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Dry Dock Hefeweizen - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 37
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mentor on 01-28-2011)
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Photo of Ryndom
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really liked this beer. Always enjoy a good Hefeweizen (really just learned what that meant), never liked the super hoppy taste of an IPA. I like it with a shot of Grand Marnier. Good beer

The flavor was just right, a little sweet - and smooth. Wish I knew more words to describe the flavor, but it is really good.

Ryndom, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
2.65/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy straw gold with a small white head that quickly disappears.

The aroma is sweet wheat malts, banana and a little clove spicing.

The flavor is wheaty malts with some sweet fruit and banana and some earthy yeast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and is a bit watery.

Overall, an OK hefe. Lots of banana and wheat. Sweet and watery.

Beaver13, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of mylesj
4/5  rDev -1.2%

mylesj, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Franziskaner
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden with a hazy complexion. A fingernail thin layer of off white foam covers the majority of the top. Aroma is full of refreshing banana esters and pale wheat. The flavor is comprised of banana and almost a bubble gum sweetness is prominent along with the pale wheat. The mouth is light very delicate. This is great to combat the summer heat.

Franziskaner, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Cynic-ale, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Catphish
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Catphish, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big white head slowly recedes above a cloudy pale washout golden colored hefeweizen.

Cloves seem to dominate over a light banana and even lighter lemon in the aroma of this beer.

The banana comes through more in the taste than it did in the aroma, balancing out the cloves some and even letting a light lemon come through in the taste.

A very light bodied beer with a bit of the tastes remaining behind in a light dryish aftertaste.

This seems to be a very drinkable hefe, I would think this would be a even better paired with the right food offering.

LXIXME, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber served cold into an imperial pint glass. Not the ideal weather for a light wheat beer (temps in the teens, snow on the ground) but what the heck?

Dry Dock's Hefeweizen is a cloudy pale yellow color with thin white head. It manages to have good retention but not much lacing. I pour the first half without stirring up the yeast sediment.

Aroma is a beautiful combination of banana, bubble gum, and light spice notes.

Flavor is excellent as well and probably as good as it gets for American versions of this style. It's light in body and flavor but it has great depth and wonderful subtleties that makes beers like this special. Wheat, lemon, banana, clove, and cake.

Mouthfeel is light in body and perfectly carbonated. Easy drinking but a joy to behold.

Overall an excellent version of the style. We're lucky to have Dry Dock here in Denver and shouldn't take it for granted.

GilGarp, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Truly a good traditional weissbier. Pours a light, brilliant hazy color with creamy head. Nose has a wonderfully assertive bready, estery quality with clove banana. Loft of soft wheat on the palate with more bready goodness, no overly banana, and a creamy mouthfeel. High drinkability as well. Like this beer, a lot.

WoodBrew, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber in Colorado Springs. I'd say the flavors are well balanced but the beer itself is a touch sweet. Other than that it's a fine session beer and hefe. A lot of wheat beers get too thin or sharp when they drop closer to 4%. There's a lovely soft wheat bread malt flavor with more banana in the aroma along with typical clove spices. I guess I'd want this to be a touch more crisp, but this is a fine beer.

tempest, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of DenverBigRed
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

DenverBigRed, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev -1.2%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of Blargimus
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into wine glass. No bottling or best by date found.

Pours a very nice golden color, obviously very hazy. A little bit of white head that dissipates very quickly. Leaves some lacing on the glass and surface.

Woo! That is a nice smell. Bananas and yeast predominate. Classic hefe.

The wheat malt comes through more strongly than the smell would suggest, which I like. Very slight hops at first, but none in the aftertaste. Bananas and yeast are both strong. Delightful.

The fact that there is almost no head made me think this wouldn't be particularly carbonated, but it has just the right amount. Wonderful prickling sensation with every sip. Light and refreshing.

Overall, I would drink the hell out of this. And at 4.3% abv, I can.

EDIT: Once I got to the bottom and swirled some more yeast into the glass, I added an extra half point to the mouthfeel and overall. This beer is FANTASTIC.

Blargimus, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
4/5  rDev -1.2%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of jtnord
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%

jtnord, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of DrIPA
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

DrIPA, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of drone
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

drone, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Kmlund, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 22 oz. bottle purchased at the brewery and sampled on September 6, 2012.

The pour is a cloudy light amber-pale yellow with a tremendous white, puffy head. The head settles but it takes awhile.

The aroma is full of wheat, banana, and yeast with the pale malts a little downplayed. But the aroma is wholly inviting.

The body is light but also smooth and creamy.

The taste is much like the aroma with plenty of wheat and banana along with a low bitterness that lingers momentarily on the finish. This is a fine example of a Hefeweizen.

puboflyons, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev -1.2%

stampfler07, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Sanchezrox23
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of hoppymcgee
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

hoppymcgee, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Redeezy83
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Redeezy83, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of bsinger45
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

bsinger45, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of blakelive784
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 fl oz can served in a weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a hazy and cloudy light golden color with one finger of thin, just off-white head. Retention is ok. Large yeast particles are visible. Appealing (at least in my book.)

S - Huge banana and clove nose. Bready and buscuity yeast. Sweet and tart. Spicy wheat foundation. A bit simple, but incredibly inviting. I'm looking forward to it.

T - Follows the nose closely. Thick, doughy yeast open a clean base malt and wheat foundation. Yeasty esters throughout. Fruity without being sweet. The banana notes are incredibly fresh. No hops character whatsoever. I like it a lot.

M - Medium bodied and crisp. A bit chewy.

D - This goes down way too easy. A great offering now that Dry Dock is canning. Surprisingly, one of the best I've had in the style (and not just American hefes.) I'll be buying it again.

blakelive784, Mar 10, 2013
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Dry Dock Hefeweizen from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.