TheBeerGod (5006) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazed gold with a voluminous fomay white head. Aroma is wheaty and yeasty with sourdough bread notes, light spices and citrus. Taste is light banana, bubblegum, yeast, light wheat notes, spice, and sweet malts. Nice! Body is lighter with medium carbonation. Finishes with light malts, citrus, lighter bubblegum, yeast and grains. Pretty good!
Strykzone (4403) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lots of head when poured from the bottle. It took a few minutes to dissipate and left a quarter inch layer in the glass. Nice looking beer with less floaters than most wheats. I waited to pour the bottom of the glass last having read the comments of other raters. There was less sediment than expected, actually just discoloration. Taste is on the sweet side with a hint of citurs and banana. Perhaps some vanilla also. Flavor was very mild, even thin. But a very drinkable beer. Nice effort by Baltika.
Terminus (3086) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy haze look with a white head that sticks around for a while. Yeast takes control of the flavor here with a nice wheat backing. Sweet and easy to drink.
mjg74 (2458) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy yellow color with lots of gunk floating about. Flavor is yeast and a little grainy. Touch of banana and spice. A little bit watery, but it is pretty tasty and refreshing.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 25, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Best before 9-17-05. Light gold color, hazy. Large white foamy head. Aroma is grainy. Floral and sweet. A medium bodied wheat. HAZARD WARNING!!! Watch out for the chunkies of stuff in the bottom of the bottle, pout carefully. Malts are grainy, grassy and sweet. Hops are spicy and a touch floral. Touch of banana and clove spiciness. Mild flavored and a touch of watery. A little neutral tasting. Not a bad wheat, but mostly bland and mild. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is neutral.
heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2005
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I poured part of the bottle and was fairly happy. Then I made the mistake of emptying the bottle out in my weizen glass. Large chunks of yeast made this appearance absolutely disgusting. Cloudy gold with a gigantic head. Aroma is typical, but light, with bananas, mild lemons and clove. The taste is very light with bananas. Spice was barely detectable. Most of this went down the sink due to the chunks. Best by April 9, 2005.
JorisPPattyn (7681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fully hazy (yeast flocculating in suspension) honey gold; huge, ultrafine & snowwhite head, quite stable. Some alcohol evident, bit sweet nose, candi sugar. Instead of the expected Bavarian banana/cloves, it smells more like a strong Belgian golden. Grainy, some wheat, and finally, faint cloves in the taste. Slight, but obvious sourish-wheaty edge. Faint citrus, sweeter finish. Medium bodied, yeast lends it a quite creamy MF. Decent Hefeweizen, surprising feature from Russia.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Didn’t expect much but - looked like a decent hefe, Tasted like a decent hefe. Was a decent hefe. Typical esters - banana, vanilla, not much clove though. Pretty good overall.
thegreenrooster (3060) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a nice hazy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is lots of bananas and yeast. Lots of floaties in there as well. Flavor is packed full of vanilla with a spicey kick to it at the end. Very nice and better than most hefe’s made here. Who knew the Russian could make such a nice wheat beer.
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2006 Less carbonated than some other german style hefe’s, and also lacking some of the palate. Very light, clean flavor, with a slightly dry finish. Closer to a real hefe than anything I’ve tried from america. Not undrinkable.