willblake (2654) - 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 (4608) - 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 (5513) - 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 (1447) - 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.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best Hefes I’ve had. Had a great head when bottle poured, very murky, with traditional wheaty/lemon aroma. Taste is exceptional; crisp, resfreshing, dry, with no lingering bite. Very drinkable.
Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is bananas, lemons and freshly baked bread. Appearance is a murky yellow with a large head. Flavor is a banana fest mixed in with some whipped cream and lemons. A somewhat crisp and dry aftertaste. If I enjoyed German Hefes I’d be all about this one, but I rarely find any that impress me. Not a fan.
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear and yellow with the standard big poofy head. Citrusy-yeasty nose. Big time banana candy flavors here, with an usual spicy twist.