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Hefe-Weizen - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Hefe-WeizenHefe-Weizen

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Onenote81 on 03-08-2010)
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Reviews by Dope:
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A very cloudy pale straw pour. Huge fluffy white head that settles down fairly quickly but retains nicely. Decent lacing.

S: Typical fruity belgian yeast - bananas and cloves. Nice wheaty malt smell too. Simple.

T: Fruity bubblegum up front. Strong wheat presence throughout. Swear I get some cucumber in there. Crisp and very clean finish. Almost no lingering aftertaste.

M: Light body, relatively high carbonation.

O: Nothing special, just a fairly simple and crisp hefe.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 06:19:55 | More by Dope
More User Reviews:
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midlifec

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-20-2014 21:37:06 | More by midlifec
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 22:47:12 | More by zeledonia
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rkbrownii

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

06-25-2014 20:22:57 | More by rkbrownii
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Spaten454

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-14-2014 21:15:49 | More by Spaten454
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gschirmacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-27-2014 15:10:23 | More by gschirmacher
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2014 13:50:25 | More by clayrock81
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king75

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-18-2014 15:25:35 | More by king75
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ChuckS

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-10-2014 11:09:17 | More by ChuckS
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cwguy5

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

01-03-2014 18:26:21 | More by cwguy5
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
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

Serving type: growler

12-24-2013 19:45:46 | More by brentk56
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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.5%

08-19-2013 04:41:47 | More by TheZzyzxScarecrow
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

08-10-2013 01:01:43 | More by kristougher
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ekalb31

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-06-2013 23:48:33 | More by ekalb31
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

07-20-2013 01:56:26 | More by KevinGordon
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 00:04:29 | More by dbrauneis
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plinythederek

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-14-2013 17:18:47 | More by plinythederek
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-27-2013 17:51:55 | More by FUwolfpacker
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metter98

New York

3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 02:47:48 | More by metter98
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njpencook

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.5%

05-17-2013 04:46:32 | More by njpencook
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flyingPharmacist

New York

4/5  rDev +14%

05-08-2013 20:57:04 | More by flyingPharmacist
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-28-2013 22:31:42 | More by buckyp
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rbouton

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

09-23-2012 04:04:22 | More by rbouton
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mklinger

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.5%

07-17-2012 14:26:03 | More by mklinger
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14%

07-11-2012 17:57:36 | More by Gatordaddy
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Hefe-Weizen from Olde Hickory Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.