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Howling Wolf Weisse Bier - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 10-14-2010

Howling Wolf Weisse Bier is an unfiltered Bavarian-style Hefeweizen. Brewed with a hearty amount of wheat, this Weissbier pours a light clouded golden color with a generous head. Gently hopped to balance the malt sweetness, Howling Wolf’s flavors and aromas are subtle with a hint of fruit and spice. At 5% alcohol by volume, this light-bodied ale is a refreshing session beer for any time of year.

14 IBU
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Ratings: 176 | Reviews: 60
Photo of 1withself
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I would buy it again but it's not one I would highly recommend.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a small head of bubbly white foam. The head fades super-fast, leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a yeasty smell along with other aromas of a more wheaty and bready smell. Mixed with these smells are some aromas of fruit and spice, with the fruit being a mix of orange, banana, and pear and the spice being of a clove and coriander nature.

Taste – The taste begins as a blend of fruit and wheat with the fruit being of an orange and pear nature. There is also a decent showing of some yeast and spice from the start with these flavors getting stronger as the taste moves onto the end. The spice is heaviest of a coriander nature upfront with more and more clove and pepper joining later on. Other sweeter tastes of banana and a slightly candied sugar taste join the flavor profile later on, leaving one with a rather sweet, yeasty, fruity, and nicely spiced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the fruity, sweet, and yeasty tastes of the brew the feel was rather nice making for a rather crisp and refreshing but flavorful brew overall.

Overall –A rather nice easy drinking and slightly sweeter and yeastier hefe. Not a bad summer style brew.

Photo of moundbz
4.37/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Spicy, refreshing, sweet, easy drinking

Photo of cbutova
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed during the last week when out of service area/Wifi in WY/UT. Full phone notes taken at the Watchman Campground, Zion National Park, UT.

A- Poured from the bottle to a goblet with a golden body that is hazy and on the deeper end of that hue. A white cap with a fizzy texture rises but falls fairly fast to a small ring.

S- Yeast whafts out of the glass with fruity character. Slightly tart citrus zest, banana, pear, pepper, clove and cardamom come to mind for me. A light vanilla sweets hint.

T- Yeast driven as was the case in the aroma. The main theme of the brew is spice and fruits with a noticeable portion of crusty wheat grain. Apple, pear, slight banana, clove, lemon peel and cracked Pils grain.

MF- Light thickness but very piffy with even the slightest agitation. Carbonation is foamy and at a fairly high level. Spicy yeasty finish.

Loads of yeast character supported by plenty of wheat and light base grains. The yeast is a bit out of check but still smooth enough to be plenty refreshing and enjoyable.

Photo of SamKetchum
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the better American Weiss biers I have tasted so far, with the major brands producing poor substitutes. The Howling Woolf is smooth with a lemon rind aftertaste, also it is zesty, like a tart. It finishes with a sweet stinging sensation which reverberates around your tongue. Tempting you howl out for more.

Photo of Brisket
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a sampler case I picked up at Fred Meyer.

A- Hazy orange color with a 2 finger head. Light lacing.

S- Classic Heffe smell, Belgian yeas spice, breadiness

T- More of the smell slight clove, coriander and pepper, light wheat flavor, some tartness in the middle.

M- Light body with some carbonation bite. Refreshing beer.

O- Overall a good beer. Heffes tend not to be my go-to style, but this is a nice lighter change of pace from my normal styles.

Photo of CrustyLoinz
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pale golden, almost honey-colored with very thin head and even thinner tracing

S- Slight fruity aroma with a hint of hay/wheat

T- Not as wheaty as some weisse-style beers, slight fruitiness along with the smell, a little hoppy bite at the end, overall very pleasant

M- very light on the mouth with some carbonation, very enjoyable

O- Very tasty and palatable. One of the nest wheat beers I've had in a while, nothing offencive about it, if it is a little uninspired at times.

Serving type: bottle poured into an imperial pint glass

Photo of mactrail
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice-enough looking in the tall Maredsous glass. Pale amberish yellow with a handsome foam. Starts out clear. It takes a lot of swirling of the bottle to get the sediment stirred up much. Plenty of suds in the mouth. Faint wheaty aroma with lemon in the nose.

