Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy, slight amber accent to the straw colour. Sweet, banana-accented aroma. Sweet and kind of candyish. Bland. A lower-tier weizen.
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sample at brewery. Medium gold with slight haze, a lasting tight white head. Not the best looking weizen. Aroma is socky, a bit sour, maybe some pedio in here? Sour lemon/orange aromas. Soft mouthfeel. Tastes better than it smells with some good fruitiness and a light body that is more reminiscent of a witbier than a German hefeweizen. Has distinct orange flavors and a pretty dry, pithy finish.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark yellow colored with hazy appearance. Little white head. Grainy and bready aroma with some banana hints. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is cleaner with rather thin fruity banana still, similar grains here. Aftertaste lasts with yeast and lemon.
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at the brewpub. Cloudy pale yellow, no head. estery raspberry aroma. Sweet and yeasty with clean rounded mouthfeel. Sweaty and lifeless. Finishes with estery berries and alcohol. Sub-par for Bamberg.
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(7/2/08) Draught at the brewpub in Bamberg. Hazy amber color. Aroma has some citrus and light estery notes. Sweetish flavor with some yeast and some fruitiness. Light to medium-bodied. Not a whole lot of flavor.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draught at the brewpub.
Hazy pale amber colour, with pretty low head for being a weizen. Aroma from cognac and phenols. Flavour is bit phenolic and light estery. Body is light and oily, which is not the standard features of a hefe.
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brauhaus in Bamberg. Dark muddy orange/brown colored body with an off-white head. Sticky fruit and dough in the nose, some doughy cookies and oranges and nuts tasted. A bit plain overall, seems a bit simple.
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From tap at the brewery. Hazy, warm amber with a small, dense head. The aroma is rather neutral with a light sweetness and light notes of cloves and banana. The flavour has sweetness, notes of banana, light clove and wheat. The overall impression is too thin.
asheft (2441) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[on tap at brewpub]
Sweet banana > bubblegum > lemon aroma. Cloudy copper with a nice lasting foam. Soda watery bubblegum flavour that is sweet and sugary and followed by something unsavory which becomes an herbal bitterness. Medium to light body, medium carbonation, lingering unsavory flavour finish.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, Ambräusianum, Bamberg.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, fully lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, caramel), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of banana/gum and clove.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Like the hell, nice aroma but too sweet.