Howling Wolf Weisse Bier | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
good
203 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Howling Wolf Weisse BierHowling Wolf Weisse Bier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States
grandtetonbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Howling Wolf Weisse Bier is an unfiltered Bavarian-style Hefeweizen. Brewed with a hearty amount of wheat, this Weissbier pours a light clouded golden color with a generous head. Gently hopped to balance the malt sweetness, Howling Wolf’s flavors and aromas are subtle with a hint of fruit and spice. At 5% alcohol by volume, this light-bodied ale is a refreshing session beer for any time of year.

14 IBU

Added by Bitterbill on 10-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
203
Reviews:
64
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
12.74%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 203 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of KevBearcat529
4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of russpowell
4.75/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Scored this at MacaDoodles in Joplin. MO.

Pours a hazed honey color with4 fingers of ivory colored head. Looks great in my Schneider Weisse glass! Superior lacing & good head retention

S: Cloves & breadyness in abundance, Banana peels once warm

T: Follows the nose, peppery & lemony hop notes as well up front. Dryness, breadyness, cloves, green banana & juicy fruit as this warms. Finishes bready, dry with a slight mineral edge, plus more cloves

MF: Medium bodied & creamy

Drinks extremely easy, as good as any German Hefe I've had. Highly recommended!

 560 characters

Photo of shankse
4.7/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brodie
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Billiam1961
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Irrationalist
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of yemenmocha
4.45/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a surprise! Pours a luminous and hazy straw color with contrasting white head. Nose has plenty of the traditional weissbier esters and bready stuff. Palate offers a good balance of soft wheat with clove & banana as expected. Has a sweet and sour green apple-like theme going on too, so interesting. Finishes with a citrusy flavor that is quite pleasing, and is very appetizing for the next sip. Wow!

 404 characters

Photo of ta_hagen
4.41/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a couple of these tonight at the COOP... shared one with inflatablechair.... We both thought this is a pretty damn respectable and very fresh tasting hefe.

Why this is named "Howling Wolf" when the Cellar Reserve Weizenbock already had the moniker first is very confusing. I bet it will only be a few weeks before we start seeing reviews under the Weizenbock that actually should be in the hefe category... oh well... I don't care... this is a classy brew.

1" foamy white head... great retention and lacing.. the brew is hazed golden.

Nose is very fresh of course... balanced nicely between the esters and the phenols... although both seem a tad light... banana and clove play nicely but are not quite as heavy as I would hope for... but that is my PNW mindset playing games.

Not much to say about the flavor that I haven't already said... the banana begins up front and the clove sorta finishes out.. the palate is better than the aroma by quite a bit in my mind...

Medium/lite body seems spot on... carbonation is also about perfect..

Nothing is wrong with this beer... damn good actually.

I forget how refreshing a well made hefeweizen can be.. I will definitely be picking these up while I can.

4/4/4.5/4.5/4.5

 1,234 characters

Photo of nassstnate
4.32/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of bagpiper2005
4.32/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour: Cloudy yellow gold color with a finger of white head that dissipated kind of quickly and left some traces of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Wheat, lemon, and banana. Some bready tones and a hint of clove.

Taste: Tart lemony front end supported by the sweetness of the pale wheat malt. Gives way into a fruity banana and yeast flavor, and finishes dry with a hint of orange zest and clove. Bold taste for a wheat beer.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly full bodied for a wheat beer (read: closer to medium on the spectrum). Active carbonation.

Drinkability: Refreshing and delicious. Smooth drinking.

Final Notes: One hell of an American Hefeweizen. I had low expectations for this beer but I was blown away. A great beer for summer refreshment and even a great session beer. Surprisingly good, and highly recommended.

 819 characters

Photo of Salix
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of kraticus41
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of SteamPilot
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of Efthimios
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of ckeegan04
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of lauries444
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of SoCaliC8
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of vfgccp
4.23/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Underrated. One of the more surprising beers I've had in a while.

66 characters

Photo of Bitterbill
4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on Nov 30, 2010, $7.89 for the 6 pack. The tap one was delicious!

A hazy pale yellow with close to 2 fingers of foam. There's lots of sticky lacing and the foam is shrinking very slowly.

Massive amount of clove in the smell with some bananas and wheat.

Ditto for the taste with the big cloves, more mild injection of banana, tasty wheat with some hint of yeast. I know this bottle is short of 2 months old from the bottling date but I *do* think it lost a tad bit of that freshness factor that I had with the on draught sample(s) I had at the Old Chicago. Still, it's an *excellent* Hefeweizen so I don't want to scare anyone off. ;^)

Nice, close to medium body with the carbonation on the high side of light....a very nice mouth feel.

Drinkabilty is damn good. I could easily drink a couple or more at a sitting.

 826 characters

Photo of BilbosNuts
4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very cloudy yellow/golden. It had a small head that went away quickly in about half a minute.

S: The smell is very fruity with some wheat detected. The fruitiness mostly consisted of bananas.

T: The taste is sweet, but not overbearing. It is mostly fruity and with a strong taste of bananas.

M: There is a slight tingle in the feel and goes down very smoothly.

D: This beer is a great example of a hefeweizen. I'd definitely purchase this again.

 488 characters

Photo of moundbz
4.19/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Spicy, refreshing, sweet, easy drinking

39 characters

Photo of colts9016
4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this beer into a heffe glass at 40 degrees.

Appearance: A nice frothy white head with good retention. The color of the beer is a light straw yellow. The clarity of the beer is cloudy. There is a lot of carbonation in the beer. The head left a descent amount of lacing on the glass.

Nose: A rich wheat and lemon zest with supporting aromas of oranges, pine, floral bouquets, and light malt.

Taste: A very nicely balance wheat and lemon with notes of oranges, pine, floral, and a touch of light malt.

The mouth feel is carbonated, clean, and crisp.

Overall: The body of the beer is light and a medium light finish. This beer is surprisingly good. A nice balance with the wheat and lemon with enough support to make a crisp refreshing beer. A very good beer to enjoy a nice hot day with.

 800 characters

Photo of MrVonzipper
4.17/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mirky but not too mirky (unfiltered) pale golden straw color with a 1-2 cm bubbly white head. Low retention and lacing.

Nice sweet banana notes on the nose immediately with light sweet and an underlining semi sour note.

Flavor is nice, clean and fresh. Nice wheat body surrounded by notes of citrus and banana.

Light bodied mouthfeel, fresh yet slightly dry with med-high carbonation.

Overall it's a very nice weisse bier. Light, fresh with nice notes and flavor. Not the best I've ever had but yet another beer I really like from Grand Teton. Nice balance and high drinkability. I recommend this well made weisse bier.

 627 characters

Photo of Murrhey
4.14/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 12 oz bottle into a Pilsner glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Clouded orange-yellow color. Ok carbonation. Two finger white head with weak retention.

S- Wheat, banana, cloves.

T- Light citrusy, wheat and something very sweet. Bubblegum? Very nice flavor.

M- Medium bodied and weak carbonation.

O- Decent hefeweizen. Would drink again.

 343 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Howling Wolf Weisse Bier from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
3.61 out of 5 based on 203 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe