Whippet Wheat - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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Reviews by DeFaz:
3.44/5 rDev -4.7%
Pours golden and cloudy. The Thirsty Dog brewing company has a number of good beers, and this is the second summer seasonal I've had this year (the raspberry ale is another one worth trying). This hefeweizen features very strong (in my opinion too dominating) wheat and yeast flavors with less emphasis on the clove, banana, and citrus, although they're still present. The taste begins fairly sweet but ends dry. As I generally prefer a sweeter hefeweizen, I probably won't be searching for this one again, but for what it is it's not bad.
07-27-2013 22:01:12 | More by DeFaz
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3.5/5 rDev -3%
12oz brown bottle, no freshness date.
The wheat stands tall with dense froth, very cloudy but not enough to block the view of all of the bubbles. Powdered clove, dried bananas and chalky yeast infiltrate the nostrils. Smooth creamy yet bitty from the yeast presence ... there is a nice little crispness snap as well. Big yeast and wheat twang, dry clove and a fruitiness (banana and pear for the most part). Faint esters and more yeast. Finishes very dry.
A good stab a the style, a bit too much yeast if that is possible but it seemed to have slightly taken over here. Good drinking regardless.
09-21-2010 00:54:23 | More by Jason
3.35/5 rDev -7.2%
Pours a clouded apricot golden orange forms a nice bright white head. Aroma has some nice citrus tones with sharp wheat accents. A bit of banana/clove but it's pretty subtle compared to the German counterparts brewed out there. Flavor is really sharp with a citric tone and finishes with banaa bubblegum and clove notes. Cabonation in the body is a bit off not as effervescent and creamy as other hefeweizens. Body is light to medium nothing out of whack here. Overall I could drink a couple of these but the Sierra Nevada Kellerweiss/or most German versions are straight up better tasting beers.
07-04-2010 18:40:05 | More by WVbeergeek
4.38/5 rDev +21.3%
beautiful semi-transparent amber color. this has great hints of citrus and goes down very smoothly. it reminds me almost of blue moon's citrus smell/taste but a more complex flavor. this has a subtle clove/cinnamon smell but not so much in the taste. would be great paired with an orange slice or a pineapple/banana garnish.
09-03-2013 23:00:15 | More by Danasaurusrex
3.45/5 rDev -4.4%
Orange coloured body, some white head. pleasant enough wheat aromas. Taste a bit orangey, cloves,bannana bread, and above average mouthfeel, although some carbonation offset. Decent drinkability, though not terribly.It's the style but not the best representative.
01-09-2011 03:51:52 | More by Sammy
3.68/5 rDev +1.9%
pours out a flat cloudy orange color with 0 head, faint aromas of vanilla and banana.
i'm not getting much yeast in the flavor, yet it does have a unique refreshing flavor. it is mostly a spicy bite of cloves that leaves a dry taste on the tongue. a little bit of banananess in the back. Good summer session for sure.
i do feel like i just smoked a clove cigarette after drinking this
09-15-2011 23:57:20 | More by Ezone024
3.33/5 rDev -7.8%
Picked up a bottle from Abe's Cold Beer. It's a smooth ale, but it's just halfway between an American wheat and a hefeweizen with a mix of toasty wheat and yeast character. There are mild clove and banana notes, but the flavor tastes a bit thin and simple for a hefe. The clove and spice are stronger in the aroma, but it's not enough to make for a complex, satisfying beer. Not a bad beer, but not a great hefe.
11-10-2010 00:42:35 | More by tempest
3.35/5 rDev -7.2%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a weizen glass.
A slow pour yields an unimpressive 1-finger white head that quickly fades to a light dusting. The body is a clear deep golden color with a good amount of rising bubbles. Lacing is minimal to nearly non-existant.
Strong wheat is the dominant aroma with notes of citrus, banana, and clove.
Tangy sour apple and green banana overshadow a light wheat and spicy clove. The flavors are complimenting and even for the style. While decent, the flavors are unfortunately weak.
Light bodied with good carbonation, this beer is refreshing and easily drinkable. It passes over the tongue nicely and does not overpower foods.
The body is much too clear for an unfiltered hefeweizen. The head retention and lacing were also disappointing. The flavors were pretty standard and good, but rather weak compared to other beers of this style.
04-06-2011 14:24:41 | More by output01x
3.95/5 rDev +9.4%
hazy and cloudy look to this one I have to admit, as I was waiting to find some sediment, but none came forward. Nice three inches of white then topped out over the glass and settled down lightly into a nice little pillow of white, which was reinforced but lots of carbonation.
The aroma was light and very pleasing. Nice touches of grain, light wheat and a touch of a banana like aroma all coming through rather nicely. Some almost light grass like hops bouncing around in there as well. The flavor was very crisp, very clean with a well rounded profile that was very pleasing. Nice light rush of grass and grain, light bready malts and a touch of banana again coming through quite cleanly and clearly
08-31-2011 01:20:17 | More by mikesgroove
3.75/5 rDev +3.9%
I poured into a pint glass to little head. It is golden, amber in color. The aroma and taste are light in cloves. I tend to get more of an orange scent and flavor than banana. The mouthfeel is great for the style. This beer goes down easy and has a clean finish.
08-20-2010 01:05:22 | More by buschbeer
3.98/5 rDev +10.2%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass. The bottle features the cutest little dog runnig through a field of wheat. Let's hope the beer doesn't taste as cutesy as its label.
Pours a cloudy amber-brown. A nice 1" head presents upon the initial pour, but quickly reduces to nothing. And I mean nothing; there's barely a hint of carbonation in this murky pool of beer. An active swirl brings little in the way of any head.
Smells of banana bread, cloves, walnuts, and orange peel. Pleasant, to be sure.
Taste is much better than I was expecting given the lack of carbonation. It's like liquid banana, with nutty malt, hints of vanilla pudding, and a dash of nutmeg. There's an ever-so-slight hint of hop bitter that just kisses the tongue at the end. the yeastiness in th e middle really rounds out the taste to give it some heft.
Medium bodied, with a smooth, mildly dry finish.
I know that I keep saying that I'm not a fan of wheat beers, and then I keep trying wheat beers that I like. I'd put this on the list to try, especially if you're into wheat beers.
08-03-2011 02:19:01 | More by TheHoppiest
Whippet Wheat from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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