warriorx99 (85) - USA - MAR 25, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours gold with a creamy head. The aroma is a fruity, grassy small to it. The taste is mostly a grassy flavor. Not a great hef in my estimation.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fizzy, white head is big to start over an opaque, amber/brown with thick, chunky yeast particles. Untraditional aroma with the yeasts taking a backseat to malts (toffee and chocolate) with a hint of Play-Doh, moldy fruit and light floral. Mid-bodied with a buttery palate, the flavor is bittersweet musty wheat with sour fruitiness. An unexpectedly interesting interpretation... likable but odd.
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DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(500 ml bottle: $2.19 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) I’m not enthused by how this beer smells because I’d rather my German Hefeweizens didn’t smell grassy. Where’s the banana-like esters or the spice? Not all that inviting, but I have to go forward and taste this beer. The wheat malt flavor is there, but is pretty light and bland. Banana is very light, and spices seem non-existent. Geez, this is a really dull beer, guess I won’t be finishing this bottle. Even the body is fairly light, though not quite reaching a watery nadir. Pale golden color and somewhat cloudy in appearance. The lone area worthy of praise with this beer is the bubbly white head which rises to 2 or more inches in height, and takes several minutes just to settle to an inch. Even by the end of this session, there’s still a creamy quarter-inch of head remaining in the glass. No lacing, but that could be an issue with the hard water we have in San Diego. So, the beer is boring, but it’s somewhat pretty to look at. Unfortunately, this isn’t www.rateart.com.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow coloured with a white head.
Aroma of fruits with yeasty notes.
Fruity flavour with notes of spices and yeast and acidic notes.
Kinz (3104) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty beer, great head, hazy gold, OK lacing. Aroma was mild and centered on clove. Flavor was lightly wheaty, some clove, and a not so enchanting pencil lead finish. Faintest hint of lemon as well. Not bad, but the yeast esters were simply too restrained.
shrubber85 (6507) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Yeast, malt, banana, apple aroma Orange yellow color - cloudy with small head. A well blended mixture of wheat malt and banana/clove. A bit watery. Nicely drinkable but could use a more intense flavor.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber with frothy white head. Yeasty aroma with notes of citrus peel and caramel. Thin and watery with lively carbonation. Sweet and spicy flavor. Nothing special.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at the corkscrew tasting in Urbana Illinois. For a Hefeweizen this was pretty good but I just cant get into it. Mostly because I just dont ding the Hefe’s. Quite a bit of banana. so thats pretty good I guess
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy pale yellow body with lazy carbonation and a tall head that - - that disappears more quickly than I’ve seen on a hefeweizen before! It has a delicate aroma, grassy fresh with a mild lemon twist. The banana shows up for the taste - and it’s an old banana at that. Cloves make a brief hello. Very clean finish with perhaps a drop of lemon to cleanse the tongue. Acceptable.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - MAR 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
it has a very large head; the color is orange and hazy. the body is medium light, not too fruity. a decent weizen.