bubblegum, banana, clove spice, cane sugar, oranges notes, coriander spice and waffle cone.
Bananas, clove spice, cane sugar, oranges, pineapple notes, bubble gum, coriander, marshmallow hints, citrus, vanilla, caramel, stone fruit peaches, caramel, apple, wafflecone and biscuit bread.
Finishes dry with clovey and banana spice, stone fruit and coriander spice. No alcohol in the taste. Light golden body, Smooth, crisp, clean and refreshing mouthfeel along with an easy drinkability.
A decent Hef providing mild and light but fulfilling flavors. Might not be as full as the Hefs of Germany but sometimes if you just want something light, this seems to fit the bill well. Nothing too overpowering and yet still mildly complex. I like it for sure. This one is worth a try. Basically get several for sure and I think many who like light beers might enjoy this one.
Katniss Everden from the Hunger Games by Ilya Kuvshinov was used in this pairing as I wanted to use a character that could pair with the colors of the beer and the arrowhead on the can. While I have never done an animated character that came from a live action movie, it feels appropriate for this piece as the colors do pair well and it is an opportunity to branch out to different animations. Remember, anime is the Japanese word for Animation. While Japanese Anime is an inspiration for the site, it isn’t the exception.