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Hurricane Hefeweizen - Foothills Brewing Company

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82
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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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2005)
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Photo of mikesgroove
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice light yellow amber with a small white head that quickly faded leaving behind no real lace. Visible carbonation was eveident in the clear liquid before me. Smell was light, with hints of a fruity citrus mixed in. Lots of grain flavors were pronouned. First impression was nice and lite with a good profile to it. Not slimey and not too light, really a good sit down session beer here. Could have been a bit more carbonated, but really a fine beer. Could definatly throw down a few of these on a warm night, and already have.

Photo of oberon
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on Friday at the brewpub.Not a style I get very often but it was a pretty hot and a hefe sounded better than usual.Came in a standard pint glas a hazedlemony yellow with just a hint of orange,a thinner but well sustained head atop.Mild grainy aroams with a a slight banana and clove note,flavors a re pretty standard for the style light clove spice with some lemon,a sugary-like finish was a little odd.Foothills makes grat brews but this was pretty standard if that in my opinion.

Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem, NC

A: Pours a hazy to cloudy pale yellow in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some faint hints of lemon yellow. The beer has a finger tall sudsy fizzy white head that fades rather quickly to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a couple of small thick film patches and a medium ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of lemon/citrus, banana, clove, and wheat.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of wheat and grainy malts. That is followed by light flavors of banana and clove with some slightly stronger flavors of lemon/citrus. Minimal amounts of bitterness are present.

M: Very light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively crisp.

O: This is a decent attempt at a hefeweizen but not in the same class as the major German ones. A little too subtle with the banana and clove while a touch too strong on the grainy malts.

Photo of tdm168
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at World of Beers at North Hills

A - bright yellow; no head

S - faint lemon; cleanser

T - faint lemon, faint spice

M - crisp, very light

This is similar to a light beer that glows and has some faint citrus and lemon to it. It's rather forgettable. There are far better Hefeweizen's out there.

Photo of John_M
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.

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of avalon07
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.

Photo of thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of blackie
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: Pretty clear golden in color. Just a touch of haze, but not quite as much as I'd expect or prefer. Sparse white head soon recedes most of the way.

s: This one's pretty bland overall. Citrus seems to dominate with a backing of clean wheat. Needs depth (more clove, yeast, etc.). Some might call it watery.

m: carbonation on the low side of the medium range, and the body lighter but not thin

t: Clean wheats with dominant chalky citrus notes. I seem to get some of the yeast and clove that was missing on the nose, but it's way back. Again, it's a solid hefe foundation but lacks that yeasty complexity I like so much. Lightly hopped.

d: easy enough

on-tap at the Village Draft House in Raleigh

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.

Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of GCBrewingCo
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.

Photo of Metalmonk
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pale yellow. The rocky/creamy head is big and lasts a long while, leaving lace as it slowly minimizes.

Super (white)bready nose, with polite citrus accents. Yeast far in the background. Pretty nice, but more like a witbier than a hefeweizen.

Flavor is watery citrus (mostly lemon), fresh white bread, a bit grassy, with very faint bubblegum in the finish. Grassy sourness and citrus hang out in the finish too, but it all fades pretty quickly. Lacks the yeasty goodness of a true hefe.

Spritzy feel, yet soft. Thinnish body, but not watery.

Refreshing and acceptable, but drinks more like a witbier than a hefeweizen. Tempted to say Foothills are better at big beer, alcohol and/or flavor-wise (Sexual Chocolate, Seeing Double, Hoppyum), but I had their Torch Pilsner yesterday and it was wonderful. So I guess Hurricane Hefeweizen isn't this brewery's finest, that's all.

Photo of Falcone
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of nickd717
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of atsprings
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.

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of CrellMoset
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hurran Hefeweizen, served with a slice of orange (ugh) at Foothills, Winston-Salem, NC. Served in a traditional American pint glass.

Appearance: Arrives with no head - thanks, orange slice - and presents a slightly-hazy-though-not-hazy-enough golden/orange-hued body. Only the thinnest ring of lace and only a few streams of large bubbled carbonation present themselves. Little to no lacing, either, probably indicative of poor head retention anyway, with only a few blobs sticking around for any extended period of time.

Aroma: Weak weak weak, with only faint citrus and a pale underlying sweetness making any effort to emerge from this one.

Taste: A little too citrusy, perhaps, with large and dominating orange notes and less strong but still in your face lemon notes. A few spicy overtones and a soft sweet wheat note round this one out. There's no nuttyness or banana yeast notes, unfortunately, making this more of an American wheat beer than a hefeweizen of any kind.

Mouthfeel: A thin to medium bodied brew with enough carbonation that it becomes a little explosive and uneven.

Drinkability: More of an American wheat than a hefeweizen - despite the haze, there's just not much yeast character here, which is really what makes the hefe such a unique beer. Also, the orange slice is a huge strike - I understand they're trying to appeal to a certain style of drinkers with that, but still, come on. Also, tou're a craft brewery - serve your beer properly. I can see this being moderately refreshing to some, but it's not really for me. Just a little too simplistic.

Photo of WeisGuy
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 Onenote81
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at Foothills. Nice cloudy deep golden color. Absolutely no head to this at all; just a little rim around the top. Smells very citrusy with a little clove and strong wheat/yeast. Very crisp clean taste. Can definitely find the strong yeast taste, but it mellows out as I drink this. Fairly smooth and balanced. Not a bad brew from the guys at Foothills. Refreshing.

Photo of GTB
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Lantern
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Hurricane Hefeweizen from Foothills Brewing Company
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