A very light wheat flavor. It's more of a hybrid between the American and German styles. Definitely more tart than a Hefeweizen. Some pleasant perfumey notes and a little lemony and appley fruit. Quite drinkable if you like the less malty style. Finishes with a distinct club soda taste. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on date of 01/17/13

Appearance - Pours a cloudy golden orange with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of microbubbles across the surface. Spotty lacing with little stick.

Smell - Moderate aroma consisting mainly of banana and bubblegum. Faint traces of clove and a bit of wheat.

Taste - Predominant bubblegum character upfront with moderate banana flavor backing it up. Clove spice is there, but plays a minor role. Faint citrus and wheat can be found near the back end before a nice, balanced finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with moderate, soft carbonation. Smooth, easy finish.

Overall - Another American brewery doing the style some justice; this is a fine example of a true hefeweizen. While the flavors aren't quite as assertive as I'd like, the profile shows excellent balance, resulting in a very drinkable brew. If I were in the mood for a hefe, and Kellerweis or a few of the German beers weren't available, this would be my choice.

Photo of phishsihq
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer, poured properly into a hefeweizen glass, looks quite honey-like and cloudy under a big head of white foam. Typical hefe aromas include cloves, banana, wheat, earthiness, and spices. Lemon zest jumps on the palate first, and is followed by bubblegum, banana, bread, wheat, grassy hops, and a bit of spice. Lighter in body then expected, Howling Wolf is moderately carbonated.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a finger and half of head on a cloudy medium straw colored body.
The aroma is banana and apricot. Nice.
The taste has some banana, mild sweetness and a chalky mild bitterness. It ran a little watery at the end.
The texture is fizzy and light with moderate carbonation.
This is a good hefe.

Photo of Weli
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pale Hazy straw with a very thin head

S- Apples and bananas with background reminiscent of wet hay

T- Rather clean for a wheat, slightly sweet malt upfront with subdued fruitiness. Some funk and floral-ness from the noble hops and yeast.

M- Light and spritzy as you would expect from a wheat beer, refreshing and sessionable

O- Nice wheat beer, nothing particularly notable but a well-made wheat beer nonetheless. I tend to prefer more funky wheat beers, but found this one to be more subdued. Overall light and refreshing, would be a fine choice for a lawnmower beer.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a pretty good unfiltered wheat brew. pours very very light pale lemon color with a good two inch white head that leaves some delicate lacing on the glass. the nose is piquant yeasty and wheat malty. its light in body but big in flavor. plenty of citrus notes and spice from the yeast. corriander maybe in here? my only critique with the flavor is that it tastes a bit soapy, dishsoapy. leaves that flavor a little in the aftertaste, but its minor. the feel is good, light body and light abv, its an easy drinking summer beer. carbonation is about average. it went well with grilled asian ribs, and is one of the ligtest, most citrusy weisse biers out there right now. not a miracle, but a useful and tasty beer form time to time.

Photo of rawfish
2.81/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a murky gold with a thin white cap. Allows some lacing to stick to the glass and the head barely hold up.

Banana, clove, yeast and detergent powder. Some dark fruit notes, biscuit malt and solvent alcohol/plastic off tones.

Wheat provides a slight zip to a corn meal and musty card board malt profile. Banana, clove and orange peel. Very heavy handed on the fruit notes. Malt lays flat on the tongue without any cleansing or activity.

Medium body provided by the yeast yet remains overly carbonated, hyperactive bubbles cloud the flavor. This beer doesn't possess any drying capability and overall feel of this beer is flat and bland.

Really an all over the place beer, active carbonation yet the malt doesn't brighten this beer and the banana and orange fruit notes stray to the darker end of the spectrum. Rather artificial and hardly refreshing.

Photo of barnzy78
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, pours cloudy and tangerine in color with a fluffy white head that holds decent retention and leaves a little lacing on the glass. Aromas and tastes are similar with notes of Hefeweizen yeast, banana, clove, wheat, faint lemon. Mouth is creamy and smooth while being medium bodied. Overall, good American representation of the style, but I feel it falls short in comparison to its German competition.

