Hefeweizen | Flying Dog Brewery

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80
good
1,608 Ratings
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82
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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:
1,608
Reviews:
724
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
15.06%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
181
For Trade:
0
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Photo of DanBob35
4.68/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent German Stlye Wheat beer. If you close your eyes you might think you are in Munich. It has the classic "banana & clove" smell and taste. Excellent appearence, nice lasting head, and great aroma. Put your Lederhosen on and enjoy a cold one. Great job Flying Dog!!

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.65/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque honey-golden with a thick, white, fine-bubbled head that sticks around for a while. Aroma is rich and wheaty with a definite citrus component. Flavor is rich and full, wheaty and malty. This wheat beer is pleasant, refreshing and smooth, and feels thick.

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Photo of kevdude
4.64/5  rDev +31.8%

Photo of RBorsato
4.6/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very cloudy yellow-ish gold color like an overripe banana with a nice white head and decent carbonation. Fruity banana aroma and flavors dominate with a nice grainy wheat character underneath to finish it off and just the right amount of clove in the finish. Light to medium bodied, smooth, and refreshing.

A nice fruity American example of the Bavarian style and one of FD's better brews...

Per Label: "Hefeweizen"

Per FD website:
Original Gravity: 12.0 Plato
Specific Gravity: 1.048
Alcohol By Volume: 5.1%
GABF- 2003 Silver Medal - German-Style Hefeweizen

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Photo of yelterdow
4.6/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served at fridge temperature in a traditional hefeweizen glass. Purchased at Bottle King, Hillsdale for $7.49 a sixer. A spring refresher on this humid May evening.

Batch #220FX08

Appearance- On the pour, this looks *everything* like a traditional German hefe... it's unfiltered and golden, totally cloudy with a nice three finger head. Unbelieveable wheaty on the eyes, with phantom draperies of soft, wispy malt inside. A trophy of a beer, literally glowing like an incandescent lamp. Sporadic patches of lacing.

Smell- For an American version of the style, this is extremely convincing as a German archetype. The bold banana, clove and bubblegum aspects of a hefeweizen leap out of the glass... it'a as appetizing as any good wheat beer I've sampled in recent memory.

Taste- Phenolic and bready, loaded with banana, wheat, and wonderful spicy clove... this dazzles the palate with a complex integration of delicious ingredients. The finish is especially nice where the wheat malt joins a mild, smooth hop bitterness that dries the mouth just perfectly.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Tingly on the intro, this immediately softens without losing interest... it smoothens even more and goes down in a slick, but still light-bodied way. This beer's real forte is the expressive, bold nose along with a remarkable balance on the palate. I have just enjoyed three of these to their fullest, a testament to my "5" rating of drinkability... a home run for Flying Dog.

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Photo of scvance
4.58/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a wheat glass.

At first pours a clear golden color with lots of fluffy white foam. Swirling the dregs and emptying them into the glass creates the signature haze of this hefeweizen. Thick white stable head. Aroma of banana and slight clove as is expected, slightly fruity. Taste follows suit with big banana flavor up front that fades to a nice fruity sweetness and a crisp clean finish. Very heavy carbonation that meant I needed to pour VERY slowly. This leads to a very crisp beer that goes down very easy. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly creamy. Light to medium in body that would allow me to drink way too many too easily. An excellent hefeweizen, I will definitely be having this again.

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Photo of Snowman
4.53/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a different type of Hefe. I have not done any real research on the beer but it is crystal clear (filtered) unlike other Hefes and smooth as ice. I like the flavor, banana tones, cloves, more flavor than I would have expected from a filtered Hefe. Picked up a few six packs after the first so I would have them available.

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Photo of DevilDogBeer
4.52/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Hefeweizen has an amazing yeast strain in it! I could smell the clove and banana the second I took the cap off! The appearance was a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was amazing; this truly is a well-made Hefe. The taste was as bold as the smell. Not overpowering, but definitely a treat for the taste buds. The wheat left a soft, pleasant aftertaste on the palate that faded nicely. The mouthfeel was very good with just the right amount of body for the style. This is a very drinkable beer and perfect on a warm summer day. Pop a top and Cheers to your senses!

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Photo of alesaram
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Rostie
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of christy13
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of CountryRock2001
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Pokarisuetto
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of tammy829
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of EvanWilliams
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of cowineaux
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of jski
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of zeth150
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of sami
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of craig220
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of hochief
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of JazziJeff88
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of LizzyLeader
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of DangYankee
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of ibashmuck
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a nice cloudy yellow/orange, with minimal head. It was there, just not alot of it. Smelled, well, like I'd expect a good wheat to smell like. Very little of anything else, maybe a hint of citrus. Taste as nice as it smells. Delicious, not overpowering, not subtle, just about right on. Has a "thick" feel to it, again, what I would expect from a good wheat. Ranks right up there with some of my favorites. Very, very well done.

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Hefeweizen from Flying Dog Brewery
3.52 out of 5 based on 1,608 ratings.
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