Well, it’s Sunday, and what’s better than watching baseball? Well, watching baseball and drinking beer, of course. Tonight, I’m going to be reviewing a few lighter beers, given the weather here (about 90 degrees). First one up is Flying Dog In Heat Wheat.
Trivia: This won the 2003 Silver Medal at the Great American Beer Festival for a German Style Hefeweizen. It also won the 2006 Bronze Medal at the Great American Beer Festival.
Random: I love Hefeweizens, especially in the summer. They’re pretty much my “go-to” beer. I haven’t met one that I didn’t like.
On the nose, there’s a lot of citrus. I get more lemon than anything else. There was barely a one finger head that dissipated very quickly. The usual cloudiness of a hefeweizen is present. It looks almost exactly like a Blue Moon. There’s also some coriander going on. I don’t really get the banana that is described on the website, until the aftertaste. The website also says clove should be mixed in. I can see that, although it’s more subtle than the coriander. Tastewise, it’s very nice. Still get the citrus taste, which makes it very crisp. A lot of carbonation on the mouthfeel, but pleasant and refreshing. It’s 4.7%, which means that I could easily put a lot of these away. This is a perfect summer beer. Absolutely awesome. On another note, on the bottle, it says not to put a lemon or orange in it. It definitely has enough flavor by itself. My girlfriend also expressed her pleasure with the beer, simply stating, “I like it.” On a final note, they also have a really informative website with beer information sheets and a tasting notes sheet you can print. Pretty cool.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0