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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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Photo of hotstuff
2.72/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The head was small and white when it was poured and it contained fine sized bubbles.The head quickly dissipated.The body was murky-hazy and had a lot of carbonation.The hue was medium yellow and the nose was the traditional banana and clove.There was no lacing with this beer.This beer lacked flavor and the mouthfeel was tingly on my tongue, thin and smooth.This is not a good example of what a good German Wheat beer should taste like.This was a very dissapointing experience as German Wheat beers are one of my all-time favorite styles of beer.

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Photo of bigdeuce
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
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 WakeandBake
2.29/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Notes Sep 13, 2008
Cloudy orange/yellow pour. Smells of banana, clove, hay,and grass. Tastes of yeast and grass,with an oily citrus mouthfeel,thin body.I tried this beer 3 times and just did not like it,not a big heff fan and this did nothing to fix that ,sorry just not for me.

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Photo of burnstar
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
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 GregSVT
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a very slightly hazy golden yellow with a white head that fades leaving no real lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is mostly banana and cloves with a bready/grainy backbone. A bit light in aromas in my opinion.

T: The taste is banana, cloves, and more of the grainy flavor from the aroma. About average for a hefe and the flavors really shine after it warms a bit.

M: The feel is light to medium bodied with a great amount of carbonation. You can see plenty of bubbles rising up through the beer.

D: This is an easy drinking hefe and a good example of the style.

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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of gmfessen
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of treehugger02010
4.42/5  rDev +25.9%
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 -13.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of acrawf6
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
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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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of beermanbrian
2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
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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Hefeweizen from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 1,609 ratings
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