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Whippet Wheat - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Whippet WheatWhippet Wheat

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98 Ratings

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: chaz01 on 05-13-2010

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Ratings: 98 | Reviews: 34
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12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at approximately 40 degrees F.

A: Well, first and foremost, this bottle erupted like a foam Vesuvius when I popped the cap off. I managed to pour some of the geyser into the glass (which promptly overflowed with foam), and then had to let the bottle and the glass sit in the sink for a bit to calm down. Once the magma flow had cooled and it was safe to walk on the parking lot where Pompeii once stood, I was able to assess the appearance of the beer. It pours a tawny, very cloudy gold, like a lion in the shade. Head formation is, I shall assume, not only present, but problematic. There's also decent lacing - ask me how I know!

S: This opens with a fairly strong bouquet of traditional hefe aromas, with the banana, pear, apple, and clove notes. There's something I can't quite place underlying them, however, something almost astringent or antiseptic in odor.

T: The astringency from the nose? It carries into the taste. There's some serious adhesive-style flavor to this beer, right from the opening. The rest of the flavor palate seems diluted at best behind that "manufactured by 3M" thing that's going on. There's also a metallic tinge to the flavor, though neither copper nor iron - almost aluminum-esque, despite being in a bottle.

M: Watery. By the finish, this beer feels like it has split into its constituent parts, the bulk of which is just water. And dare I mention the carbonation sharpness?

O: Not a favorite hefeweizen of mine. I'm not certain what was going on with the headsplosion, but I am fairly certain that I won't be picking this up again.

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A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin film covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of bananas from the yeast are present in the nose along with underlying hints of wheat.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of bananas and some notes of wheat. It's hard to pick up any hints of cloves.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer is all about the bananas but there's enough underlying wheat to keep things from being overpowering. I thought that the taste was a very good representation of the style, but it could have used more head and carbonation and stronger aromas.

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Whippet Wheat from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.