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In-Heat Wheat - Flying Dog Brewery

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In-Heat WheatIn-Heat Wheat

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1,448 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,448
Reviews: 710
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 25
Gots: 78 | 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 mntlover


3.68/5  rDev +4.8%

Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Smells of lemon and bananas. Taste is sharp citirus bite with malt and wheat and bananas taking over at the end. Not never been a big hefe fan, but this brews not bad. Have to try more of this style in the future.

12-30-2003 23:41:39 | More by mntlover
Photo of maxpower


2.63/5  rDev -25.1%

Cloudy hazy yellow-orange in color, decent white head that doesn't last long, not much lacing either. Not much aroma some wheat and stale bread, bland lemon and wheat flavors, watery and thin mouthfeel, finishes with some sourness, not much going on with this one.

12-30-2003 13:56:58 | More by maxpower
Photo of Gump


4.05/5  rDev +15.4%

Sweet, light and zesty. Comes alive on the tip of the tongue with some acidity.
Flowery aroma is execellent.
The typical couldiness is evident after you get all the sediment lifted from the bottom, and it taste much better that way.
Falls a bit short in body, but makes for a good summer drink.

12-20-2003 22:02:54 | More by Gump
Photo of Tballz420


3.83/5  rDev +9.1%

A slight white head sits on top of a couldy orange brew. The smell is slightly lemony. When this beer hits your tounge the buds jump up, this beer has some zest to it. This hefe has more of a citrus feel to it than most of the hefes ive tried. Not a bad one to try but i would perfer a number of hefes before this beer.

11-20-2003 22:54:52 | More by Tballz420
Photo of Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14.5%

Disappointed by this offering from the Flying Dog. Believe this to be the runt of the litter.
The entire brew is ...average!!! (except for the great art work)
Murky in stature, medium bodied, limited head and soso carbonation.
Tasting of bananas and citrus with a yeasty linger.
Nose mirrors the taste.
Mouthfeel is non descript.
This dog could find itself in the "pound"

10-23-2003 23:08:17 | More by Shiloh
Photo of goindownsouth


3.28/5  rDev -6.6%

A great deep mahogany color with an intriguing aroma and subsequent flavor. There are things I smell in this beer that I know, but hell if I can put a finger on them. A+ for stumping the taster, I guess. Nevertheless, I make no bones of the fact that I am not the biggest fan of Wheat beers, but I have to tell you, I would drink this one again, without even thinking about it. Quite fresh and very palatable.

Zum wohl!

10-18-2003 12:45:01 | More by goindownsouth
Photo of hungryghost

District of Columbia

2.68/5  rDev -23.6%

Pours cloudy, orange yellow.
Short lived, meager head, no lacing in my glass.
Smells faintly of wheat, not much of an aroma.
I am not a big fan of the wheat beers. This one I could drink as it does not taste like any wheat beer I have had in the past. It is refreshing, slight citrus crispness.
Not too carbonated. Goes down easy, more like a golden ale.

10-10-2003 05:09:14 | More by hungryghost
Photo of beergeek279


2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Served in the 12 oz. bottle. The color is golden, with very little head. The smell is slightly yeasty. The taste is also very yeasty, with little hint of the cloves/banana taste of a good hefe. The mouthfeel is heavy, but about right. Drinkability-wise, wouldn't want another.

Though I enjoyed a few of the Flying Dog brews, this is one that I didn't. With so many good hefeweizens out there, this is one that I won't have again.

09-10-2003 02:59:29 | More by beergeek279
Photo of Boto


2.9/5  rDev -17.4%

Sampled at the CT River Brewers Festival.

The beer has a hazy-golden color about it. About no head, but it was in a plastic cup at a beer festival. The aroma is somewhat mild, with a hint of lemon and wheat to it. The flavor was a bit citrusy, with a bit of wheat. It is an OK Hefe, but nothing to distinguish it from the pack. Still a good summer thirst quencher.

09-07-2003 13:22:28 | More by Boto
Photo of Nytemare


2.85/5  rDev -18.8%

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow. Slightly orange. Even with a heavy pour, and a stout swirling of yeast in the bottle, I got very little head. That which I did get, disappeared quickly.

Smell: Smells of banana and something metallic. Also some grapefruit. Kinda wierd to me.

