Ritzn (71) - 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 (261) - 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 (106) - 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 (3661) - 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 (247) - 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.
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Busters. This is money in its style. Hazy yellow pour with a dense coating head. Wheat and yeast, mild banana and clove. Soft palate that is just a bit chewy. Great beer.
ilovedarkbeer (2675) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Been meaning to check this one off for a while. Pours a hazy straw color with a large puffy white head. Notes of honey, light rubber sneaker, and yeast. Technically right on the money.
Axile (64) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden orange with a creamy white head. Aroma of banana, bubblegum, wheat and coriander. Taste: Banana, yeast, wheat and citrus.
Patrickctenchi (5663) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy, light yellow with a huge white head.
Banana, wheat, mild clove aroma.
Flavour is soft wheat malt, banana, sweet lemon/citrus.
Wonderful.....you won’t find many better than this one.
PeatyPete (786) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy white-yellow color with white foam. Aroma of clove and coriander. Taste of banana, citrus-like bit and cloves.