1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

In-Heat Wheat - Flying Dog Brewery

Not Rated.
In-Heat WheatIn-Heat Wheat

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

1,413 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,413
Reviews: 707
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 24
Gots: 65 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of In-Heat Wheat Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,413 | Reviews: 707 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of danielocean03
danielocean03

Indiana

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

Poured a golden-straw color,cloudy, reminiscent of honey straight from the honeycomb. Little or no head at all, left a little white lacing. Smell is sweet, bready and a hint of spice. Tastes somewhat sweet and malty, with tones of spice and honey. Finishes clean and with a slight yeasty aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light and moderate in carbonation. Easy to drink, overall nothing exceptional, but a worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2006 02:13:48 | More by danielocean03
Photo of sabrills70
sabrills70

North Carolina

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

Pours a cloudy gold color with a 1 finger head and OK lace. Typical hefe smells - wheat malt with some banana, citrus and yeast. Taste is kind of a mix between and American and Euro hefe. Yes you get all the banana, citrus, wheat malt sourness etc., but they are quite mild but not so much to be an American. It almost has a creamy mouthfeel. A decent hefe but there are much better ones out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2005 23:03:40 | More by sabrills70
Photo of blackie
blackie

California

3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: Poured the beer, including the yeast and sediment, into an imperial pint. The white head what short lived, and the beer is a cloudy, straw golden color.

smell: Light spicy hops, yeast, and wheat malt. Some light citrus and banana aroma. Slight metallic aroma.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is right between medium and high, and the body is in the middle of the light range.

taste: Flavors of melon, yeast, banana, wheat. The hop flavors are slight and the bitterness is moderate to high for a beer of this style. Just slightly watery.

drinkability: Nothing special all around, but a decent, easy drinking beer.

Found in the downstairs fridge. The characters 016B06 are printed in a text box on the label

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2005 23:28:15 | More by blackie
Photo of ColoradoBobs
ColoradoBobs

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as much head as there should be on my favorite style of beer, though it's cloudy and pretty orange.

Smell is light clove and banana, a bit of yeast.

Taste is more biscuity-malty than I expected, almost no hops. Clove and pepper are there as well. Not bad, not the best. There's a metallic note here I'm not crazy about.

Good full mouthfeel, and not too much carbonation -- very drinkable for an almost 6% Hefe-weizen.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2005 04:01:41 | More by ColoradoBobs
Photo of tempest
tempest

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 6'er at the local P+C for the weekend.

Golden body, a little cloudy, nice head. Aroma is a little sweet. Tastes like a good, standard hefe. Full-flavors and good finish. Good use of malt and spices. I wouldn't be able to tell this one from an authentic German hefe. Easy to drink and tasty. Pick some up when you want a good local hefe.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2005 20:07:58 | More by tempest
Photo of timbeer
timbeer

Nevada

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

In-Heat Wheat is a pretty good hefe. Not the best in the world but a good, solid representative of the class.

It has a rich cloudy appearance. The smell is inviting and anticipates the wheat beer taste, which is what you'd expect from a hefe, if perhaps a bit weak, though the beer has a full-bodied texture. There is less carbonation than in other hefes, which to me is a good thing.

I would not say this is an excellent beer, but given the moderate price it is surely an excellent choice when you are looking for something easy and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2005 04:44:06 | More by timbeer
Photo of sevineyes
sevineyes

Arkansas

3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown bottle featuring a label by Ralph Steadman.

A: Extremely cloudy with a light honey color. Big white head, but rapidly dissipating.

S: Sweet, dried lemon rind.

T: Cloves, bananna, pear - perhaps spiced pears. Short-lived flavor that begins and ends abruptly.

M: Light initial carbonation. Very smooth and clean.

D: Nice and drinkable.

Overall: not my favorite wheat, but worth checking out. Nothing overly surprising for a hefe, but hard to say anything really bad about it other than the disappearing head - and that might just be this pour - I can't say as I've noticed when I've had this before.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2005 23:13:03 | More by sevineyes
Photo of Vancer
Vancer

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a label – really stands out when you peruse it. Good brew, too. Hazy, with a nice sediment ending – although somewhat week in the head and laces. Fruity, malty with clove aroma. Solid banana base in the quaff. Full bodied and rich. A strong performer from an American brewery. Would pair well with the summer heat.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2005 13:07:05 | More by Vancer
Photo of Gritsak
Gritsak

West Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- hazy orange with hardly any head that dissapates quickly. this is a big dissapointment. I expect a huge head with a hefe but no matter how aggressive i pour, results are the same.

S- little more promising here. nice strong malt, wheat, banana. this really smells like a good hefe should.

T- suprisingly this is very similar to some of its german counterparts. nice big malt and fruit flavor. some citrus and spice hints that give way near the finish

M- medium body with a silky smooth feel. light to medium carbonation.

