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Lake Placid Hefeweizen - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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83
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kaszeta on 07-28-2003)
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Reviews by Thads324:
Photo of Thads324
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A : pours a hazy and bright yellow with a tinge of orange. Big fluffy white head. Super lacing on all sides.

S : smells of German hefe yeast, bananas and cloves, a bit of lemon zest and black pepper undertones. Not sure how to explain it but smells fresh.

T : super bready with a bunch of yeast and citrus. Finishes wet, clean and banana flavored. A bit peppery as well.

M : light to medium bodied And clean finishing.

An ok hefe but nothing making me jump out of my chair. A good summer brew

Thads324, Jun 23, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Moredrinkin
5/5  rDev +35.9%

Moredrinkin, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Griffith, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of tempest
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured hazy orange with a tall fluffy head. It's a slightly maltier hefe, but still true to the style - there's just a litle more biscuit it to it. There's a bready note similar to very mild oxidation, but I don't think that's what it is and it's not a bad flavor. The banana is pretty minimal, but there's a pleasant spicy clove character. Worth a try.

tempest, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of AnPiobaire
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried this Hefeweizen at a beer tasting at a local distributor. It poured a nice hefe cloudy/creamy yellow golden with creamy head.

The nose was clean and of banana and clove.

The taste was very nice and clean and the banana again shown through. After finishing the tasting I felt as if I had just eaten a banana nut bread. Very nice finish.

The mouthfeel was creamy and chewy and meshed very well with the nose and taste.

Overall this is a very nice "German" style hefe that I would reccomend to any fan of beer. In fact I'm going back for more. Enjoy!!!

AnPiobaire, May 28, 2011
Photo of elmofnortner
1/5  rDev -72.8%

elmofnortner, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of scootny
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy with an off white head. Not the best glass for this but still some lace to go with the decent size head. Dusky golden color with some carbonation evident. Smell has a nice amount of banana and wheat malt. A hint of clove and cinnamon. Taste is consistent with a good quality german Hefe. Crisp wheat malt and an load of yeasty fruitiness. Banana and clove flow into a mild but gently firm bitterness. Finish is dry and grainy with an slight metallic bitterness. The dryness gives this one an advantage in the thirst quenching department. Feel is crisp and effervescent with a good balance of lightness in the medium weight. This is a really good overall brew and one of the better domestic hefes.

scootny, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of WaterCzar
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

WaterCzar, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of nyrblue2
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

nyrblue2, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of SickGnar
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Quite orangey, dark golden with very decent haze (darker end of color spectrum for style). Fluffy off-white head pops up to okay size but falls fast. A few bubbles a visible even with the haze. Lacing is rather sparse.

S: Banana and cloves – leaning a bit more to the banana. Bready & sweet. Rather than distinctly wheaty, there is a fair amount of malt and even some caramel. And, Is that diacetyl? No hops. Minimal yeast.

T: Banana more restrained and cloves just a touch more forward. Sweet, bready base is a little doughy and more clearly wheat. But there is also the light cystal too and yes indeed there is some noticeable diacetyl. I really like it in there 46er ale but it is distracting in this one. Mild yeast note in the background that grows softly peppery or even spicey. Or maybe that might be tied in with the slight herbal (mostly) hop impression that builds into the mix. I believe I am also getting a slight bit of oxidation. The hefe I had at the brew pub had neither the diacetyl nor the oxidation.

M: Body is about medium, maybe just under. Carbonation is matched and then just a frogs hair more. No tartness at all – it stays pretty sweet with a clean and even finish.

D: Fair and pleasant drinking from the bottle, but it was quite a bit better on tap. I was looking forward to this review after sampling it at the pub. In fairness, the bottle could be old. Got to get the hefes fresh, can’t be having no old hefes.

SickGnar, Sep 22, 2011
Photo of hustlemuscle
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brew pub in Lake Placid. Very cloudy, very yellow, looks very thick, like it was pulpy grapefuit juice. There was a smoky spicyness to the scent, with cloves popping in. Had a lemony spicy taste, with a touch of salt, apple cider and peaches. It is indeed so spicy that it is a bit hard to drink, the spicyness contributing to the fairly full bodied mouthfeel. Overall a nice beer, and a style I need to get more in touch with.

hustlemuscle, Jul 14, 2004
Photo of plaid75
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a bright hazy straw hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a classic estery hefe yeast.

The taste consisted of a chewy wheat malt, estery yeast and spicy hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very tasty hefe.

plaid75, Sep 05, 2009
Photo of fmccormi
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Straight pour from a pry-off 12oz bottle to tulip, no date

Appearance (4.0): Hazy golden body just clear enough to see the outline of your fingers through. Big, fine off-white head settling at 2 ½ fingers before finally dying down to half a finger. Some lacing.

Smell (4.0): BANANAS! Lots and lots of bananas, with clove coming in second but never replacing the bananas. Some nice hefe yeast scent. Very nice—approachable, but spot-on for the style.

