JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 500 ml bottle. Very cloudy bright yellow pour with a thick fluffy white head. The aroma is of incredibly juicy citrusy hops. A lot of tropical mango and a little bit of peppery/noble spiciness as well. Fairly light esters but a touch of bubble gum and some lingering fruitiness. Really inviting aroma - bright fruit and juicy citrus with some nice wheaty character as well. It’s got a solid balance of hops and yeast. A really great take on the style - I could drink this all day long.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A hefeweizen for the lovers of aromatic fruity new-breed of blonde IPAs.
How: Bottle, consumed moderately fresh, bottle sent to me by
The look: Cloudy yellow body topped by a medium white head.
In long: The powerful hoppy nose is bursting with aromatic fresh tropical fruits, grapefruits and some flowery notes. I didn’t get the hefe part from the nose, smelled to me like a highly aromatic new-breed blonde IPA. In mouth the beer has a nice mouthfeel with a good corpulence, a chewy texture and plenty of soft bubbles. Taste has nice banana cake, wheat, a whole lot of hops blending musky character with fresh tropical fruits. All that ends with an assertive bitterness with mild resinous notes. The flavor profile is a lot more aligned with the unofficial White IPA style rather than the current ratebeer style of German Hefeweizen, and I happen to love White IPAs. Another winner from Bellwoods. Sometimes I drink a good 5% session ale like this one knowing fully well that it is 95% water and I start thinking about how good it would be if it was 100% beer.
mcberko (10568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500mL bottle, courtesy of beerhugger (thanks Steve), pours a cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is oxidized, with feint notes of wheat and citrus. Flavour brings out cardboard, wheat and faded banana. This is way past its prime. Would’ve been good, but this is too old.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 [5359-20130516] Tap. Mild yeasty toasted grain aroma. Murky, light yellow orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter citrusy yeast flavour. Medium body. Very tasty and drinkable. (7/4/7/3/15) 3.6
(Called "Hoppy Hefeweizen" @ brewpub, Toronto, ON)
[5625B-20130811] 500mL bottle. Mild yeast lemon aroma. Hazy, pale yellow body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Bitter lemon yeast flavour. Medium body is quite bitter. Tasty. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where and how: draught @ Volo
Aroma medium intense, citrusy, zesty tartness. Grassy hops with slight fruity estery ending. Mild ginger shown.
Top: medium .
Base: hazy gold.
Palate : fairly dry , drinkable with medium plus carbonation. Medium body with thinner walls.
Taste: grassy hop bitterness with sweeter base. Malt felt tad thin.
Other notes: Refreshing, tart, zesty brew. Tad thin. Drinkable with hop bite. Reminded me of wit that is with out spices.
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Wvrst. Pours opaque yellow with a creamy, white head. Aroma of pine, yeast, black pepper. Taste is quite dry up front, with a medium body carrying a surprising amount of hop bitterness. The finish is pretty clean. I dislike the inverted character of these hoppy hefeweizens, but this one is probably the best.
chris__hartley (349) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours murky (translucent) straw yellow with a touch of ochre; the head is off-white and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: pineapple, grapefruit-zest, and slight mango. The taste is light sweet that finishes medium bitter; there are notes of: grapefruit, pineapple, biscuit, and fresh wheat (on the finish). The palate is medium-light bodied, has medium carbonation, and a long bitter wheat finish. Overall, it’s alright.
Bendrixian (1368) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the brewery. Cloudy yellow colour. i’m floored by how muted the aroma is considering the style and how it was made, but, shows notes honey and melon and some citrus hoppy note. Bitter on the uptake with banana, yeast and a somewhat metallic note. shows some leafy barky bitterness. Considering the style i’ve had better.
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from brewery. Hazy yellow pour. High delicate carbonation, marshmallow white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, orange, grapefruit, yeast, banana, a little pepper and floral notes. Delightful. A little chalky, medium sweetness on the body. Refreshing citrus bitterness on the finish. It’s generally light an refreshing with a lovely balanced complexity. Very nice variation on a classic style.
kevinsenn (1595) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bellwoods. Super-cloudy bright yellow. Banana, spice, and a grassiness dominate the aroma. Taste has spice, banana, some pine, alcohol, and lots of lemon in the finish, making it slightly bitter and sour. Light body. A hoppy twist on a hefe that’s not bad!
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A murky blonde weizen with a thick frothy lacing white head. In aroma, a nice fragrant hopped up banana weizen wirh light sulfur, catty floral hops, very nice. In mouth, a smooth fragrant weizen with fruity esters, grassy catty hops, well balanced.