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Dry Dock Hefeweizen - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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Dry Dock HefeweizenDry Dock Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

100 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 36
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mentor on 01-28-2011)
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chugalug06

Colorado

2.44/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Very light yellow, think Wit... Mild white foamy head, leaves mild lacing...

Crisp, fart aroma, lots of wheat.

Thin, very light, not much substance or flavors. Wheat-y, but extremely light. Missing many flavors... crisp, harsh carbonation. Very wet and bready.

Not recommended. I can think of many other canned Wheat brews which I'd much rather enjoy. Disappointing Dry Dock would put this brew in a Mix-12...They can do much better.

Serving type: can

06-12-2013 23:25:14 | More by chugalug06
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.65/5  rDev -35.7%
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.

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 23:38:10 | More by Beaver13
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brandon722

Colorado

3/5  rDev -27.2%

12-20-2012 03:52:21 | More by brandon722
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drone

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

12-12-2013 05:08:56 | More by drone
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

06-28-2013 15:34:50 | More by JohnK17
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kojevergas

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery, which I'm increasingly growing to fancy.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm slightly over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger head of white colour, slight cream, okay thickness, and good retention (though the ABV is below average). A murky hazy pale yellow colour. Nontransparent. Nonopaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Lemon, banana, clove, clean wheat, and fruit peel. Light fruit hopping. A delightfully fresh aroma. I'm impressed. Moderately strong. Very inviting for the style.

T: Very fresh and enjoyable. Lemon, banana, clove, a wheat foundation, and indistinct fruit (possibly orange) peel. Somewhat simple, but pleasant. I like it, but it's not fantastic. The aroma promised a better flavour. Some nice subtlety, but little complexity. Hints of yeast and light hopping.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavour. Adequate carbonation. Adequate thickness. Suits the flavours fairly well.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but not great. A solid offering from Dry Dock, but not an ideal one. I'd try it on draught. Low ABV. Very refreshing. A great summer brew.

B-

A poor candidate for aging.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 05:45:28 | More by kojevergas
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15%

07-08-2014 11:24:54 | More by Cynic-ale
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-20-2014 22:00:06 | More by mklisz
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birchstick

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -15%

12-15-2013 05:57:53 | More by birchstick
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MeisterMayhem

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-28-2013 18:52:36 | More by MeisterMayhem
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Rayek

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -15%

05-21-2013 18:59:51 | More by Rayek
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15%

09-01-2013 05:01:40 | More by egrace84
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

Serving type: can

09-08-2013 02:49:15 | More by LXIXME
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bsinger45

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9%

04-29-2013 21:19:38 | More by bsinger45
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9%

09-13-2013 21:44:30 | More by mrskunk
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KevinTenney

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-23-2013 20:06:07 | More by KevinTenney
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mactrail

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A weird perfumey taste at first couple of sips, but mellows somewhat as you taste. Big flavors with the yeast predominating, followed by some lemon and a touch of cloves. Pours a first glass of clear golden, but a very thick sediment on the bottom. Very aromatic with more cloves and the long yeasty esters. Big rich mouthful of flavor, and tastes like lots of malt, but alcohol is certainly modest, even for the style. A touch of candy and spearmint along with the rather acidic finish.

22 oz bottle from Grapevine Liquors in Denver.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 02:46:31 | More by mactrail
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9%

02-27-2014 13:34:38 | More by appetiteforparis
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GetTheYayo

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-04-2013 06:11:18 | More by GetTheYayo
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Today is my New CANorado Beer Sunday and this one was part of an in-person trade with Blargimus whom I have traded with before, but never in person. He is a Bar Trivia master and so The Old Lady and I trekked down to play and then swapped beers afterwards. Slainte!

From the CAN: "Da such ich meine Freude. - There I seek for my happiness."; "A traditional German-Style wheat beer with a huge banana nose mit Hefe. Rouse yeast before pouring."; "Small Brewing Company of the Year, 2009 Great AmeriCAN Beer Festival"; "Gold Medal 2011 Silver Medal 2010 & 2009 Great AmeriCAN Beer Festival South German Style Hefeweizen".hat

As a retired sailor, this whole lineup really speaks to me. From the logo of the sailing ship to the nautical references to the sly humor, I CAN really dig it all.

