DrnkMcDermott (2835) - 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.
drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Blind Robin. Very light bodied for a hefe. Mealy grainy texture and fair amount of raw grain taste. Underspiced for the style. Weird tasting and not very good.
rubbishystuff (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Hackneys on Harms. Straight up decent hefeweizen, nothing too outstanding nothing bad, nutmeg maybe in the aroma? Serving: Tap
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Years back when I worked in the Loop, I used to enjoy going to The Berghoff, gobbling up their sauer bratten, potato pancakes, spaetzel, and creamed spinach while swigging down their beers, which they originally brewed themselves.
This brew has a hazy yellow body with a tall combo of a creamy/rocky head. Itís got an aroma of unripe bananas, bread dough, and a hint of clove. The flavor is more mature bananas, dough, and maybe some zest. Itís simple, but pretty refreshing
jb (2301) - 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 Ginoís 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 (2473) - 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 didnít 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 (7921) - 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 (4623) - 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 (3232) - 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. Thatís a "straight-up" hefeweizen? Ok. Sweet, light banana, and mild spice. Not bad, but I suspect it would be better if it hadnít been filtered. Itís strange to read that other people are reporting a hazy beer. Mine was definitely filtered.
Onslow (1210) - 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 (5850) - Indiana, 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 didnít 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.