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
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
202
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
22.71%
 
 
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Reviews: 63 | Ratings: 202
Photo of BeerLover99
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: golden fair yellow, cloudy, 1 finger head, fair lacing.

S: citrus fruit subtle, mild wheat.

T: grassy, citrus, wheat, slightly weak.

M: light/med body, average carbonation.

D: This was ordinary; could pound a 6 pack with ease. There are many more quality Weiss biers out there. Surprised after I really enjoyed the Imperial Stout by Grand Teton

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Photo of DCon
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received from The Wolf Public House in Ballwin, MO in a 12oz bottle and poured into a Weizen Glass. Bottled On= 11/24/10

Appearance- Blonde in color and as the farther up you go, the dark the color becomes. Very cloudy as well with 1 finger of head.

Smell- Strong hints of orange and very yeasty

Taste- An extreme dose of the average wheat beer and then a orange/lemon taste.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied beer and easy flowing throughout the whole drink.

Drinkability- Could recommend this to anyone who is into Wheat/Weizen beers. Much better than other Hefeweizens coming from America. Would drink all night if I wasn't paying attention.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a hazy gold colour with a full white head, good lace, looks the part.

S: Floral hops, some estery notes, but rather hop forward for the styles.

T: For me pretty much a hoppy wheat beer. For 15 IBUs, a bit shocking, but this is what I got. Herbs, grassy, prominent hop flavour, light bready malt.

M: Light to medium bodied, frothy, soft carbonation.

D: Interesting wheat beer, I liked the hop flavour, but nothing great to keep me coming back. The poor man's Gumballhead perhaps though.

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Photo of drpimento
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured with a nice off white head that lasts and lots of lace. Color is a slightly cloudy amber. Aroma was traditional Bavarian weisse but like a little overdone - sort of artificial. Flavor is like nose. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of short to medium in length.

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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!

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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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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.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly for a hefe into a small cap of Lacing. The aroma is of clove, banana, and hints of lemon and bubblegum. This is a very aromatic hefe. The taste is very fruity with a lot of lemon. The clove and banana that are so present in the aroma are completely missing from the taste. It fact the more I sip the less flavor this beer seems to have. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with high carbonation, and a watery texture. Overall, this smells great, but is rather flavorless. I will pass on drinking this again.

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Photo of stephens101
4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a small for the style off-white head that clears out quickly leaving little evidence of its presence behind. Lemon and orange pop out and hit the nose during the pour. Closer inspection reveals some banana (candy marshmallow bananas come to mind) a bit of green grass, and some big sweet malts. Light and way spicy but a bit less fruity than the aroma would lead you to believe. Has some slight grain in the aftertaste Not as creamy as some Hefe's, but a good drinker with enough taste to keep you interested.

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Photo of wnh
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy sedimented straw color with a fizzy, frothy white head.

Nose is yeasty, with a banana-lemon custard aroma dominating, and a sourdough bready malt note underneath.

A bit fruitier and creamier on the palate. Fizzy and carbonated, but soft-ish. Relatively mild yeasty twang, though still plenty yeast. Qutie pleasant, if unassuming.

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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!

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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.

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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

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Howling Wolf Weisse Bier from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
3.61 out of 5 based on 202 ratings.
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