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.
oldrtybastrd (4886) - 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 (1969) - 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 it’s 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 (10910) - 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 ’05. 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 (3050) - 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. I’m picking up a lot of ripe orange fruits throughout this beer. I’m 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.
mjg74 (2950) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 6, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours a hazy nectarine color. Sweet aroma with a little bit of a yeasty smell. Sweet grainy flavor. Not quite the typical german hefe, but it is nice and refreshing for a summer’s day.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Hazy orange hued yellow, moderate fizzy white head that falls quickly, spotty lacing, subtle carbonation. Oat like aroma, wheat obviously, but very dull on the spices. No real banana or clove to speak of. Very smooth and clean wheat aspect. Quite palatable, but a bit boring. Moderate body and mouthfeel. Clean crisp finish with only a smidgen of any hefe character. Easy to put down on a hot day for sure. Thanks Bill!
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber golden. Dusty phenolic aroma, touch of acidity. Rather yeasty, but without an overy clovey or banana notes. Medium bodied, wheaty. Trace of late sourness. Servicable.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, labled "Summer Weizen". hazy golden with nice sustained head. A bit sulphoric in the nose, along with banana and some slight clove, it actually smells like it hasn’t quite finished fermenting, if that is possible, reminds me of a fermenter sample during primary...very yeasty. Of course I dumped all the yeast into the hefe glass. Pretty light drinking beer, with some obvious fruitiness, some malt, and a healthy dose of yeast. Finish is yeasty again. Certainly passable. Gracias mister k...