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In-Heat Wheat - Flying Dog Brewery

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In-Heat WheatIn-Heat Wheat

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1,397 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,397
Reviews: 707
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 23
Gots: 60 | 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 BeerAndBourbon


3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, poured into a Weizen glass.

A: Cloudy orange/ amber color. Short head (.5") that dissipated quickly. Little to no lacing apparent.

S: Bread up front, Banana, cloves, and white grapes after it warms.

T: Bread, citrus, white grapes, banana, slight bitterness.

M: Mild carbonation, smooth.

D: This is the second bottle I've had and I enjoyed it. I paired it with a mixed green salad with some mild blue cheese and a slightly sweet mild dressing. The match was wonderful; the citrus flavor picked up on the dressing and the carbonation helped refresh my palate between bites. I would certainly try this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2007 04:09:08 | More by BeerAndBourbon
Photo of katan


3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear dark gold. Very little carbonation

S - Is there a smell here?

T - Finishes very spicy. Has a smooth finish. Has a little bit of a smooth hops flavor.

M - Smooth - very little carbonation

D - I could drink a bunch of these easily.

This is a beer I can warm up to - in summer I could put a bunch of them away.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2007 01:49:45 | More by katan
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked me up the Flying Dog sampler box as I had realized I had actually only had one of them. Just woke up from a rare afternoon nap so I figured I would crack open one. Out jumps In Heat Wheat.

Poured a somewhat hazy dull golden amber with no head, not even upon the pour. No lace whatsoever on this either. Nice carbonation bubbles could be seen rippling up from the bottom of the glass though. Overall underimpressed with the appearence. Smell was light and full of grain adn yeast notes. Lots of wheat and not much else was evident tothe nose. The feel was crisp, quick and clean with no aftertaste at all. Decent grainy and wheat taste. A slight back of a grape taste was evident, but otherwise this was just about average. Great drinkabilty only in that it is exceptionally light and lacks any real punch so it goes down qucik and easy in large numbers.

Overall this was rather blah and a bit forgettable. Suitable as a hydrating liquid on a hot summers day but that is about all. Better then a macro for sure, but when it all is boiled down it is just an average run of the mill pale ale,

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2007 21:35:31 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of 1fastz28


4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy lemonade like color with a small head that dissapears quickly and has little lacing, scent is very citrusy, orange scents with some yeast in there too. tastes awesome, very very good wheat beer, especially on a hot day, lots of floral and citrus flavors and the familiar wheat yeast tastes. a very good beer and easy to drink

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2007 01:16:28 | More by 1fastz28
Photo of MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from Florian's. Hazy yellow body with virtually no head. Smells sweet, with banana and a bit of smoke. Tastes like banana, yeast, and a bit of lemon and malt. Fairly tasty and very drinkable. By no means is this a hef like it says on the label, but it's a tasty beer and an easy drinking one for the summer.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2007 00:42:58 | More by MrHurmateeowish
Photo of MarkSCCOT

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hmm...this is an unfiltered wheat beer, the label on the bottle says Hefeweizen, why is it classified as an American Pale Wheat Ale?

A. Poured a 12 oz bottle brew date 2/9/07 into a weizen glass. 1 finger head that dissipates with little lacing. Agitating the last ounce pours the appearance off to a cloudy appearance (again, like a Hefeweizen).

S. Very good clove/banana/bubblegum yeasty smell. Very reminiscent of Aying Brau-Weisse.

T. Very good. Banana citrus. Very typical of a Hefe.

M. Mildly carbonated as is the class, but not overly so.

D. Definitely a great session beer. I could finish many a one of these.

I still believe this is properly a Hefe and hopefully it is corrected someday.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2007 00:28:31 | More by MarkSCCOT
Photo of wcdoyle


3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Last variety in a 12-bottle sampler.

A slow pour whips up an aggressive white, white white head. Beer is a cloudy gold. D*** you all, but I'll go on record to write that I smell the banana too, coupled with a nice spicy yeastiness. Throw in some apple and you'd have a awesome cider! Taste was solid, I noticed more of the yeasty-bread quality than anything else with just a bit of sharpness in the finish. I like the way this beer feels--again I'd make the cider comparison--both creamy and dry. Not a beer I'd drink over and over, but it is a nice change.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2007 21:52:16 | More by wcdoyle
Photo of BMoney575


3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 6-27-07

Pours a hazy gold with lots of little yeast floaters. Pretty nasty.

