Wheat Cloud - Buckeye Brewing Company

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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buckeye Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  ABV ?

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-13-2003)
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BDIMike:
Photo of BDIMike
4.43/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an awesome looking German-style Hefeweizen. An unfiltered, cloudy looking dark golden color. A thin white head is created that dissipates fairly quickly.
Smell is almost perfect for this style. Clean German wheat smells and biscuit laying the foundation. Nice coriander, spice, and slightly sugary sweet finish.
Taste is just as good as the smell. A base taste of very clean tasting wheat. A nice slight spice of coriander, spice and sugary tastes that let the good German wheat taste take center stage.
Mouthfeel is different than what I am used to on a German hefeweizen. A bit thinner and less smooth. However, I kind of like the crisp bit at the end of the sip, because it makes the beer more refreshing.
Drinkability is awesome on this beer. A great selection for any weather, especially spring and winter, warmer weather times. A lot of great tastes going on and a nice refreshment as well. I would go out of way my to get as much of this beer as I could. Can't wait to drink another one.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at the brewpub. Sour wheat aroma, in fact very sour taste, mouthfeel below average. Straw pale colour with lace. I have had more enjoyable for the style, more drinkable.60% German wheat malt with rest being a combination of pilsner and Munich. Sour is the bitter here.
Had again 2.5 years later and rated about the same.

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the Buckeye Beer Engine (Lakewood, OH) on 8/15/10. Served in a pint glass. ABV was listed as 5.0%.

Pours a slightly hazed gold, with a finger of bright-white head. This retains with a tight ¼ finger which leaves a creamy cascade of frothy lacing back. The aroma is crisp and tangy feeling in the nose with notes of wheat, spice, and zesty fruit wrapped up in floral feel.

The taste is sweet and toasted bready wheat melding with lemon & orange zest before heading into a mostly dry and spicy finish. Bitterness is coming off more on the low side. This is decent but doesn't quite live up to the promise of the nose. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied, with an easy crispness and smooth feel to it. That 5% feels right on the money. Refreshing and drinkable overall.

I don't know if they changed the style since this was added to the database but this didn't seem like a Hefe to me at all. Definitely much more like an American Pale Wheat Ale. And a pretty decent and easy drinking one at that. Not bad at all.

Photo of SickGnar
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Straw yellow – just slightly golden. Some haze & floaties. A couple of streams of bubbles rise to the rather small, bright white head. The foam falls rather fast leaving a fair number of bubbles popping at the surface but not really any lacing. Just achieves adequate appearance.

S: Nicely decent hefeweizen nose. Cloves, lychee, banana, soft doughy & grainy wheat, and a bit of sweetness. Good mix, fair strength, & pleasantly appealing. Won’t rock your world, but pretty solid.

T: Compared to the nose the taste loses much of the banana & lychee. Cloves is a little bit more pronounced & light malt sweetness is also stronger. Bitterness is low (all things considered), but quite a bit more noticeable – slightly grassy/herbal. Doughy wheat and lightly toasty grain provide a good base. A touch of dryish yeast and a hint of a tart edge flash in at the end. Finish is lingering cloves with a hint of hops. Some good components, but it is all disjointed. Barely manages the 3.5 rating.

M: A bit over medium body with under-matched carbonation. CO2 actually is a bit low for style. It feels a little flabby & lacks the refreshing briskness often found in the style’s finer examples. On the sweeter side until the coarsely drying finish. Barely squeaks out the 3.5 rating.

D: A fair wheat beer with some classic hefe style, but nothing special. It has some rough edges. If it had just a touch more character in the flavor, melded better in the taste, & was a bit more crisp – then I would feel far more confident in this rating, or perhaps even bump it up a touch.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank back in Oct 2011, review from notes. 22 oz bottle courtesy of kirik. Pours a hazed, medium yellow color with a fine-bubbled white head. Excellent retention and decent lacing.

