Upland Valley Hefe-weizen - Upland Brewing Company

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Upland Valley Hefe-weizenUpland Valley Hefe-weizen

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 18.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BitteBier on 08-01-2002)
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Photo of Supertrooper44
5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.33/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An outstanding Hefeweizen with balanced notes of wheaty/yeasty taste along with banana, clove, lemon peel and spice. A difficult task seems easy in this refreshing beer.

Carrying a solid haze, this wheat beer has a froathy/airy white foam that laces and persists well. With its pale yellow color, the beer has a standard Hefe look.

Light barley malt and wheat bring a bready-rich (just shy of doughy) flavors, aromas, and textures. Layers of fruity banana, lemony/acidic notes, and appricot straddle the tropical-citrus mix. Clove, lemon zest, orange peel, and soft hint of corriander give a delicate yet spriteful attitude to the pale wheat base. All of these elements work in harmony, not allowing one to dominate the other and without becomming sweetly- all the while revealing new flavors with each subsequent sip. Without waivering in the creamy beginning or it's refreshingly dry finish, the beer offers so much variety in an effortlessly made beer.

Photo of zerk
4.33/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy copper, and has a thick white head. Head retention could be a little better, but it does leave a few patches of lace on the glass. Aroma and flavor are filled with phenolics... clove, banana, and lemon. Begins sweet with a slightly sour finish. Has a light to medium body, and a rough mouthfeel.

This is a very good dunkel-weizen... exactly as it should be. I'm looking forward to their upcoming bottle release, and hopeing it will be a bottle conditioned beer. The only thing this beer lacks is the extra flavor that comes from pouring in the yeast.

Photo of Jiatlas
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.13/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bright yellow color coming through right away. A very hazy and cloudy look to this one I have to admit, as I was waiting to find some sediment, but none came forward. Nice three inches of white then topped out over the glass and settled down lightly into a nice little pillow of white, which was reinforced but lots of carbonation.

The aroma was light and very pleasing. Nice touches of grain, light wheat and a touch of a banana like aroma all coming through rather nicely. Some almost light grass like hops bouncing around in there as well. The flavor was very crisp, very clean with a well rounded profile that was very pleasing. Nice light rush of grass and grain, light bready malts and a touch of banana

Photo of Treken
4.04/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Jon
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Upland Weizen pours an attractive, hazed copper color with a thin, fizzy head that depletes to almost nothing as the beer sits. The aroma is that of a classic hefeweizen -- big notes of banana, clove, and citrus rind. Very subdued yeast aroma, as this is not bottle conditioned. Banana, clove, spice, pepper, and yeast flavors permeate the palate. This is a flavorful brew with some depth, for sure. Finishes with a mild hop twang. Smooth, medium-bodied and lightly carbonated. Very drinkable, it makes for a great summer session brew.

Photo of oracle
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a shaker style glass.

beer poured a cloudy light copper with bountiful white head that left minimal amounts of lacing. Not as dark as I would expect for a Dunkel Wiezen, more like a straight Heffe Wiezen (doesn't the word Dunkel in German mean "dark"?)

Aroma was filled with the scents for fresh bread, banana and faint cloves.

As is my custom when drinking any wheat beer (regardless of style), I swirled the last half ounce in the bottle to get the yeast sediment in the bottom.

Taste was pretty good. Strong yeast notes (as one would expect) with flavors of banana and lemon.

It does come across with a little more alcohol taste than one would expect in a 6% abv beer.

overall, this beer is pretty good.

Photo of karengarys
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber, hazy, not much foam, but character exists. I left the yeast in the bottle this time - next one will have a glop in the glass, update pending.

Smells strongly of something.... cloves? Some citrus.

Tastes, well, cloves, butter, grass, lemon. Not too bad. Odd, though, but it somehow works...

Mouthfeel is pretty good too. It is rather cremy, with a buttery finish.

...At first I thought "this will be a 3, 3.5 at best. But, look at the ratings. I didn't think I liked it that much. When I really sorted it out, turns out this is a pretty good brew!

Photo of BitteBier
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful, light golden pour with nice, even head. Scents and tastes are what one expects from a crisp wheat: bitter tartness, cloves, and soft fruit tones. Nicely drinkable...a good wheat beer made better by the fact that it's locally brewed.

