Dry Dock Hefeweizen | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
drydockbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mentor on 01-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
154
Reviews:
46
Avg:
4
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
17
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +25%

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Photo of Schmittymack
4.85/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 22oz bomber into SA Perfect Pint glass.
Poured a cloudy straw colored gold with a nice white head that lingered for quite awhile. Bananna and clove on the nose. Taste was very very nice (and this is not my favorite style): Citrusy, bananna, a touch of clove, and wonderful tasting malt. Dry Dock hit it out of the park on this one; girlfriend says it deserves a gold for the style at GABF--I think I concur.

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Photo of MichaelB_in_CO
4.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This golden beer will wet anyone's whistle. A pure hefe weissen taste, but this has a strong (but not too strong) hint of banana, more so than any other weisse beers I've had.

I strongly recommend getting this in a bottle, pouring it into a glass until there is about 10% left in the bottle, then shaking vigorously (with your finger over the top obviously!) to get all of the sediment out and dump on the top to create a head that trickles the goodness down your beer as the head thins.

Absolutely delicious weisse beer! One of the best in my opinions!

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mentor
4.73/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a finger of off-white head over a cloudy straw gold liquid. Smells banana, mild clove, wheat, and some peppery zip. A little bit of acid.

Tastes wheat malt with mild banana and noticeable clove. Has an interesting peppery zip early that morphs into a metallic finish. Earthy hops darken the flavors with a nice orange flavor, which I think is from hops. Medium hop grassiness. This beer dries nicely in the finish. Aftertaste is strong wheat with some lighter fruits rising retronasal.

Wow, this is an extremely well done beer. Hits the style amazingly well and is phenomenally drinkable. That's saying alot coming from me as I'm not at all fond of german hefes. Light in the mouth. Great balance between malt sweet and drying characteristics. Delicious.

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Photo of Mfrato
4.72/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hazy Pour, good head retention. Fantastic aroma, certainly some banana to it. Tastes completely different on tap as opposed to bottle. Strong notes of banana. Solid body and a very smooth banana-ey finish. Spot on for German Hefeweizen style. This is quite possibly the best german hefeweizen I've had on tap anywhere, including franziskaner and weihenstephan.

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Photo of CornedBeef
4.64/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a glass.

Appearance - Great color, not as cloudy as I'd like to see in a hefe. Decent head.

Smell - Great aroma, not overbearing but very pleasant.

Taste - Exactly what I want from a hefe: great balance between the wheatiness and the hefe yeast flavors.

Mouthfeel - Very light, decently carbonate.

Easily one of the best hefeweizens out there, definitely deserved the gold at GABF. I would love to get over the taproom sometime and give it a taste on-tap.

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Photo of TriggerFingers
4.64/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had out of a bomber before a Rockies game...

yeah so I had DryDock's Apricot beer the night before at dinner and was not impressed in the least (Pyramid's is better IMHO)....anyway, so I thought....Gold Medal at Great American Beer for a Hefe...lets see whats up....

in a back alley two blocks from the stadium I was schooled on some exceptional Hefe (drank it fairly quickly and gave the bottle to a bum)!

Anywhoo....

lots of yeasty esters on this one....faint banana and spice....maybe I am used to all of the California crap Hefe that insists on lemons being added....

I was thoroughly impressed by the showing out of a bomber....only wish I had a little more time in Denver to sample more of Dry Dock's line....

this one is a winner! solid A

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Photo of tlazaroff
4.57/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big big big big ripe banana on this one. I don't get any clove at all. A little bit of baked bread. This smells wonderful, and is what I would expect for a perfect Hefeweizen.

Straw yellow in color with a crisp white head and lacing that lets you know how many sips it took you to get to an empty vessel. Its just the right amount of cloudy and while the foam falls into the beer rather quickly, it leaves a white ring in it's wake which is actually pretty attractive.

Again with the banana on the palate. It just dominates this beer through and through. I get a few more flavors than I do scents. Biscuits, and a slight candied fruit come to mind.. like you're eating a candied banana fruit sandwich.

Medium carbonation and body. Finishes a tad dry, but leaves sweet tastes in your mouth. Overall this is an excellent Hefeweizen, and I could drink this all day.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of GilGarp
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber served cold into an imperial pint glass. Not the ideal weather for a light wheat beer (temps in the teens, snow on the ground) but what the heck?

Dry Dock's Hefeweizen is a cloudy pale yellow color with thin white head. It manages to have good retention but not much lacing. I pour the first half without stirring up the yeast sediment.

Aroma is a beautiful combination of banana, bubble gum, and light spice notes.

Flavor is excellent as well and probably as good as it gets for American versions of this style. It's light in body and flavor but it has great depth and wonderful subtleties that makes beers like this special. Wheat, lemon, banana, clove, and cake.

Mouthfeel is light in body and perfectly carbonated. Easy drinking but a joy to behold.

Overall an excellent version of the style. We're lucky to have Dry Dock here in Denver and shouldn't take it for granted.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

quite a nice brew, but I had only had it on tap. Bottle time.

Light golden pour, hazy a bit. Big white, foamy thick head. Lacing is somewhat sticky

Clove and banana dominate the nose, slight hint of husk. Almost zesty spice. Lemon rind and persimmon subtle hints

Light bread underneath and throughout. Would be sweet, but the clove and banana overpower it. Zesty, perhaps some white pepper characteristics. Mint and some earth spice/herbals. Floral in the end.
The on-tap version had a bit more pop to it, probably from the CO2. Carbonation would make this that much more refreshing and crisp. Still, a darn good beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of yemenmocha
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Truly a good traditional weissbier. Pours a light, brilliant hazy color with creamy head. Nose has a wonderfully assertive bready, estery quality with clove banana. Loft of soft wheat on the palate with more bready goodness, no overly banana, and a creamy mouthfeel. High drinkability as well. Like this beer, a lot.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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