fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at Mad House Comedy Club downtown San Diego. Not much head but nice wheat aroma and bubblegum flavor. Decent
GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
September 29th, 2012 - I think Whole Foods was slinging Black Market Hefe’s beer out of the new Torrey Pints bar. So what follows might be a critical review pointing fingers in the wrong direction, because this brew had some off notes that weren’t just minor flaws, but whiffs worthy of a drain pour. All the hefeweizen notes are there - banana, clove, a light graininess, and even a bit of butterscotch - but layered over everything is a shadow of artificial sweetener like that Aspertain off flavor found in Pepsi, and that kills the whole of the beer for me. After one or two sips, my small taster was left unloved on the counter. I am uncertain whether an unclean glass, sullied tap pipes or bad brewing are responsible, but it was an unpleasant drinking experience all the same.
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can in the hotel room, San Diego, from Public Beer &Wine Long Beach - 20/04/14.
Hazed yellow orange with a moderate off white covering that retains.
Nose is banana, yeast, toffee, light puke/sick rinse.
Taste is cleaner, light citrus, banoffee pie, bread dough, yeast esters.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
RedSox2004 (1214) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy gold color with a modest head and ok lace. Aromas of bananas, clove, wheat. Bready sweetness with a mild hop note. Light body, effervescent, prickly mouthfeel and a dry finish.
Brigadier (2890) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in San Diego (CA)
Eschewing the local house beers at Stone I opened a flight with a sample of this passable hefeweizen. Parked squarely in the middle of the spectrum it is neither a banana bomb nor a malty bread dough experience. Instead it maintains aspects of both.
Aroma / Appearance - A yellow golden base has a nice warmth to it that pairs well with the clean crisp head. Bread dough, yeast, lemons, and other citrus flavors ground it effectively. Lacking the fruity bite of some hefeweizens it instead favors a more balanced approach.
Flavor / Palate - A malty sweetness soon coats the palate with a mixture of lemons and three day old bananas on the verge of spoiling. Cascades of wheat build on this before a chewy finish that sticks to the palate. For a session beer it is effective although I think that I would go in favor of other examples instead if I had a crazing for a wheat beer on a warm summer evening.
rick_91709 (155) - USA - APR 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a can. Hazy pale gold. Little head or lacing. Typical wheat beer smell and taste. Not great.
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tfox57 (1) - Temecula, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This Hefe just hits home with me. That European style with flavors of clove and banana is just so much better then the orangey flavor like in Blue Moon (personal preference). The finish and aftertaste is great too, hangs on the palate for just the right amount of time.
Mora2000 (5568) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this can. Hazy golden pour with a white head. The aroma has some heavy wheat notes as well as a hint of bubblegum. The flavor is more of the same. The sweet wheat notes are complemented by some bubblegum and a bit of clove. I don’t really get much banana character. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice hefeweizen.
nealblind (690) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light gold pour slight cloudy dense egg white head. aroma of bread lemon sulfur, ivory soap. tastes yeast lemons coriander. strong acidity over carb. needs more yeasty smoothness like the real german hefe have.
Leighton (10539) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours cloudy yellow with a creamy topping. Extremely basic, even for a hefe. Some lemon, mellow wheat, faint yeasty dough. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Tasty enough but very simplistic.