Upland Valley Hefe-weizen | Upland Brewing Company

Upland Valley Hefe-weizenUpland Valley Hefe-weizen
BA SCORE
37.5%
Liked This Beer
3.46 w/ 40 ratings
Upland Valley Hefe-weizenUpland Valley Hefe-weizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BitteBier on 08-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,596
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
40
Liked:
15
Avg:
3.46/5
pDev:
18.5%
Alströms:
Ø
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of scruffwhor
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a hazy, lazy honey amber with hints of sunshine at the top when held to the light. Good, eggshell white head with a swampy little film left to wander around while drinking. Aroma of lightly tart cloves and apple blossoms make this an earthly tart smelling brew. This is indeed a very tart tasting wheat beer. The apples become more present in the front of the palate. Refreshing and crisp palate that makes this a great summer beer.

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Photo of shivtim
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy orange/brown with a pale white head, looking like a good hefe should. The smell was rather subdued compared to other hefeweizens, mostly just wheat and not much else. The taste was fruity, with apple and banana (and of course plenty of wheat). Nothing spectacular, but a good drinkable beer and I would have had another if I wasn't driving.

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Photo of goodbyeohio
3.02/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

thanks to.. uhh.. someone i met in indiana

darker, tea colored pour. big spongy head dissolving slowly in patches. bubbly. yeasty aroma with wheat, strawberries and faint banana. very different taste for a hefe. banana and clove traits are there, but in a supporting role. quite heavy beer with big portions of alcohol and overripe dates. mildly belgian in its fermentation. approaching weissebock funk levels. drinkability is probably the worst aspect of this beer.. hits the belly like a rock, burns a bit, and every sip is like a rollercoaster ride of unusual, unexpected flavors some might consider 'off'.

something interesting here, just messy.

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Photo of PatYoda
3.07/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

No head or lacing after 1 minute!? That's not good. Smell is ok - some spiciness and creamy banana is there, along with a little bit of crisp citrus. Taste is more citrusy than the average hefeweizen, but some of the spiciness definitely shows through. The mouthfeel is a bit watery for my liking though - it hardly has any body to speak of, which I feel is its worst characteristic. Pretty average.

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Photo of kmpitz2
3.01/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy orange color. The nose tells me this is not a hefeweizen. Okay. Just read the style. Not a dunkel at all. No chance. People need to do a little more research before entering these into the system. The nose is not doing it for me. I get a lemoney wheat with a light hint of banana and clove, but it is really hiding behind the citrusy. The flavor is a little better. More clove than banana, but its not another american wheat that is named a hefe. They get a little more respect for that. The flavor is a little light for me. I would like more banana creamyness. The feel is moderate to thick. Overall, a modest attempt at a hefeweizen. I just wish I could find an American made hefe that was above average.

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Photo of clvand0
2.86/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to kmpitz2 for sharing this one. Pours a cloudy orange color with a medium head that falls fast and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma is very unpleasant. Definately not good 'wheat beer aromas'. Smells kind of stank. The flavor is better than the aroma. There is some flavor of banana and slight citrus and clove, but it finishes really dry and slightly unpleasant. The body is really thin. I'd prefer my hefe to have some creamy-ness to it, but this has none of that. The drinkability is ok, but the flavor is unfortunate.

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Photo of karengarys
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber, hazy, not much foam, but character exists. I left the yeast in the bottle this time - next one will have a glop in the glass, update pending.

Smells strongly of something.... cloves? Some citrus.

Tastes, well, cloves, butter, grass, lemon. Not too bad. Odd, though, but it somehow works...

Mouthfeel is pretty good too. It is rather cremy, with a buttery finish.

...At first I thought "this will be a 3, 3.5 at best. But, look at the ratings. I didn't think I liked it that much. When I really sorted it out, turns out this is a pretty good brew!

