Beer 392/365 – Flying Dog In Heat Wheat

Flying Dog In Heat Wheat

Style: Hefeweizen

ABV: 4.7%

Purchased at: Seaside Deli – Ocean City Maryland

What makes this beer different: Tastes like a traditional hefe, but lighter in body and a little boozy

Will I be drinking this again: I bought a 6 pack, and it is an easy drinker for the summertime.

Grade: B

4/25/2011: Sorry! I know I was due for an update yesterday, but I am on vacation for a week before I start the new job. The weather has been high 70’s, and sunny as hell. So needless to say I have been outside a lot, golfing, drinking, grilling etc etc. A day late is better than never right?

Flying Dog In Heat Wheat must be filtered because it is pretty damn clear for a hefe. The nose is classic hefe, a lot of banana and a bit of clove. The flavor is similar; banana and clove with some trace of a spice I can’t put my finger on. The thing that kills this beer is the mouthfeel is very light, and the ABV actually is semi-noticable for a 4.7% abv beer. Overall its a decent beer for a hot summer day, but not a hefe I would go out of my way to find again.

Picture of the day: The fresh prince worked up a pretty hefty cab fare

Beer 358/365 – Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

Style: Hefeweizen

ABV: 5.4%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: The highest rated hefe on BeerAdvocate. Deservingly so.

Will I be drinking this again: Yup, this just bumped franzy as my favorite hefe.

Grade: A

11/1/2010: Most difficult beer name to pronounce ever. “Why-hine-steph-ahner”.. Does that sound about right? I was trying to tell my buddy about this beer, and had no clue how to say it. Also, why aren’t there pint sized weizen glasses out there? Maybe there are but I have not seen any. There is always so much empty space in the top with these .5L glasses..

The nose is a ton of banana. I know Weihenstephan has their own yeast strain, and it shows as all of their beers seem to have this amazing banana thing going on. The flavor is just about perfect as far as a hefe goes; banana, yeasty, some clove and a hint of lemon. Really don’t know how to describe the mouthfeel other than great. Rich, creamy, and very well carbonated. Would love to get a fresh case of this when summer rolls around.

Picture of the day: This one is a must click. Top 55 posters from the rally to restore sanity and/or fear.

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Beer 277/365 – Sierra Nevada Kellerweis

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis

Style: Hefeweizen

ABV: 4.8%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: Not too much but its good, I’m starting to realize that hefe’s are a style that does not have a wide range of nuances.

Will I be drinking this again: At $1.59 for a bottle, hell yes.

Grade: A-

8/12/2010: Thanks to reader Jordon for suggesting this beer to me. Like many of the summer beers out there I have seen this one on the shelves many times, but never had a reason to really buy it. I figured it was fitting that I drink a hefe on a day when I’m taking a stab at my second homebrew, a franzy clone with 3/4lb of honey malt added in for my own little spin on it.

Kellerweis is the first wheat beer I have tried from Sierra Nevada. The nose was typical for a hefe; wheaty and a bit of banana. The flavor is also very typical for the style, but very well done; fresh grainy wheat, with an even dose of banana/clove. The mouthfeel is a little on the full side for a hefe, but I like it. Overall nothing really stands out all that much about this beer, but thats why its an A- as its a great example of a well brewed hefe. I don’t think they didn’t mess with the standard recipe too much and it came out very good.

Picture of the day: Drivers Test

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Beer 65/365 – Hacker Pschorr Sternweisse

Style: Hefeweizen

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman, OH

What makes this beer different: Smells Sour, tastes awesome

Will I be drinking this again:Not sure how hard it is to find but if I can then YES.

Grade: A-

1/12/2010: Yet another A- or better, well don’t worry because the one coming up tomorrow was very ‘meh.’ This is my first hefeweizen so far, hard to believe because its one of my favorite styles. I think its because during the winter I tend to lean towards drinking heavy beers to add to my natural winter coat.

The born on date of this beer was 03/08, which I failed to see before I bought it. As I expected when I opened it I noticed a pretty funky skunky sour smell, but surprisingly the taste wasn’t stale at all. This had a very nice sweet malty taste for a wheat beer, with come clove and a little banana thrown in, also a bit tart. As you can see the color is darker than your normal hefe, and the mouthfeel was a bit heavier as well. Very nice refreshing beer, I would like to have tried this one a bit fresher but was still very good.

Going to try something new. I will be adding a link to a funny picture at the bottom of all of my reviews, why? Because laughing is good medicine damnit that’s why.

Funny Picture of the day: Apparently this guy has time traveling sperm.

Published in: on January 12, 2010 at 8:59 am  Comments (5)  
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