Taste: Pretty much what it smells like. Some banana, which is common for the style, some grapefruit, and metal. Not sure why there is a metallic flavor to the beer. It's like drinking aluminum. Still wierd.

Mouthfeel: Thin, but not bad. Goes down without a bite at all. Smooth and light.

Drinkability: Pretty good except for the aluminum. It's easy to drink, fairly refreshing, and has a decent taste. I just can't get past the metal.

Got this at the store when I was lookin' for new things to try. I'm a little disappointed overall. I was expecting a better wheat beer. From now on I'll buy Boulevard and save a buck fifty.

09-02-2003 00:19:37 | More by Nytemare
Photo of AtLagerHeads


3.1/5  rDev -11.7%

Truly disappointing: I expected so much more from this brewery. This beer is flat, lacks decent flavor and feels like swill. The look is no head over a hazy apricot body and no lacing whatsoever. The aroma is light and lacks any real sense of goodness from either grain or hops. I'll likely not finish the glass so that I not waste the calories on this little pig of a Dog.

08-23-2003 21:45:45 | More by AtLagerHeads
Photo of aaronh


2.68/5  rDev -23.6%

Cloudy golden color body topped by a thin white head that quickly fades. A hefe with a quick-fading head? Uh-oh. Aroma is very grainy with some clove notes and maybe just a touch of hops. The taste has a noteable banana component, along with a bit of clove spice and some bready yeast notes, but everything is too subdued, except for the barley malt character. It even has a good bit of typical lager graininess. The bite on the finish is very lagerish as well, as this beer shows none of the soft palate and crisp wheat flavors I enjoy in a hefe. Mouthfeel is a little thin and a little harsh. Drinkability is OK. I've had many worse beers, but wouldn't chose this one again any time soon.

08-19-2003 23:03:48 | More by aaronh
Photo of hotstuff


2.7/5  rDev -23.1%

The head was small and white when it was poured and it contained fine sized bubbles.The head quickly dissipated.The body was murky-hazy and had a lot of carbonation.The hue was medium yellow and the nose was the traditional banana and clove.There was no lacing with this beer.This beer lacked flavor and the mouthfeel was tingly on my tongue, thin and smooth.This is not a good example of what a good German Wheat beer should taste like.This was a very dissapointing experience as German Wheat beers are one of my all-time favorite styles of beer.

08-04-2003 19:24:05 | More by hotstuff
Photo of WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -8.8%

After a stern swirl this beer pours with a hazy golden slight orange tint and the head just never develops as I anticipated it with a semi vigorous pour I was expecting a larger head from a hefeweizen. Leaves little or no lacing not much definitely not capable of what a true hefeweizen leaves. The aroma contains no classic fireworks of citrus, clove, or banana just some biscuity bready aroma with a touch of hops and some of that spiced citrus twang the more I smell very mellow aromatics. Flavors make up somewhat with a light citrus, slight banana tone, and cloves are also present in flavor body is a bit thin light in body but some texture actually present a bit suprising. Drinkability not bad at all I could picture myself setting up shop with this one if I ever manage to find it on tap, however not a classic representation lacks in major areas makes up somewhat in taste very drinkable not bad at all. All in all this beer fails in bringing a new exciting twist or even holding up a classic style but it is drinkable and besides the drink you gotta love the name classic just for that reason.

08-04-2003 04:38:06 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

07-15-2003 14:17:56 | More by oberon
Photo of edchicma


3.05/5  rDev -13.1%

Appearance was fine...a nice cloudy appearance. Smell was somehow off..it seemed a bit too much "chemical" for my liking. Taste carried over from smell and had just average appeal. Mouthfeel likewise was a bit less than perfect. Drinkability wasn't that great with a bit of a catch on the back of the throat,

06-20-2003 18:22:31 | More by edchicma
Photo of WesWes

New York

3.65/5  rDev +4%

The beer pours a translucent light golden color with utterly no head to speak of. The aroma is of sweet wheat grains and no hops. It almost has a cidery smell to it. The taste is decent, but far from my favorite. I just seems a little weak to me. I know that it's abv. is average, but something just doesn't taste right here. The body is light, but drinking this seems a bit of a chore. It's not a bad "wheat" beer, but not one that I would buy again. I really think that a wheat beer should remain unfiltered and hazy. It's the traditional serving style. When you filter this style you lose a lot of the original flavor and I think that's what happened here.