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Photo of oracle
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a shaker style glass.

beer poured a cloudy light copper with bountiful white head that left minimal amounts of lacing. Not as dark as I would expect for a Dunkel Wiezen, more like a straight Heffe Wiezen (doesn't the word Dunkel in German mean "dark"?)

Aroma was filled with the scents for fresh bread, banana and faint cloves.

As is my custom when drinking any wheat beer (regardless of style), I swirled the last half ounce in the bottle to get the yeast sediment in the bottom.

Taste was pretty good. Strong yeast notes (as one would expect) with flavors of banana and lemon.

It does come across with a little more alcohol taste than one would expect in a 6% abv beer.

overall, this beer is pretty good.

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Photo of RockyTopHeel
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rich, amber-colored brew with a strong wheat scent, with a noticeable banana element that carries through to the flavor as well. This beer is nice and light in the mouth, with a good amount of the traditional dunkelweiss flavors (like the aforementioned banana and a strong, husky wheat), and is very easy drinking.

Ryan says it smells and tastes a bit like seaweed. I see what he's saying, but don't think that detracts from the beer.

Anyway, this is a solid brew, but lacks the depth of many of its peers. It also lacks a certain chewiness (for lack of better words) that I love in other dunkels.

A decent beer, but not one I'm likely to turn to often, especially because it's much easier for me to get my hands on a Franziskaner or Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.07/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presented in a 12oz. brown bottle, this wheat beer from Upland Brewing poured a cloudy mahogany color with not much of a head and some light carbonation observed. The smell was mainly of bready malt with hints of banana and clove aromas.
The taste was rather bland. A yeasty malt flavor served as the base for some modest banana and clove essences but there was not the powerful tastes that can be found in some other weizens. The feel was light, thin and watery.
Overall, this beer did little to impress me. It’s not much better than average. While I like the fact that American brewers take the time to try and create beers in the German tradition, this offering falls well short of the mark.

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Photo of TheDM
1.88/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

This brew poured a medium head of fine to medium sized off white mostly lasting bubbles and a cloudy semi-opaque light brown colored body. It has a mild malt aroma, fair lacing and apple, banana and clove flavors that linger well into the aftertaste.

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Photo of hotstuff
2.45/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a medium sized head of fine-small sized bubbles. It had good lacing on the sides of my glass and it had a clove aroma to it. The body of this beer was cloudy. The mouthfeel was thin and watery and it had a bitter taste to it. German Wheats are one of my favorite styles of beer, but in my opinion this just was not a good tasting German Wheat beer in my opinion.

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Photo of Jon
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Upland Weizen pours an attractive, hazed copper color with a thin, fizzy head that depletes to almost nothing as the beer sits. The aroma is that of a classic hefeweizen -- big notes of banana, clove, and citrus rind. Very subdued yeast aroma, as this is not bottle conditioned. Banana, clove, spice, pepper, and yeast flavors permeate the palate. This is a flavorful brew with some depth, for sure. Finishes with a mild hop twang. Smooth, medium-bodied and lightly carbonated. Very drinkable, it makes for a great summer session brew.

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Photo of zerk
4.32/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy copper, and has a thick white head. Head retention could be a little better, but it does leave a few patches of lace on the glass. Aroma and flavor are filled with phenolics... clove, banana, and lemon. Begins sweet with a slightly sour finish. Has a light to medium body, and a rough mouthfeel.

This is a very good dunkel-weizen... exactly as it should be. I'm looking forward to their upcoming bottle release, and hopeing it will be a bottle conditioned beer. The only thing this beer lacks is the extra flavor that comes from pouring in the yeast.

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Photo of BitteBier
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful, light golden pour with nice, even head. Scents and tastes are what one expects from a crisp wheat: bitter tartness, cloves, and soft fruit tones. Nicely drinkable...a good wheat beer made better by the fact that it's locally brewed.

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Upland Valley Hefe-weizen from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 37.5% out of 100 with 40 ratings
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