DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Received from The Wolf Public House in Ballwin, MO in a 12oz bottle and poured into a Weizen Glass. Bottled On= 11/24/10
Appearance- Blonde in color and as the farther up you go, the dark the color becomes. Very cloudy as well with 1 finger of head.
Smell- Strong hints of orange and very yeasty
Taste- An extreme dose of the average wheat beer and then a orange/lemon taste.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied beer and easy flowing throughout the whole drink.
Drinkability- Could recommend this to anyone who is into Wheat/Weizen beers. Much better than other Hefeweizens coming from America. Would drink all night if I wasn’t paying attention.
gschrade (1092) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2013
I picked this up from Friar Tucks. Pours a gold in color. Nice wheat flavor. Pretty good. I would drink this again.
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I like weisser biers so I was happy with this one lots of good malty flavor smooth easy to drink. Pours a nice hazy golden color with a good head, would recommend. BuckeyeBoy (7683) - 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.
drpimento (3641) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Poured with a nice off white head that lasts and lots of lace. Color is a slightly cloudy amber. Aroma was traditional Bavarian weisse but like a little overdone - sort of artificial. Flavor is like nose. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of short to medium in length.
Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2010
(bottle from bhensonb) Pours a cloudy light gold with a medium sized white head that quickly settles to a thin cap. Aroma of banana, clove, vanilla, bready wheat, and just a faint hint of orange creamsicle. Nearing perfection in what I look for in a hefe aromatically. Flavor follows suit with some light banana, clove, snappy wheat, and a lingering bready finish. My only complaint would be that the banana is a little toned down for my tastes, but this would be a great introductory beer for someone just getting accustomed to the style. Mouthfeel is a little thin as well, but it doesn’t detract that much. Carbonation is lively. Overall, this would be a great beer to session during any month, but particularly in the summer. Thanks Bill! BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Tap @ bittercreek: hazy blonde, light white head and nice lacing. Nose of fresh pale malt and wheat, light esters with more pronounced banana. Creamy wheaty flavor with a light hoppy finish. Clean and balanced hefe; do I taste decoction? phaleslu (10274) - 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. dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2011
A slightly fruity aroma. Very good appearance. This is pretty nice, even though I’m drinking it a little warm. Has quite a bit of wheat, some banana. Decent. Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of banana, clove, bubblegum, and light citrus. It pours a hazy orangish-gold with a one finger white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate banana, bubblegum, and a hint of lemon. The finish has very light wheaty tanginess and just a hint of clove. Light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall solid, but a tad on the sweet side and not enough citrus flavors.