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Hinterland Hefe Weizen - Appalachian Brewing Company

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Hinterland Hefe Weizen
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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2002)
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Reviews by beergeek279:
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4.4/5  rDev +13.1%

Served as a 6 oz. sample at ABC. The color was a hazy gold, with a ring of white head. The smell was a strong banana/clove. The taste was a very strong clove/banana, with just a bit of the wheat tang. Mouthfeel was well-carbed. As for drinkability, this is one that I could session on very nicely.

A true surprise, and amongst the best beers that I'd had at ABC. A strong and delicious hefe, and a real treat. Absolutely one that I would have again.

06-30-2004 02:50:27 | More by beergeek279
More User Reviews:
Photo of sponberg

New York

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Cloudy gold body with a white head that lasts.

A tea-like (as in Lipton, not Leoni. I have no idea what Tea Leoni smells like, but I'd give her a 4 or so on appearance alone) and estery nose. The flavor matches the nose, with a tea-like, vanilla-y, wheaty roundness while the banana and (lesser) clove esters hide in the background, Later in the sip a hint of apple appears before it all dissolves into a nice, wheat-malty finish. Nice effort.

08-18-2002 20:13:03 | More by sponberg
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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

No real head, just a bit of small bubbles around the edges with a bit of cover. Even giving it a swirling... nada. Very cloudy and unfiltered cider colored.
Intense clove scents, fresh tobacco, banannas... Smooth taste. Hits you with a massive amount of bananna, then some citrus bite, bit of spices. Very drinkable. I do get a bit of ABC's "house flavors" which I have not been a big fan of, floating around in here, but they are not very overwhelming as in the rest of their offerings. So far this has been the best of their bunch as far as I have seen.

07-07-2004 02:29:18 | More by shapudding
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-16-2011 02:39:34 | More by virinow
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-13-2012 14:40:09 | More by whatname
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-06-2013 22:11:11 | More by sweenbeen
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-30-2011 00:58:37 | More by Bdel34
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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

This is a growler of Appalachian Brewing Co.'s Hinterland Hefe Weizen, bottled on the same date as my initial review (see my profile for said review). The ale is chilled.

Appearance: The ale has a yellow-orange color and is very hazy. There is a nice head on the beer that lasts through the pint. [Note that this is taken verbatim from the first review]

Smell: This beer is brewed in the german style of a hefe (as opposed to an American version which is really a pale wheat ale). The aroma is all esters, with those pesky banana and clove aromas making themselves known. [Note that this is taken verbatim from the first review]

Taste: The beer has lost a bit of its carbonation. Despite that, there is still a strong estery flavor thanks to the yeast. The banana and clove nuances are quite good, albeit reserved.

Mouthfeel: The tartness of the wheat is a pleasant change of taste. The yeast gives this beer one hell of a taste.

Drinkability: My intention was to house the growler tonight, but I am going to Belgium Comes to Cooperstown tomorrow, so I need to be on my A game.

07-15-2006 01:28:04 | More by akorsak
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-27-2013 12:06:11 | More by GWC
Photo of plaid75

New York

4.38/5  rDev +12.6%

Poured a hazy medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and good lacing.

The smell featured balmy clove and banana aromas.

The taste consisted of a chewy wheat malt, some wheat spice and a full array of yeast esters.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a full flavored and seemingly authentic hefe.

08-06-2009 15:38:28 | More by plaid75
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-04-2013 04:42:38 | More by beersnob1972
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4.22/5  rDev +8.5%

On tap at Harrisburg location

Pours a hazy straw color with a creamy white head. Slight lacing on the glass.

Aroma of banana and clove and a hint of malt. Smells great.

Nice banana/clove/fruity taste upfront followed by a clean malty aftertaste. As good or better than some of Germany's best.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth. Nice zip from the carbonation.

Super easy to drink. A qualty hefe.

12-06-2005 00:17:01 | More by MaltyGoodness
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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%

Pours a light golden color with some thin fluffy white head.

Mostly a fruity banana scent, and yeast.

The taste is potent banana, and again yeast.

This is has a light-bodied feel, sort of creamy with some prickly carbonation.

This is a pretty easy drinker. A tasty beer, although I wouldn't drink more than maybe two, it is a little too sweet for my liking.

07-15-2008 19:47:14 | More by BeerCon5
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-16-2011 18:48:09 | More by Lantern
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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%

This arrived with a very thin head, approaching wispiness. It was deep lemon-yellow in color and very cloudy. It had a light nose of banana esters. The mouthfeel was very full and creamy. There were tastes of banana and spice, especially clove and cinnamon, on the palate. The finish had what Lew referred to in his seminar on wheat beers as "the cut" - a tangy bite that lingers well after swallowing. I am admittedly NOT a fan of this style, but I found this to be quite enjoyable, especially after a grueling ride in the back of the van from State College.

07-26-2005 15:51:48 | More by woodychandler
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

I had this one on tap.

Poured a hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of bananas, cloves, and some yeast (hey, its a Hefe!). Tastes of bananas, cloves, and some wheat. Stronger spicy finish. It wasn't a bad Hefe but then again, nothing made this one stand out.

Notes from 09/19/04.

11-20-2008 16:05:51 | More by hopdog
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4.2/5  rDev +8%

I sampled this brew while having lunch with fish113d. The beer is cold and cloudy gold color, kind of like apple cider. Frothy bleached white head fades to a surface layer, leaving tightly packed lattice on the glass. Aroma is cloves and hints of banana with just a bit of bready yeast as well.
First sip reveals a crisp lite body with very fine carbonation.
Flavor is sweet banana, cloves and doughy yeast again. The beer gives no hint of ABV and is crisp and refreshing. A great beer for a hot day. Served without a lemon which I also approve of.
Check it out.

06-22-2008 21:28:13 | More by sulldaddy
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3.43/5  rDev -11.8%

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, a hint of orange citrus and a cinnamon like spice. In the taste, orange citrus, big wheat notes and some dry clove. A small bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry orange citrus in the aftertaste. Quite pedestrian with the sweeter context of orange, good, but just over average.

06-12-2011 18:45:54 | More by OWSLEY069
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-06-2014 16:07:03 | More by EinFesteBurg
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-25-2012 20:38:38 | More by abcramer
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-23-2013 16:29:46 | More by InspectorBob
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

12-23-2012 20:28:27 | More by VaporDome
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-05-2012 19:57:29 | More by robieobie1
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

05-15-2013 18:05:19 | More by pcsnyder
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4.33/5  rDev +11.3%

Served as part of a sampler tray at their brewery. This one poured a cloudy and dull looking golden color. This is a decent hefe. Spicy aroma and flavor. Strawberry bubblegum, banana and spices like nutmeg and cloves are in there, too. The light malt body makes this beer goes down easy and on the whole is spicy, light and refreshing. Very good.

11-24-2003 18:44:04 | More by pezoids
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