Smell is light, fruity, with a little yeastiness.

Taste is quite odd. Super yeasty, it would be much better classified as a witbier or hefe. Flavors are light and fruity, with a smooth and sweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is good, poppy carbonation breaks up the sweetness.

Drinkability isn't bad, it's actually quite refreshing. This beer was not what I expected, but wasn't bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2007 23:09:40 | More by BMoney575
Photo of malcontent


3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thin layer of head atop a surprisingly hazy body. I wasn't aware that this was an unfiltered brew as there are now a whole lotta floaters in the beer.

Bubblegum and cinnamon lead into lemony wheat notes. The underlying aroma is almost that of jicama.

Banana bread comes to mind with a bizarre anise aftertaste. Not bad, mind you, just highly unusual. Finish is a bit cereal grain-laden but still not bad at all.

While it is full-bodied I wouldn't call it chewy in the way I like a hefe to be. Finishes fairly dry although not necessarily crisp.

A very enjoyable American wheat/hefeweizen although it's sitting a tad heavy to be considered highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2007 20:44:57 | More by malcontent
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3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A classic hefe pour - very cloudy - big off white head. Cloudy light gold color. Nose of banana and clove. Entry is pillowy soft...a little citric bite, banana and clove flavors.

Mouthfeel is a little watery. A satisfying beer. Perfect summer quencher. Overall - a great version. Delivers in almost every way. I rate it quite highly as US hefeweizens go.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2007 01:28:12 | More by sweethome
Photo of Mebuzzard


3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A murky golden/pale body. Some bits afloat.
Puffed up white foam settled to a nice 1/2 finger head.
A floral nose to it, with the lemony and citrus undertones. A bit sweet as well.
Sweetness is not in the taste, or maybe I just goofed. citrus holds well, not acidic, fairly smooth and a bit rich. Crispness toward the finish, very durable. No lemon is needed for this brew. Poured it into a glass, didn't try it straight from the bottle. Probably should have..

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2007 21:41:22 | More by Mebuzzard
Photo of Shaw


4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice wheat ale. It is nice and cloudy with a very white, short head.

It smells of banana and spices, quite good.

The taste is nicely spicy and wheaty. This is one of the few American wheat beers that actually tastes like its German counterparts.

The body is creamy and smooth and just flows over my palate.

Overall this is one of the best of its style and another winner from Flying Dog. I had kind of written them off for no particular reason, but boy was I wrong. This brewery is a serious contender.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2007 04:14:43 | More by Shaw
Photo of saintwarrick

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I haven't been too impressed by some of this brewery's weaker beers, but I love a good wheat beer. Pours with a decent head that is soon gone with barely more than a ring around the glass. Has some carbonation seeping to the top and is slightly hazy but not quite as cloudy as your regular hefe. Aroma is citrusy and there is a little banana in there with a dry malt smell. Not too much bitter in the taste, but you get the banana bread and a little fruity bubblegum out of it. Not much of a peppery kick or bitterness at the end. It's a tad watery like some American wheat ales, but it is smooth and quite drinkable. I'd put this just below Sam Adams' Summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2007 06:03:47 | More by saintwarrick
Photo of Gmann

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden orange color, with whiteish highlights. Has an average white head with no lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of banana and clove, smells like a hefe. The taste is more of an American wheat but does have some of the hefe qualities. It has the dry wheat malt flavors with just a hint of banana and lemon. I'm not that big fan of American wheat ales but this one isn't as astringent and has a decent flavor. The ale has a moderate body, fizzy carbonation yet finishes relatively smooth. A good wheat beer, just an average hefe. Good summer type brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2007 01:48:26 | More by Gmann
Photo of casadebia


4.33/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden color with nice white head

S - smell of cloves hits first followed by a wheat and fruit smell

T - Not much hop taste here, mainly clove with smooth wheat finish

M - smooth

D - Suprisingly quenching could go great on a hot day or cold night

Got at Gator Mart in Nacogdoches. Poured into a hefeweiss glass.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2007 00:25:02 | More by casadebia
Photo of happygnome


4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: cloudy goldne color with eigth inch of head that does not dissapear fast and leaves a little lacing
s: bannana and spices sweet yet balanced
t: very strong bannana flavor with deffinate notes of spices a very good brew
m: medium bodied with a little more than average carbonation very nice

overall this is a very good brew very enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2007 05:05:50 | More by happygnome
Photo of rohrbachsfan

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly cloudy golden yellow with a medium foamy head. The head dissipated quickly with no lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt and cloves.

