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Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
61
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
15.69%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
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Photo of CrellMoset
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hurran Hefeweizen, served with a slice of orange (ugh) at Foothills, Winston-Salem, NC. Served in a traditional American pint glass.

Appearance: Arrives with no head - thanks, orange slice - and presents a slightly-hazy-though-not-hazy-enough golden/orange-hued body. Only the thinnest ring of lace and only a few streams of large bubbled carbonation present themselves. Little to no lacing, either, probably indicative of poor head retention anyway, with only a few blobs sticking around for any extended period of time.

Aroma: Weak weak weak, with only faint citrus and a pale underlying sweetness making any effort to emerge from this one.

Taste: A little too citrusy, perhaps, with large and dominating orange notes and less strong but still in your face lemon notes. A few spicy overtones and a soft sweet wheat note round this one out. There's no nuttyness or banana yeast notes, unfortunately, making this more of an American wheat beer than a hefeweizen of any kind.

Mouthfeel: A thin to medium bodied brew with enough carbonation that it becomes a little explosive and uneven.

Drinkability: More of an American wheat than a hefeweizen - despite the haze, there's just not much yeast character here, which is really what makes the hefe such a unique beer. Also, the orange slice is a huge strike - I understand they're trying to appeal to a certain style of drinkers with that, but still, come on. Also, tou're a craft brewery - serve your beer properly. I can see this being moderately refreshing to some, but it's not really for me. Just a little too simplistic.

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Photo of kkipple
3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Barley's Taproom in Asheville.

Hurricane is a hazy, straw-gold beer, with a lean, still, white head. Tiny dark bubbles rise to the surface, when held to the light they're quite pretty. Your basic Hefe, could've done with more head, but that's how it arrived.

I'm slightly disappointed by the smell of Hurricane, it's just lacks the "oomph" I like in a Hefe. I get a mild orange / lemon citrus note, some yeast and malt, but everything is quite subdued. It really needs a little more sharpness, some spice (clove would be great) and a bolder wheat presence to roll with the big guys.

The flavor equally plays it safe, this is a watery Hefe (think Harpoon UFO instead of Weihenstephaner) with wheat, light malt and some banana and spice. Sadly, everything tastes muted, like I'm drinking a beer when I've got a cold. Foothills needs to crank the flavor profile on this up a notch and it'd be great. As it is, it's easy to drink, but is too tame.

The mouthfeel, as in all Foothills beers, is fine. Clean, crisp, smooth and very drinkable. If that seems like the word on all my Foothills beer reviews, it's 'cause it's true! This is one aspect they have no trouble with.

Overall, Hurricane is a decent, if bland, wheat, and would probably be a good intro to the style for beer neophytes. This could be a great beer, if Foothills decides to sharpen it up.

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Photo of tdm168
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at World of Beers at North Hills

A - bright yellow; no head

S - faint lemon; cleanser

T - faint lemon, faint spice

M - crisp, very light

This is similar to a light beer that glows and has some faint citrus and lemon to it. It's rather forgettable. There are far better Hefeweizen's out there.

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Photo of PDXHops
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Growler poured into a weizen glass. Hazy light gold body with a modest eggshell head and modest scattered lacing. Nose has plenty of clove and yeast, but seems to lack a bit of grain and wheat punch. Flavor's a bit more lively, and there's a somewhat juicy, refreshing finish. Lemon and wheat are more assertive than clove and banana. An easy drinker, but somewhat lacking in oomph.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first disappointing experience from this brewery. Came fairly clear and not much of any hefe haze going on in the glass. Slight white head that dissipitated quickly. Nose was slightly wheaty but far from aromatic. Overall, rather lifeless.

Flavor was definitely a hefe but as if it had been heavily filtered or put in cold storage for far too long. Just all the heavy hefe tones were muted. Not much in the way of cloves or citrus either. Thin mouthfeel too. I will have to give this beer another shot to see if I just got a bad keg.

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Photo of bboven
2.62/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

BRight gold but only slightly hazy body. You could really see right through the glass. There was also absolutely no head or lacing, which is a must for this style. Not quite what you're looking for in a hefe.

Big yeast action happening here, too much for my taste. The fruity undertones were more overtones and there was a pretty noticeable sulfur smell there as well.

All the flavors were there pretty well, except it was much too bitter for a hefe. It finished bitter instead of slightly fruity and that's just not what you want for this beer.

Mouthfeel was on-target.

There are a lot of things that are out-of-whack with this beer. It was palatable, but really a mutated version of the style.

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