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Lake Placid Hefeweizen - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kaszeta on 07-28-2003

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of kaszeta
4.8/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled at the 2003 Vermont Brewers Festival

A rather nice hefeweizen, it poured with a nice light yellow body and a thin white head with a nice haze to it. The aroma was nice and fruity, almost lemony, with a hint of spicy. The taste was similar, and what I expect from a good hefeweizen: tangy and light, with a nice yeastiness. A nice light mouthfeel, very refreshing. Very drinkable, and one of the better beers I sampled that day.

Photo of Kendo
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got it on tap at the brewpub on August 10, 2010.

A: Body is cloudy, pale yellow in color, with a 2-finger white head that settles to a meringue-like foam. Leaves good lace.

S: Nice hefe nose -- banana and clove is there, as well as a touch of lemon.

T: Great example of the style - lemon, clove and banana up front. Finishes dry and lemony, with a touch of generic citrus.

M: Light-bodied, smooth carbonation.

D: Excellent. Drank this one down quickly, liked it a lot better then their Summer Ale (Grace's) that I'd had previously.

Notes: The literature at the brewpub claimed they use a "Weihenstephan" yeast strain. That could explain why I liked this one so much, as I'm a big fan of Weihenstephaner's hefe. Great job with this one.

Photo of WesWes
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid pale and wheat malt scent along with a wonderfully fruity yeast aroma. It has a very nice banana/clove character with just a hint of citrus. The taste is outstanding. It has a perfect malt bill that's got lots of wheat, yet enough pale malts to round out the flavor. It goes down easy with a great yeasty finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a well brewed hefe. It tastes like something right out of Bavaria.

Photo of Vylo
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of John
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy golden wheat color. Fluffy, sticky off-white head. Aroma and taste are on par with the German imports, IMHO. Rich mouthfeel and pleasant banana/clove and lemon tartness. This Hefe’s got some substance but still retains its refreshing qualities. Very much a traditional Hefe Weizen in all of its characteristics. Impressive local brew. I hope to find this again soon. Sampled (multiple times) at the 2003 Flour City Brewers Festival in Rochester.

Photo of plaid75
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a finger of crisp white head atop. The head fades down fairly quickly to a thin layer leaving behind some spots of lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of wheat and citrus fruits (lemon and orange). There are also some spices that are very noticeable in the nose.

T - Starts off with some wheat flavor and some lemon flavor as well. There is just a bit of banana in th background as well that grows. Through the middle, some stronger banana and spices come out. The finish is a mix of lemon and wheat flavors that linger nicely.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Feels really smooth and crisp. The finish has a nice amount of sweetness and is fairly clean and refreshing.

D - Very drinkable. The banana flavor is really nice and everything feels really balanced. The finish is really clean and only a bit of wheat flavor.

Photo of AnPiobaire
4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
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!!!

Photo of weeare138
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Photo of fmccormi
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of lovindahops
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of KSather
4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of scootny
3.97/5  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.

Photo of hustlemuscle
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Photo of Shiloh
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Photo of mooseisloose
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of Brad007
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy mix of white and amber with a one-finger head into my glass.

Banana and clove aromas jump at the nose. It's sweet as well due to the wheat.

Taste is a mix of citrus, clove and banana with a strong emphasis on the clove. Not bad. Average for the style.

Lingering citrus and clove flavors dominate the mouthfeel. Regardless, very sutble and enjoyable.

This beer is perfect for a hot day by the pool. It's more like an american pale wheat but does that really matter in this heat?

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Lake Placid Hefeweizen from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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