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Imperial Hefeweizen - Flying Dog Brewery

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Imperial Hefeweizen
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 01-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 7
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this one goes out to my man Lou

Galaxy Hut

a: served in a standard shaker pint at galaxy hut, the imperial hefe is opaque with yeasty haze, banana yellow in color, sporting an average bone white head

s: big clove and banana from the bready yeasts on a body of wheat and pale malts, enough residual sugar to give more sweetness than the standard style usually permits, grassy hop aromas, sugar cookies, some alcohol, a big and bold hefeweizen nose that imperializes without totally disrespecting

m: medium bodied with yeast slurry and malts, carbonation around moderate

t: heavy wheat malts with a notable sugar presence, some slight notes of caramel or bready pale malt, huge yeasty, estery flavor with lots of banana and clove, lightly hopped to a papery/grassy note, something of a longer finish with warming alcohol

o: simply a hefeweizen on steroids, nice clove and banana from the yeast with a strong malt body producing some alcohols, but nothing too distracting, tasty

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Part of a Flying Dog takeover, this was listed as a "Brewery rarity," or something along those lines, so I figured I'd indulge. Pretty typical for the style all around. Poured a hazy golden yellow, on the verge of golden brown, with a nice cap of white head that retained and laced well. Aroma of bready yeast, banana esters and light spice, and more of the same in the taste, with a touch of honeysuckle sweetness, and a slightly grassy, bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel, pretty good overall.

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On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter.

Pours a hazy light golden-yellow color with a nice white head and a thin cap throughout. The nose carries some banana and bubble gum with a moderate amount of clove there as well. Touch of booze. Flavor has a nice yeasty presence and a bit of alcohol. Medium body. Overall, slightly boozy and has some hefeweizen yeast. I really, really don't see the point in making this beer.

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Aroma is banana and grain, smells fine.

Beer is medium in body, sweet but not boozy, OK Flying Dog I'm interested, how did you do this? Nice esters, decent finish, a little bitter from the grains but overall a nice beer. I liked it. I'd even have more of it.

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Imperial Hefeweizen from Flying Dog Brewery
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