Nose is nice and estery...lots of banana and clove with a fair amount of bubblegum. Wheat notes get lost in the strong yeast presence.

Taste is pretty decent but a bit rough around the edges...Id like to see a softer, smoother brew. Yeast flavors are there, maybe more clove than banana. Carbonation is high, and some soapy flavors come out as it warms. Not bad, Im always down for a good hefe. Glad I got to try it, thanks Mark!

Photo of Ahhdball
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I just tried the most recent offering of this Hefe (yellow label - 2004). Nice.
Cloudy yellow with a generous white foam crowning the brew.
Floral, hoppy scent with a slight underlying lemony zest that finishes "yeasty".
Tasted the lemon zest aforementioned along with orange and decent portion of hoppy character. Malt followed the last few seconds of the drink making this a great Hefe IMHO.
The mouthfeel on this is thicker than most but leaves a silky smooth finish. It's not my favorite but I can (and will) have this again.

Photo of neenerzig
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review being written from notes as I drank this quite awhile ago now on-tap at the Buckeye Beer Engine. Draws a clear, medium golden color. Certainly too clear for a hefeweizen. Very little head to start with that quickly sets to nothing. Very little lacing. Has a sort of sour tart and wheaty aroma. Has a sour, lemon wheat flavor with slight malt and hops. Not much else. Has a crisp, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with heavy carbonation. Weird combination there. Easy to drink in agood way, but don't drink too fast otherwise much burping will probabley ensue. This was ok, but I was a bit let down as I know that Buckeye can certainly do a lot better.

Eric

Photo of aracauna
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is quite dark for a hefeweizen being a cloudy medium tan. The head forms nicely, but isn’t large, but has trouble lasting. The aroma is more on the clove end than esters, but the flavor is more bubblegummy. Something almost vegetal in the finish, but not bad. Good little hefeweizen, but not up to Schneider quality.

Photo of kwjd
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of RunForYourBeer
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a light yellow color with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. The carbonation is visible.

S: A good amount of wheat with some light lemon scents.

T: Starts off with wheat before leading into some lemon with a bit of yeasty clove. The lemon brings a bit of tartness The finish is still cloves with a bit of hop bitterness.

M: Medium with noticeable carbonation.

O: Good hefe. Glad I was able to pick some up in Ohio.

Photo of Dogbrick
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2002 bottle: This is a good representation of the style, even though Wheat beers are not among my favorites. Pours a murky, hazy grapefruit juice color with no head or lacing to speak of. Aroma of pineapple and other citrus fruits. Crisp, clean flavor is sweet with a tart finish. Again, I am not really a fan of Hefe's but this is a good example of the right way to make one.

Photo of TheNightbird
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Very clear yellow, lighter then white grape juice appearance.

S- Bread and yeast dominate the smell, spice.

T- Wheat and yeast with some citrus. With a tad of tartness. With a nice aftertaste.

M- Thin mouthful.

D- Very drinkable would be nice on a hot summer day.

Photo of Sooch222
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of adamette
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On tap last night at the Brewery into a clean, clear pint glass. Review from notes.

A Translucent but cloudy light yellow, straw body under a brief, off white head that dissipated within 30 seconds into a ring around the top of the beer. Apprpriate to the style but average for a Hefe.

S Nice light wheat with some spices of cinnamon, maybe coriander (?). There is a light sweetness and no bitterness or alcohol to the nose. Very appropriate to the style albeit a bit lighter than other Wheat based beers that I have tried.

T Nice light, somewhat sweet wheat taste with some spices. The taste is pleasant. To me it lacks the presensce of some of the German Hefewiezens that I have had because it is just thinner, less complex. Still very true to style and a good effort by the brewer, a successful Hefe.

M Thin to moderate with an appropriate wheat like grainy feel and, as mentioned, a bit thinner than some of the better German Hefe's.

D Better than good. I do believe that this is part of the point of Hefe's. They are ultimately very drinkable and this version is no exception.

Wheat Cloud from Buckeye Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.