Howling Wolf Weisse Bier - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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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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 Mora2000
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Photo of moundbz
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Spicy, refreshing, sweet, easy drinking

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 MrVonzipper
4.17/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

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 dbossman
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
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

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 russpowell
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%
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!

Photo of pBRale
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From tasting notes 9-17-11
Poured into a snifter

Appearance: Cloudy golden pour with a 1-finger head that settles very quickly and has poor retention and leaves virtually no lacing.

Smell: A nice waft of wheat and yeast hit the nose. This beer smells crisp with a hint of spice and citrus as well.

Taste: Plenty of wheat up front, some pine, and a bit of a citrusy taste as well. The finish is crisp and dry.

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied but not watery, medium carbonation, and a crisp, refreshing finish.

Overall: A pretty decent wheat beer that suits the palate and is nice and refreshing.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a couple of these tonight at the COOP... shared one with inflatablechair.... We both thought this is a pretty damn respectable and very fresh tasting hefe.

Why this is named "Howling Wolf" when the Cellar Reserve Weizenbock already had the moniker first is very confusing. I bet it will only be a few weeks before we start seeing reviews under the Weizenbock that actually should be in the hefe category... oh well... I don't care... this is a classy brew.

1" foamy white head... great retention and lacing.. the brew is hazed golden.

Nose is very fresh of course... balanced nicely between the esters and the phenols... although both seem a tad light... banana and clove play nicely but are not quite as heavy as I would hope for... but that is my PNW mindset playing games.

Not much to say about the flavor that I haven't already said... the banana begins up front and the clove sorta finishes out.. the palate is better than the aroma by quite a bit in my mind...

Medium/lite body seems spot on... carbonation is also about perfect..

Nothing is wrong with this beer... damn good actually.

I forget how refreshing a well made hefeweizen can be.. I will definitely be picking these up while I can.

4/4/4.5/4.5/4.5

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 syrupjoe
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass

Pours a hazy honey color with a 1.5 finger yellowish off-white head.

Nose is sweet, bready, banana-y, and graham crackery. Taste is citrusy, a bit sour, acidic, and bready.

Overall a decent example of a hefeweizen, but nothing exceptional.

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

bottled on date-121410

A-pours a hazy yellow color with a fast receding white head to a minimal collar and fresh lacing

S- light hefe smells of banana and cloves with orange peel and some oats/dread

T- is light on the hefe goodies... faint banana and clove are mixed in with a citrus peel and coriander,a touch of pepper is present and rolled oats

m- is medium carbonation

O- is a bit above average weisse/hefe it just ok would like to try one a little fresher..will try this again but there are many others that are better..this one is worth a try

Photo of BilbosNuts
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very cloudy yellow/golden. It had a small head that went away quickly in about half a minute.

S: The smell is very fruity with some wheat detected. The fruitiness mostly consisted of bananas.

T: The taste is sweet, but not overbearing. It is mostly fruity and with a strong taste of bananas.

M: There is a slight tingle in the feel and goes down very smoothly.

D: This beer is a great example of a hefeweizen. I'd definitely purchase this again.

Photo of wnh
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy sedimented straw color with a fizzy, frothy white head.

Nose is yeasty, with a banana-lemon custard aroma dominating, and a sourdough bready malt note underneath.

A bit fruitier and creamier on the palate. Fizzy and carbonated, but soft-ish. Relatively mild yeasty twang, though still plenty yeast. Qutie pleasant, if unassuming.

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 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 Tone
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, gold color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of slight wheat, slight yeast, hint of citrus, hint of grain, pale malt, and a hint of sweet malt. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight pale malt, wheat, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of citrus hops. Overall, good appearance, aroma, feel, and blend.

Photo of beagle75
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.

A: Hazy, pale golden color with over one finger of soft white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Rich, yeasty bread is complemented by fresh lemons and appropriate phenolics of clove and banana. All of the sensory qualities present here marry well together, presenting a smell that is traditional but also elevated.

T: Begins off-dry, initially tart with little follow-through as flavors become more dry by the middle. Occasional bursts of slightly metallic medicinal flavors are detected. Yeast, cloves, and some earthy hops emerge in the middle, showing off restrained bitterness of short duration that does not persist into the crackery and slightly herbaceous finish.

M: Thin viscosity, wet on the palate without coating it, with low carbonation.

D: This well-crafted American hefeweizen features an impressive smell but struggles to follow up with equally assertive flavors or texture. The taste is best after the initial hollow burst of tart acidity, but some questionable flavors remain labile on the palate. Its overall lack of body is unmemorable, failing to smoothly coat the palate as a proper wheat beer should. It is not the equal of Sierra Nevada Kellerweis, but it could give some of the second-tier German brands a run for their money.

Photo of KarlHungus
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly for a hefe into a small cap of Lacing. The aroma is of clove, banana, and hints of lemon and bubblegum. This is a very aromatic hefe. The taste is very fruity with a lot of lemon. The clove and banana that are so present in the aroma are completely missing from the taste. It fact the more I sip the less flavor this beer seems to have. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with high carbonation, and a watery texture. Overall, this smells great, but is rather flavorless. I will pass on drinking this again.

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Howling Wolf Weisse Bier from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.