Photo of BeerGuy09
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of chiefydawg
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured amazingly clear clear until I remembered to swirl and pour the yeast. Then looked like a mushroom cloud in the glass until it all meshed into a straw haze. Small but ample white head that didn't last much longer than the lace.

Smell has the banana sweetness and the yeasty sourness that I expect in a good Heffy. Scent stays the same throughout.

Tastes like it smells, with emphasis on the tartness though the banana scent (maybe just a less ripe one) remains. Crisp wheat and light clove round this out this specimen of the style. The finish is the same from first sip to last swig: slightly sweet fruitiness replaced by a cleaning that make you want the next sip to get the taste back. Just what I like on a warm day (OK, it's 20 here - I've got to fantasize).

Has more substance than I expected, and I like it. The urge to chew is there, and heck, that just brings more flavor on!. Never noticed it was 6% until I read it.

Even though some will call this a warm weather style, this beer could provide a great session all year long. Upland was quite a find - thanks J&M Kerns.

Photo of MeisterSmudge
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of RockyTopHeel
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rich, amber-colored brew with a strong wheat scent, with a noticeable banana element that carries through to the flavor as well. This beer is nice and light in the mouth, with a good amount of the traditional dunkelweiss flavors (like the aforementioned banana and a strong, husky wheat), and is very easy drinking.

Ryan says it smells and tastes a bit like seaweed. I see what he's saying, but don't think that detracts from the beer.

Anyway, this is a solid brew, but lacks the depth of many of its peers. It also lacks a certain chewiness (for lack of better words) that I love in other dunkels.

A decent beer, but not one I'm likely to turn to often, especially because it's much easier for me to get my hands on a Franziskaner or Weihenstephaner.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a hazy, lazy honey amber with hints of sunshine at the top when held to the light. Good, eggshell white head with a swampy little film left to wander around while drinking. Aroma of lightly tart cloves and apple blossoms make this an earthly tart smelling brew. This is indeed a very tart tasting wheat beer. The apples become more present in the front of the palate. Refreshing and crisp palate that makes this a great summer beer.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a cloudy yellow-straw color with a decent head and a bit of lacing on the way down. Nose is some faint banana and even fainter clove along with some light grain. The taste is slightly yeasty with a bit of straw and grain. Light feel with good carbonation. Comes together in the end, drinking fairly well.

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

From notes.

12 oz into Atlas Mason spaghetti sauce jar.

A: No head just a smidgen on the pour. No lacing to speak of, but a beautiful golden amber hue.

S: Pink bubble gum stick from childhood again, apricots, yeasty yeasty.

T: Tastes like ti smells with a sweet clovey-honey zip-a-dee-do-da.

M: Lost of carbonation on swish. Light to medium body.

D: I could have a few of these and be buttslappy.

Photo of shivtim
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy orange/brown with a pale white head, looking like a good hefe should. The smell was rather subdued compared to other hefeweizens, mostly just wheat and not much else. The taste was fruity, with apple and banana (and of course plenty of wheat). Nothing spectacular, but a good drinkable beer and I would have had another if I wasn't driving.

Photo of dsauter
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mtrain237
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of MordorMongo
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of jeonseh
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Upland Indy tasting room

A - A hazy orange with hints of brown. Brought out with no head at all

S- Clove and a slight bubblegum dominate the nose along with hints of lemon peel

T - Light orange and lemon peel. Heavy clove with hints of bubblegum and banana mixed in. Light lemon peel in the finish that makes it nice and crisp

MF - Light carbonation with a nice full mouthfeel that lends a creaminess to it. Crisp finish

O - A good but not great weizen from Upland. Easy to drink with good flavors but nothing that makes me stand up and say wow

Photo of NCSUdo
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

A: Deep, hazy golden under a large white head. Some lace and nice retention. Nice looking beer.

S: Smells of a subtle clove and banana. Wheat there, a bit bread like as well. Kind of subdued for the style, but not bad.

T: Malty and a little fruity. Bitterness is low. Wheat is apparent, not as bread like as the aroma. A bit of banana and maybe the slightest hint of bubble gum. Again, a bit lacking for the style.

M/D: Light to medium bodied, carbonation is a bit too high. Drinkability is good. Despite being a little lacking in some areas, it's certainly a easy drinking beer.

Photo of ubufan2112
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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Upland Valley Hefe-weizen from Upland Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.