Lake Placid Hefeweizen | Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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Lake Placid HefeweizenLake Placid Hefeweizen

Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kaszeta on 07-28-2003

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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pretty good american hefeweizen. pours darker than some of the european offerings. cloudy wheat color with lots of active bubbles rising to the surface and forming a nice soapy white head. smells like clove for sure, spicy yeast, wheat malt, and maybe a touch of honey. flavor is very well balanced with the yeast complexity being most distinct. there is a touch of fresh vanilla bean right up front, and a lemon sort of finish. very refreshing, very sessionable. mouthfeel is nice, more body than a lot of these, which i like, and very spirited carbonation, perfect for summer in the adirondaks. i really like this one, which i havent seen before this year. check it out.

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Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of nickfl
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tobelerone
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fairly traditional take on a classic hefeweizen and a pretty good one at that. Looks the part, nicely cloudy, slightly dark amber, two fingers of white foamy head. Retention is decent, lacing is patchy and small. Aroma of wheat, banana, spices, light lemony citrus.

Flavor follows the nose as expected; the yeasty notes of banana and clove and the like are all there but are somewhat subdued. Again there is a light but persistent lemon note and modestly sweet malt and wheat flavors.

Medium-light bodied with crisp carbonation. Not bad, but not perhaps as clean and dry as the best of the style. Still, a pretty decent hefeweizen nonetheless.

Edit: not knocking any points off of this one but these guys have to be careful about serving old kegs or the dregs of the kegs. Held a party at the brewery and about half the way through this beer became pretty awful, taking on a soupy appearance with tons of floaties and minimal carbonation. Pretty much undrinkable. That's not something that should ever occur, obviously, particularly if they're interested in being taken seriously as a brewpub. Yuck.

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Photo of tempest
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured hazy orange with a tall fluffy head. It's a slightly maltier hefe, but still true to the style - there's just a litle more biscuit it to it. There's a bready note similar to very mild oxidation, but I don't think that's what it is and it's not a bad flavor. The banana is pretty minimal, but there's a pleasant spicy clove character. Worth a try.

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Photo of plaid75
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a bright hazy straw hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a classic estery hefe yeast.

The taste consisted of a chewy wheat malt, estery yeast and spicy hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very tasty hefe.

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Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of WesWes
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid pale and wheat malt scent along with a wonderfully fruity yeast aroma. It has a very nice banana/clove character with just a hint of citrus. The taste is outstanding. It has a perfect malt bill that's got lots of wheat, yet enough pale malts to round out the flavor. It goes down easy with a great yeasty finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a well brewed hefe. It tastes like something right out of Bavaria.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Bessette's Canton NY for 8.99$/6pack

Appearance – Hazy amber colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, banana, light citrus, clove

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with lemons/oranges and some bananas. There is also a bit of a honey sweetness and some corn and a clove spiciness. It ends with a slightly bittersweet aftertaste.

Overall – Good not great.. It seems to be lacking a bit of a fruity punch. It's more on the bready/grainy side of things which leaves it a little boring. Still very drinkable and above average.

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Photo of weeare138
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a hazy cloud of orange with a decent white head and some sticky white lacing that clings nicely.
Smell is of toasted wheat, coriander, pepper, and light fruit.
Taste is of the same aromas described above.
Mouthfeel is light and slich, rolling to the back of the tongue with all the flavors nice and pronounced.
Drinkability is really nice. What a perfect brew for a hot day.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brad007
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy mix of white and amber with a one-finger head into my glass.

Banana and clove aromas jump at the nose. It's sweet as well due to the wheat.

Taste is a mix of citrus, clove and banana with a strong emphasis on the clove. Not bad. Average for the style.

Lingering citrus and clove flavors dominate the mouthfeel. Regardless, very sutble and enjoyable.

This beer is perfect for a hot day by the pool. It's more like an american pale wheat but does that really matter in this heat?

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into weizen glass

Appearance – Pours a hazy orange color with a huge white head. The head faded relatively fast at first, but then formed a very persistent one finger foam. This thick foam lasted for some time but eventually did fade to give a moderate amount of lacing.

Smell – Aromas of pepper, yeast and lemon are the heaviest. Mixed with these are aromas of wheat as well as a light banana smell.

Taste – The taste begins big of wheat and yeast. These flavors are soon meet with a lemon and sweet orange citrus flavor which overall sweeten the flavor. These flavors carry the taste to it’s middle, where they are then met with some yeast and pepper flavors. These flavors intensify and take the taste to the end.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side with a carbonation level that is rather average.

Overall – A pretty tasty hefeweizen. It has nice sweetness that melds well with the yeasty, wheaty, and citrus flavors.

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Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of kell50
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kendo
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got it on tap at the brewpub on August 10, 2010.

A: Body is cloudy, pale yellow in color, with a 2-finger white head that settles to a meringue-like foam. Leaves good lace.

S: Nice hefe nose -- banana and clove is there, as well as a touch of lemon.

T: Great example of the style - lemon, clove and banana up front. Finishes dry and lemony, with a touch of generic citrus.

M: Light-bodied, smooth carbonation.

D: Excellent. Drank this one down quickly, liked it a lot better then their Summer Ale (Grace's) that I'd had previously.

Notes: The literature at the brewpub claimed they use a "Weihenstephan" yeast strain. That could explain why I liked this one so much, as I'm a big fan of Weihenstephaner's hefe. Great job with this one.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.02/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

More clove than banana. This is my second Lake Placid beer and they both have a clean aspirin-like finish which I don't like. Wasn't bad in the golden ale but it really ruins the hef.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a finger of crisp white head atop. The head fades down fairly quickly to a thin layer leaving behind some spots of lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of wheat and citrus fruits (lemon and orange). There are also some spices that are very noticeable in the nose.

T - Starts off with some wheat flavor and some lemon flavor as well. There is just a bit of banana in th background as well that grows. Through the middle, some stronger banana and spices come out. The finish is a mix of lemon and wheat flavors that linger nicely.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Feels really smooth and crisp. The finish has a nice amount of sweetness and is fairly clean and refreshing.

D - Very drinkable. The banana flavor is really nice and everything feels really balanced. The finish is really clean and only a bit of wheat flavor.

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Photo of KevMo84
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Vylo
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of drbenderdo
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of nh2032
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Cooker_stp
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of lovindahops
4/5  rDev +9%

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