Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat Hefeweizen

 
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RATINGS: 1367   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Brewed in the centuries old tradition of German beers, our brewers use more wheat and proprietary yeast to give it the unmistakable character of a flavorful, authentic Hefeweizen. The High proportion of wheat gives In Heat its smooth, full-mouth feel and our special yeast gives it its unique fruity and spicy aroma.

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2.5
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 30, 2002
Man, why make a middle of the road wheat like this? It claims to step up to the plate, 'in the tradition of German hefes', C'mon. If your gonna pay for a heffe premium, reach for the Paulaner, the Aventinus, the Schneider, and thats the stuff. It has some citrusy flavors, the usual action, didn't hold a head too long, and let's you toss in the goody at the bottom, but don't hold this up as a shining example of the form, let me down a little.

2.5
VA Homebrewer (524) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2002
Hmmm...smells like a hefeweizen; looks like a hefeweizen; doesn't taste like a hefeweizen. Only flavors in there are malt and yeast. No dry finish, no spice. Nice hazy golden color though. Looked & smelled promising before falling flat on the first sip. I'll pass on this - and most of their line - in the future.

2.5
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Very citrusy - almost cloying sweetness. Sourness throughout. Lemons and bananas, oh my!

2.5
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 3, 2003
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 Liked this even less than the FD pale ale. With the added fruit flavor, the spice taste stands out even more unpleasantly.

2.5
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2004
Hazy light golden yellow with a medium quickly diminishing white head. Aroma of banana, clove, wheat, light bread, honey and pepper. Medium light watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Weak, grassy flavor of apple, banana, clove, pepper and wheat with some hints of citrus. Decent, but uninspiring.

2.5
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2004
On tap @ Flying Saucer - Reminded me a lot of a Bells Oberon, very murky and slightly hoppy, but a bit too much citrus and other fruit flavors for my likes. Pretty flat also.

2.5
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Poured a hazy light yellow with an averaged sized white head. Aromas and tastes of yeast, bananas, wheat and ass (what is that other smell I detect - yuck). Watery body. I really didn’t care for this one.

2.5
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Tastes likes banana nut bread liquified. The fruit and nut flavors are too powerful and the wheat isnt prolific enough very weak beer.

2.5
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Yet another mid-level offering from the dogs. The name was by far the best part of this. Flavor is light, and this is a weak example of a hefeweizen.

2.5
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 On tap: This hefe starts out okay, a puffy white head atop a cloudy yellow body, a grassy sweet aroma with banana and a hint of lemon. But the head soon collapses. As the beer warms, the aroma sours. The flavor, originally grassy with bananas and some tartness becomes grainy and acidic. The finish is the bitterness of crunching into an orange pip. I don’t think I’ll be reapting this any time soon.

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