Dry Dock Hefeweizen - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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4.88/5 rDev +18.7%
Poured from 22oz bomber into SA Perfect Pint glass.
Poured a cloudy straw colored gold with a nice white head that lingered for quite awhile. Bananna and clove on the nose. Taste was very very nice (and this is not my favorite style): Citrusy, bananna, a touch of clove, and wonderful tasting malt. Dry Dock hit it out of the park on this one; girlfriend says it deserves a gold for the style at GABF--I think I concur.
04-13-2011 07:22:10 | More by Schmittymack
4.85/5 rDev +18%
This golden beer will wet anyone's whistle. A pure hefe weissen taste, but this has a strong (but not too strong) hint of banana, more so than any other weisse beers I've had.
I strongly recommend getting this in a bottle, pouring it into a glass until there is about 10% left in the bottle, then shaking vigorously (with your finger over the top obviously!) to get all of the sediment out and dump on the top to create a head that trickles the goodness down your beer as the head thins.
Absolutely delicious weisse beer! One of the best in my opinions!
02-19-2013 01:50:17 | More by MichaelB_in_CO
4.78/5 rDev +16.3%
Pours a finger of off-white head over a cloudy straw gold liquid. Smells banana, mild clove, wheat, and some peppery zip. A little bit of acid.
Tastes wheat malt with mild banana and noticeable clove. Has an interesting peppery zip early that morphs into a metallic finish. Earthy hops darken the flavors with a nice orange flavor, which I think is from hops. Medium hop grassiness. This beer dries nicely in the finish. Aftertaste is strong wheat with some lighter fruits rising retronasal.
Wow, this is an extremely well done beer. Hits the style amazingly well and is phenomenally drinkable. That's saying alot coming from me as I'm not at all fond of german hefes. Light in the mouth. Great balance between malt sweet and drying characteristics. Delicious.
01-28-2011 04:01:18 | More by mentor
4.75/5 rDev +15.6%
Hazy Pour, good head retention. Fantastic aroma, certainly some banana to it. Tastes completely different on tap as opposed to bottle. Strong notes of banana. Solid body and a very smooth banana-ey finish. Spot on for German Hefeweizen style. This is quite possibly the best german hefeweizen I've had on tap anywhere, including franziskaner and weihenstephan.
07-30-2012 23:44:23 | More by Mfrato
4.68/5 rDev +13.9%
Poured from a bomber into a glass.
Appearance - Great color, not as cloudy as I'd like to see in a hefe. Decent head.
Smell - Great aroma, not overbearing but very pleasant.
Taste - Exactly what I want from a hefe: great balance between the wheatiness and the hefe yeast flavors.
Mouthfeel - Very light, decently carbonate.
Easily one of the best hefeweizens out there, definitely deserved the gold at GABF. I would love to get over the taproom sometime and give it a taste on-tap.
01-05-2012 19:01:58 | More by CornedBeef
4.68/5 rDev +13.9%
Had out of a bomber before a Rockies game...
yeah so I had DryDock's Apricot beer the night before at dinner and was not impressed in the least (Pyramid's is better IMHO)....anyway, so I thought....Gold Medal at Great American Beer for a Hefe...lets see whats up....
in a back alley two blocks from the stadium I was schooled on some exceptional Hefe (drank it fairly quickly and gave the bottle to a bum)!
lots of yeasty esters on this one....faint banana and spice....maybe I am used to all of the California crap Hefe that insists on lemons being added....
I was thoroughly impressed by the showing out of a bomber....only wish I had a little more time in Denver to sample more of Dry Dock's line....
this one is a winner! solid A
04-29-2012 03:31:46 | More by TriggerFingers
4.55/5 rDev +10.7%
The beer was golden colored and hazy, just the way it should be. There was an off white head on the beer that made it just look perfect in the glass. The aroma was of bananas and bready wheat. The beer tasted like wheat and yeast and maybe a little orange citrus taste.
Overall this was an awesome Weizen!
06-05-2011 18:13:01 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
4.55/5 rDev +10.7%
Big big big big ripe banana on this one. I don't get any clove at all. A little bit of baked bread. This smells wonderful, and is what I would expect for a perfect Hefeweizen.
Straw yellow in color with a crisp white head and lacing that lets you know how many sips it took you to get to an empty vessel. Its just the right amount of cloudy and while the foam falls into the beer rather quickly, it leaves a white ring in it's wake which is actually pretty attractive.
Again with the banana on the palate. It just dominates this beer through and through. I get a few more flavors than I do scents. Biscuits, and a slight candied fruit come to mind.. like you're eating a candied banana fruit sandwich.
Medium carbonation and body. Finishes a tad dry, but leaves sweet tastes in your mouth. Overall this is an excellent Hefeweizen, and I could drink this all day.
08-07-2012 21:50:15 | More by tlazaroff
4.51/5 rDev +9.7%
12 ounce can served in Hefeweizen glass. Note that I vigorously swirled the last ~20% of the beer in the can prior to pouring to get any lingering yeasties into the glass. I like my Hefe's yeasty and cloudy.
A: Hazy yellow with the tiniest of orange hues. Very cloudy. There are some small brown particles suspended (my guess is leftover yeast) - probably as a result of my pre-drink swirl. No head is apparent, although some minor lacing around the glass appears as you drink.
S: Lemon/citrus fruit is predominant, with some banana notes present and a slight tinge of clove. Also get a little of the yeasty smell. Hefe's aren't really known for their great smell, so this is a hard category to judge.
T & M: This Hefe definitely ranks on the banana side of the clove-to-banana continuum that Hefe's often go for. It's not spicy as much as it is fruity and creamy. Banana notes are predominant, but counterbalanced by citrus fruit flavor and a little bit of clove/spice. The finish is smooth and supple with the citrus hops lingering on the tongue. This is a very well-hopped beer in terms of balance. It's surprisingly complex for a Hefeweizen. Mouthfeel is great - medium carbonation with great body for a Hefe. VERY drinkable.
O: This is probably the most underrated beer I know of. It's definitely the best commercially-produced Hefeweizen I've had and even beats my homebrew recipe by a long shot. The taste is more complex than you suspect from a Hefeweizen. They've nailed the hopping dead-on. If you like your Hefe's banan-y, youll love this. If you like your Hefe's more on the spicy side, you may have to look elsewhere. I really dont know how to improve upon this beer other than by increasing the aroma notes, which I find a little weak. But that's a minor complaint - go buy this today and thank yourself.
03-13-2013 23:41:50 | More by MighHighBrewer
4.5/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
12-20-2012 02:31:05 | More by GilGarp
4.5/5 rDev +9.5%
quite a nice brew, but I had only had it on tap. Bottle time.
Light golden pour, hazy a bit. Big white, foamy thick head. Lacing is somewhat sticky
Clove and banana dominate the nose, slight hint of husk. Almost zesty spice. Lemon rind and persimmon subtle hints
Light bread underneath and throughout. Would be sweet, but the clove and banana overpower it. Zesty, perhaps some white pepper characteristics. Mint and some earth spice/herbals. Floral in the end.
The on-tap version had a bit more pop to it, probably from the CO2. Carbonation would make this that much more refreshing and crisp. Still, a darn good beer.
06-07-2011 06:33:08 | More by Mebuzzard
4.5/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
07-22-2011 23:13:08 | More by yemenmocha
Dry Dock Hefeweizen from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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