Sham (1846) - 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, didnít 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 didnít mind it, just no way is it a hefeweizen. Thanks to wohlfs for the bottle.
eaglefan538 (2778) - 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 Iíve 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, Iím booing a beer!). Boooooooooooooo, again.
BŁckDich (5467) - 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 (2827) - 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. Itís more of an American Wheat, so Iím 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.
oldrtybastrd (3228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy golden orange. Aromas of bread/clove/ and some fruit. Had a taste of yeasty bread with some spice.
Slick (1971) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden/orange color,decent small white head that fades slowly but manages to leave a slight lace behind when itís done.The aroma was yeasty with a decent light fruit showing,some bannana and maybe some light citrus and spice as well.The taste was nothing special btu it was fairly drinkable,with a nice wheaty side coming through plenty of citrus and some bannana in the middle and end but mostly it has a sort of sweet sour thing going on with a little more towards the sour.The spiciness is mild at best with just small hints coming and going.Not bad but it could be a little better but it will do on a hot day if your looking for something on the lighter side.
hopdog (7651) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle best before date of October í05. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of yeast, light wheat, and if I really push some banana in the background. Tastes of wheat, light lemons, light oranges, light bananas and light spices (get the trend - everything on the lighter side).
DarkElf (2961) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12 oz bottle: Belmont Station in Portland, OR) Sweet and estery nose is pleasant, but not very reminiscent of a German Hefeweizen. And, as the nose indicates, the flavor is also fairly estery, and mildly sweet. Iím picking up a lot of ripe orange fruits throughout this beer. Iím not getting the traditional banana or clove, and not really all that much wheat either, so this beer is really pretty far off the mark if this is intended to be a German Hefeweizen. Light-medium bodied, and lacking any crispness on the back end, so it just kind of sits there and gets tiring after awhile. Orange golden body is fully cloudy. The small, white head quickly settles to a film, but unfortunately, then it slowly fades to a ring. Really, just a fruity, light beer and not really something that should be labeled a hefeweizen.