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New Beer Blog Arbor Brewing Bliss Wheat Hefeweizen


In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Arbor Brewing.  It is their German style Hefeweizen.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Ann Arbor base craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan craft brewery.  Let us get into this Hefeweizen.

It has a cloudy golden color with a white constant head. The smell has a yeast to wheat like notes. The taste has a heavy yeast and wheat and not much of banana and clove notes.   There is not much of the aftertaste. It is fate to me. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (

Bliss Wheat – Arbor Brewing Company


U.S. Open Beer Champion – named “Best Hefeweizen in America” by the Craft Beer News Service. Classic aromas of banana, clove and floral citrus blossom. Fruity, spicy aromas show a rich yeasty character that follows through on a smooth, medium-bodied palate with a delicately spicy finish.


This summer specialty is made with fifty percent malted wheat for a clean, light, refreshing character, plus a special Bavarian yeast that creates the classic cloudy appearance and banana, clove, and lemon character. To decant from the bottle, pour three-quarters of the bottle into a glass and gently shake the remaining contents to mix the yeast back into the beer and then top off your glass. Delicious with a slice of lemon but we prefer it au natural.

Our Bliss artwork features a lion (the symbol of Bavaria) front and center. We went with the striped tent and carnival scene in the background to bring together the great midwest summertime traditions of county fairs and amusement parks with Munich’s Oktoberfest – the mac daddy of all festivals signaling the end of summer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter:  @arborbrew

In the end, I am huge fan of this beer style.  When I take a break from my porters, stouts, and IPA’s, I reach for a pale ale and or Hefeweizen.  I was pretty happy to see this beer released again.  I never had the chance to try this brew and I have been wanting to try this brew.  I had to pick up this season.  I am getting a heavy lemon notes.  There is not too much banana and clove notes.  I was pretty disappointed.  I can see others love this beer.  I am not a fan. There is better Hefeweizen on the market that is my thought pattern.  This beer has won awards.  Maybe, I picked up a bad bottle.  I recommend this beer either way.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


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