DrnkMcDermott (2899) - 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.
BeerInHeaven (250) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cloudy straw yellow with a smallish white head. aroma is hay/grass and spice. Nice full mouth feel with a pleasant lively flavor. Mildly sweet with a noticeable clove taste. Some mild spicy linger on the finish. Enjoyable.
jjuf1853 (1269) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Berghoff variety 12 pack. Pours a cloudy golden color with a white capped foamy head. Expected more lacing along the glass after seeing the initial head but barely any stuck to the glass. Aroma has a good amount of banana and clove. Flavor had similar notes of banana and clove along with bubblegum. Fairly sweet overall.
BVery (7896) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mousehouse Cheesehouse. Very slightly hazy light gold pour with a pillowy white head. Banana, clove, and some herbal elements on the aroma. Similar taste, but almost a hint of old/rotten banana (not a ton, but just a hint). Palate is a little more dense than others in the style.
Frank (3299) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is really clear and thus I’d call it a krystalweizen, not that that really matters. It’s yellow in color w/ a small head. There’s a bit of banana and clove in the nose plus a touch of earth and grass. This is a bit sweet and heavy w/ some earthy bitterness in the finish to balance. It is a little on the thick side but not really creamy and it’s highly carbonated. I wouldn’t put this along w/ the best of its style but its pretty solid. If they could improve the texture and get rid of some of the grassy tones, it’d be pretty damn good.
PorterPounder (6145) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy medium golden with a light soft snow white head. Aroma of cloves and banana. Flavor is a good representation of the style with nice clove and banana accents, some coriander notes and a touch of banana. Nice crisp refreshing mouthfeel. Pretty decent.
Aurelius (4638) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Foggy butterscotch gold with a white head. Standard 12 oz longneck twistoff. Yeasty aroma with some banana esters. Slightly tangy, generally doughy, low bittering, light spice. Body edges over to the light side. Fair. ABC Liquors, Betton.
Pailhead (5589) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate sweet banana and a touch of clove. It pours a mostly transparent golden-orange with just a touch of haze. It has a one finger white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. It doesn’t take long before it looks like it’s flat. The flavor starts with faint citrus. There are some some funky caramelized bananas in the middle. The finish a touch of lemon and clove. It’s light bodied with minimal carbonation. Overall, this is a terrible Hefeweizen. It should probably be labeled a Wheat Ale...and it would be bad one of those as well.
ARH (810) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, poured into a shaker. Aromas of banana and bubblegum come through clearly with a light clove note. It’s a rather sugary smell, even for a Hefeweizen. It pours a murky straw yellow, with white frothy head that reduces quickly to retain only an uneven, medium ring, with a runny, micro lace, and only a light amount sticks. The taste is a medium sweet and medium light bitter. It’s thin, but creamy, with a fuzzy, medium light body contains flavors of bubblegum, grain, and banana cream pie. It has a crisp, lemon finish with a touch of astringency in the aftertaste with a light clove, lemon, and bubblegum taste lingering. A nice, refreshing beer.
drdisque (627) - 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 (2007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 At Hackneys on Harms. Straight up decent hefeweizen, nothing too outstanding nothing bad, nutmeg maybe in the aroma? Serving: Tap