Hefeweizen | Flying Dog Brewery

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80
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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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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 5/2010 notes. Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Somewhat opaque orange brown with a thin white head, some lacing. Wheat, light wheat beer spicing and slightly sour aroma. Taste is sweet wheat, lemon, light clove and banana with a dry wheat finish and a hint of hops. A satisfactory, but not exciting hefeweizen.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of smakawhat
2.88/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Barely a white head is made that gets a finger tall at the most, settles to a faint thin sudsy collar. Body is a good mix of orange unfiltered and yellow lemon hues. Rising carbonation can barely be seen.

Nose is weak. Faint orange, mild estery sense, a bit of an odd dry grain and very big sense of wetness. Doesn't seem so impressive.

A real thin body on this beer, with an almost seltzery mouthfeel. Very light orange and flattened carbonated soda. Mid palate fills with lots club soda like character. Finishes clean with a good lingering sense of witbier like orange strangely.

Overall, well may not be a fav style of mine, where is the wheat density and malt chewiness? This isn't doing it for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of barnzy78
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, pours a cloudy yellow with a tinge of orange. Thinner than expected head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing. Thick aroma with banana, clove, bready yeast, nutty, wheat - smells like banana bread. Tastes are similar to the aroma - banana, yeast, clove, spice, nutty wheat. It's full bodied, smooth and creamy. Finishes slightly peppery with a prickly on the tongue. Overall, good example of the style. I was hoping for a thicker head in the pour with better retention, otherwise there wasn't much else to complain about.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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