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Hurricane Hefeweizen - Foothills Brewing Company

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2005)
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SlamLord

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-20-2013 01:25:25 | More by SlamLord
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-06-2013 18:31:09 | More by mikeincharleston
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-22-2013 19:28:16 | More by harpus
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-13-2012 22:36:29 | More by lupercmda
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-29-2014 14:53:25 | More by atrocity
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GTB

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-01-2012 13:30:18 | More by GTB
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured a massively hazy pale yellow with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, wheat, and slight skunk. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, skunky, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was not my favorite Hefe I have ever had. This one honestly felt a little more lager-ish to me with the skunk aspect going on. If it lost that and added more spice and more banana fruit flavors this one could be really good. Worth trying at least once, but that is about it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2011 17:59:14 | More by thagr81us
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aubuc1

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

draft poured in to a shaker pint glass at barleys.

poursyellow golden with steady carbonation

smell is lagery. hint of bananas

good balance of banana and clove. well balanced between crispness sweetness.

creamy smooth mouthfeel and nothing to keep it from being easy drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2009 16:42:55 | More by aubuc1
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nickd717

California

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Draft at the brewpub.

A - Clear light golden color with a lasting white head.

S - Wheat, banana, clove, and citrus. Smells pretty nice, if a bit weak.

T - Wheat and pale malt, yeast, banana, and lemon. A little watery but overall the flavor is pleasant.

M - Very light and crisp on the palate, if a little weak.

D - Well, because it's a bit watery and is a fairly light style to begin with, this goes down like flavored water. So I have to give it points here.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2009 18:05:49 | More by nickd717
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a hazy gold with a finger of creamy brite-white head. Retains well around the edges with some thin wisps across the center, leaving some thick lacing behind. The aroma is not assertive at all but I still pick up notes of lemon, clove, wheat, and a bit of bubblegum yeast. I just wish that it was all a bit more prounounced than what it is.

The taste is a little more aggressive with a firm wheat base surrounded by notes of lemon citrus, spicy clove, some banana, and an underlying hop profile. Finishes dry with a touch of bitterness on the palatte. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a firm feel and poppy carbonation.

A decent Hefe offering from Foothills, I just wish that the taste, and especially aroma, where I little more memorable. Still, the crisp body and drikibility of this still remained quite refreshing and I wouldn't turn down a pint on a hot day.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2008 16:37:11 | More by Kegatron
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nickss

Texas

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pulpy, completely opaque yellow. Looks like grapefruit juice.... a tad odd.

Faint banana and clove... a bit of citrus. Rich, yet light. My only desire is that it was a bit more pungent.

Something in the flavour is a bit off. Lots of banana, but the aftertaste is a bit coppery and corn-y. The copper becomes a bit less noticeable as the brew warms, but the corn flavour is still there.

Light and crisp mouthfeel... maybe a bit too much carbonation.

Too much carbonation to be a quaffer... still, certainly not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2006 02:58:49 | More by nickss
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2011 01:32:30 | More by zaphodchak
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2012 00:46:34 | More by rangerred
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hyuga

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-15-2011 06:04:25 | More by hyuga
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-03-2013 21:10:49 | More by pathman
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-05-2013 00:28:06 | More by napetry
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-05-2013 21:51:25 | More by OldhouseRecs
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Serving type: growler

09-18-2010 01:02:22 | More by merlin48
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WeisGuy

New York

3.88/5  rDev +9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2007 18:18:12 | More by WeisGuy
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John_M

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2010 11:42:05 | More by John_M
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-16-2011 06:01:05 | More by VaterRoss
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HoosBrews

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2009 22:14:25 | More by HoosBrews
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-24-2012 18:17:30 | More by SlowWideTurns
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-15-2011 02:25:04 | More by EasyReader
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Bmoyer0301

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-01-2011 19:43:07 | More by Bmoyer0301
Hurricane Hefeweizen from Foothills Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.