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Big Dog’s Tailwagger Wheat
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Our authentic Bavarian-style wheat beer is light and effervescent, possessing the characteristic banana and clove aromas produced by the unique German yeast strain.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (11214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft at the source. Cloudy pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of light citrus. taste is watery lemon peel. Plain.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Guerde (1165) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2014
(bomber from Sparky, thanks E!) Pretty warm out on this 11th of June, so I figured a hefe would be a good drink for the evening. Pours a very cloudy light yellow-orangish color with a medium white head that settles to a thin white cap. Aroma holds a rich cornucopia of scents, with some creamed corn, big time wheat bread, must, more wheat bread, mineral water, lemon zest, and more wheat bread. There is no trace of the banana or clove in my estimation. Flavor holds more of the Mendota Springs mineral water with lemon flavor, some more bread, and a glimmer of sweetness towards the finish that has a faint trace of Cream of Wheat with dried banana chips and vanilla. Finish snaps pretty good and is quite refreshing. The mouthfeel is full and creamy, but it could stand to use a little more carb. The creaminess is one feature of this beer that is present which I seek in the style. Overall this is a decent hefe, but it needs some work in the aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomasus (204) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Pours a cloudy yellow with a head of huge bubbles that quickly dissipate... not impressed. Aroma is faint but pleasant: caramel, hay, floral, grass, light citrus, some dough, light butterscotch. The smell is the best part of this beer IMHO. Flavor grew on me as I drank more (I’m up grading the flavor rating as I type): Medium sweet, very little bitterness, and medium sour, quite enjoyable. A slick light to medium bodied palate with an abrupt lightly bitter finish. Probably wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase again BUT wouldn’t mind drinking it when in the mood for a Hef’ and pickings are slim.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Hazed yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is light sweet wheat. Flavor is sweet wheat and floral hoppiness. Light medium body with smooth carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
On tap at the brewpub, Vegas. Cloudy pale yellow with a thick meringue crown. Lovely smooth and wheaty with soft yeast, spicy clove, light banana, and a lightly tart finish. Man, this was a really good hefe!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2502) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 1, 2013
On tap at Bib Dogs casino at Vegas. Poured a nice cloudy unfiltered grapefruit looking glass with small head. Aroma of citrus and clove. Flavor of citrus, banana and clove. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2181) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Had at the brewpub. This is a very well done version of the German classic. Bananas and cloves all the way.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10808) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
A turbid orange-yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is a bit tart for my liking. Lots of lemon and some slightly sour oranges. Wheat and bread malt, some clove, banana, and yeast. Flavor isn’t bad, but similarly tart. Banana, clove, and bread. Mild yeast, lots of lemon zest, oranges, and some yogurt, perhaps.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Cloudy yellow-orange with a yeasty film and yeasty aroma. Orange peel tastes, lightly bittered and tart ... overly sweet for the style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kathouse (998) - Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Cloudy yellow with some spice and citrus hoppiness. Low aroma for a wheat beer makes up for it in spicy wheat and yeast flavor. Finish is floral with some clove. No banana odors present.


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