lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear bright gold with a fizzy thick white head. OK, it’s clear for the initial pour. On subsequent pours it gets progressively hazier. Smells strongly of banana and clove. Some underlying sweet wheat malt and yeast aromas.
Taste has a very pronounced rip banana flavor followed quickly by nips of clove and other spice. Smooth finish but a bit fizzy on the tongue. Slightly bitter peppery finish. Medium bodied and creamy. Light bitterness in the aftertaste. Very smooth and drinkable. A tasty brew that goes down dangerously easily. I’m not an expert of the style but this is the best Hefe-Weizen I’ve had yet.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a big white head. Sweet yeasty banana aroma and a sweet banana wheaty yeasty light citrus taste. Medium body and a sweet light dry finish.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy pale yellow with a big white head. Wheaty sweet aroma with yeast and some banana. Nice sweet flavor with some yeast.
ClarkVV (5129) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 bottle. Golden-hay appearance, very cloudy, though settling out to a straw yellow, with some moderate haziness and a huge, foamy, yellow flecked white head. Aggressive bubbles. Nose is restrained and only has lightly dry bananas, dry bubble gum esters, hay, light corn flour and lovely hops. I’m not getting much fruit that they claim is in the nose. Flavor is initially sweet and malty, with almost a stickiness to it. It lightens up a good deal, with bananas and light clove drying out the malt, as dry, countryside-hops provide a pleasant and restrained bitterness. Yeast is quite restrained, though apparent, with a dry champagne-like chewiness, bits of dough and light corn-bread. Medium-full body for the style and just wonderfully well done. Now if I could only get in to that Celebrator. . .
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Spicy, Cloves similar to corriandar, some citrus, well balanced Phenols
Appearance: Pale Straw yellow, cloudy to style
Thick bright white head
Flavor: Bubble Gum, citrus and spice
Starts full bodied, finishes light and clean with bubble gum notes, tartness from wheat.. after warming slight honey flavors
Mouth Feel: Med-light, high carbonation
Overall: Solid example of style. Clove flavor is missing and bubble gum flavor is predominant....
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer explodes with flavor. Very full mouthfeel that caresses the palate with a prickly fizz. The taste is tart, fruity (apple-banana), earthy, spicy and semi-sweet. A good complex mix of flavors that comes on strong with its effervescence and settles nicely to finish smooth and gentle on the palate. Leaves the best of its flavors in its wake – fruity sweet aftertaste. [$2.79/500ml]
Strykzone (6174) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a fine beer! A classic unfiltered heffe in many respects. Nice head, beautiful golden-honey colored, cloudy, and plenty of character in this one. There is just so much going on here and all of it is good. I love wheat beers and this is as good as they get.
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice looks, this one is cloudy and golden proposing a large white head, foamy and mostly lasting. Heavily wheaty aroma, almost oaty. Typical though mellow banana, lemon and milder cloves phenol aspects. Rather sweet fruity profile (honeymelon bubblegum). Bananas are a bit more prominent in mouth, pairing the bready yeast nicely. Mouthfeel is clean, fresh, creamy and proposing a fine bubbled carbonation. Straightforward weizen, not quite a flavorful as I expected, though ayinger’s typicall flawless execution is there. Thanks Clark.
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent aroma, but not as strong as other hefeweizens. Ditto for the flavor. Appearance is lovely, but the head dissipates too quickly. I could drink this all night, as it’s quite good, but not worth the premium price. I paid $2.99 for a bit more than a pint. Harpoon, Brooklyn, and Boulevard are probably a better bang for your buck.
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer lacks the sour smell prevalent in so many hefe-weizens. It pours with a real nice head, and the liquid is very cloudy. The taste is great.