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Upland Valley Hefe-weizen - Upland Brewing Company

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79
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 19.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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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karengarys

Indiana

4/5  rDev +17.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2005 00:10:37 | More by karengarys
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oracle

Indiana

4/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2005 15:01:21 | More by oracle
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RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2003 02:17:53 | More by RockyTopHeel
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Boilermaker88

California

3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presented in a 12oz. brown bottle, this wheat beer from Upland Brewing poured a cloudy mahogany color with not much of a head and some light carbonation observed. The smell was mainly of bready malt with hints of banana and clove aromas.
The taste was rather bland. A yeasty malt flavor served as the base for some modest banana and clove essences but there was not the powerful tastes that can be found in some other weizens. The feel was light, thin and watery.
Overall, this beer did little to impress me. It’s not much better than average. While I like the fact that American brewers take the time to try and create beers in the German tradition, this offering falls well short of the mark.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2003 18:13:39 | More by Boilermaker88
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TheDM

Indiana

1.9/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

This brew poured a medium head of fine to medium sized off white mostly lasting bubbles and a cloudy semi-opaque light brown colored body. It has a mild malt aroma, fair lacing and apple, banana and clove flavors that linger well into the aftertaste.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2003 22:47:38 | More by TheDM
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hotstuff

Indiana

2.45/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a medium sized head of fine-small sized bubbles. It had good lacing on the sides of my glass and it had a clove aroma to it. The body of this beer was cloudy. The mouthfeel was thin and watery and it had a bitter taste to it. German Wheats are one of my favorite styles of beer, but in my opinion this just was not a good tasting German Wheat beer in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2003 00:15:55 | More by hotstuff
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Jon

Illinois

4/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2003 21:36:36 | More by Jon
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zerk

California

4.33/5  rDev +27.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2003 09:58:56 | More by zerk
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BitteBier

Indiana

4/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2002 16:57:29 | More by BitteBier
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Upland Valley Hefe-weizen from Upland Brewing Company
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