bluevegie (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This took a little getting used to. At first I thought this was a little too full on. Maybe I still do but anyway the body was golden yellow and a little murky at first. Aroma was of cloves and afterwards some banana. The taste of cloves, sweet, it softens a bit once you get into it, all up it turned out ok just a little full on at first.
Kevin (2089) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a bit of a cloudy yellow, i swirled and dumped all the goodies into this one. giant white head. nice banana and lemon aroma with a biscuit note. sweet banana taste that does not have any spice to it. some clove is noticeable on the back of this one. enjoyable brew. really hits the spot after 2 hours of beer shopping in the texas heat. something a bit chalky in mid taste here, but other than that a nice beer.
freekyp (1497) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Russian beer n the style of a Bavarian Hefeweizen. Hmmm. Not expecting much, I was pleasantly suprised to find a well rounded quenching wheat beer. Clove plays a strong role mixing with the banana character quite well. A slightly tart finish wraps things up. Would be a good hot weather session beer. Bring it to your next BBQ.
Nuffield (3691) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the best hefe in the world, but this was easily enjoyable on a hot Texas day. Pours a nice cloudy off-yellow with a dense white froth, clinging all the way down. The aroma and flavor are muted, even as it warmed, but there was a good dose of banana and some other very sweet fruit, with just a slight touch of spices, particularly clove. Good frothy palate. For the price ($1.49) for this size bottle, it’s a good value and definitely worth having around the house for a lawnmower beer.
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This bottled brew poured a very large sized head of white colored frothy fine to large sized long lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent carbonated yellow colored body. Its aroma contained malt hop astringent vinous honey and floral notes. The mouth feel was smooth and mild with a good tingle from start to finish. The flavor was also mildly vinous with malt hop bread notes and a mild malt bite in the finish.
Sigmund (5178) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle, now available in Norway. Some sediment in bottle, pours with a typical enormous weissbier head. Pale straw coloured, just a slight haziness. Strong typical hefe-weissbier aroma, distinct cloves and banana-flavoured sweets, very nice. Light bodied, thinner mouthfeel than many German hefe-weissbiers, but refreshing. Cloves and moderate hops in the aftertaste. Not bad for a Russian macro brewery.
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 (1686) - 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 (1517) - 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.