In-Heat Wheat - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by BuckeyeSlim:
4.2/5 rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a New Belgium snifter.
A - 1-finger off-white foamy head dissipates rather quickly. Lemon yellow and cloudy.
S - Bottle after the pour explodes with banana, followed by a good whiff of clove. Nose is dominated by banana candy. Clove emerges as the glass warms and gives more room for aromas to collect.
T - Banana and sugar down the middle of the tongue with a rather sharp burst of clove along the sides at the same time. Wheat and light malt in support of the initial taste. What bananas foster as a beer would taste like. Clove is very subdued, but contributes spiciness on the finish. No discernible hops.
M - Somewhat fizzy with good carbonation. Banana sugar suggests a bit more creaminess than expected for a hefe, and it lingers through the finish. Good structure. Interestingly, the finish is noticeably drier than the banana would suggest it be.
D - On the banana/clove continuum, this hefe is skewed way to the banana end. That's what I like about it, but YMMV. I don't think I'd drink several of these in a session, though. Could make for a very interesting alternative to dessert after a good dinner.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2010 23:35:18 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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3.46/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a cloudy pale straw with half a finger of head that dissipates rapidly. The nose and flavor profile have the traditional yeast essence. The funky taste indicative of a hefe is also present.
Sometime I think that there are certain style that I just need to give-up on. Frankly, this is not a bad American version of a hefe – hefes just don’t do anything for me.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2014 04:44:26 | More by 57md
In-Heat Wheat from Flying Dog Brewery
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