Hinterland Hefe Weizen | Appalachian Brewing Company

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Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2002

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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by beergeek279:
Photo of beergeek279
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served as a 6 oz. sample at ABC. The color was a hazy gold, with a ring of white head. The smell was a strong banana/clove. The taste was a very strong clove/banana, with just a bit of the wheat tang. Mouthfeel was well-carbed. As for drinkability, this is one that I could session on very nicely.

A true surprise, and amongst the best beers that I'd had at ABC. A strong and delicious hefe, and a real treat. Absolutely one that I would have again.

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Photo of sponberg
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy gold body with a white head that lasts.

A tea-like (as in Lipton, not Leoni. I have no idea what Tea Leoni smells like, but I'd give her a 4 or so on appearance alone) and estery nose. The flavor matches the nose, with a tea-like, vanilla-y, wheaty roundness while the banana and (lesser) clove esters hide in the background, Later in the sip a hint of apple appears before it all dissolves into a nice, wheat-malty finish. Nice effort.

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Photo of shapudding
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No real head, just a bit of small bubbles around the edges with a bit of cover. Even giving it a swirling... nada. Very cloudy and unfiltered cider colored.
Intense clove scents, fresh tobacco, banannas... Smooth taste. Hits you with a massive amount of bananna, then some citrus bite, bit of spices. Very drinkable. I do get a bit of ABC's "house flavors" which I have not been a big fan of, floating around in here, but they are not very overwhelming as in the rest of their offerings. So far this has been the best of their bunch as far as I have seen.

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Photo of therealJAYZ
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of akorsak
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a growler of Appalachian Brewing Co.'s Hinterland Hefe Weizen, bottled on the same date as my initial review (see my profile for said review). The ale is chilled.

Appearance: The ale has a yellow-orange color and is very hazy. There is a nice head on the beer that lasts through the pint. [Note that this is taken verbatim from the first review]

Smell: This beer is brewed in the german style of a hefe (as opposed to an American version which is really a pale wheat ale). The aroma is all esters, with those pesky banana and clove aromas making themselves known. [Note that this is taken verbatim from the first review]

Taste: The beer has lost a bit of its carbonation. Despite that, there is still a strong estery flavor thanks to the yeast. The banana and clove nuances are quite good, albeit reserved.

Mouthfeel: The tartness of the wheat is a pleasant change of taste. The yeast gives this beer one hell of a taste.

Drinkability: My intention was to house the growler tonight, but I am going to Belgium Comes to Cooperstown tomorrow, so I need to be on my A game.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of plaid75
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and good lacing.

The smell featured balmy clove and banana aromas.

The taste consisted of a chewy wheat malt, some wheat spice and a full array of yeast esters.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a full flavored and seemingly authentic hefe.

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Photo of Purified
3.32/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of beersnob1972
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Harrisburg location

Pours a hazy straw color with a creamy white head. Slight lacing on the glass.

Aroma of banana and clove and a hint of malt. Smells great.

Nice banana/clove/fruity taste upfront followed by a clean malty aftertaste. As good or better than some of Germany's best.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth. Nice zip from the carbonation.

Super easy to drink. A qualty hefe.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light golden color with some thin fluffy white head.

Mostly a fruity banana scent, and yeast.

The taste is potent banana, and again yeast.

This is has a light-bodied feel, sort of creamy with some prickly carbonation.

This is a pretty easy drinker. A tasty beer, although I wouldn't drink more than maybe two, it is a little too sweet for my liking.

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Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of woodychandler
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This arrived with a very thin head, approaching wispiness. It was deep lemon-yellow in color and very cloudy. It had a light nose of banana esters. The mouthfeel was very full and creamy. There were tastes of banana and spice, especially clove and cinnamon, on the palate. The finish had what Lew referred to in his seminar on wheat beers as "the cut" - a tangy bite that lingers well after swallowing. I am admittedly NOT a fan of this style, but I found this to be quite enjoyable, especially after a grueling ride in the back of the van from State College.

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Photo of hopdog
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this one on tap.

Poured a hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of bananas, cloves, and some yeast (hey, its a Hefe!). Tastes of bananas, cloves, and some wheat. Stronger spicy finish. It wasn't a bad Hefe but then again, nothing made this one stand out.

Notes from 09/19/04.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I sampled this brew while having lunch with fish113d. The beer is cold and cloudy gold color, kind of like apple cider. Frothy bleached white head fades to a surface layer, leaving tightly packed lattice on the glass. Aroma is cloves and hints of banana with just a bit of bready yeast as well.
First sip reveals a crisp lite body with very fine carbonation.
Flavor is sweet banana, cloves and doughy yeast again. The beer gives no hint of ABV and is crisp and refreshing. A great beer for a hot day. Served without a lemon which I also approve of.
Check it out.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, a hint of orange citrus and a cinnamon like spice. In the taste, orange citrus, big wheat notes and some dry clove. A small bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry orange citrus in the aftertaste. Quite pedestrian with the sweeter context of orange, good, but just over average.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of abcramer
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of rjd722
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Hinterland Hefe Weizen from Appalachian Brewing Company
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