sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2008 (Bottled) Opaque yellow-orange with a medium, foamy, lasting and lacy head. Fresh aroma of vanilla, dryish banana, and yeast. Some witbier character, too. Banana-fruity, dryish flavor with a strong vanilla feel and some lemony floweriness. Medium-bodied, refreshing palate with fizzy but soft carbonation. A real summer thirst quencher, somewhere between Schneider Weisse and Hoegaarden, with a twist of Liberty Ale. Should appeal to women as well. Definitely among the very best Hefeweizens out there.
(Bottled, rated 1/24/2004, was 8-4-8-4-16=4.0) Yellow, muddy color. Small, mostly diminishing, white head. Heavily yeasty aroma with vanilla, close to white wine. Sweet and acidic flavor, quite acidic finish. Medium-bodied with soft, dry and oily mouthfeel. A very enjoyable and complex weisse.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2006 I’m not that big a Weisse fan and I didn’t find the aroma of this stuff to appealing,but the taste was surprisingly good, banana, lemon hints and it didn’t leave that oily feeling on the tongue. This one I would recommend.
becksgenius (108) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong citrus taste, interesting color. very crisp and refreshing. Light white head and leaves a nice lace.
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2004 Wow. Very Nice beer. Great bananna taste. Dominated by citrus. If this beer was a little bit stronger it would have been a perfect five
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So far my favorite bottled hefe. Has some hints of banana and it's crisp. Good taste, refreshing.
drywallman (320) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this with Christmas dinner, and was impressed with the color, malt/hop/spice taste and champaign like dryness. Highly recommended.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2003
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
reminds me of hefeweizen widmer brothers beer not much to say but it works i got it as a gift.it does have a tart clean crisp taste
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Whoever came up with "American Style Hefe" after having one of those should be bitch-slapped. They ruined a beautiful thing.
I finally get a chance to use my glass from the Spring Beer & Wine Fest (Portland, OR)!
Pours a beeauuutiful whiteish yellow with a huge head that lasts the entire glass even while leaving behind a thick lace.
Smells strongly of clove or some other fragrant spice. Even the scent is refreshing.
Tastes of sweat spice with a hint of florals. It's very complex but I really can't pick out much else specifically.
Mouthfeel is foamy yet crisp and clean.
Drinkability is pretty good, but I gotta be honest and say that I couldn't have too many of these. It's almost over-carbonated and a tad too sweet to have more than a few.
Very tasty, and my first experience with this brewery. At only $2 a 500ml bottle, I'm heading back to try the others.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden hazy color with a huge frothy white head. Bountiful nose of fruits, spices and yeasty-cloves, lovely. Banana character really shines through. The taste is creamy and refrshing. Finishes on a high note, fruity and smooth. Don't tarnish this beer by putting a lemon wedge in it. That lemon will just hide the flavors and aroma that come together. It's time to rate a classic.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow color with lines of very fine bubbles rising to the surface. Spectacular white rocky head. Very strong aroma of fresh but spicy banana and orange. Complex flavor of wheat, spicy clove and malt. Very delicate palate at the start which comes on stronger and more noticably towards the finish.