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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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wnh

Missouri

4/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 21:33:16 | More by wnh
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MemphisANiD

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-09-2013 00:36:49 | More by MemphisANiD
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-03-2011 04:54:15 | More by PhatAtUT
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-21-2013 04:13:43 | More by SaxmanRick
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CrustyLoinz

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +11%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 01:33:27 | More by CrustyLoinz
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Pilsener glass, as I have no weizen glass.

Look - murky golden blonde color, with about half a finger of off-white foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - typical wheat smell with banana-like hints. Very fruity smelling.

Taste and Mouthfeel - lovely taste of the wheat and yeast mix. Very good blend of the tart vs. bitterness, which is most prominent in the middle of the tasting. In the finish, there's a little bit of a musky flavor. Texture is pretty well-balanced, although a little closer to the watery side.

Overall - a good brew all-in-all. It tastes good and is interesting to sample.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 04:25:12 | More by Nerudamann
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RossPeterson

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow, was this impressive.

A- Very hazey with carbonation. One-finger head with relatively decent retention.

S- One of the best smelling beers. Welcoming amount of hops and malts, wheat and grain smell with an enticing hint of fruit.

T- That hint of fruit translated to a note of banana, with complimented a very full-body of malts and grains. One of the more fully-flavored hefeweizen's I've ever had.

M- That haze translated to the beers unfiltered nature; grainy with particles. Smooth without a clean finish, but with a taste like that...

O- It is one of my top beers. Very full-flavor. Not a beer I would want to drink to quench a huge thirst, but if I want to have a drink with big flavor and GOOD flavor, this is an achievement.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2011 09:38:11 | More by RossPeterson
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy golden with a disappointingly thin white head that does not last well.
S- The smell is almost like a Belgian Golden. It's lightly sweet and quite fruity. Just a touch spicy.
T- Up front it's a sweet fruityness. There is a bit of a peach flavor up front. The finish is a bit more of that traditional hefeweizen. Spice notes are present but very low.
M- Carbonation is high, bordering on a touch too high. Body is medium for a hefe, with a dry finish.
O- This beer seems to have some Belgian Pale influences going on. The spice and banana notes so common in hefes seem to be tangential aspects to this one. Alas, it's still a tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 02:17:00 | More by jsprain1
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zeff80

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a hazy, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of soapy foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of banana, clove, wheat and some lemon.

T - It tasted of banana, clove, wheat and lemon. It was a fairly sweet hefe.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice hefeweizen. A little sweeter than I am used to but good.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 02:02:26 | More by zeff80
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 00:57:58 | More by barnzy78
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TheSixthRing

California

3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 02:43:53 | More by TheSixthRing
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flayedandskinned

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-21-2012 00:44:56 | More by flayedandskinned
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-11-2012 03:40:29 | More by LJWalker
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-23-2012 14:13:11 | More by enelson
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-31-2013 19:06:15 | More by Eric908
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scot959

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-13-2013 02:25:01 | More by scot959
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-31-2014 06:52:28 | More by KevMo84
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dcloeren

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-11-2013 12:51:41 | More by dcloeren
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nygannon

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-03-2013 22:37:40 | More by nygannon
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-20-2012 02:46:15 | More by buckyp
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Jabartheljr

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-09-2013 21:51:57 | More by Jabartheljr
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mfigueroa713

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-18-2012 10:50:03 | More by mfigueroa713
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dcook11

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-09-2012 03:54:55 | More by dcook11
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-01-2014 19:43:30 | More by Haybeerman
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-09-2014 13:01:42 | More by MikeDAdams
Howling Wolf Weisse Bier from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.