Prancing Pony Hefeweizen

Prancing Pony Brewery

Published August 15, 2016

The Hefeweizen is the second beer in what will become a seven strong "heritage range" of German inspired beers from Adelaide Hills micro Prancing Pony. The Ponies had always wanted a Weizen (wheat beer) in their range but never had the capacity to make it happen; however, with the arrival of new tanks and a new brewhouse in the middle of 2016, the hefe is finally here.

It will be a seasonal release, designed for a hot summer days sitting in a beer garden in the sunshine. The beer is a favourite of co-owner Corinna as it reminds her of the long, warm summers in her home country. It comes in 500ml bottles as it is best drunk from a long tall glass with a solid head to make the most of its predominantly yeast-derived aromas.

In the glass, it pours a straw colour with a slight hazy due to the yeast. It slides down easily and is sessionable at a touch over 5 percent ABV. The banana esters are subtle but still present, making sure there is enough flavour without being overpowering.

Matt King

Prancing Pony Brewery

42 Mt Barker Road
SA 5250

(08) 8398 3881
Open Hours

From 17/4/15:
Mon to Thurs: 10am to 6pm
Fri & Sat: 10am to 10pm
Sunday: 10am to 8pm.

Plus an all-day menu seven days a week


By appointment