GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
head to head with Sprecher..
Banana yeasty aroma. yeasty wheat flavor. very similar to german hefes such as paulaner. kind of similar schells, true german flavor without the full body of its european counterparts
JoeM500 (1900) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have to hand it to Huber for making Berghof so much more than the everyday macro. I talked to the rep at the festival in which I tried all of these and he was unapologetic about representing, average and mostly-to-style cheap beers. If only more Coors/miller/bud people would just try something like this hefe. It’s cloudy and bright with a touch of banana in the nose. Very light bodied and thin, it offers hefe yeast flavor through a thin watery vehicle. A plus about this beer is that it is much fresher than many of the true German hefes that sit on the shelf next to it at 1/4th the price per bottle. Not bad, a thin bodied example using authentic ingredients. I can’t be mad at them.
aptimustest3 (1) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2004 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head - Initial appearance - Frothy
Finish - Flavor - Bitter
Finish - Duration - Average
Carbonation - Soft
Initial flavor - moderate
Body - Hue - Amber
Head - Lacing - Excellent
Yeasty - harsh
Terminus (2891) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 19, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle-new label! pours golden yellow with minimal hazyness. the head was highly carbonated at first, but the body shows very light carbonation. aroma of bananas, lemons, acidic, clove, sweaty underwear and slightly buttery. Oh God! the flavors were not good either. It has that signature Berghoff diacytl thing going again. Mangled flavors of cardboard, banana and butter. watery palate and a cream corn finish. For berghoff’s highest rated beer, im not impresed one bit!
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy blonde wth a creamy white head, and a pleasant aroma of bubble gum and cloves. In mouth, less remarkable, bananas and some lactic acid/lemon. Creamy in mouth and in general very palatable. Would be nice to compare with Blanche de Chambly.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
If you want it cloudy you need to stir the last ounce otherwise it is remarkably clear. Nice light foamy head. Very nice aroma of yeast, cloves and banana. Very strong banana flavour. Yeast is muted. A slight spice zestiness. Flavour was overall very soft. Palate was nice.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Frothy white head, hazy gold/orange body. Sweet orange and banana aroma with clove touches. Sour/citrusy banana flavor. Once you get past the sourness (which isn’t that hard), there is an interesting palate that is a bit too sweet and has some kind of stale off-flavor. Not quite sure what to make of it, but overall it isn’t too bad.
Silphium (2969) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This hazy orange beer pours with a slight off-white head and a banana aroma that borders on circus peanuts as well as tangy/bitter wheat notes. The body is rather weak, though, with a thin flavor profile of circus peanuts and artificial banana. Rather tangy/fruity finish. Too candylike for my tastes.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The smell was overwhelmingly wheaty. The tiny bubbles that made the tongue tingle were the best part. The flavor reminded me of rotten meat...but I don’t care for witbiers.
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks good and has a classic wheat aroma but was very sweet and almost sour.