Taste (4.0): Wheaty, hefe yeastiness comes in first, followed by some bananas more moderate than in the nose, with some clove flavor underneath. A little spiciness with the yeast. Relatively mild, which is more than okay—this is a highly sessionable hefe, and I could easily see myself enjoying a few. Front to back: a little mildly spicy hefe yeast, with banana and mild clove on the mid-palate, with just a little spice and more banana in the finish. Really enjoying it. Spiciness increases as it warms.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Relatively watery, with carbonation on the low side; even so, the body of the beer imparts a smooth silkiness to it, in spite of low carb and almost non-existent hop profile. Not chewy by any means, this beer still resembles a beverage, unlike many.

Overall (4.5): Maybe not a perfect hefe, since it doesn’t explode with this flavor or that, but it’s balanced, goes down smooth and invites second and third sips very quickly. This is an excellent session hefe, so kudos to Lake Placid for that. Pick up a sixer, because you’ll want more than one.

fmccormi, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of nyrfan2323
4/5  rDev +8.7%

nyrfan2323, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of Bobzilla
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in the kegerator last summer. Great beer on a hot day.

A bit yellow looking with a brief head. Flavor is strong on the citrus end, with an orange/grapefruit bite. The wheat character is not particularly present, as the citrus aspect of it takes over.
Has a nice wheat smell however, which helps for a nice blend of taste overall.
The mouthfeel is light, and slippery, making it very easy to go through way too many of these beers in one sitting.
I would recommend this when it comes out in seasonal growlers or on tap at the pub.

Bobzilla, Feb 13, 2008
Photo of weeare138
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a hazy cloud of orange with a decent white head and some sticky white lacing that clings nicely.
Smell is of toasted wheat, coriander, pepper, and light fruit.
Taste is of the same aromas described above.
Mouthfeel is light and slich, rolling to the back of the tongue with all the flavors nice and pronounced.
Drinkability is really nice. What a perfect brew for a hot day.

weeare138, Jul 20, 2005
Photo of nitter
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

nitter, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Bessette's Canton NY for 8.99$/6pack

Appearance – Hazy amber colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, banana, light citrus, clove

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with lemons/oranges and some bananas. There is also a bit of a honey sweetness and some corn and a clove spiciness. It ends with a slightly bittersweet aftertaste.

Overall – Good not great.. It seems to be lacking a bit of a fruity punch. It's more on the bready/grainy side of things which leaves it a little boring. Still very drinkable and above average.

spinrsx, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of mooseisloose
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Popping the top this brew yields a malty love smell. Pours to a hazy dark yellow with a thin medium bubble head that quickly recedes. On the taste, the brew has a very upfront rich maltiness and a floral hoppiness. The taste transitions to a sweet and sour middle, then finishes with a very chaulky bitterness that is not so much bitter but puts hair on your tongue. Mouthfeel is one you could stand a spoon in. This is a robust hefe. Very good job LPCD.

mooseisloose, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of Shiloh
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another fine product from Lake Placid. Not the prettiest of brews nor the most aromatic....however the taste is very close to being exceptional.
I found the taste a mystery...each sip seemed a little different than the former yet similar. Very fruitmash like to begin, with a hint of clove with a slight hoppy end.
A full bodied offering with a limited nose.
Very refreshing.

Shiloh, Oct 05, 2004
Photo of JTSbeerislife
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, purchased at the brewery in Lake Placid, late September, 2011. No date information but undoubtedly this year’s production.

Poured into a Franziskaner Weissbier Glass

Pours a fairly thin head, but does have a beautiful golden amber color and very lively carbonation. With a little swirl you produce an instant head, which unfortunately does not last.

Big hit of banana, and yeast in the smell when first opened, followed by bread, golden malt, and just a hint of spicy hops.

Delicious, wonderfully carbonated entry onto the palate, very champagne like mouth feel, followed by nice crisp yeast dominated flavors. The light but very intriguing gold malt follows from the smell right into the flavor of this ale. Medium bodied, with a faint sweetness, which balances out this ale very well.

Good finish of yeast/wheat/golden malt.

Overall a delicious Hefe. Probably a little past its prime, but I believe it was well stored at the brewery, and it’s still quite good. Certainly of high quality and competes well with its peers. With warming this ale begins to lose some of its best qualities so drink it cold, (45 degrees), and quick.

I found the brewery itself to be very nice, with all wood interior and outdoor seating. Lots of friendly folks drinking beer!

JTSbeerislife, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of nh2032
3/5  rDev -18.5%

nh2032, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Vylo
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Vylo, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of PatrickFromJersey
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Served in hefe glass at 45 degrees F.
And from the bottle at 40 degrees F. (My preference)

Appearance - Golden yellow, straw color. Wheaty and cloudy, but looks boring and flat. Okay head when poured, but falls apart quickly.

Smell - Malts: roasty, toasty, biscuity. Hops: herbal, spicy, very citrusy.

Taste - Missing the banana flavor I want in a hefeweizen. This one is more citrusy, and quite sour, which is a decent trade-off. Wheat flavor is overpowered, but there.

Mouthfeel - Passes smoothly onto the palate. Light carbonation is nice, and draws the citrus notes together. Refreshing and biting.

Overall - I've had better hefeweizen, without a doubt. This one's not too bad, but it's also a little tired and boring.

PatrickFromJersey, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of KevMo84
3/5  rDev -18.5%

KevMo84, Jun 01, 2014
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Lake Placid Hefeweizen from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.