06-20-2003 17:47:16 | More by WesWes
Photo of kelticblood


4.15/5  rDev +18.2%

A violent pour produced a good head that reduced to a thin white head.Looked to be more clear then most wheat beers.A yeasty aroma of banana and citrus.Almost exceptional mouthfeel that is very complex and crisp.Different stages of tastes as it rolls over the tongue.Very complex taste with each individual taste showing itself seperately.No real lacing left,but the aroma and taste make up for the appearance.Once again Flying Dog suprised me with this one.Slight bitterness added to this medium bodied wheat beer.Could use some more wheat taste on the finish.Other than that I really enjoyed this and will buy it again.

06-10-2003 11:10:42 | More by kelticblood
Photo of Stubbie1


2.68/5  rDev -23.6%

This weissen pours a hazy straw yellow. A fat white head appeared and then disappeared quickly without a lace. The aroma was your typical weissen, wheat, cloves, and bananas. The aroma was a bit on the weak side. The taste matched the aroma but was a bit watered down at the end. The slightly watery taste at the end kills the beer. Overall an average weissen.

06-07-2003 17:16:33 | More by Stubbie1
Photo of garymuchow


3.65/5  rDev +4%

Nice banana aroma, but less of clove and very little phenol. Refreshing nontheless. Medium sized white head. Yellow-gold color and only slightly cloudy. Good wheat flavor, with slight banana, slight pale malt and little mineral quality noted in dryness too (hard H2O?). Short slightly dry finish. Medium to high carbonation, otherwise medium feel that was kinda soft. Nice basic Am. style wheat. Nothing spectacular, but a good enough summer ale.

05-25-2003 21:11:57 | More by garymuchow
Photo of tigerpaws

South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +9.1%

This beer had the typical wheat look and citrusy aroma. Poured with a slight head and IMO had to much of the citrus taste. But a very drinkable brew especially on a hot summer day. Flying Dogs pale ale spoiled me I expected more...................CHEERS

05-20-2003 15:50:32 | More by tigerpaws
Photo of jlervine


3.08/5  rDev -12.3%

Nice golden color, cloudy yeast-haze. Head was disappointing for a wheat. In fact, I'm less than halfway through the glass, and it's gone. The smell is very fruity, light clove, heavy wheat malt. The taste is again, nothing spectacular, not not horrible. Hops and yeast battle back and forth for dominance of your mouth. Very drinkable, but to me it seems as though someone took an Ayinger or Weihenstephaner and watered it down.

05-04-2003 13:34:51 | More by jlervine
Photo of TAMU99


3.43/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours a dark yellow. No exceptionally impressive, nor is the smell.
Taste is a mild well crafted hop side of things with a sweet, wheat malt counter. This beer is exceptionally drinkable. Slight flavor/aroma of campfire. I really enjoyed this one.
There is a slight alcohol aftertaste, but I didn't find that this detracted from the beer.
There's also a berry flavor in there, but I can't put my finger on it.

05-02-2003 19:07:51 | More by TAMU99
Photo of mikes2923


3.08/5  rDev -12.3%

I hesitate to call this a hefe-weizen, as much as it is a true "american wheat", not a lot of bite, but a nice smooth wheat taste. Pours a golden, coppery color with just a hint of cloudiness. Not much head or laceing when compared to the German brethren, but the taste is smooth, light and very drinkable. I certainly wouldn't put this up there with the top beers in this class.. just not enough complexity in taste... but it is a fine brew that I would buy again.

04-09-2003 19:05:38 | More by mikes2923
Photo of BeerBuilder


3.7/5  rDev +5.4%

Appearance: Golden-straw color, with a white head that dissipates rather quickly.

Aroma: The aroma is of bananas, and clove, wheat, and a slight graininess.

Flavor: In the flavor was wheat, a bit of grain, and a slight fruity, banana flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, with a medium level of carbonation. Finished dry.

Drinkability: Smooth, and easy drinking. A good summer beer. Not too bad overall.

03-26-2003 07:19:34 | More by BeerBuilder
In-Heat Wheat from Flying Dog Brewery
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