RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
The Fire Station 5 beers are brewed by Portland Brewing exclusively for the Fred Meyer grocery store chain. The king of wheat beers! Ours has a rich, spicy palate and complex flavors with a full finish. Refresh yourself!

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maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose has a combination of wheat and skunk on it, like it’s old. Taste is actually a little spicy, which I found surprising. I can definitely taste to the earthy hefeweizen notes in there. Meh.

Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with white foam. Smells creamy of wheat. Tastes wheaty and soapy and bitter with not flavor attached.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Golden in color, fairly clear (filtered), with small sudsy white head, sparce lacing.   Pale wheaty nose, slightly grassy.   Doesn’t look or smell that appealing.   Fairly bland on the tongue, wheaty, slightly dry, a bit grassy.   Not all that filling or heavy, just too thin and dull.   The fact that its so clear with such a weak head left me suspect.   The nose wasn’t anything to write home about, and the flavor pretty much follows through with the rest.   Dull and bland, but nothing off about it.   Just too uninteresting compared to so many other examples.   Blech...

jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Not great for a hefe. Pours disturbingly clear. Like most others in this series, very drinkable but nothing to seek out.

AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Hazy amber color/ fleeting head. Mild fruity banana, berry aromas. medium bodied/ smooth mouthfeel. Lightly sweet berry fruit flavors with mild spices, mild tart wheat. mild.

philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2010 Fire Station 5 Brewing Company--Hook & Ladder Hefeweizen--2002 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.00% ABV? (3.75 / 5.0) Hefeweizen--Hazy lemon orange juice color. Medium sediment. Malty mild spicy floral NW wheat front. Malty medium thick mild yeast body. Clean mild citrus end. No banana clove notes. Tasty Solid NW Hefeweizen. Sampled 7/14/2002. Fire Station 5 Brewing Company--Fire Hydrant Hefeweisen--Unfiltered Wheat Beer--2004 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.00% ABV?15 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Hefeweizen--Foamy mild lace head. Cloudy lemon straw color. Mild coriander wheat hop front. Crisp smooth mild spicy wheat citrus banana NW malty body. Clean refreshing dry mild tangy spice hop end. Fresh & tasty. Sampled 10/7/2004. Fire Station 5--Olympia, WA--Fred Meyer. Inc.--Fire Hydrant Hefeweisen Unfiltered Wheat Beer--Integrity--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV. 15 IBU’s? (3.75 / 5.0) Foamy lacy white head. Big loose fresh pellicle. Cloudy bright dark orange color. Bavarian banana clove hint NW wheat ester front. Mild sweet slightly crusty delicate spicy mild citrus fruit nice Hefe wheat body. Clean easy refreshing delicate Hefe smooth end. Sampled 12/15/2010. 6-Pack purchased for $6.99 @ Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 3/25/2010.

Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2009
12oz. bottle- Pours cloudy golden orange with minimal head, the appearance is the best part of this beer, the aroma smells like yeast, overpowering. The flavor is horrible, the worst wheat beer i’ve ever had, it tastes like someone filtered this beer through some dirty gym socks, I cant believe Pyramid released this crap.

poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2009
12 oz bottle. Faint aromas of banana, super sweet caramel--definitely doesn’t smell the way a good hefeweizen should smell. Appearance is worse. Looks flat--no head, no lacing. Dreadful hazy orange hue. First taste: if this is a hefeweizen, I’m the fucking pope. Sickeningly sweet taste. Tastes old. I hope I’m not doing this beer an injustice by ranking an out of date bottle (although I wasn’t expecting much in the first place). Lots of carbonation. Nasty chemical aftertaste. WTF is this thing I’m drinking? I think it needs its own category, ’cause it’s clear to anyone at least halfway knowledgeable about beer that this isn’t hefeweizen.

Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Yet another in a long line of godawful american wheat beers that I was duped into drinking in my younger years. "King of wheat beers", my ass.

Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Medium amber, golden color. Sweet yeasty notes in the aroma. Pale dry wheat flavor. Should have a crisp mouthfeel. This is bland, no real spice notes until the end. Well carbonated but too clean. Dont know what this beer is trying to be.

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