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%
 
 
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2
Gots:
21
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Photo of Fatehunter
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a finger and half of head on a cloudy medium straw colored body.
The aroma is banana and apricot. Nice.
The taste has some banana, mild sweetness and a chalky mild bitterness. It ran a little watery at the end.
The texture is fizzy and light with moderate carbonation.
This is a good hefe.

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Photo of mdlb44
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsprain1
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy golden with a disappointingly thin white head that does not last well.
S- The smell is almost like a Belgian Golden. It's lightly sweet and quite fruity. Just a touch spicy.
T- Up front it's a sweet fruityness. There is a bit of a peach flavor up front. The finish is a bit more of that traditional hefeweizen. Spice notes are present but very low.
M- Carbonation is high, bordering on a touch too high. Body is medium for a hefe, with a dry finish.
O- This beer seems to have some Belgian Pale influences going on. The spice and banana notes so common in hefes seem to be tangential aspects to this one. Alas, it's still a tasty beer.

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Photo of dkemp713
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scotchboy
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Howling Wolf, bottled on 12/14/10...hmmm...we'll see how it holds up I guess..

Poured into a Rogue pint glass.

A: Poured, swirled, and poured again...beer is definitely bottle conditioned.. Hazy golden yellow with a soft white head that fades pretty quickly...maybe a sign of age?

S: Wheat beer for sure, banana/clove/spice, tangy wheat. Some green apple and white grapes, as well as nice floral perfume notes from the yeast. Doesn't smell too old or rotten.

T: Soft wheat character, bready, spicy soft green fruits, banana, some black pepper and allspice character on the finish.

MF: Lighter bodied and refreshing as a wheat beer should be. Light soft carbonation.

O: Really a pretty good Heff, impressed that all of the flavors/aromas still come together after this long (9 months!) in a bottle. The character of this beer reminds me a lot of higher rated, German-style Weiss beers.

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3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on date of 01/17/13

Appearance - Pours a cloudy golden orange with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of microbubbles across the surface. Spotty lacing with little stick.

Smell - Moderate aroma consisting mainly of banana and bubblegum. Faint traces of clove and a bit of wheat.

Taste - Predominant bubblegum character upfront with moderate banana flavor backing it up. Clove spice is there, but plays a minor role. Faint citrus and wheat can be found near the back end before a nice, balanced finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with moderate, soft carbonation. Smooth, easy finish.

Overall - Another American brewery doing the style some justice; this is a fine example of a true hefeweizen. While the flavors aren't quite as assertive as I'd like, the profile shows excellent balance, resulting in a very drinkable brew. If I were in the mood for a hefe, and Kellerweis or a few of the German beers weren't available, this would be my choice.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a hazy, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of soapy foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of banana, clove, wheat and some lemon.

T - It tasted of banana, clove, wheat and lemon. It was a fairly sweet hefe.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice hefeweizen. A little sweeter than I am used to but good.

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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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