D- no unpleasent flavor or feel at all with this beer and relative balance make it pretty easy to drink.

overall- after the pour i was a bit dissapointed. upon first smell though i realized i might have something here. although not as refined as others like some other ig name hefe, its overall flavor and feel is very nice. dont pass on trying this out, its definitely worth it.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2005 03:45:36 | More by Gritsak
Photo of radshoesbro
radshoesbro

California

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

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

a - pours a cloudy straw with a fairly small head given the style of beer. leaves lacing that sticks to the glass for about a minute then just slides away.

s - wheat, citrus (lemons mainly), cloves, etc.

t - somewhat watery with a huge (let me emphasize that HUGE) hit of lemon flavor that actually overpowers the taste of the wheat! i find that very odd, and not that great. it's definately a very unique tasting beer.

m - light bodied, super super smooth, somewhat tannic due to the acidity of the lemon.

d - not sure how many of these i'd want to have. just a bit to watery to want more than one or two. this would definately go great with a hot dog or a hamburger though. i can definately see bringing a few bottles of this out on the bay this coming summer. all in all though, very very average drinkability wise.

note: this is the first of the flying dog brews that i've had and i'm not really keen on trying their others but i probablly will within the next month or two.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2005 03:14:00 | More by radshoesbro
Photo of Boilermaker88
Boilermaker88

California

3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle bearing no freshness date. Had a cloudy pale golden color, random streams of fine carbonation and a rather small white head that quickly sputtered down to a thin ring. No lace.
Spicy clove-and-banana aroma but not as robust as found in the finer German hefeweizens. Some lemon zest citric notes downgrade the overall impression of the nose. The taste had a decent banana and clove flavor that convinced me this was, in fact, a hefeweizen and not some American pale wheat ale passing off as a hefe. Yeasty malts there but not all that well defined. An unsettling medicinal flavor hits the back of the palate in the finish and proves to be a real distraction. The feel was light, a bit thin and dry.
Overall, I haven't had many hefeweizens this lackluster. Still, it isn't a real dud and would work in a pinch as a refreshing brew on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2005 00:59:44 | More by Boilermaker88
Photo of wcudwight
wcudwight

North Carolina

2.95/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy pineapple juice looking. Very thin head that is gone in a second. Heavy carbonation bubbles on pour.
S:Smells like Enriched White Bread. Faint citrus fruit smell.
T: Very dry and bland, but well balanced. Light fruity aftertaste.
M: Too much carbonation.
D: The carbonation hurts the drinkability. Ok for summertime I guess.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2005 20:25:47 | More by wcudwight
Photo of whynot44
whynot44

Missouri

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

Light bodied, cloudy honey color with a moderate creamy head that disipates fairly quickly without leaving more than a trace of lacing.

Aroma is grassy with some clove, lemon and maybe bananas.

Taste is along the same lines, a little thin, with some sweet malt, clove, and fruit - citrus, banana, pear? - very light spicy hops. Finish is slightly tart, with cloves lingering in the aftertaste.

Not the best hefe-weizen but drinkable and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2005 03:06:18 | More by whynot44
Photo of russpowell
russpowell

Oklahoma

4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not a huge fan of the style, but I like this one!

Pours golden, murky & suprise, suprise has superior head retention...

Smells of meadow/ wit bandaids & such like I'd a assumed this ale to

Great grassy/spicy taste

Mouthfeel= yum , not yumy

good effort super with Indian or Thai food!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2005 05:29:09 | More by russpowell
Photo of ChefSchipull
ChefSchipull

Arizona

3.3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a fairly nice cloudy golden hue with a quickly fading head. Smell is consistent with typical hefeweizens of banana, citrus, and cloves. Mouthfeel is light and slightly carbonated making this brew easy to drink. Taste is almost a cross between a hefeweizen and an american light lager with bitter undertones hardly noticable.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2005 23:13:25 | More by ChefSchipull
Photo of Naes
Naes

New York

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

Appearance is a hazy golden color with a fleeting white head. Aroma is of wheat and banana and spice.

The flavor is a bit citrusy with hints of clove and spice. The banana comes through a bit in the aftertaste. Mouth feel is light and refreshing, which makes this brew go down easy.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2005 04:24:03 | More by Naes
Photo of LucaBrasi
LucaBrasi

New York

2.58/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

From the bottle. Pours a pale yellow with a large head. The head will lesson but not completely disappear it will lace the glass thorough. The taste is creamy perhaps vanilla and has a taste of bananas. The mouthfeel is light, watery, and lightly carbonated Drinkability is average.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2005 04:45:27 | More by LucaBrasi
Photo of riversider76
riversider76

New York

4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden color. Smell is of bannas and cream with a hint of orange. Head quickly vanished to a bit of lace. Smooth and refreshing with a fruity finish. I bought one of these to try and was sorry I didnt have more! This is a good beer. I would recommend trying it ASAP!

