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Hefeweizen | Flying Dog Brewery

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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
Ranking:
#40,853
Reviews:
724
Ratings:
1,609
pDev:
15.38%
Bros Score:
3.61
 
 
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 2 finger rapidly dissipating white head. Clear light golden color.

S: Mild wheat and lemon.

T: Lots of lemon and citrus. Wheat of course. Crisp with a sweet finish.

M: Refreshing, moderate carbonation and light bodied.

Overall: This is a decent wheat beer. It loads up on the lemon and cirtus while keeping it sweet but not overwhelmingly so.

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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The In Heat Wheat pours out as a cloudy yellowish gold color with a fluffy white head. The lacing that it leaves is pretty good. The smell of the beer has some soft fresh grains, banana and some clove aromas. The taste has a nice citrusy spice to it upfront which settles into a grainy aftertaste. The mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing. This is a decent Hefeweizen to say the most. It's worth trying.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Average in almost every respect here, this was one boring Hefe. Tastes a lot like apple juice to me but also with same clove and banana smell lingering on the nose. Nothing special about it and drinkable but if it wasn't in the mixed pack I would have never gotten it.

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Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down fairly quickly yet consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of citrus, wheat and yeast in the nose along with some hints of clove.
T: The flavors in the taste are very similar to the aromas in the smell.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is easy to drink and quite refreshing.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.92/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at USBTC, Jungle Jims, Cincinnati for the second time. Is a better beer than originally rated. The beer is more adhearence to a Hefe than an American Wheat. The beer has very good bananna, clove, estery, and bubblegum flavor, and though I wish the body were creamier, the mouthfeel is good. Another winner by Flying Dog.

A nice wheat beer from a brewery that is usually over the top. Looks deeper golden than most. As murky as you'd expect. Smells fuity, wheaty, malty, and spicy. Not as bananna-ey or buble gum-ey as I expected. Head retention is a bit disapointing. A bit thicker and more barley malt detection. Medium round body that finishes a bit thick and heavy for a wheat. Still, good flavors.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.65/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from a 33cl brown glass bottle with a standard pressure cap into a true imperial pint glass in high altitude Denver, Colorado. Reviewed live. Flying Dog's offerings haven't been horribly appealing lately; I recently purchased the taster pack and this is maybe my fourth.

A: Pours a four finger head of slight cream and nice fluffy thickness. Good retention as well. Colour is a cloudy semitransparent yellow. I'm concerned; all good German hefeweizens I've had have been hazy and nontransparent.

Sm: Musty wheat and light orange peel ester hops. Decent but far from exemplary.

T: A wheat foundation with a light touch of artifical orange peel smack in the middle. Some near watery notes entre in on the climax. Very bland and simple for the style. Built badly. Imbalanced and disappointing.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but far too thick and a bit sharp on the climax. Doesn't suit the style or the beer.

Dr: Low ABV, a high price for the quality, and easy to drink. This isn't one to get your bollocks in a twist over, lads. Leave her be.

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Photo of brentk56
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head; the retention was not great and it didn't leave that much lacing

Smell: Light banana esters, peppery and lemony, with a whiff of yeast and cloves

Taste: Starts out bready with a faint banana presence; finishes with a bit of clove and apple spice, a speck of sweetness and an overwhelming lemony citrus flavor; surprisingly hoppy

Mouthfeel: Medium/light bodied with a good bit of carbonation

Drinkability: A light, summer brew; OK, but I'm not really big on hefeweizens

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of oline73
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Victoria Gastropub, poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy amber golden color, looks like apple cider. There is hardly any head.

Smell: Crisp wheat malt with some banana and clove. Overall the smell is mild but nice.

Taste: Again I'm picking up wheat malt. There are fruity notes, banana, and bubblegum. There is a mild sweetness with an herbal finish.

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium body. The carbonation is very mild, and honestly this beer could use a bit more. The finish is dry.

Overall: This beer is not bad, but it's not the first Hefe I would search out if I had a hankering. I would like less fruity notes and a bit more carbonation.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.75/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle courtesy of Okbeer: Poured a big foamy white head with very little liquid actually showing – seems like there might be an infection going on. Aroma is very weak with maybe some light wheat but I am not picking up any sourness from the infection I had feared. Taste is also quite weird with some light wheat but none of the banana or ester aspects that I usually associate with hefeweizen. I couldn’t really care about that one. This batch as brewed in April of 2007 and drank in May of 2007.

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Photo of zeff80
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours out a hazy blonde color. A creamy white head. Some lacing.

S - Smells highly yeasty and of clove.

T - The is a banana and clove taste. Along with the wheat flavors.

M - It is dry and very grainy. At times I've had some that seemed a little chalky.

D - It is a good tasting beer and very unique.

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of superspak
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, best before 7/25/2014. Pours hazy deep gold color with a small foamy off white head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing. No glass lacing, and a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange, banana, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange, banana, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light bready tartness and yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, banana, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice complexity and solid robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with a good yeast/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and slightly watery/bready mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a pretty solid hefeweizen. Good balance and solid robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. It was fairly enjoyable.

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Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of mothman
3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass.

Color is a cloudy straw orange. Nor head which was really weird for a hefeweizen (which resulted in no lace).

Aroma is heavy on banana and fruit. There was also clove, like normal for a hefe.Taste is just like the smell. Maybe some earthy hops added in there as well.

Mouthfeel is kind of crisp but levels out quickly. Ends with a slight dry aftertaste.

Overall, easy to drink. Definitely could be a session beer. I love hefes but this wasn't my top notch one.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.19/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy golden-orange. Short bright white head. Average head retention. Little lacing.
S: Wheaty! Very wheaty! Wheat malt, weizen yeast (banana, spent citrus rind - mostly lemon, dull clove, even some papaya)
T: Typical Bavarian weizen... mostly ripe (rather than green) bananas, a little spice in just the right amount, and soft clove. A slightly cool ferment perhaps? Very nice, rich maltiness! Well balanced with the sweet malt upfront giving way to the firm bitterness in the finish.
M: Medium bodied and crisp. Standard carbonation level.
D: A very nice, slightly American version (carbonation level). On par with those from Germany. Full flavored and well-balanced. Very nice! The only thing that hurts it is the lack of head retention (which is odd for a beer with so much wheat in it!). One of the best beers Flying Dog makes.

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