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Hefe-Weizen - Olde Hickory Brewery

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Onenote81 on 03-08-2010)
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

mikeincharleston, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ZEB89, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of midlifec
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

midlifec, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of zeledonia
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle says best by August 2014. Tasted 19 June 2014.

Pours a murky medium yellow-amber. One plus finger of fuzzy white head, good retention and lacing.

Smell has some, but not all, of what I want. Lots of fruity yeast esters, not much spice. Like banana bread without the spices, which makes it feel sorta empty.

Taste is analogous to the smell, though I find it duller. It has an unusual bend, like seltzer water - that kind of dried-out watery bitterness. I only get a shadow of hefeweizen. It tastes fine, but it's sorta weird.

Feel is fine. A little on the heavy side, but fizzy enough to make up for that. Fades out pretty quick - not exactly dry, but sort of vanishing.

A decent beer, though it's weird for a hefe. The taste tilts bitter, without the big flavors hefeweizen yeast usually brings out.

zeledonia, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of rkbrownii
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

rkbrownii, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of Spaten454
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Spaten454, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of gschirmacher
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

gschirmacher, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy yellow body with moderate head and lacing. Aroma has very little going with just hints of yeast/wheat twang and a little bit of bitter citric notes. The bitter citric/orange flavor in the beer overpowers everything and there is very little fruit sweetness, very little yeast to keep things smooth as at times the beer is just a bitter mess and very little spices to perk up the beer.

clayrock81, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of king75
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

king75, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ChuckS, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

cwguy5, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a clear honey color with a modest head; not much lacing

Smell: Banana and clove, with hints of lemon and coriander

Taste: Tart wheat flavors, up front, with hints of lemon, banana and clove; lemon and coriander pull through the finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not up to the standards of the other Olde Hickory beers, this beer lacks the mouthfeel, carbonation and banana dominance of the great hefes

brentk56, Dec 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

TheZzyzxScarecrow, Aug 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

kristougher, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ekalb31, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

KevinGordon, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some brassy highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy (almost soda-like) head that fairly quickly reduces to absolutely no head whatsoever. No lacing is observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of banana with some lighter hints of clove. Minimal aromas of wheat are present as well.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of wheat that is followed by much stronger flavors of banana (one of the most banana tasting hefeweizens I have ever tried). There is a light hint of clove towards the finish but overall the beer is slightly sweet.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly effervescent carbonation (like in a champagne).

O: I was a little disappointed in the appearance of this beer - I was expecting something more slightly orangish in color, cloudy, and with the huge head that I expect for the style. The mouthfeel was interesting, a little lighter and more effervescent than others in the style but the banana flavors were quite nice. Easy to drink and easy to enjoy.

dbrauneis, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

plinythederek, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

FUwolfpacker, May 27, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of bananas are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has lots of flavors of bananas from the yeast along with notes of wheat and hints of clove.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This hefeweizen has lots of nice banana flavors and is a good representation of the style.

metter98, May 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

njpencook, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

flyingPharmacist, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

buckyp, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

rbouton, Sep 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

mklinger, Jul 17, 2012
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Hefe-Weizen from Olde Hickory Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.