DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Berghoff Bar. Quite different from their previous hefeweizen. Not too cloudy (and served here WITHOUT a wedge). Amber to brown, somewhat clearer than the usual unfiltered wheat. Smell cover mostly a slightly spicy wheat nose and definite German hops. Taste brings out the wheat malt, and only further in do we get a hint of banana and clove esters. Focus is on the noble hops, and they are fully represented. Darn good wheat beer all around, with plenty of Old World charm.
jb (2147) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great American version of a true hefe. On tap at Gino’s while watching brazil chile. Heavy ripe bananas and a bit of tart in the nose. Beautiful pale hazy yellow. Palate is rich thick and chewy with bananas and clove underneath.
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Pours a cloudy straw color with a decent cap of foamy white head. Aromas of bubblegum, banana, clove and sweet grains. Flavor notes include wheat malts, vanilla, bubblegum, banana, clove and light nutmeg. Average to above average body for the style. Prickly carbonation. Overall a pretty good attempt, but the flavors didn’t come together as well as some of the others I have had. Also, seemed to be missing some of the creamy texture that I enjoy.
crossovert (6941) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
355ml bottle. Jsut a filthy watery mess of a hefeweizen, metal, disgusting aftertaste.
onceblind (3934) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy light golden under a thin light head. Nose is very yeasty and wheaty. Flavor is like a pale lager with tons of wheat.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Golden with small head. Perfectly clear, and obviously filtered. That’s a "straight-up" hefeweizen? Ok. Sweet, light banana, and mild spice. Not bad, but I suspect it would be better if it hadn’t been filtered. It’s strange to read that other people are reporting a hazy beer. Mine was definitely filtered.
Onslow (1131) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Light tawny yellow brew, cloudy with a nice dense head. Aroma of light orange, clove, banana and gumball. Taste follows the aroma with a decent lingering finish. A very enjoyable hefe.
b3shine (5156) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks decent; had to pour out the last 20% though because of way too much yeast and sediment that I didn’t feel like dealing with come tomorrow morning. Smells of yeast and clove. Tastes like it smells, only with more balance, and maybe a bit of banana too. Average on the palate. Not bad.
Niko100 (1924) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft; Cloudy yellow color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, clove, & some spice; Flavor of wheat, yeast, clove, some bananas, and spice; Decent I guess - but I was expecting better.
wlajwl (3746) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is bananas, heavy bubble gum notes and mild sweetness. The flavor is bananas, fruit/cherries/berries, wheat and a tart finish.