humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice carbonation and great head. The flavor is buttery bananna and estery goodness, but there is also a hollowness to the taste. I think this is best explained by the lack or limit of the spices one usually associates with a Hefe. In so doing, this beer is offering more malt and yeast flavors than most. And while light-bodied and hay-scented (not the fern) it is a wholesome and refreshing beverage. This beer would taste best after a day of bucking hay under the hot summer sun. Good Things.
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting example of a German Hefeweizen- the banana and clove flavors are toned down, and tangy, somewhat sweet wheat malt tends to dominate with notes of apricot and peach. A solid hazy-bodied yellow-orange beer.
Imbockinsxtx (80) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: As the beer pours out you can see the haze. Copious head formation at onset. Lots of yeast stuff floating around in glass to be sure. The look is classic Hefe with a yellow cloudy appearance. There is a yeasty aroma with spicy banana hints. This beer has a refreshing banana fruity flavour with some spice added for good measure. HEIL HEFE. There is a watery finish but just enough to cement this beer as a classic Hot Summer must have in frige beer. I really like this one and its good to the last drop. Happy Hefeing. Cheers!
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. 06.07.04 Pours a rich, pale golden with a frothy white head and sporadic lace; hazy. Aromas are bursting with bubblegum, clove, yummy yeastiness and light graininess. Flavors are mild, average even; but, Ayinger claims this to be a style benchmark. If that is the case, then this average is just what a German hefeweizen should be. One thing it is, is sweet and thick for a hefe - I like it. There is some winey dry bite to the finish that is a bit of a surprise, but very tasty. Decent stuff.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First of all, teh aroma is completely enticing. Doesn’t not smell like a beer at all, but something much better. After that, read the commercial description. If only all descriptions were that close to the truth, shopping for beer would be much easier. This is a very polished beer and should not be approached by immature beer drinkers. Definitely resembles champagne.
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy gold with a thick, foamy, white head. Aroma of hay bails. The taste has hints of malt, more wheat and yeast, and a lemon note at the end. Very nice wheat.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 This beer is high on the list of favorite hefeweizens for me. Sampled from a 16.9 oz bottle this beer pours a cloudy pale yellow-gold color with a large white head that lingers and left good lacing. There is a fairly strong scent of wheat, bubblegum and clove with a yeasty undertone. The flavor is creamy malt, wheat, and hints of citrus, bubblegum and clove with a bready yeastiness that lingers. Well rounded body. Excellent.
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A quintessential summer beer. Beer pours cloudy dark golden color with the requisite big fluffy egg white head. The aroma is as it should be: banana, clove, and wheat. Flavor is right on also. Light fruitiness, light lemon with some spice. The mouthfeel is perfect for a summer beer. Light, effervescent and yet still sustantial. I will be buying many more of these throughout the hot Texas summer.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a great hefe. Smooth notes of wheat, banana, and barbecue. I had one bottle, but will have to get more.
cdwooley (4) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my usuals...sweet aroma of vanilla. Murky appearance with yeast debris..yum, but (I like the yeast so I roll the bottle around on the table). Thick, creamy, smooth head with a great flavor with a hint of bannana and cloves.