tectactoe (2926) - Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks to Corey for my first ever bottle of this. Hazy, translucent, & dense golden-amber body with an enormous, pillowing & chunky white head. Slowly receding, lots of fat lacing left on the glass. The nose brings bouts of sweet doughy malts, heavy yeast esters of clove & bubblegum, light mint, a faint touch of Candi sugar, some over-ripe banana, orange zest, & mild pear skin. Heavy sweet bread & commanding yeast finish. Lovely flavor that is robust & full, yet doesn’t weigh too heavy on the palate. Strong wheat, light grains, buttered & freshly baked bread, semisweet banana, pear, faint plum, clove, coriander, with just a kiss of musky leafiness & a modest earthy twinge from the hop additions. Finishes with a mouth coating of Bavarian yeast esters, bready wheat, & faint citrus zest. Medium bodied, just outside of chewy. One of the best American renditions of this German style, without a doubt. Fantastic.
ARH (724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle accidentally aged 4 months and poured into a footed pilsner glass. The aromas are very distinct with notes of clove, banana, pear, and a touch of cinnamon. After awhile, it kind of becomes reminiscent of banana bread as some of the grains come through. There’s oranges in there too, as well as a light acetone touch (but that could be from the unintentional aging). It looks like a hefe; it’s a hazy, unfiltered yellow-gold color with big, creamy, frothy white head that excellently retains a thick, fuzzy ring with an island and leaves and abundant, messy, puffy lace. It’s a balanced medium sweet and bitter with just a touch of citrus sour. There’s a light zip to the carbonation on this thin, smooth, light bodied beer. It’s an easy drinker with notes of apple scone early, followed by spicy honey, some banana, and bread late. Spice and honey finish the beer and it leaves a sweet fruit and light bitter citrus aftertaste with some wheat notes. It’s crisp, dry, and touch astringent.
doubelknv3 (1025) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, golden, white head, and lite lacing. Wheat and citrus aroma. Lite bodied, citrus, mild wheat, lite creamy texture. Mild dryness, mild bitterness and decent balance.
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Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: Bottle. It pours a cloudy gold with a lasting white head. Nice light clove nose with a touch of earth. Bright, crisp flavor with notes of wheat, yeast, and clove. Had no idea this was 7.2%. Really nice beer.
slowrunner77 (6547) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"SHOCKING NEWS!!! New Glarus makes ANOTHER awesome wheat beer! I swaer, they got the fruit and wheat beers styles down pat! HUGE aroma of bubble gum, banana and clove explodes out of the bottle. looks like you’d expect, with a nice frothy head. heavier feel due to the elevated abv, and a great flavor that just about matches the aroma. black wheat, crack’d wheat, and now this are probably 3 of my favorite 7 or 8 wheat beers from anywhere. only a couple german places rival these wheats! nice job, NG, and thanks Lou for the trade."
jkwood04 (4422) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some banana esters, pale and caramel malts, and some light dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty standard beer.
BMMillsy (1652) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as an extra in trade from forget who. Have had this sitting for a while so hopefully not past it's prime. Pours hazy golden colored with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma if sweet honey, pears, apples, wheat malts, coriander. Flavor is sweet Bavarian wheat malts, some crisp spiciness, pears and apples galore, honey balanced with crisp bitterness. Light plus bodied with lots of carbonation and very easy drinking. A nice hefe.
cards04 (2079) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is so good. Aromas of fresh banana, a hint of citrus, and beautiful warm spice notes. Flavors are banana, citrus, cinnamon. So refreshing and flavorful
MacBoost (1438) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade. Pours a cloudy light orange with a large white head. Aromas of sweet artificial banana flavoring and not much else. Taste is slightly spicy, and semi dry. Flavors of clove-y banana esters from the yeast along with some other spice, perhaps a touch of white pepper. Not exactly the cleanest beer in the world, but it petes pretty good. Medium-high boost which is completely masked. Standard German type weizen, although I’m not sure wh th bock part comes in. Good.
charule (1465) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at New Glarus. Poured light hazy gold with white head. Aroma of classic hefe. Light carb med bod. Banana wheat taste.