Lake Placid Hefeweizen | Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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Lake Placid HefeweizenLake Placid Hefeweizen

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Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 28
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
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 WaterCzar
2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of spinrsx
3.62/5  rDev -5%
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 buffcityx
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of tobelerone
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
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 elmofnortner
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of dseiters
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of nh2032
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of nyrblue2
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of KSather
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of CHADMC3
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy copper body with golden hues and a thin off white head that quickly disappears.

Aromas consist of yeast, clove and faint citrus hops as well as banana.

The flavor is a bit spicier with clove, a touch of herbal spices, yeast, and citrus.

Medium in body with medium carbonation and a cloying finish.

Darker than its traditional counterparts and hopper as well but a nice American twist to this German style.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
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 casualfan
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of nyrfan2323
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Brushkanna
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Moredrinkin
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of JTSbeerislife
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, purchased at the brewery in Lake Placid, late September, 2011. No date information but undoubtedly this year’s production.

Poured into a Franziskaner Weissbier Glass

Pours a fairly thin head, but does have a beautiful golden amber color and very lively carbonation. With a little swirl you produce an instant head, which unfortunately does not last.

Big hit of banana, and yeast in the smell when first opened, followed by bread, golden malt, and just a hint of spicy hops.

Delicious, wonderfully carbonated entry onto the palate, very champagne like mouth feel, followed by nice crisp yeast dominated flavors. The light but very intriguing gold malt follows from the smell right into the flavor of this ale. Medium bodied, with a faint sweetness, which balances out this ale very well.

Good finish of yeast/wheat/golden malt.

Overall a delicious Hefe. Probably a little past its prime, but I believe it was well stored at the brewery, and it’s still quite good. Certainly of high quality and competes well with its peers. With warming this ale begins to lose some of its best qualities so drink it cold, (45 degrees), and quick.

I found the brewery itself to be very nice, with all wood interior and outdoor seating. Lots of friendly folks drinking beer!

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Photo of SickGnar
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Quite orangey, dark golden with very decent haze (darker end of color spectrum for style). Fluffy off-white head pops up to okay size but falls fast. A few bubbles a visible even with the haze. Lacing is rather sparse.

S: Banana and cloves – leaning a bit more to the banana. Bready & sweet. Rather than distinctly wheaty, there is a fair amount of malt and even some caramel. And, Is that diacetyl? No hops. Minimal yeast.

T: Banana more restrained and cloves just a touch more forward. Sweet, bready base is a little doughy and more clearly wheat. But there is also the light cystal too and yes indeed there is some noticeable diacetyl. I really like it in there 46er ale but it is distracting in this one. Mild yeast note in the background that grows softly peppery or even spicey. Or maybe that might be tied in with the slight herbal (mostly) hop impression that builds into the mix. I believe I am also getting a slight bit of oxidation. The hefe I had at the brew pub had neither the diacetyl nor the oxidation.

M: Body is about medium, maybe just under. Carbonation is matched and then just a frogs hair more. No tartness at all – it stays pretty sweet with a clean and even finish.

D: Fair and pleasant drinking from the bottle, but it was quite a bit better on tap. I was looking forward to this review after sampling it at the pub. In fairness, the bottle could be old. Got to get the hefes fresh, can’t be having no old hefes.

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Photo of tempest
3.58/5  rDev -6%
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 Brad007
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
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 riversider76
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden with a nice white head. decent retention and nice lacing. Aroma is of yeast,clove and banana. Body is medium with a good amount of carbonation. Taste is of tart fruits with nice malty finish. Hints of bubblegum, and banana through out. Nice.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Popping the top this brew yields a malty love smell. Pours to a hazy dark yellow with a thin medium bubble head that quickly recedes. On the taste, the brew has a very upfront rich maltiness and a floral hoppiness. The taste transitions to a sweet and sour middle, then finishes with a very chaulky bitterness that is not so much bitter but puts hair on your tongue. Mouthfeel is one you could stand a spoon in. This is a robust hefe. Very good job LPCD.

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Lake Placid Hefeweizen from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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