thegreenrooster (3977) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is typical hefe. Banana and clove with wheat malt base and maybe even some vanilla. Flavor is a little on the thin side with the banana and clove being the main thing I detect. A bit of metal toward the end which was kind of weird. Typical but thin German hefe.
biir (749) - Berlin, - MAY 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flasche - goldgelb mit dicker Schaumkrone. Sehr gut abgestimmtes Weizen, wenig nervige bananige Noten, allerdings sticht auch sonst kaum etwas richtig heraus. Gewürzig. Durchaus ein gutes Weizen, aber mit 96 hier hart overrated, wie praktisch alle deutschen Biere, die in den USA verkauft werden.
Bulk_Carrier (3637) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was poured into a weizen glass.
The appearance was a hazy/cloudy burnt orange color with a thick rocky/foamy white head that took its time to dissipate. Rough messy lacing.
The smell started off with the spicy clove up front and then the sweet banana esters, slightly earthy, subtle biscuit.
The taste wrapped together all of the previously mentioned flavors with the sweet breadiness lingering into the spicy clove in the aftertaste nicely.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body. Spices hit with a gentle harshness on my tongue.
Overall, damn, what a nice hefeweizen. Definitely would have again.
heavy (2760) - Split, CROATIA - MAY 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
May. ’15. On tap at Andechser am Dom. Hazy yellow bodied with typically big head. Very nice in-style aroma, banana and orange were screaming out of it. Flavor was mildly sweet, chalky, fruity, creamy and smooth on palate. Medium bodied with low carbonation accompanied with pleasant finish that followed the flavor. Again, very good, scholar Hefeweizen example, but still expected a bit better somehow.
Kita (1873) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 0.50l. Cloudy golden color with medium frothy white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of wheat, yeast, banana and cloves. Taste starts light sweet grainy and honeyish, follows refreshing citric and grassy with mild spicy mouthfeel and light bitter finish. Light to medium body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Well done, but not so special, although I might be a bit spoiled...
Ritzn (375) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of my favourite weizen! Aroma is light fruit. Not only banana also apple and other sweet stuff. Taste is very mild in perfect harmony with the aroma. Silky smooth mouthfeel that is long lasting. Overall very good.
hauxe (380) - Butzbach, GERMANY - APR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy light orange from the bottle. The expected sweet banana aroma is accompanied by something more tart - in the direction of green apple. Taste is the expected Weizen, accompanied with bread, banana and the advertised honey melon notes. Very pleasant. The beer has a little bit more carbonation than I would expect in a Weizen and at the outset this seems mask the finish. However as the session progressed the dry and short if crisp ending was increasingly replaced by a lingering sweetness. Very good stuff.
TheKernOwl (182) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Faint dried banana/dried apple (+ melon?) fruit on nose, which for my money also smells a little vegetal (butternut squash/parsnip). Mild clove/cardamom ting going on, as well. Really creamy and soft, yet serious – like a magnolia-painted trapdoor? Medium-length finish, after a little lemon in the mouth. A very, very classy affair; amen, those Benedictine lads! Tonight, I feel like I slightly prefer the funkier, more bolshy Weihenstephan Hefe (sampled yesterday), but y’know if you put those two head-to-head, I think the Andechser’s slinkiness could shade it.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Been a while since I rated a German beer, or a good hefe for that matter. With the boom of American craft, you see the German beers less and less. Too bad in a way. Enough rambling. Pours hazy gold, nice big head. Textbook. Aroma is wheat and cloves, touch of banana. Flavor matches, more emphasis on clove spice than other components. Good wheat backbone. As it warms up, banana esters make themselves more known and more balanced with the phenols. Nice brew.
MatusBeer (414) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy yellow colour with huge stable head off. Aroma typical for wheat beer with banana notes and yeasts. Taste is really balanced, spicy aftertaste,full body,great wheat beer.