Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus, obtained from my west coast connection. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, spices, and bananas. FLavor is sweet, bananas, citrus, and spices. Good beer.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 5, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Dog & Grog Virginia City, MT. Somewhat sweet, sour, min hops flavor but with a fair bitterness especially on the finish. A touch of yeast in the nose and flavor. Not much on notes with this one.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one, from his west coast connection. Pours hazy yellow gold with a decent sized white head. Aroma of citrus, spices, bananas, wheat. FLavor is smooth, sweet, bananas, citrus, spices, and alcohol. Good body, decent brew.
Reid (1917) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Label says "St.Wilbur Weizen" and has a St.Bernards Dog busting out of a barrel, but this is indeed an America wheat/hefe so I am sure this is the same beer.
A nice looking Hefe, the looks are true to style hazy orange beer with a small tight bubbled white head.
The aroma is barely there though some hints of wheat and a tiny bit of mashed banana.
Flavours are not bad, mashed banan( like the baby food jars banana), quite spicy and very wheatlike..it does tend however to tail off a bit as the beer passes over the tongue.
Best part about this beer is the palate, very soft and silky even, thicker than expected for this style..liked it.
Overall not a bad attempt..on the border of American Wheat and true Hefe.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2006
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy yellow with a frothy head and huge spots of lace. Wheaty nose with bananas and some clove. Slightly metallic flavors. Some wheat with a touch of clove. Eh, didn’t like the flavor all that much.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a head that sticks around a bit, then takes off. Citrus on the nose. This starts off like it really wants to be a hefeweizen and then completely falls off the cliff. Up to the lips and just entering the mouth, but then it turns into a citric fest and loses all notion of its initial identity. It was not unenjoyable, actually I didn’t mind it, just no way is it a hefeweizen. Thanks to wohlfs for the bottle.
eaglefan538 (2898) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is bull. German brewer, authentic German style? Not like the ones I’ve had in Bavaria. In any event, the pour was weak, very little head and a rather dark carmel-like color (they got the cloudy / unfiltered part correct, whoopie). The aroma was wheaty (musty) and somewhat hoppy with a sweet caramel touch (why so much caramel in a wheat?). The flavor was highly disappointing. Too much of: grassy hop flavors, caramel malts, and an American Wheat style flavor. Totally missed the style. Where are my spices? Where are my bananas? Good grief. They got some citrus right. Some artificially sweetened lemon juice. Boooooooo (yes, I’m booing a beer!). Boooooooooooooo, again.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Brewpub: Golden cloudy color, thick head and light lacing. Nose of light sulfer, some creamy wheat and some esters. The flavor is creamy, lots of chewy wheat sweetness. Finishes light and tangy.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was way too sour and acidic for my taste. Has some yeasty bready notes, with just a hint of spice, some orangey fruitiness and not much more.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2006
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
No German Hefe would be this bitter. It’s more of an American Wheat, so I’m changing the designation. Cloudy and orange color. Quite wheaty and yeasty with lots of citrus. Disagreeable (to me) as I hoped for less bitterness, with a hint of spice.