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Hurricane Hefeweizen | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
foothillsbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,943
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
61
pDev:
15.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of CrellMoset
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
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 GTB
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Lantern
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of MuddyFeet
3/5  rDev -15.7%
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 Lob
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of PDXHops
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
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 Brushkanna
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Strix
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Cloudy golden with decent head.

Smell is muted, citrus, and yeast, not a whole lot else.

Taste is unfortunately also very muted. Citrus, wheat, the vaguest hint of something else in there, bubblegum and clove?, but it needs to come out more. A slightly metallic finish, perhaps even the same english-type hops flavor I get with many of the other Foothills brews (e.g., Pale Ale and ESB). In those, it's welcome, in this style, not so much.

Mouthfeel crisp.

This wasn't bad, but it wasn't memorable either. The flavors in this just need to come out more.

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Photo of kkipple
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
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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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of aubuc1
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

draft poured in to a shaker pint glass at barleys.

poursyellow golden with steady carbonation

smell is lagery. hint of bananas

good balance of banana and clove. well balanced between crispness sweetness.

creamy smooth mouthfeel and nothing to keep it from being easy drinking.

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Photo of zaphodchak
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thin white head and hazy blonde body.

Tangy mellow nose: wheaty with some banana.

Pleasant and refreshing-- faint tartness, faint citrus, faint coriander and faint banana. (Yep, pretty 'faint') Well balanced; trace of hops on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick but not overly so and bright carbonation lightens out the body.

Highly drinkable, solid heff. Not crazy or off the wall, but heffs aren't supposed to be. NB: This was the last full pint in the keg.

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Photo of EasyReader
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of bboven
2.62/5  rDev -26.4%
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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Photo of chris1919
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of NCbeerpirate
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of hyuga
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of VaterRoss
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of welldigger888
4.43/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler a bright pale golden hazed out beauty with 2 inches of fluffy white head with minamal lacing.

Nice bready aroma with a hint of banana & clove. Soft yeasty aromas pull it all together.

Sweet bready yeasty soft sourness that goes well together.

Man o man, this is so soft on the palate, how could anyone be offended by this medium light bodied beer. Spot on carbonation as well, well played foothills.

I find this to be one helluva hefe, drink up for it is only a seasonal.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of nickss
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pulpy, completely opaque yellow. Looks like grapefruit juice.... a tad odd.

Faint banana and clove... a bit of citrus. Rich, yet light. My only desire is that it was a bit more pungent.

Something in the flavour is a bit off. Lots of banana, but the aftertaste is a bit coppery and corn-y. The copper becomes a bit less noticeable as the brew warms, but the corn flavour is still there.

Light and crisp mouthfeel... maybe a bit too much carbonation.

Too much carbonation to be a quaffer... still, certainly not bad.

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Photo of whitekiboko
2/5  rDev -43.8%

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Hurricane Hefeweizen from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 61 ratings
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