Blairgus (2869) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
30 Sept 2011, tap at the brewery. hazy/murky orange. nose is orange, then coriander, then bananas. med/full body and med fizzy. spicy orange peel up front and in the finish. coriander in middle. okay
LetsGoState (632) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is hazy orange with minimal white head. Aroma is typical wheat in a hefeweizen. Taste is mostly wheat with a small amount of citrus. Overall decent for the style.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy orange yellow. The aroma is slight on the banana and clove mix. Taste is a little less powerful with those flavors as well. Too light for me to rank higher than say, Kellerweiss from Sierra Nevada. Nice and sparkly though.
galensmith (29) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Tony’s Darts Away. The beer equivalent of that kid you sat next to in high school health class - entertaining during those dull hours but otherwise completely forgettable.
JohnnyJ (4677) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange pour, white head. Banana, sweet grainy malt, yeast, and light grassy hops. Simple and drinkable, but not one of my favorite styles.
headheldhigh (100) - Walnut, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap from Bootleggers. Pours out a cloudy golden orange which produced a nice head. Smells of hops bananas, bubblegum and malts. Tastes slightly sweet of ripe bananas bubblegum and hops. A refreshing brew.
Earlier Rating: 4/17/2011 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at Bootleggers pours out a cloudy golden orange with little head and lacing. Smells of ripe bananas hops and summer hay. Tastes sweet with the banana bread coming through strong. Finishes sticky sweet. Not my favorite style but I did enjoy it.
Barreras (1115) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy yellow color with aroma of sweet licorice or over ripen banana. Taste is mildly sweet with a slight fruityness left on the palate. Overall a decent and pleasing hefeweizen beer that I was glad I tried.
Earlier Rating: 7/25/2010 Total Score: 2.7
Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a mild citrus aroma. A creamy aftertaste that is not overwhelming. A light tasting, refreshing beer.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this on tap at Bootlegger’s. This hazy yellow pour has a some citrus and banana in the nose and flavor. I didn’t quite catch the vanilla flavor but the flavor was an interesting take on a hefe.
Earlier Rating: 9/14/2009 Total Score: 1.9
well, it looks like a hefe, but it’s flavor is more on the lines of a witbier. lots of citrus, but very little banana or crispness
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
19-Jan-11 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 03-Nov-10 for $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Tustin, CA) This middle-of-the-road hefeweizen pours a slightly hazy, golden-orange body with a short, fizzy, white head that fully dissipates in less than a minute; there’s not even a thin ring of bubbles, so lacing is impossible. Straight-forward aromas of sweet, banana bread and banana pudding are pleasant but very simplistic. Fairly doughy and wheaty on the palate, but equally prominent are the banana esters from the yeast – ripe, sweet, almost sugary – and there is a hint of clove as well. A gentle reminder of grassy hops resides very far in the background, rarely catching my attention. Medium in carbonation and medium-full in weight, kind of heavy for a hefeweizen, and because the beer is definitely on the sweet side with little to counteract the sweetness, it’s not especially drinkable. Overall, this beer is decent, but it’s sweet, simplistic, and a bit boring, certainly not a beer that makes one contemplative.
SDalkoholic (2200) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ken N Bottle #2: Poured into the glass as an opaque glowing yellow that was much hazed while the head was a small layer of thin foam. The aroma was moderate with background scents of German yeast and banana. Flavor is a combination of sweetness and bitterness with a huge grained wheat flavor over ruling the additional tastes of banana and bubblegum. There is an empty aftertaste that makes me ask where did the flavor go? But, I’d have to say this is a decent attempt at a hefe and is easily quaffed down especially on a hot day such as today.