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Howling Wolf Weisse Bier - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 10-14-2010)
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Beestin

Iowa

1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

05-03-2014 20:45:39 | More by Beestin
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zachturner39

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

10-31-2012 00:57:52 | More by zachturner39
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.43/5  rDev -31.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 01:23:42 | More by mothman
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

02-18-2012 15:12:20 | More by jophish17
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jar2574

Missouri

2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 02:45:21 | More by jar2574
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Bitzer

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

03-15-2013 21:41:36 | More by Bitzer
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

04-08-2013 23:14:04 | More by NickSMpls
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rawfish

California

2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 22:19:46 | More by rawfish
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 17:21:48 | More by GossageBrewery
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ReddMoneyBrown

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-08-2013 14:11:32 | More by ReddMoneyBrown
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Mole_Playing_Rough

Washington

3/5  rDev -15.7%

10-14-2013 05:04:34 | More by Mole_Playing_Rough
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olliegaff

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -15.7%

09-13-2013 21:57:30 | More by olliegaff
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harrymel

Washington

3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled 1/11/11

A: Pours a hazy, light grain colored ale. Despite saying the beer is hazy, it has excellent clarity. No head formation on pour, but can be agitated with stirring. However, this is almost immediately transient. No lacing.

S: Grain,lemon rind, bavarian yeast, hints of soil. The slightest feel of coriander and pepper. Pleasant. At the far end, there is a hint of rubber (not cool).

T: Wheat, corn meal, yeasty, sweet. Slightly acidic with citrus tones. Salt water taffy tone.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation. Slicks the palate and sticks around.

D: The beer is okay. Not the most drinkable of their offerings, and unfortunate given this is one of my favorite locals. This beer as a weizenbock exceeds expectations, this does not though.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 06:38:46 | More by harrymel
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skyjarrod


3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-10-2012 05:22:46 | More by skyjarrod
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ADemshar


3/5  rDev -15.7%

03-05-2012 15:33:01 | More by ADemshar
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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -15.7%

11-18-2013 07:08:16 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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Mora2000

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 02:18:24 | More by Mora2000
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 17:24:37 | More by TheRealBigC
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kojevergas

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
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+

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 03:33:54 | More by kojevergas
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours out the requisite cloudy, murky, golden colour with a fine, thin head and lace. real citric in the nose, almost overly fruity with some wheat and yeast. not picking up any of the favourable clove and banana characteristics. the flavour profile runs heavily on a grainy, grassy, and ripe red fruit/lemony rail...with an easy going yeasty note rounding things out. wheat malt notes are prevalent, with a very slight spice from some minimal hopping adding some character. there is a sour undertone milling about adding another (undesirable?) layer that has me a bit perplexed. if this a true hefeweizen...it falls short. it has the body of a hefe, with pretty close on spot mouthfeel...creamy, yeasty and smooth...and even a bit crisp. can't complain there. drinkability is nice...refreshes nicely on a warm, sunny, summer afternoon after a hards day work.

overall i would say the only obvious negative aspect of this weisse, or hefe, or whatever it's supposed to be is the sour/lemony aspect and the lack of true hefe characteristics. i had read a few of some previous reviews and was excited to try this....and to tell the truth i'm more than let down, considering what i expected this to be. it's certainly not bad, but falls short of any hefe expectations.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 23:08:25 | More by budgood1
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Beerswag

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

03-20-2014 01:36:36 | More by Beerswag
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 00:47:29 | More by dbossman
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-22-2013 12:25:31 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-26-2013 04:02:48 | More by Cramerican
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-14-2012 11:20:33 | More by crobinso
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Howling Wolf Weisse Bier from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.