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2005 00:21:45 | More by riversider76
Photo of HopGoblin
HopGoblin

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured golden and clody with a nice white head. Exceptional aromas of banana cream pie and tangerines. However the taste could not keep up with the nose. The first sips were a bit astringent, but were follwed by hints of citrus with a smooth creamy texture. The a bit thin on the finish. In my opinion the best offering from Flying Dog, with the exception of the almighty Gonzo.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2005 19:39:44 | More by HopGoblin
Photo of SaCkErZ9
SaCkErZ9

Florida

2.93/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, where a nice size head formed but disspipated rather quickly, leaving a nice lace. A cloudy golden color.
There wasnt a whole lot to talk about in the smell of this beer.
The taste was quite refreshing. I think I taste some sort of cotton candy/ bubble gum flavor? A touch of cloves comes at the end with a smooth yeast flavor. A sweet treat. A touch of hops to let you know youre drinking something, but quite smooth overall, with little carbonation resonating.
A bit sticky on the mouthfeel (maybe its the cotton candy).
I have had better wheats but I may give this one more try.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2005 22:56:57 | More by SaCkErZ9
Photo of tgbljb
tgbljb

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured a light orange color with initial large puffy head that quickly feel to slight ring. Smell is a mixture of spices, bananas, and phenol. Taste is initiallly pleasant but the spiciness is almost immediately gone and is replaced by a sweet apricat taste. Mouthfell is a sweet slickness. Glad there were only of these in my sampler pack.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2005 23:58:43 | More by tgbljb
Photo of weeare138
weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a hzy gold with a 1/2" white head and scattered lacing.
Smell is of crisp wheat, banana, and citrus.
The taste is of the above mentioned aromas with a fine yeastiness.
The mouthfeel is smooth with some banana sweetness that is long lasting.
The drinkability is great. I was very surprised by this, as I've had this in years past and thought it was just ok. I'm not sure if they've cleaned it up or my palate has changed but I enjoyed it much.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2005 16:35:59 | More by weeare138
Photo of NClifestyle
NClifestyle

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A very accessible hefe, Flying-Dog’s In-Heat Wheat is worth a sample. Poured into a pint glass, the brew shows a cloudy, bright yellow color. ½ inch of white foam tops the beer, but dissipates quickly. Aromas of lemon, flowers, a hint of clove, and of course wheat, rise from the freshly unleashed liquid. The taste is lemony and some malt/fruit sweetness. Although, this beer offers a little bite, these tangy, slightly clove and spice bits are welcome. Soft in the mouth, with some carbonation, which thins out through the beer. All in all, a great summer beer, although the bite might be too much to handle if you’re in for more than just a few.
Cheers…

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2005 18:32:47 | More by NClifestyle
Photo of mrasskicktastic
mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - A hazy golden copper color with a medium head. Not as opaque as I've come to expect from a hefe weizen, but nothing weird. A lot of carbonation.

Smell - A citrus odor is complimented by a mild grain. Pleasant but not enticing.

Taste - Very mild flavor. A little toasty with faint hops, not sweet at all. Mild bitter aftertaste that is gone in seconds. Soothing and refreshing. Nothing offensive about the flavor at all. Great summer beer.

Mouthfeel - Just in tossing it across my tongue it froths up from all the carbonation. Not a bad feeling, but more than I am used to from even hefe weizens. Aside from that it is fairly smooth and thick. Pretty refreshing.

Drinkability - The flavor being so mild makes this a versatile and durable beer. It is difficult to tire of, mostly because there is nothing extravagant to hook you in the first place.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2005 02:50:39 | More by mrasskicktastic
Photo of woodychandler
woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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

From the bottle: "We didn't brew this German-style Hefeweizen with its award-winning flavor just so that you could wing a lemon slice in it for showmanship. You're not getting style points from us. Germans don't drink it that way, so save your attention-grabbing tactics for the karaoke stage, ok? OK.

I am going to cop right here and now to how I proceeded with this beer. I opened it and began to pour, only to notice that it was coming out sort of clear. "Krystalwiesse?" I asked myself. Nope. Lots of yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle, so I ceased and desisted on what I was doing, agitated the good half-of-a-bottle that remained, then continued the pour. Decent white head, especially given the agitaion in the bottle, above the milky, cloudy lemon yellow that one would expect from the style. Now I'm cookin' with gas. The nose was redolent with the banana/clove esters that simply endear me to this style. 8=p Mouthfeel was tending toward creamy, again possibly due to my agitation. It had a spicy, tangy flavor on the tongue, like black pepper or cloves. The finish was more sweet than spicy, with the banana taste really asserting itself. Do I like hefeweizens? NO. Would I recommend this one to someone who does? Probably, and here's why: LNCBC does not currently bottle their hefe, but 2/5 LNCBC Straw Wheat, 2/5 of any hefe (this one is a good candidate), and 1/5 LNCBC Milk Stout drizzled in on top of the first two makes a Strawberry Banana Split with Chocolate Topping. Sweet? Hell, yeah! Do the women lap it up when I tell them about it? See the last response. Hefes have their place, just not neccesarily in my glass.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2005 17:22:10 | More by woodychandler
In-Heat Wheat from Flying Dog Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 1,413 ratings.