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Dry Dock Hefeweizen | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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Dry Dock HefeweizenDry Dock Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mentor on 01-28-2011

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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 147
Photo of TriggerFingers
4.64/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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)!

Anywhoo....

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

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber to pint glass the day the bottles hit the shelf!

A- Pours a hazy golden/grainy color with a nice 2 fingers worth of thick white head. Good retention with nice lacing.

S- A very pleasant balance of a mild banana aroma mixed with a slight bubble gum spicy note. Not overwhelming at all.

T/M- The beer starts with a fair amount of the yeast characteristics with the banana and bubble gum but quickly fades into a gentle balance of malty sweetness and almost citrusy flavors. The beer finishes smooth and delicate. Very good. Light body with a nice creamy mouthfeel.

D- Very much so.

Overall, this is the best Hefeweizen I've had to date. Not particularly fond of the style but this beer is a winner. I will highly recommend and purchase again.

The label mentions this beer is now known as the Dry Dock Hefeweizen.

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Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into an antique Czech tall pilsner glass.

The pour yields three fingers of bone white head that quicly falls to a thin layer on the surface. The body is very light straw colored and slightly hazy.

Very pale bready wheat and barley malts pair with a light creamy banana aroma to form the backbone of the nose. The usual fruity, slightly spicy yeast notes are vibrant and crackling with freshness. This leans toward banana and away from clove or coriander. Wonderful aroma.

The flavor doesn't quite live up to the excellent aroma, but it is still excellent. The malts are crackery and provide a nice structure for the yeast flavors to play on. I am surprised by how light the malts are, which is a nice change. The yeast comes through with style in the flavor, but lacks a bit of the luster it showed in the aroma. The flavor isn't quite as dry as some, with a touch of sweetness in the middle. I detect even a bit of vanilla.

The mouthfeel is light and the carbonation is surprisingly low. This combination make this beer outstandingly drinkable. There is a feel in the mouth, maybe it is the sweetness, that I think detracts. I keep wishing this beer was drier.

Conclusion: This is maybe the 3rd best Hefeweizen I have tasted. If it were a little drier in feel and taste I believe it would be even better. This beats out hundreds of generic American interpretations of the wonderful style. The only American brewery I have encountered that trumps this beer is Live Oak. Excellent work.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of Blargimus
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of CornedBeef
4.64/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of mactrail
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of numberwang
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best American Hefe's I have tasted. I guess my only issue is that the head on this Weiss is not as nearly as thick or lasting as the ones I've had in Germany. It does not have that banana taste or smell, but excellent spice notes of clove aand pepper.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to holden303 for sending me this one as part of the N00B BIF 6!

Pours a murky light yellow with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a thin film. Foamy chunks of lace stick to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, spices, yeast, and some bubble gum aromas. Taste is of wheat, spices, yeast, bubble gum, and banana. This beer has a crisp and smooth mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation. Overall, this is a good hefeweizen from the bottle. I had this back in June on my trip to Denver and I enjoy this one from the bottle more.

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Photo of biglobo8971
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured form bottle into a tulip. Was an extra and was very excited ot try, never had. Pours a faint yellow, with very little head, and absolutely no lacing. The smell is pungent of clove and cinnamon, has a sharp bite in the nose that ais hard to discern. Taste is amazing, very floral, with a nice hint of spice. Great f'in beer. Only negative I can say is the appearance, but the taste kicks the snot out of the appearance by a long shot.

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Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Looks like a German, with a massive head sitting atop the honey colored liquid, but the retention isn't there though it does leave some dots behind

Smell: Over the top banana aromatics, with a dollop of clove

Taste: The banana builds and builds, with clove and a hint of lemon tartness arriving by mid-palate; the finish is dry, but there is plenty of residual banana flavor

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; somewhat creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Great job by this brewery accomplishing what few domestics have been able to achieve - a hefe that can compete with the best of Germany (edited to congratulate the brewery on its GABF gold medal for this beer)

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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!

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Photo of Schmittymack
4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of mentor
4.73/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Dry Dock Hefeweizen from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.