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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Photo of bigdeuce
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, white head that disappated quickly but left a few rings. Nothing spectacular. Nice smelling beer, very much clovey and banana scented. Tastes the same. Very smooth and easy drinking. Light bodied however, is it's only drawback. Could use a bit more malt, but a fine pick nonetheless.

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Photo of jadler16
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Caskaway
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of jeremiahoden
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of dtomes
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of afinepilsner
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle

In-Heat Wheat was a hazy pale golden color with a white head. The head did not last long but did leave a little lacing. The aroma was lemon and banana with a hint of clove. The taste was about the same with a dry finish. The body was just shy of medium with ample carbonation. Drinkablity was good. Overall it was a good beer.

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Photo of athomasPSU
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of EricTKole
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of gmfessen
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a hazy golden color with a thin head comprised of many fine bubbles. The smell is mainly spicy phenols, slightly sweet, cloves and bananas. The flavor is very reflective of the smell; spicy phenols dominate and the beer finishes very smooth. The mouthfeel is fuller than I had expected and has almost a chewy carbonation. Drinkability of this beer is very high due to a combination of the smoothness, low abv (4.7%, not the 5.96% listed) and generally good flavor. The spiciness may be too much for some, but I think it's just about right.

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Photo of blknikon
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of treehugger02010
4.42/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I pulled this 12 ounce bottle out of the Flying Dog variety pack. I poured it into a pint glass.
A: The body is a cloudy gold color. The head is a brilliant white, gigantic in size, tiny bubbles, freakin' awesome retention and little lacing.
S: The aromas are slight banana, orange and pineapple.
T: The flavors are estery, banana and perhaps some citrus.
M: The body is full with an edgy mouthfeel.
D: This beer is great.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of donniecuffs
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass. Poured a nice hazy gold, but the head didn't last long or lace well. The aroma was a mix of lemon zest, banana, and bubble gum, with the lemon a little more pungent than the others. The taste validated this; lemon, lemon, and more lemon dissolves into a subtle bubble gum/clove finish. Mouthfeel was nice and full for a wheat ale, but drinkable for a session. The only problem with the latter is that the lemon zest might get to be too much.

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Photo of thgreatrandini
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of acrawf6
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours out a hazy yellow, slightly orange. Small white head. Small, especially for the style. I guess i should have poured it a little harder.

Smell. Very citrisy- oranges and lemon. Little cloves as well. interesting and nice.

Taste. Mmm, i like it more than i thought i did. More citrisy to it-oranges and somewhat tart. Cloves do jump out as i roll the beer around. i even get a little coriander like a wit, which doesnt seem right. Aftertaste is malty.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Little on the lower side of medium mouthfeel, but it does work for the beer. Decent carbonation.

Overall this is quite refreshing. really not that bad of a hefe, especially for the price. Not one i'd first think of when i want a hefe, but it does hold its own.

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Photo of burnstar
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with a nice sized head that quickly disappears. Aroma is your basic wheat smell. Taste is wheat with a hint of banana and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and well carbonated. Pretty drinkable. Overall, an average wheat beer. Pleasant but not particularly special.

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Photo of HumphreyLee
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of BigCheese
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Schmoog
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of joeroma5
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bierleichen
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of beermanbrian
2.85/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy yellow color with a white head that dissapears quickly and leaves no lacing. Only moderate level of carbonation bubbles. Smell of wheat (duh) and banana. Banana comes though in the taste too. It's followed by some clove spicyness. An off bitter aftertaste. Very thin in the mouthfeel. This is my least favorite out of the Flying Dog variety pack.

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Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first Flying Dog beer and by far has the goofiest label I've seen.

It's a dark golden color and is the antithesis of clear with a half finger of head. The wheat was very noticeable in the aroma, and even more so drinking this sucker. The flavor was good at first but finishes a bit acidic. Overall it's smooth with a sharp finish. Nice!

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Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of SargeC
3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slightly hazy, golden yellow color. Minimal, short-lived head.

Smell: Yeast and citrus.

Taste: Light citrus background. Few standout flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium/light body. It seemed that something was missing.

Drinkability: A decent brew, but I was expecting a bolder taste within this style from Flying Dog.

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Hefeweizen from Flying Dog Brewery
3.52 out of 5 based on 1,606 ratings.
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