Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid hefeweizen that shows all of the things one should be. A little dry with a refreshing taste. Requires just a touch of lemon which brings out the perfect fruit flavor.
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle - Great European Beerfest 8, Sharp Edge Tavern - East Liberty, PA] Poured a cloudy copper color with not much of a head. Mostly wheat in the aroma with a touch of citrus zest. Good wheaty taste with a slight sweet touch at the end. Very bubbly and light. I agree with robertsreality that it was more of a witbier than a hefeweizen.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy Orange Coloring. Frothy White Head. Wheat. Yeast. Damn white wheat beer if ya ask me laddy!
mockerboy (52) - Kansas, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice white foamy head. Good cloudy light colour. Smell is not to interesting. Good big bubbles. Taste is mildly fruity with a very clean finish. Extremely drinkable.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Andy’s. Yellow in color. Crisp. Well balanced beer. Banana and clove. Light bodied. Excellent. Smooth. Refreshing.
Terminus (3446) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well not much to say about this one other than it is balanced and easy to drink. Great alone or with food. Often overlooked at the store, but should not be. Pick some up and see for yourself.
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 (3191) - 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 (82) - 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 (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.