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In-Heat Wheat - Flying Dog Brewery

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In-Heat WheatIn-Heat Wheat

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1,529 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,529
Reviews: 715
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 31
Gots: 117 | FT: 0
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 12-22-2001

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Photo of mcphish22
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Waveoff
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Medium shade of orange that fades to yellow toward the edge of the glass, translucent and cloudy as expected with lively carbonation. Surprisingly minimal head (even from a rather agressive poor), absolutely no stick.

S & T: Apricot, lemon, yeast, wheat and straw notes with a very subtle white grape flavor at the end.

M: Above average mouthfeel. A med-high level of carbonation offsets the heat from the sub 5% ABV that manages to come through. Dry and lingering finish is pleasant.

D: Very drinkable but by no means a groundbreaking hefeweizen. I'll stick with Franziskaner...

Photo of Zorro
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber to orange colored beer with a small white head.

Sweet and spicy scent, lots of clove and banana scent. Sharp and strong Hefeweizen smell, little bit of banana bread cake scent in the malt.

Taste starts out sweet and mildly spicy the expected banana and clove hefeweiss taste is in here. Sharp clove taste builds as you sip this; this is an accurate flavor profile for the beer. Little bit of herbal hop, but this beer is all about the Hefe beer yeast.

Mouthfeel is good and full as should be expected.

Quite drinkable and about like Franziskaner after it travels to the US on a cargo ship. I would have no problem buying this again. The reviews for this one are all over the place; I suspect that this beer is sensitive to age. Sampled on the first day this was delivered to the local shop.

Photo of Cummins9110
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into weizen glass, had to give a good swirl of the bottom portion of the beer to get the yeast into suspension again. Smells of a bannana clove mix but not too strong. Taste of wheat malt and mostly bannana and clove as it should. beer is pretty light and i dont think its in compliance with the 50%< wheat as set by the German Purity Law. i actually plan on harvesting the yeast from this bottle for my own hefeweizen

Photo of KeefD
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color with a inch head the dissipates quickly leaving behind very little lacing. Nice, wheaty aroma, some banana and clove in there, a little dry and yeasty. Taste is pretty similar to the nose. Slightly sweet up front, some hints of banana and citrus, yesty, dry on the finish. Creamy on the tongue, and overall easy drinking brew. Not bad.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a light, slightly hazed, yellow-gold coloring with a frothy, filmy, bright white head. Aromas of banana and subtle spicing, like a fresh baked banana bread. Cinnamon and nutmeg and clove blend, but remain light. Flavors of banana bread on a biscuity backbone, with lemon zest, clove, and a toasty overlay. Light and effervescent in mouth, with a clean finish that has a slight banana linger.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yellow and cloudy, not a lot of head but nice lacing.

Smells yeasty and wheaty with a little clove. Typical and quite decent for the type.

Banana and spices with just a hint of clove accent a heavily wheaty, yeasty taste. Very hefe like.

Decently carbonated, it goes down ok but seems a bit slick and watery on the tongue.

It's pretty decently drinkable, but wouldn't be one of my top hefes.

Photo of GoodKnight1220
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a great wheat. Has a slight citrus and spicy scent.

Cloudy golden color.

The flavor and feel when it first hits your mouth is smooth wheat feel and taste that heavily intensifies to a spicy and citrusy crisp flavor that stays in your mouth well after. Overall: good flavor and nice mixture of different flavors.

Photo of TPoling
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Belgian-wit pours a dense and cloudy gold with very little head, but some nice lace. Citrus and spice notes in the nose. There is a rich mouthfeel with some crackery malts and obvious spice. Coriander? The finish is very short, but leaves enough of a promise to call for another mouthful. Overall, not a bad beer, but not in the tops for the style.

Photo of mgdeth
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Light golden-yellow color. Cloudy, but not as cloudy and many hefes I've had. Better swirl the last few ounces next time.... Did not produce a good head; it was not thick and most of it disappeared quickly. Some head remained for the entire beer.

Smell - Clovey aroma present. Actually smells quite spicy. I do not detect the presence of hops.

Taste - Yeasty, yet smooth, with clove and spice notes, and with a tangy and bubbly afterbite. The taste is pleasant. Somewhere in there is just the slightest hint of pineapple or mango (maybe banana?). This beer has quite a few flavors going on at one time.

