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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Howling Wolf Weisse Bier is an unfiltered Bavarian-style Hefeweizen. Brewed with a hearty amount of wheat, this Weissbier pours a light clouded golden color with a generous head. Gently hopped to balance the malt sweetness, Howling Wolf’s flavors and aromas are subtle with a hint of fruit and spice. At 5% alcohol by volume, this light-bodied ale is a refreshing session beer for any time of year.

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2.9
BVery (11385) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Sampled at St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Yellow/orange pour with a small white head. Wheat and light fruit - not a great beer.

3.5
marcus (10736) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Pours cloudy golden with a rich white head and a yeasty aroma. There is a robust fruity wheat flavor with a dry spicy finish.

3.7
phaleslu (10731) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Draft at The Bridge. Pours a cloudy bright gold with a small white head. Notes of bananas, wheat, lemon citrus, coriander, clove, sweet malts, yeast, sugar, and bread. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a bready mouthfeel. Sweet, crisp, and refreshing. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this.

3
cubs (10721) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2012
12 oz bottle @ home. Hazy, golden orange appearance with an off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Spicy yeasty, rich clove, herbal, wheat, light banana aroma. Fairly spicy, bready wheat malty, a bit toasty, clove, dull flavor. Bleh.

3.3
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle hazy orange pour with thin to no white head, aroma brought notes of milky yeast notes, hints of lemon zest, touch of earth, grass and biscuit notes, slight orange peel, hints of banana and spice notes as well. Taste is a mix of milky and bready yeast, some full bread and biscuit notes, touch of banana, hints of spice, orange, touch of lemon, finishing fairly yeasty. Pretty nice, but a bit unbalanced.

3
douglas88 (9677) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a mostly clear golden hue with a large white head. A light banana and spice nose. Big banana, clove, earthy spices. Very mellow, a bit thin. Some earthy wheat. OK.

3.5
3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2010
unfiltered gold, effervescent. soft and delicate doughy yeast and wheat in the nose - mild banana and clove. light body, delicate and soft throughout. light lemon zest, medium pale malt, medium wheat. effervescent on the tongue. appropriately crisp and refreshing.

2.8
bytemesis (9325) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear golden small white head, decent lacing. Aroma is green apple, wheat, grain. Flavor is the same, light sweet, lemony. Light body. Nothing special

3.9
BuckeyeBoy (8558) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Picked up a couple of these tonight at the COOP... shared one with inflatablechair.... We both thought this is a pretty damn respectable and very fresh tasting hefe.

Why this is named "Howling Wolf" when the Cellar Reserve Weizenbock already had the moniker first is very confusing. I bet it will only be a few weeks before we start seeing reviews under the Weizenbock that actually should be in the hefe category... oh well... I don’t care... this is a classy brew.

1" foamy white head... great retention and lacing.. the brew is hazed golden.

Nose is very fresh of course... balanced nicely between the esters and the phenols... although both seem a tad light... banana and clove play nicely but are not quite as heavy as I would hope for... but that is my PNW mindset playing games.

Not much to say about the flavor that I haven’t already said... the banana begins up front and the clove sorta finishes out.. the palate is better than the aroma by quite a bit in my mind...

Medium/lite body seems spot on... carbonation is also about perfect..

Nothing is wrong with this beer... damn good actually.

I forget how refreshing a well made hefeweizen can be.. I will definitely be picking these up while I can.


3.2
radagast83 (8504) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Buddy brought this one back from out west. Drank entire 12oz bottle. Poured a cloudy golden color with a white head. Aroma was light lemon, grain, very light fruit notes. Flavor was light grains, touch of sweet lemon notes. Not exactly tart, but a light sweetness that was pleasant.


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