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In-Heat Wheat - Flying Dog Brewery

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In-Heat WheatIn-Heat Wheat

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BA SCORE
80
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1,461 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 1,461
Reviews: 710
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 26
Gots: 83 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-22-2001)
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Photo of mhammo129
3/5  rDev -14.5%

mhammo129, Feb 04, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of DanBob35
4.7/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent German Stlye Wheat beer. If you close your eyes you might think you are in Munich. It has the classic "banana & clove" smell and taste. Excellent appearence, nice lasting head, and great aroma. Put your Lederhosen on and enjoy a cold one. Great job Flying Dog!!

DanBob35, Jan 13, 2008
Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Actually liked this better than what I thought I was gonna,poured a slightly hazy yellow with a big fluffy head,the aroma was of malted wheat and slightly spicey.Taste had a lemony accent to start with and had a lingering crisp malt flavor in the finish and aftertaste.Pretty drinkable and not all that bad of a wheat beer.

oberon, Jul 15, 2003
Photo of tectactoe
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very pale, golden-yellow color with a moderate haze throughout. Small, wispy head that vanishes quickly, no lacing to speak of. The smell is very crisp and refreshing, full of biscuity wheat and fruity esters. The taste hits with a big dose of carbonation on the tongue, followed by apples and apple skins, a bit of esters, and a solid wheat background. The flavor is very sweet, light, and refreshing. A hint of clove can be detected if you're really searching for it, but it isn't as powerful as in other hefes. Lots of carbonation with an overall thin body leaves a dry finish.

Overall, a decent beer. Crisp, refreshing, and very easy to drink. Nothing to write home about, but worth a try, and definitely session-able.

tectactoe, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In Heat Wheat...

A- Pours a golden hue with a minimal head that falls to barely anything... Excellent look of unfiltered wheat beer though.

S- Heavy yeast and wheat upfront. When i smell this one it is fully loaded with wheat and yeast... maybe some mild grassy hops. Fresh smell never-the-less.

T-M- Taste is of freshly cut wheat from the fields with the bite of hops of a grassy nole. Mild sulfer is there with the flavors of sweet tangerines and oranges. Medium body with thick feel in the finish is great for the style.

D- Drinkablity is wonderful for the wheat style and is very refreshing on most aspects. Bro approved.

wesbrownyeah, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

GameOfBeers, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of SIRIUS2
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

A: Pale straw-yellow in color, crystal clear with a careful pour. No discernible head really developed and there was no lacing.

S: An interesting grassy wheat, slightly fruity, with a little bit of yeast.

T&M: Rather light on the tongue with relatively fine carbonation, nothing like soda. The mild malt flavors are very well balanced with the right hop bittering, allowing the wheat to come through just enough to be interesting. Overall it leans toward the dry side but there is still enough malty sweetness to enjoy. The finish finish is just a bit on the watery side but quick & clean, with just a bit of bitter linger.

D: I found this to be most refreshing and easy to drink. I can see me taking these down nice and easy on a hot summer day off the back porch. Nice.

SIRIUS2, Apr 27, 2008
Photo of gab2409
2.68/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was one of the least enjoyable wheats that I've had in a while. It tastes a bit like a bitter Miller High Life. It's too carbonated, and the bitterness leaves a pretty undesirable aftertaste that lingers for a while. There was no head to note.

gab2409, May 19, 2011
Photo of blitz134
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting how this beer is listed as a pale wheat here and not the hefe that is listed on the label. The pour is definately more like a pale wheat, and possibly even small for that. Small and fleeting sums it up well, white of course. Cloudy light yellow color, similar to pineapple juice.

Banana and pineapples mainly in the smell. Some bits of clove like spicing. Simple and straight forward...

Taste is alright, kinda light overall. Yeasty and a lot of wheat. Banana isn't as evident in the flavor, but some pineapple fruityness comes out. Nice and simple and decent for the style, possibly a bit too simple. Does have a bit of spicing showing up though.

Body is a bit thin, fair amount of carbonation though adds to the touch of spice found in the flavor. Flavor doesn't last that long though.

Decent drinkability, but not one to stand out. Easy to drink but there are plenty of others I'd like to have instead if I had the choice. A decent hefe/pale wheat for the masses and I'm sure many folks really like this beer but I feel I have moved on.

blitz134, Oct 06, 2006
Photo of daveshawley
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

daveshawley, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of Todd
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange gold beer with a thin foamy lace. There's yeast in the bottle, so I made sure to pour 3/4 of the bottle, gave the bottle a swirl and poured the remaining to gather up all of the yeast goodness.

Light yeast, clove, banana and grain in the nose.