Mouthfeel - This beer has a thicker mouthfeel than expected. However, given the light, smooth flavor, this is not necessarily a drawback.

Drinkability - This beer goes down easily despite all the flavors (subtle and otherwise) packed inside. I would buy another.

Comments - This is my first Flying Dog beer. I look forward to sampling the rest of their lineup. The beer is not perfect, but is ahead of many. It is definitely worth a try.

When I rinsed out the bottle, there was a whole bunch of yeast that I missed. Therefore, those reading my review should take this into account when considering my "Appearance" rating.

Photo of Retsinis
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this a few times as part of a mixed six pack over this past week, as it's been blazing hot here in So Cal (108 degrees)

A: Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Bruery tulip glass, the beer pours a hazy bright gold color, with about a inch in a half of slightly creamy white head. Some mild lacing on the glass.

S: Scents of fresh banana, some citrus spritz, bread, touch of vanilla and some esters of yeast. A mild spicing of clove is also detectable as well.

T: Flavors are cleanly blended, and balanced. Unlike the nose, the clove is bit more pronounced, but not overwhelmingly, as it is quickly followed by banana, and vanilla. The wheat or grain malt makes up the middle, with some touches of citrus on the finish.

M: Mildly crisp, but light body in character, with medium to light carbonation. Mostly mildly creamy, and a bit dry.

O: Good, for what it is. Not expecting copious amounts of complexity in a Hefe, but I appreciate a quality hefeweizen every once in a while, as they can really hit the spot on a hot day, and I enjoyed this one a few times now, and will probably again until it cools down.

Photo of beergoot
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a nice light straw color with a fat-bubbled white head. Swished the remaining beer around the bottom of the bottle and added to the glass, giving a classic hefeweizen cloudiness. Head didn't last long, disappearing to a thin, patchy atop the beer.

Smell was very banana-like due to the yeast, with some sweet malt notes.

Taste reinforced the banana character. Other fruit flavors were tangerine and watermelon.

The beer felt glass-smooth, slightly sweet yet crisp.

A good enough hefeweizen, but nothing exceptional.

Photo of Sperzel
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden orange haze with a finger-width head with a thin lace.

S: A pleasing, spicy kind of aroma with some fruitiness.

T&M: A fizzy citrus taste at first with a bite from the clove spices at the end.

D: Nice brew to have out on the porch for a BBQ. Very drinkable.

Notes: A good beer from the good folks at Flying Dog. A refreshing beer to have in my rotation in the warmer months.

Photo of gmfessen
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a hazy golden color with a thin head comprised of many fine bubbles. The smell is mainly spicy phenols, slightly sweet, cloves and bananas. The flavor is very reflective of the smell; spicy phenols dominate and the beer finishes very smooth. The mouthfeel is fuller than I had expected and has almost a chewy carbonation. Drinkability of this beer is very high due to a combination of the smoothness, low abv (4.7%, not the 5.96% listed) and generally good flavor. The spiciness may be too much for some, but I think it's just about right.

Photo of Floydster
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle from La Bodega in Riverside

Poured into my Bell's Brewery Glass with a nice golden orange color

Head was about 3/4 of an inch and was very foamy

Smell was full of citrus and pine

Taste was super smooth and went down really easy for a wheat beer

Drank 3 beers out of my six pack tonight, so it is very drinkable, just stopped because I had to get up fairly early in the morning, could have drank more if I wanted to

Light for how much alcohol it has

Photo of Gehrig
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky amber-yellow body with white foam that recedes too quickly, modest lacing. Nice aromas--clove, banana, lemon. The taste should be a bit more like the smell. The banana and clove are nice but too toned down, It's light and pleasant, but should be more...more.

The mouthfeel atones for things a bit, effervescent, fluffy, and true to the style. Not bad to knock back, a decent Hefe. Flying Dog is a brewery I find very hit and miss--love Gonzo, but find most of the rest just decent. In-Heat is close to the second category, fairly good but leaving me a bit wanting. I wouldn't turn down In-Heat if offered to me, but it's one I won't veer out of my way to grab.