Following directions, I roused the yeast before I even CANtemplated beginning the Crack & Glug. It was worthwhile as I not only garnered a finger of bone-white head with decent retention, but I got something that looked like Hefeweizen in my glass, as opposed to Kristalweiss. It was a cloudy lemon-yellow, SRM = ~ 6. Nose smelled of the kitchen sink - bananas, bubble gum, cloves. Mouthfeel was soft, like a gentle caress of my tongue. The taste was likewise all over the map. Pink bubble gum, initially, followed by overripe bananas and finally, clove cigarettes. Finish CANtinued the same stream of flavors and the clove lingered well past the swallow. I will cop yet again to this being one of my least favorite styles, but this one was one of the best CANned iterations in a while. I know that the right way (for me) would be to lager the beer, which would really bring out the clove esters. Ah well.

Serving type: can

08-18-2013 16:01:08 | More by woodychandler
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Duff27

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy bright orange body with a half inch head. Expected a larger head given the style. Leaves clumpy lacing. Overall looks inviting.

Cloves, bananas...the usual suspects. I detect a hint of..menthol?

More bananas than cloves in the taste, especially on the back end. Would guess around 5%abv.

On the thicker side of mouthfeel for the style I feel. Low end of carbonation as well.

Overall a good beer on a warm summer's day. Not incredibly to style but still highly drinkable. Thanks a ton for this non-whaley, top 50 hefe want, kojevergas!

Serving type: can

09-05-2013 21:59:52 | More by Duff27
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blakelive784

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: can

03-10-2013 05:34:30 | More by blakelive784
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an extremely light easy drinking hereweizen. pours an only slightly cloudy yellowish color with a one inch white head that dissipates quickly. smells like lemon peel and crystal malts. flavor is similar, with a buttery sort of citrus hop profile and a refreshing crispness. mouthfeel is very light in body and well carbonated. a very good hot weather beer for that reason, low abv makes it sessionable too. not the most arousing beer from dry dock, but a good americanized example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 22:39:07 | More by StonedTrippin
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rawfish

California

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw color that has a promising thick white head, two fingers high. Retention is poor and leaves absolutely no lace.

Great balance of banana esters and clove, light and airy it easily makes way for some lemongrass, pale malt and wheat. Powdery on the back end.

Pale malt that immediately shifts into a wheat twang with adequate balance of fruity esters and clove spices. Balanced and pleasant but also rather watery. Finishes clean and the flavors lift from the palate.

Moderate body with tight carbonation that gets prickly and active, does well to stir up the spices. Very drinkable and smooth, unlike some hefes the yeast doesn't slow it down.

Artfully balanced and a good example of a traditional German wheat. Perfect for the summer, would be glad to have another.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 04:22:24 | More by rawfish
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dry Dock's Hefeweizen pours with a hazy goldenrod appearance. While building a relatively short statured head for its style, its fluffed cotton white foam clumps on the glass and offers up long lasting retention.

But its balanced attack of banana, clove and bubblegum aromatics really starts to sing the praises of traditional Hefeweizens. Secondary notes of white pepper tingle the nose white a musty wheat note supports all the aromas with bready sweetness and refined sugar. Lightly acidic notes of apple sulfur and citrusy lemons add a zesty scent that the beer would otherwise regret.

It's soft, it's complex, and it's balanced- the taste is equal parts creamy wheat, confectioner's sugar, and fruit. Banana first, but then the the esters morph into papaya, citrus oils, lemons, and apples as the beer traverses across the palate. And from left field comes the taste of Juicy Fruit bubblegum that suddenly hits you as the taste culminates nearing finish. Lightly musty from grain sweetness, the beer closes with even more complexities of vanilla and mint.

Light and creamy on the tongue, the beer's malt influences are short-sighted because of the beer's lacking carbonation. Lingering sweetness is brought to the forefront and is slow to recede as the beer lightens to near-watering textures and slight thinness in mid palate. , slight linger of sweet. But finishing spicy, simmering with minty-warmth and evaporative cooling, the beer is refreshing and complex from start to finish.

While not perfect, Dry Dock's Hefeweizen fares better than most versions even from Deutschland. Its lighter carbonation causes fits in the appearance and mouthfeel departments, but all of the other complexities, requirements, and even some intangibles are there that would otherwise really set the beer apart. Comparisons are drawn to examples like Franziskaner and New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat.

Serving type: can

04-04-2013 05:02:42 | More by BEERchitect
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Dry Dock Hefeweizen from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.