Howling Wolf Weisse Bier

Idaho
United States
Grand Teton Brewing Howling Wolf Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
75
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
28 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

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.

Profile

ABV: 
4.7%
IBUs: 
14
Hops: 
German Tradition
Malts: 
Idaho 2-Row Malted Barley, CaraHell, Pale Malted Wheat, Vienna
Judges Review 
S J Klein's picture
Judges Rating:
75
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
28 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer pours into the glass with very little head despite copious bubbles. It has a slight cloudiness and is closer to amber than straw in color. In the nose, I picked up clove and banana, a slight green apple, a touch of goatiness, and maybe even a little old yeast scent. It also has a subtle caramel character in the nose. The beer is dry, with forward notes of banana and clove. It is slightly peppery and phenolic, with a yeasty finish. There is no notable hop flavor, but a slight bitterness in the back for balance. In the mouth it is dry and effervescent, with a slight sharpness on the tongue. It's a decent example of a bavarian hefeweizen. All of the notes are there, but It hasn't traveled well. I imagine at the brewery it has an almost bread-like yeastiness though. Looks like a trip to Idaho is in order!