Photo of cbutova
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pale hazy yellow with a foamy white head that builds up to a few fingers in size. Retention is decent. A pillow and nice ring leaves fine, cloud-like lace.

S- A mix of banana, citrus (orange lemon), clove and a spicy zest. A bready wheat feel as one would expect.

T- Laid back mix of banana, clove, citrus fruit, zest, spice and some yeast breadiness. Wheat/grain is big in the finish. Floral feel. Metallic taste builds as it warms and takes away.

MF- Light body with high carbonation. Definitely a more creamy feeling to it.

DB- I enjoyed it at a cooler temperature, as it warmed a slight metallic flavor took away just a bit. A hefeweizen I certainly enjoyed.

Photo of bmwats
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my almost weizen glass.

A: Slightly hazy straw in color. Pretty heavy carbonation pours into a 2 finger frothy white head. Heavy carbonation continues to rise, eventually quieting down a bit; but does rise throughout the experience. Head settles slowly into a layer of sea foam on the surface leaving lacing as it does. Pretty substantial beer ring lacing clings vigilantly to the sides of the glass as you drink, and a layer of foam sits on the surface throughout.

S: Wheat, strong yeast aroma, with citrus hint, and maybe a little banana.

T: Wheat and yeast with just a touch of banana.

M: Carbonation is prominent. Not just carbonated, but kinda' sudsy, like the head of a milkshake. Really subdued wheat flavor to start, and the yeast and sweet twang linger for a bit.

D: Great drinkability. Subdued but refreshing.

Interesting hefeweizen, in my opinion. Really nice atmosphere, not as giant a head as you're accustomed to seeing from this style. Good flavor, although not stand-outish. Good feel. Overall, good quaff.

Photo of williamherbert
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Seriously hazy golden yellow color. White, rocky head. Has really bizarre floating stuff, almost like stringy pulp. Not too cloudy.

Very sweet, fruity flavor. Like orange peel with a hint of banana. Also has a spicy Belgian kick, not bad at all.

Sweet fruity and spicy hef flavor. Mostly banana/orange sweetness with a Belgian spice. Has some properties of a wit as secondary/aftertaste.

Nice body, thin, but appropriately so. Thirst-quenching. Good summery thickness. Thicker as it warms. A nice, refreshing drink. Not too cloyingly sweet. Spicy, but mild.

Photo of ujsplace
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Hefeweizen glass.

A: Hazy golden, with a white head that disappeared very quickly and some modest lacing left behind. Thin, whispy layer of head remains on top...

S: Ripe bananas and cloves

T: Bananas up front with mild clove and faint hops.

M: Light, just the right amount of carbonation with a dry finish...

D: Very nice, tasty offering. I could (and have) knock more than a few of these back. Goes down very easy.

Photo of oelergud
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light golden cloudy body with little carbonation, white head with little retention and no lace.
Interesting nose, sweet like a strawberry/banana yogurt, a little molasses and earth.
The taste mimics the smell pretty well with some added mild acidity. The hops are somewhat hard to find though there is a citric twangy aftertaste that still carries some of the fruit flavors.
Mounthfeel is good and solid, you can almost feel the yeast swimming around.
Pretty good brew, I really wish the head retention and lace was better though.

Photo of whtguitarguy
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I actually enjoyed this one. A little cloudy, characteristic of a good weiss. In the background there are some fruity notes, maybe a little banana. I was most surprised because it is a german style wheat, and not an American. It has a nice yeasty flavor, smooth and full-bodied.

Photo of sponberg
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
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...

Photo of MOShepp
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Medium cloudy yellow after I mixed in the yeast from the bottle. Thin head with no visible lacing. Some carbonation visible.

Smells of wheat and lemon, though the aroma is faint.

Tastes of lemon, especially up front then a mineral or metallic taste. Wheat malts outwiegh the faint hops. Not much aftertaste.

The extra yeast they thanfully left in gives it a nice creamy mouthfeel. The carbonation gives quite a bit of tingles on the tongue which suits this beer well.

Very easy to drink, but nothing that stands out from the rest. It is very crisp and refreshing. Would make a nice summer drinker.

In-Heat Wheat from Flying Dog Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 1,529 ratings.