Imperial Hefeweizen | Flying Dog Brewery

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Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by John_M on 01-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this one goes out to my man Lou

Galaxy Hut

a: served in a standard shaker pint at galaxy hut, the imperial hefe is opaque with yeasty haze, banana yellow in color, sporting an average bone white head

s: big clove and banana from the bready yeasts on a body of wheat and pale malts, enough residual sugar to give more sweetness than the standard style usually permits, grassy hop aromas, sugar cookies, some alcohol, a big and bold hefeweizen nose that imperializes without totally disrespecting

m: medium bodied with yeast slurry and malts, carbonation around moderate

t: heavy wheat malts with a notable sugar presence, some slight notes of caramel or bready pale malt, huge yeasty, estery flavor with lots of banana and clove, lightly hopped to a papery/grassy note, something of a longer finish with warming alcohol

o: simply a hefeweizen on steroids, nice clove and banana from the yeast with a strong malt body producing some alcohols, but nothing too distracting, tasty

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Part of a Flying Dog takeover, this was listed as a "Brewery rarity," or something along those lines, so I figured I'd indulge. Pretty typical for the style all around. Poured a hazy golden yellow, on the verge of golden brown, with a nice cap of white head that retained and laced well. Aroma of bready yeast, banana esters and light spice, and more of the same in the taste, with a touch of honeysuckle sweetness, and a slightly grassy, bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel, pretty good overall.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter.

Pours a hazy light golden-yellow color with a nice white head and a thin cap throughout. The nose carries some banana and bubble gum with a moderate amount of clove there as well. Touch of booze. Flavor has a nice yeasty presence and a bit of alcohol. Medium body. Overall, slightly boozy and has some hefeweizen yeast. I really, really don't see the point in making this beer.

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Imperial Hefeweizen from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 32 ratings
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