Howling Wolf Weisse Bier | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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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
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1.5/5  rDev -58.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of mothman
2.44/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light layer of white head. Very minimal. Color is a very slightly hazed golden yellow.

Aroma: Bananas, cloves, yeast, spice, and wheat. A lot of spice. Bready malts.

Taste: A big lemon zest up front followed by citrusy fruit flavors and spices. Bready malts and some wheat followed by a bland aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy and bland. Lighter bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, this wasn't very refreshing like most hefes are. Very boring and bland. Not going to be picking this up again.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of jar2574
2.65/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours slightly cloudy yellow color under white bubbly head of about a 1/4 inch. Smell is faint. Bananas, yeast, cloves, and maybe a touch of laundry detergent. Taste is mellow banana, wheat. OK, but not a stand out. Mouthfeel is really pretty boring, some carbonation but it's a little fizzy and thin. Not a terrible beer, but not a good one either.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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2.78/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Strong chemical/ artificial taste which other reviews have mentioned. Particularly agree with the review by rawfish, it tastes of detergent powder, is over carbonated, and the malt lies dead flat on your tongue, this was one of the first beers I have ever poured out the rest of instead of finishing and I will finish almost anything. particularly disappointing for me because I love wheat beers and always hope to find domestically produced ones that compete with the Belgians and Bavarians, this is NOT one of them.

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2.81/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a murky gold with a thin white cap. Allows some lacing to stick to the glass and the head barely hold up.

Banana, clove, yeast and detergent powder. Some dark fruit notes, biscuit malt and solvent alcohol/plastic off tones.

Wheat provides a slight zip to a corn meal and musty card board malt profile. Banana, clove and orange peel. Very heavy handed on the fruit notes. Malt lays flat on the tongue without any cleansing or activity.

Medium body provided by the yeast yet remains overly carbonated, hyperactive bubbles cloud the flavor. This beer doesn't possess any drying capability and overall feel of this beer is flat and bland.

Really an all over the place beer, active carbonation yet the malt doesn't brighten this beer and the banana and orange fruit notes stray to the darker end of the spectrum. Rather artificial and hardly refreshing.

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2.85/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.88/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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2.96/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GossageBrewery
2.97/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this Hefeweizen from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This Hefeweizen poured a cloudy golden/orange color, produced an average white head but it featured below average retention and left minimal lacing on the glass. The aroma of the ale consisted of malted wheat, banana and clove. Light in body, this brew consisted of citrus (lemon), soft wheat, and banana. Overall , average Hefeweizen , decent session beer. Prost!

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of harrymel
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled 1/11/11

A: Pours a hazy, light grain colored ale. Despite saying the beer is hazy, it has excellent clarity. No head formation on pour, but can be agitated with stirring. However, this is almost immediately transient. No lacing.

S: Grain,lemon rind, bavarian yeast, hints of soil. The slightest feel of coriander and pepper. Pleasant. At the far end, there is a hint of rubber (not cool).

T: Wheat, corn meal, yeasty, sweet. Slightly acidic with citrus tones. Salt water taffy tone.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation. Slicks the palate and sticks around.

D: The beer is okay. Not the most drinkable of their offerings, and unfortunate given this is one of my favorite locals. This beer as a weizenbock exceeds expectations, this does not though.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Mora2000
3.11/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat, grain and bananas, about what I expect in the hefeweizen. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of wheat and banana notes with some clove mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This tastes and smells like a hefeweizen should, but something about it doesn't sit that well with me. Decent, but not one of the better Grand Teton beers I have had.

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3.12/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.12/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger beige head of slight cream, okay thickness, and bad retention. Colour is a hazy yellow-orange. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Wheat, clove, banana, orange peel, and yeast. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Orange peel, banana, clove, and wheat. Hopping is light but complementary. Simple but balanced for the most part. The orange and banana are a bit too prominent in the balance. Not particularly complex or subtle. Structurally too brief. I like it, but it's far from ideal for the style.

Mf: Too dry on the finish. Smooth and wet otherwise, but never quite on the mark. Too thin and a bit watery. Carbonation is adequate.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable for a hefeweizen. It's a decent attempt, but pales in comparison to proper German offerings. I might get this again on draught, but it won't be anytime soon. Fans of the style will enjoy it, but it's not unique or special.

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Howling Wolf Weisse Bier from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
3.61 out of 5 based on 203 ratings.
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