Taste: Toasted wheat malt. Medium hops bitterness. Very faint taste of clove. Sweetnesss on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Crisp carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty good version of a hefeweizen. Nice balance between sweet malt and hops bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2007 17:33:44 | More by rohrbachsfan
Photo of therica


3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A= nice foamy white head, lemon color modest cloudy-wheat, lighter and less cloudy than better wheat's.

S= not bad, a slight bit of an industrial odor, some fruity-ness, some banana.

T= not bad, again. Crisp but not as satisfying in taste as the better wheat-beers. A little watery. Hardly a hint of hops.

M= watery, slight feel of burnt something or other, light sweet aftertaste.

D= probably very drinkable if you're not on a quest for an outstanding weiss-beer.

Oddly, my wife is not a big beer-drinker, but happened to end up on a tour of the Wild Goose Brewery in Frederick MD which now brews the Flying Dog regionally. She absolutely loved this stuff, it's still almost impossible to find around here and we're only 45 minutes from the brewery. I was trying to satisfy her new urge for wheat-beer with New Belgium, Hacker-Pschorr and finally Paulaner's. Now that I find a 6-pack of In-Heat Wheat, she feels that Paulaner is her overall choice, followed by the Hacker-Pschorr.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2007 00:58:41 | More by therica
Photo of McHall


3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- a cloudy yellowish/golden color, thin white head with ok retention

S- sweet banana smell with some spice notes

T- a sweet wheat taste, a sweet fruity taste with spicy afterm taste. no real noticable hops

M- Medium body. very crisp.

D- not a big wheat beer fan but this was a nice beer. nice on a summer day

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2007 03:46:40 | More by McHall
Photo of coalcracker


3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Via bottle to pint glass; on a balcony at VA beach!

Appearance: light golden pour with just a little head forming.
Smell: Not much- light wheat odor- nothing oppressive..
Taste: Quite light for a wheat- bread predominant with some mild spiciness of clove and banana to balance. Clean aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Appropriate for the style. Light.
Drinkability: Quite drinkable on a warm day. Nothing extraordinary.
Overall an average wheat, but drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2007 18:35:07 | More by coalcracker
Photo of Brad007


3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is paleish with a generous amount of carbonation. Notes of banana and malt pop out of the beer. Banana isn't too noticeable at first. Taste is very good and the banana aroma carries over with some clove thrown in as well. I give this beer high marks for the style and presentation.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2007 01:36:06 | More by Brad007
Photo of MmmIPA


3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange,nice thick head.

banana and wafer candies? smell and some cloves.

Banana and wafer candies in the taste.It taste really good.

mouthful is very light a refreshing.Great for a summer day.

I like it and wheat beers aint my thing.I think I am starting to like these types of beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2007 20:29:36 | More by MmmIPA
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3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Yellow Orange in color. Best served really cold.
S: Very strong; dry grain smell.
T: Descent taste... and aged wheat taste.
M: The beer is too bubbly and abrasive for my taste.
D: This beer leaves a bitter after taste unlike other wheat beers which I tend to like better.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2007 08:48:07 | More by smcreator
Photo of brdc


3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one pours a golden hazy beer with a white head that is just average in production and shows very little retention.
Nice, typical smeel of bananas and cloves, with additional orange peel, but overall a little lighter than I expected.
Light in the palate, initially refreshing, this is mostly sweetish, a bit sweeter than I like, with the same bananas, clove and hints of orange.
Initially refreshing, this one is perhaps a little too sweet for a summer beer, and I would limit it to one small bottle.
Acceptable, but not special.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2007 14:51:53 | More by brdc
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Quebec (Canada)

1.73/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle courtesy of Okbeer: Poured a big foamy white head with very little liquid actually showing – seems like there might be an infection going on. Aroma is very weak with maybe some light wheat but I am not picking up any sourness from the infection I had feared. Taste is also quite weird with some light wheat but none of the banana or ester aspects that I usually associate with hefeweizen. I couldn’t really care about that one. This batch as brewed in April of 2007 and drank in May of 2007.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2007 19:37:50 | More by Phyl21ca
In-Heat Wheat from Flying Dog Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 1,397 ratings.