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Hefeweizen | Flying Dog Brewery

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Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

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

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2.53/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

In Heat Wheat by Flying Dog from 12oz bottle at 40 F from Pint

Appearance: Golden brew with soapy white head. Fairly still. Average or better head retention. Nice unfiltered appearance.

Smell: Mild clove and banana, appropriate for style but too faint. The beer is not effervescent enough to bring out the aromas.

Taste: Again mild clove and banana with weak nondiscript hop bitterness. Little wheat character.

Mouthfeel: Fair-average body. Faint carbonation.

Drinkability: Has the basic look, smell and taste of a Hefeweissen, but lacks the muscle and complexity to make it a good example of this style.

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2.53/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured a pale straw color into a pilsner glass with a decent two finger head that quickly faded.

S - Smelled kinda grassy, like dried weeds. Hints of spice such as clove. Very underwhelming

T - A real let down here, I'm a huge fan of the style but this doesn't represent it very well. Dull wheat and a bit over spiced, very unbalanced. Tasted kinda like an over carbonated Sprite, too much lemon, almost tasted artificial.

M - Light and bubbly, nothing special.

D - This was a one and done for me. Not a very good representation of the style IMO. Nice to enjoy on a hot day, because it is very light but not much more than that.

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2.55/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass.

Pale relatively clear yellow in color, not the cloudy yellow I'm used to for wheat beers. Lemon, banana, clove, and some off bread notes on the nose. Nothing too inviting - the smells are kind of just there. Taste is a real let down - water down citrus and a touch of banana with dry finish. Mouthfeel is rough due to the heavy carbonation. I don't know - I thought I liked this when I first tried a few months back, but now it just doesn't do anything for me. Recommendation to avoid.

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2.56/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cable went out so having this at the bar next door while watching the ncaa championship game.

A - Cloudy golden orange color that had a big white head with good retention. Sheets of stick left on the sides.

S - Banana and clove sweetness with a bit of citrus. Yeast and a bit if candy-caramel sweetness.

T - Overly sweet like rock candy. Some clove and yeast, but the syrupy sugar taste is kind of sickening, making this hard to drink. Pretty gross.

M - Creamy with a slight carbonation bite. Syrupy and surprisingly near full bodied.

O - Not a very good beer, I've had a lot of better hefeweizens. Don't feel like this is a hard style, but this is not a good example of it.

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2.58/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

From the bottle. Pours a pale yellow with a large head. The head will lesson but not completely disappear it will lace the glass thorough. The taste is creamy perhaps vanilla and has a taste of bananas. The mouthfeel is light, watery, and lightly carbonated Drinkability is average.

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2.58/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From the sampler pack....

Appearence: Standard for a wheat, a bit lighter, cloudy , yellow golden.

Smell: A little lower than average. It lacked some of the scent of a full-bodied wheat beer.

Mouth: Average for a wheat. Good, thick, chewy, with a grainy taste.

Taste: Fruity beginning, typical of wheats, but it seemed like there was a hole in the center with no follow through. I have the Upland Wheat every time I go to Rich-o's, and I compare all wheat beers to that. It had a lingering taste of wheats that I've had, but nothing in the middle.

Drinkability: Less than average. I wasn't impressed enough with the off flavors to make me want another. It didn't seem as full, despite appearences.

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2.6/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Swirled the last 3/4ths of the bottle… where is the yeast? Vaguely hazy, light honey-gold hue, a finger of white head, some lace. Uninviting nose, too musty… yeasty-wheat. Underdone palate, weak yeasty-wheat flavor, faint spiciness with little else developing. Nominal trace of typical Hefeweizen characteristics. Very nice finish though, light acidity and a hint of banana. Poor attempt at a Hefeweizen, not recommend... it is not even a good American Wheat Beer.

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2.63/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had this on-tap at J. Timothy's in Plainville, CT

This place isn't that bad. I liked how all the macro beers were on a tiny corner spot on the back of the menu and all the micro stuff had most of the space. I saw this on draft and thought I would take a chance with it. Came in a strange looking mug, like a left over mustard glass bottle or something. Golden/honey color with a good amount of carbonation, but faded away eventually. Smell was weak. Some yeast hits the nose but it was mostly a wheat/clove mixture. But that too was rather weak. Taste was bad for a hefe. Some citrus notes with an undertone of wheat. Where's the cloves and bananas? Aftertaste was watery as well. Is the bottled version better? I'll have to find out I guess.

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Hefeweizen from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 1,609 ratings
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