Photo of Beaver13
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark yellow with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet musty malts with bananas and cloves and some acidity and citric fruits.

The flavor is sweet malts with a little citric fruit and some earthy yeast and an acidic dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid unfiltered wheat.

Photo of TheRealBigC
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Here is another one of Grand Teton's standard fares. Unlike their APA, this one is almost completely average. It's got all the components of a Hef - clove, banana, wheat, etc. but nothing extra or anything particularly memorable. Fans of the style might find more to appreciate. I, not being a particular fan of Hefs, will likely pass on this one next time.

Photo of kojevergas
3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger beige head of slight cream, okay thickness, and bad retention. Colour is a hazy yellow-orange. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Wheat, clove, banana, orange peel, and yeast. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Orange peel, banana, clove, and wheat. Hopping is light but complementary. Simple but balanced for the most part. The orange and banana are a bit too prominent in the balance. Not particularly complex or subtle. Structurally too brief. I like it, but it's far from ideal for the style.

Mf: Too dry on the finish. Smooth and wet otherwise, but never quite on the mark. Too thin and a bit watery. Carbonation is adequate.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable for a hefeweizen. It's a decent attempt, but pales in comparison to proper German offerings. I might get this again on draught, but it won't be anytime soon. Fans of the style will enjoy it, but it's not unique or special.

C+

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 8/26/11.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-tan head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, banana, and spices. Taste is of wheat, spices, and slight banana flavors. This beer has a very high level of carbonation with a super prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the flavors are a bit muddled and watery.

Photo of avalon07
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a yellowish color and a hazy consistency. There was a thin, foamy head that quickly dissipated. No lacing at all.

S: A mild aroma of malt, wheat, and a bubblegum quality.

T: Tasted of wheat, bubblegum, malt, and a slightly grassy quality in the finish. Not necessarily a bad flavor, but somewhat out of balance (the wheat almost took over).

M: A good amount of carbonation with a crisp, clean finish. Light-bodied.

O: This isn't really a bad beer, but there are better examples of the style.

Photo of Zorro
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy tangerine colored beer without much head formation.

Very aromatic, strong banana with a slice of fresh apple. Very slight clove aroma but this is very much a banana beer.

Starts out semi dry with a strong banana flavor. Little bit of apple but cloves do not amount to much here. Slight soda cracker malt flavor but for a Hefeweizen this is pretty dry.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a decent hefeweizen on the dry end of the scale.

Photo of jar2574
2.65/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours slightly cloudy yellow color under white bubbly head of about a 1/4 inch. Smell is faint. Bananas, yeast, cloves, and maybe a touch of laundry detergent. Taste is mellow banana, wheat. OK, but not a stand out. Mouthfeel is really pretty boring, some carbonation but it's a little fizzy and thin. Not a terrible beer, but not a good one either.

Photo of yamar68
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to pokal: Hazy golden pear with a wispy white head that fades out to a nice ring. The nose is very yeasty, crisp, sweet banana bread. Fresh smelling. I wish this bottle was fresher, but I can still get a good sense of what it once was - banana, clove, a little bubble gum. Easy drinking.

Photo of mothman
2.44/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light layer of white head. Very minimal. Color is a very slightly hazed golden yellow.

Aroma: Bananas, cloves, yeast, spice, and wheat. A lot of spice. Bready malts.

Taste: A big lemon zest up front followed by citrusy fruit flavors and spices. Bready malts and some wheat followed by a bland aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy and bland. Lighter bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, this wasn't very refreshing like most hefes are. Very boring and bland. Not going to be picking this up again.

Photo of GossageBrewery
2.97/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this Hefeweizen from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This Hefeweizen poured a cloudy golden/orange color, produced an average white head but it featured below average retention and left minimal lacing on the glass. The aroma of the ale consisted of malted wheat, banana and clove. Light in body, this brew consisted of citrus (lemon), soft wheat, and banana. Overall , average Hefeweizen , decent session beer. Prost!

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Howling Wolf Weisse Bier from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.