biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale and hazy, but not cloudy, with a 1" thick, pillowy white head. Spicy banana aroma with a hint of soap. Clean and slightly sharp and tart in finish with a mild flavor profile. Banana esters and a little vanilla. Not bad for a Russian Hefe.
Saarlander (1680) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A bit bland this beer is, but overall, a refreshing Hefe, a nice sour taste, but nothing much dominates. I can see lots of sediment in the bottom. An ok Hefe.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma of wheat and lemon. Flavor of wheat and citrus.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
hazy, golden color, nice head. the smell assaults you with banana, which continues with the flavor. this one was much to banana-y for me to enjoy. a disappointment to me.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice lemon-banana aroma and good wheat body and flavor, but a strange metallic finish creeps in.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Very orangey, very hazy, fine head. Extremely fruity with lots of wonderful esters. The kind of brew that makes wheat-beers a slice of heaven. Top-version of a German Hefeweizen - better than most German varieties actually. 030604
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy pale golden colour with a big ndense white head. Wheaty aroma with citrus hints. Yeasty flavor with fruity sweetness. Boring beer.
JFGrind (1800) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2005 Baltika Brewery brews a great Baltic Porter (#6) and brews some not so good beers (#3,#4,#9). All are available at a South Jersey liquor store for $23 USD (case of twenty 500ml). Nice part about the deal is you can mix the case. I mixed two bottles of #8 and was happily surprised with the Hefeweizen. Great pour, fluffy white head and lemon yellow body. Banana aroma evident as soon as I popped the cap. An underlying cirtrus flavor. Baltika #8 is a best buy unfiltered wheat beer for under $1.50 USD a bottle.
ClarkVV (3760) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 bottle. Pours a bright yellow-gold color, with plenty of chunky sediment at the bottom, and very hazy throughout. Large, foamy white head is well-retained. Aroma has notes of bubble gum and banana, with a bit of sweet malt and wheat dryness. Flavor incorporates the malt and yeast very well. I have always been a big fan of Baltika beers malt profile, though it may be a bit on the simple/sweet side. Not much indication of noble hops here, but no one says it has to be hoppy. Though Baltika does not have a very well-respected name, I really enjoyed this one and found no glaring faults.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured this beer, pale hazy yellow color. Very high carbonation. Simply popping the cap caused enough carbonation to toss the yeast back into suspension. Big white head from all the carbonation. Big banana aromas in this brew. Flavors were fairly one dimensional as well. Very dry with plenty of banana notes. Not bad, nothing special either.