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Howling Wolf Weisse Bier - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 61
Hads: 189
Avg: 3.63
pDev: 22.87%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Photo of rawfish
2.81/5  rDev -22.6%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Beaver13
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerswag
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Torey
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Mora2000
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat, grain and bananas, about what I expect in the hefeweizen. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of wheat and banana notes with some clove mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This tastes and smells like a hefeweizen should, but something about it doesn't sit that well with me. Decent, but not one of the better Grand Teton beers I have had.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the fancy 22 oz. bottle with the ceramic cap and it was completely flat. Here I am reviewing the 12 oz. bottle and it was OK.
A: Pours hazy gold under a 2” frothy white foam collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: Light fruit, a hint of banana, very minimal clove, whitwe bread.
T: Yeast driven. Has a rich yeasty malty sweetness with light fruit. The banana flavors are medium light and the clove flavors are light.
F: Creamy, medium full body, medium high carbonation.
O: This is an easy to drink hefeweizen. Those looking for big banana and clove flavors might want to look elsewhere.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of KevBearcat529
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of moundbz
4.42/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Spicy, refreshing, sweet, easy drinking

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of CrustyLoinz
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
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

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of MrVonzipper
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mirky but not too mirky (unfiltered) pale golden straw color with a 1-2 cm bubbly white head. Low retention and lacing.

Nice sweet banana notes on the nose immediately with light sweet and an underlining semi sour note.

Flavor is nice, clean and fresh. Nice wheat body surrounded by notes of citrus and banana.

Light bodied mouthfeel, fresh yet slightly dry with med-high carbonation.

Overall it's a very nice weisse bier. Light, fresh with nice notes and flavor. Not the best I've ever had but yet another beer I really like from Grand Teton. Nice balance and high drinkability. I recommend this well made weisse bier.

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3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of dbossman
3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Sunshine yellow and hazy with a medium, fairly quickly dissipating head--eventually settling in a thin film; bubbly carbonation pops through the film; lacing is minimal

S: Very grainy with just subtle banana and lemon--smells more like an American wheat with the grains and wheat taking dominance over any yeasty quality

T: Lots of lemon and grains but none of the typical banana and clove characteristics of a weiss beer; a bit tart--nice lemon zest and really grainy and grassy but it's just not quite right]

F: Medium body with decent carbonation

O: Not what I want or expect in a weiss beer--more typical to an American wheat; it is refreshing and pleasant enough for what it is, however

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of russpowell
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Scored this at MacaDoodles in Joplin. MO.

Pours a hazed honey color with4 fingers of ivory colored head. Looks great in my Schneider Weisse glass! Superior lacing & good head retention

S: Cloves & breadyness in abundance, Banana peels once warm

T: Follows the nose, peppery & lemony hop notes as well up front. Dryness, breadyness, cloves, green banana & juicy fruit as this warms. Finishes bready, dry with a slight mineral edge, plus more cloves

MF: Medium bodied & creamy

Drinks extremely easy, as good as any German Hefe I've had. Highly recommended!

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Howling Wolf Weisse Bier from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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