Hefe-Weizen | Olde Hickory Brewery

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Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of toti1972
2.39/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of RochefortChris
3.02/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of OldManMetal
2.99/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This home-state hefeweizen pours to a disappointingly thin, brief-lived white head that leaves a very few thin swoops of lacing; the pale-straw-colored body is surprisingly clear for the style, showing just a slight haze, and is very, very effervescent. The aroma is an improvement: light-medium in intensity, it is a blend of tartish citrus and muddy wheat, with a significant yeast presence and the slightest hint of estery spice; slight alcohol overtones ride atop everything else. The flavor is a bit thin, and mostly follows the nose, but the banana/clove spice, though subtle, is now strong enough to be identifiable. The wheat foundation is notably missing the characteristically light, low-end sweetness that a hefeweizen usually has; I think that this contributes to the perception that the flavor is thinnish. The finish is pretty clean, just a bit of caramel, and has a watery feel; the linger is a very light yeast/wheat flavor that lasts for a minute or so. The mouthfeel is light, even for the light body, and somewhat watery; the texture is distractingly prickly from the aggressive and soda-like carbonation, and lacks any degree of the creaminess that one would expect from the style. (12 oz bottle, 106 days after pkg)

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Photo of GlennBags
4.54/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Immortale25
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Creature Comforts nonic pint. Label says Bottling Date: 05/10/16.

A- Pours a semi-hazy light golden color with a 1/4 inch white head that doesn't retain long before becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and minimal surface foam. Nearly no lacing.

S- Usual yeasty whiff of banana and clove.

T- Plenty of banana flavor from the yeast with some wheat malt presence. The flavor is short-lived and fades from the palate quickly. Slightly sweet and easy to drink but not exciting.

M- Thin, even for the style, with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Pretty average Hefe. Would recommend seeking out authentic German versions before trying this.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a slightly opaque straw color with limited head and lacing.

S: Nice traditional hefe smell, I am getting the bread along with both a little of banana and clove, interesting.

T: Followed the nose for the most part, more sweet with the banana then clove. Overall it was a muted taste.

F: Light feel, carbonation was okay but the beer was thin.

O: Well, reasonable representation of style but not a lot there. Would take it over a lot of brews but would not look for.

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Photo of JakeBigelow
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joecaddie
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of italianstallion
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kenoshagirl
2.82/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of muskiesman
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of midlifec
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of zeledonia
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle says best by August 2014. Tasted 19 June 2014.

Pours a murky medium yellow-amber. One plus finger of fuzzy white head, good retention and lacing.

Smell has some, but not all, of what I want. Lots of fruity yeast esters, not much spice. Like banana bread without the spices, which makes it feel sorta empty.

Taste is analogous to the smell, though I find it duller. It has an unusual bend, like seltzer water - that kind of dried-out watery bitterness. I only get a shadow of hefeweizen. It tastes fine, but it's sorta weird.

Feel is fine. A little on the heavy side, but fizzy enough to make up for that. Fades out pretty quick - not exactly dry, but sort of vanishing.

A decent beer, though it's weird for a hefe. The taste tilts bitter, without the big flavors hefeweizen yeast usually brings out.

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Photo of rkbrownii
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Spaten454
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of gschirmacher
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of clayrock81
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy yellow body with moderate head and lacing. Aroma has very little going with just hints of yeast/wheat twang and a little bit of bitter citric notes. The bitter citric/orange flavor in the beer overpowers everything and there is very little fruit sweetness, very little yeast to keep things smooth as at times the beer is just a bitter mess and very little spices to perk up the beer.

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Photo of king75
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of ChuckS
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of cwguy5
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of brentk56
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a clear honey color with a modest head; not much lacing

Smell: Banana and clove, with hints of lemon and coriander

Taste: Tart wheat flavors, up front, with hints of lemon, banana and clove; lemon and coriander pull through the finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not up to the standards of the other Olde Hickory beers, this beer lacks the mouthfeel, carbonation and banana dominance of the great hefes

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Photo of TheZzyzxScarecrow
3/5  rDev -12.3%

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