Hurricane Hefeweizen - Foothills Brewing Company

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2005)
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4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler a bright pale golden hazed out beauty with 2 inches of fluffy white head with minamal lacing.

Nice bready aroma with a hint of banana & clove. Soft yeasty aromas pull it all together.

Sweet bready yeasty soft sourness that goes well together.

Man o man, this is so soft on the palate, how could anyone be offended by this medium light bodied beer. Spot on carbonation as well, well played foothills.

I find this to be one helluva hefe, drink up for it is only a seasonal.

Photo of Nesued
4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler pour, from a keg that was filled two days prior. A great treat from the folks at Foothills and Green's on Piney Grove Road. Kudos for a great 1 Apr 2010 offering!

Appearance - Light yellow coloring with a good two-finger head forming upon the initial pour. Deep haze (i.e. a Hefe) with a light carbonation feeding the thin ring that retained.

Smell - Nice fresh banana and clove aroma. Crisp yeast nose as well. Somewhat muted, but inviting.

Taste - Light, tart and crisp. Just what you want from your Hefe. Moderate spice middle gives it some depth.

Mouthfeel - This ain't no stout so review it as per the style. Carbonation is a bit light, but I enjoy the fact that it is tongue-coating in the opening and middle. The crisp finish allows for a bit of cleansing.

Drinkability - Nicely done Foothills. Great offering fresh. I would be intersted to see what "legs" this sexy offering has.

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4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: On-tap at Oak Barrel Tavern. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of creamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A sweet, somewhat underplayed aroma of wheat, bubblegum and spices.

T: Tasted of wheat, banana, bubblegum, spices and something I couldn't quite put my finger on. A good, solid, refreshing flavor. Generally in keeping with the style.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a fairly crisp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is a well done and flavorful summer beer.

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4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just arrived at Village Draft House. The beer arrived a nice hazy straw yellow with a decent head that diminished to a ring. The aroma was strong on fresh fruits and bubble-gum. The beer was nice and crisp with good light fruit and wheat flavor. The beer was light and refreshing. A very enjoyable hefe weizen.

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4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer arrived on the counter cloudy pale amber yellow which reminded me of pink grapefruit juice. The head was white and low, yet persisted and laced the glass.

The aroma was fruity with a banana and wheat and a nice light phenolic of clove spice.

The flavor was low fruit, namely banana, and a light clove spice character. The flavor was full of wheat and was creamy.

The finish was dry with a light lasting banana and clove into the aftertaste. The body was medium and the mouthfeel was creamy and well done with a nice carbonation level. A highly drinkable draft which was quite thirst quenching. The flavor became sweeter as the beer warmed.

Pint (well 20 ounce) at Mellow Mushroom in Boone, NC.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Put this on tap at home as my wife was looking for a good hefe. Appearance was orange with plenty of head and good lacing. Smells of banana and clove with a hint of citrus. Much to my suprise, tastes like a traditional German hefe. Very fresh with a good malt presence. Very drinkable and probably the best NC Hefe I've had to date.

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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Barley's the other day.

The beer pours a very light hazy gold color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, I get a fairly lihgt aroma of clove and nutmeg. Fortunately, the beer delivers more flavor on the palate, in this classicly flavored German style weisse. The clove and spice quickly dry out the light sweetness, leading to relatively dry finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, spice filled finish. Drinkability is quite good, with the alcohol virtually undetectable.

A nice effort from Foothills Brewings.

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3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Tyler's in Carrboro.

a - Very cloudy bright golden color, one-finger head with nice retention and lacing

s - big aroma of banana and clove, some orange and citrus also along with the wheat

t - banana and citrus right up front with the clove dominating the body, finish is more banana with a slight graininess, no alcohol detectable

m - light-to-medium bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp and refreshing

d - quite drinkable, perfect for the 90+ degree days we've had recently, I'm not sure what the abv is, but this goes down very easy

Another nice beer from Foothills here. Very solid hefe.

Photo of merlin48
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Fresh growler from Bearden Beer Market in Knoxville. Pours a hazed light yellow body with a two finger white head that hangs around a few minutes before throwing off some spiderweb lacing.

Aroma is a bit subtle, but has some classic hefe notes of banana and clove, accented by a twist of fresh lemon and a hint of coriander.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with a healthy carbonation. Seems a bit thin for style.

Tastes like a hefeweizen light as a result of the comparatively thin body, but classic notes of banana, lemon, and clove are front and center. A touch of bready malt adds some balance and a hint of grassy hops contributes a balancing bitterness. Finishes clean.

High marks for drinkability due to the light body, good carbonation and citrusy accents but not really topnotch for the style.

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3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap.

Appearance is a hazy light to medium yellow with a fizzy white head.

Smells strongly of clove and bubblegum with a little bit of pineapple.

Flavor is clove, banana, and bubblegum. There is a moderate pineapple taste as well which is quite refreshing. One downside would be the mouthfeel is quite watery.

Overall is pretty tasty hefe. Just a little more body would make for a perfect summer thirst quencher.

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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thin white head and hazy blonde body.

Tangy mellow nose: wheaty with some banana.

Pleasant and refreshing-- faint tartness, faint citrus, faint coriander and faint banana. (Yep, pretty 'faint') Well balanced; trace of hops on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick but not overly so and bright carbonation lightens out the body.

Highly drinkable, solid heff. Not crazy or off the wall, but heffs aren't supposed to be. NB: This was the last full pint in the keg.

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Hurricane Hefeweizen from Foothills Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.