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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
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-22-2001

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured this one to a two finger almost white head. Body is a pale gold and is not as cloudy as expected. As its supposed to be a hefeweizen, I stopped the pour 3/4 of the way through and agitated what was left. However, no yeast or sediment/suspended matter is noted whatsoever. Head died down to a half finger froth after about two minutes.

Mild grassiness and banana are the first impression. Light, crackery malt and clove comes through as well.

Mild grass and citrus hops up front, complimented by a slight sour apple bite. Wheat and yeast slowly back in, followed by banana and clove.

Medium bodied. Not dry or coating, but slightly tart yet sweet.

This is a very American take on the style, which I think hurts the look and the nose, but the flavor profile is good enough to drink again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Pale to ligh gold, cloudy. Great billowing frothy white head holds remarkably well. ( 4.5 / 3)

Strong banana, ligh to moderate clove with the balance towards banana. Sligh background hints of bubblegum. No hop. Light sweet malt. ( 3.5 / 9)

Moderately strong banana and clove with the balance again going towards banana. Background notes of sweet malt and slight bubblegum are complimentary. No hop flavor. Moderate hop bitterness. Finishes dry with an aftertaste of lingering banana and soft sweetness. ( 4 / 16)

Medium to a slighthly full body. Creamy, with balancing high carbonation. ( 3 / 3)

felt that the banana and clove balance was weighted too heavily towards banana. Would have been nice to added some complexity with some light hop aroma and or flavor. Body was a little full. Enjoyable. but not quite as refreshing as I like my hefes. (3.5 / 7)

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

A: Hazy, golden, with a touch of orange. Head was 1-1/2 fingers of fluffy off-white, with decent retention and nice lacing.

S: Not as potent as some Bavarian Hefeweizen's I've had, but still full of aromas: Citrus, perppery spice, a little clove, and (maybe) a whiff of banana.

T: Mild malty sweetness, but tartness quickly takes over. Wheat and yeast are definitely in the mix, and the finish is mildly bitter, with a faint phenolic taste.

M: Typical for the style, moist up front with a dry finish; carbonation is decent.

O: Not quite up to Bavarian standards, but overall a good Hefeweizen -- it's certainly better than most American wheats. I'd definitely have one again (and again, at the reasonable price).

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In a pint. Slight haze, low for the style. Orange-amber with little head. Too many big bubbles. 3.0

Rather robust aroma for a hefe. Firm Noble hop character showcases the nose, supported by lemon and banana. Not a fruity aroma. Crisp and clean, not so much messy yeast. 4.0

Upfront hoppiness, like Saaz or Golding hops. Zest and pith citrus with a pilsner-like pale malt and metallic character. The banana is very mild, but almost buttery. Not a bad tasting craft hefe. 3.5

Smooth, with nice spritz. However, not creamy in body as I aim for. A thinner example. 3.0

I like In-Heat Wheat for what it is, and would probably order it again. An above-average craft hefe. 3.5

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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

What a great name for a beer. I usually don’t like wheat beers, but I have come to affiliate wheat with Blue Moon. While Blue Moon IS a wheat beer, it’s not a good example of what a wheat beer can be. It is good to know that Scott Werner, the “top dog” at Flying Dog, has written a book about wheat beer. Makes me think this beer will be good. When I do like a good wheat, it’s ice cold and in the middle of the summer. But hey, I have been chugging stouts and IPAs all winter long, so let’s try a wheat for a change. If nothing else, I love the label.

In the Glass: It looks like a wheat in the glass. I guess that makes sense. It doesn’t have much head, and a very thin lace. The beer has a very low ABV and promises to be quite drinkable.

Nose: There isn’t much of a nose on this one, but what is there reminds me of orange peel and a loaf of bread. Not freshly baked bread, but the smell you get when you walk through the bakery at Marsh. I mean, after all beer is liquid bread.

Flavor: There is a lot of flavor going on here. There is a ton of flavor on the front and the sides of the palate that provide an overall enjoyment of this beer. I can’t help but compare this to a Blue Moon, and they are not that similar at all. The tasting notes speak of spices and cloves… and I am not getting that at all. There are more fruity flavors popping than anything.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is boring, at first. Then as the beer hits the sides and back of the palate, it starts to even out a little. Then the bubbles kick in and the flavor explodes across the palate. We drank this, like all our beers, right out of the fridge, so I am sure that takes a little bit of the flavor away. But that is how I like a wheat beer… close to freezing.

Aftertaste: There isn’t much aftertaste. What is there I like. It’s a subtle banana flavor that sits on the back of your tongue. The flavors all the way through are not overwhelming, but quite enjoyable. I can see myself going through a case of these if not careful. Especially outside during the warm summer months.

This is a good beer, and the label says it all. “Good people drink good beer.”

In-Heat Wheat - The bottle says: “We didn’t brew this German-style Hefeweizen with its award-winning flavor just so you 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.”

“Good people drink good beer.” Hunter S. Thompson

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