Hefeweizen | Flying Dog Brewery

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80
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1,606 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly In-Heat Wheat

Added by Todd on 12-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,606
Reviews:
724
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
15.06%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
182
For Trade:
0
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Photo of basaywhat
3.21/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Hazy yellow, medium frothy white head. Aroma is as expected; banana, clove, spices, wheat. Light to medium body, some spice and sweetness initially.

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Photo of jillzee
3.14/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Adam1993
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeShank
4.96/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Trackster219
4.29/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of saburky
2.83/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.02/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is pretty much a beer that is average in every category. Yellow, average degree of haze, 1/4" white head. Aroma dropped a bunch of spice rack and clove. Some banana too.

Taste imparted a tiny amount of lemon on top of the spice rack and yeast effect. Heavy carbonation. For me it was too light on the wheat, and too heavy on the yeast and spice rack notes.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bbuck1990
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Listed in the "1001", this beer should be there as it was one of the first hefe in the U.S. and its brewmaster was student and wrote a book on German wheats in 1992. First released as In-Heat Wheat, I think Flying Dog should change the label, too.
Focus less on the weird artwork as the point is for normal people to enjoy wheat beers as a summer option.
This looks and tastes like a classic hefe, but in the mouth the spices and cloves penetrate yet stay balanced.
This could become an American classic among wheat-appreciators.... if they change the label !

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very cloudy golden body, white coarse head, lazy ambient carbonation. Nose has banana and clove, also a fair amount of somewhat sweet orange citrus. Taste is also strong with the classic duo of flavors, with the quenching citrus not affecting the flavor too much but adding decent acidity on the finish. Body is too light and fluid for my preference of a creamy hefeweizen, but it does make it drinkable and perhaps a bit more refreshing.
Adding a considerable presence of citrus provided a new and favorable approach to the hefeweizen style, but the lack of body and fizzy head was a step down. All in all a decent beer.

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Photo of Gregf51
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gautch726
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shalas1
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of golf4collet
2.22/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elamb106
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vencad
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrokenEdge
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden color with a thin white head. Smells bready, with hints of citrus fruit. Taste is similar, more like a wheat beer than a traditional hefe...I didn't get any of the traditional banana and clove flavors, just wheat, lemon, and orange. Feels a little thin but with good carbonation. I liked this take on the style and found it refreshing, although purists might take issue with some of the flavors. Overall, not a bad beer and I would definitely enjoy another.

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Photo of Jeremiah87
3.32/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Hefeweizen from Flying Dog Brewery
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