A light-bodied beer with a smooth watery consistency. Upfront splash of tart lemon, and some mineral flavours. Crisp, tight fizzy carbonation. Spicy clove flavours follows, with a thin malty sweetness and faint touch of caramel malts.

IMO, one of the better beers from Flying Dog. Light, falvourful and very refreshing.

Todd, Sep 07, 2002
Photo of sponberg
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled: On tap, in 13 oz. mug. Very cloudy, with only a little head.

Aroma: Typical German style Hefeweiss aromas, but subdued. One of the thickest Hefes I've ever had - the beer had body and a half. (note: according to other bar patrons, the massive body thinned out a bit as the keg emptied, so maybe I was just lucky...) Flavor-wise, had some of the usual German hefe esters, albeit a touch reserved, with a very thirst-quenching wheaty/lemony (?) finish somewhere between a German and American wheat. This would be a very, very good poolside beer, as long as your Dobie doesn't read the label...

sponberg, May 13, 2002
Photo of generallee
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tall pilsener glass.

Appearance: The body has an orange yellow hue with a heavy haze. To top it off there is a tall, off white head of light foam. This light foam fades slowly makes some slick lacing on the way down the glass.

Smell: In the nose I get mostly bready yeast with a touch of spice and a slightly fruity banana note.

Taste/Palate: The flavor picks up on the nose with tasty semi sweet bready wheat and mild spicy clove like yeast. It also has just a light hint of banana as well as some mild spicy hop bitterness. This comes to the palate by way of a smooth medium body with medium carbonation.

Notes: Overall it’s a good American made German Hefeweizen.

generallee, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +14%

nstroup, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of Doomcifer
3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

pours a cloudy golden with a great head and lacing. smells of spice, cloves, yeast, fruity, a bit of banana. Taste is of even more banana, bready-doughy malts, pineapple in the finish, a hint of clove. familiar flavors of the style but they seem all over the place. the finish is just weird, in my opinion. there are better representations of the style out there. its not terrible, but not great either.

Doomcifer, Feb 19, 2010
Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
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.

BuckeyeSlim, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of Jason
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

A- Partly cloudy with a finger of head that holds well. Looks like a typical American wheat beer.

S- Mild spicy wheat aroma, hint of nutty yeast as well ... light aroma.

T&M- Ample crispness off of a moderate body, nice bite from the spicy fermented wheat and hop bitterness. Plain maltiness dulls with a earthy nutty yeast ... uneventful after that. Finishes semi-dry with more wheat malt flavor.

D- Decent drinking on a hot day, but it is just your typical American Wheat.

Jason, Jul 05, 2006
Photo of merlin48
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, tupelo honey color with a thin, tightly knit ivory head that quickly drops into a persistent ring around the glass. Aroma is lemon/lime, wheat grain, and woodsy yeast. Mouthfeel has active carbonation and a sharp hop bite. Taste is initially of a classic Nehi lemon/lime soda with fizzy sweetness. There is a pronounced yeasty mustiness that evokes the interior of an old car that has been sitting in a barn for a couple of years. Swirling the glass stirs up more yeasty notes, and coats the glass with some patchy sheets of lace. Finishes with a semi-dry wheaty yeastiness. Overall, a full bodied Weiss with sufficient complexity to be very enjoyable. Probably, the best of this brewery's line.

merlin48, Feb 25, 2004
Photo of tigg924
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: medium carbonation, one inch head, bright yellow in color, clear

Smell: wheat and banana

Taste: big time banana, wheat, and a touch of Belgian spices

Mouthfeel: sweet, moderate carbonation and light bodied

Overall: This is an ok hefe. The flavors here are more subtle than overpowering. I could have several of these as this is not a bad beer overall. However, there are several other bolder versions in the style I would gravitate to first.

tigg924, Jun 17, 2011
Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +14%

dcevans, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of CDS86
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

CDS86, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of jisak74
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

jisak74, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of Stonebreaker
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Nice cloudy, orangish amber. For a wheat beer the head was whack, and the lacing was nonexistent.

Smell: Is this the wet cardboard oxidation I've heard about, it smells funky... almost cheesy aroma.

Taste: Not as good as I remember from the tasting, first a light citrus zest, with heavy carbonation, cloves and a touch of the hops on the back end. Artificial taste of some sort. Like the other Flying Dog stuff Iv'e had it's relatively unimpressive, with the exception of the Double Dog, though that seemed like an Arrogant Bastard knock-off at the time and I was beyond reviewing competence.

Mouthfeel: A little overcarbed, fizzy.

Drinkability: Weak, sorry guys I just don't dig it.

Stonebreaker, Aug 21, 2008
Photo of Hugh37
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Hugh37, Aug 13, 2013
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In-Heat Wheat from Flying Dog Brewery
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