Monday, July 25, 2011

Beereview: In-Heat Wheat Hefeweizen

The time's ticking. Not too long now until my company's brew off. I'm very excited. I feel confident in my beer, and I'm going up against some pretty serious brewers. We've got four brewers going toe to toe, keg to keg. From what I hear, there will also be some pizza! There's been positive talk around the office, so we should have a pretty killer turn out. I expect all our kegs to be kicked liked Ray Finkle kicks a ball.. laces out...

Beer review time!!

Is it hot enough for ya? For whatever reason, temperatures have rocketed across the states. The only people who aren't noticing are us Floridians... cause it's the same ol' song & dance for us. While the temperatures soar, people tend to turn to the lighter beers, whether it be light lagers, whites (wit), wheats, goldens, pale ales, etc. So in honor of everyone everywhere other than here, today we review Flying Dog's "In-Heat Wheat" Hefeweizen.

"hey baby, how you doin'?"
Nick really hit it on the head that Flying Dog has some very strange label designs. The fact that they named this hefeweizen "In-Heat Wheat." Just adds to the level of disturbing. Some people may even have some post-traumatic flashbacks of an encounter with an overly friendly Mastiff jackhammer attached to their body. If you don't know what I mean, you're too young to be reading this blog anyway. Beer is for us adults. Now that we're adults, it's our turn to decide what that means. Move over grandpa!

Flying dog calls out all the namby-pamby classy folk and tells them to back off, drink it like a real German would. Don't adorn it with some fancy-cut piece of fruit. It's not supposed to be that way. Pour it into the glass and drink. Which is exactly what I plan to do.

Beauty. A modest amount of bright-white foam rests on top of the beer. The beer pours a nice yellow/gold color. The scent is light and slightly malty. No hop aroma, which is true to style. Definitely wheat-y. Very sweet. Light in flavor. This beer definitely is no sipper. You're a thirsty man. Drink away. Pound your cup, and let out a thunderous bellow from your nether-regions. Have another. It's hot outside.

At least that's what the beer says to me. It's a decent beer. Like the last I reviewed, not crazy outstanding, but not bad either. A middle of the road hefeweizen.

By the way, if you ever wonder where I get my style guidelines, head over to BJCP.org. A good site, with lots of information.

How hot is it where you are? This weekend here it was 92, "felt like 102." I love it. I mowed the lawn and trimmed the trees. Hot, hot, hot!

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