Rune (6120) - Tromsø, - DEC 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared 500ml bottle at The Queens Head, St Pancras. Firm and lasting white foamy head. Copper coloured body, almost clear. Rather inviting smell of citrus and wheat. Tart and sweet taste of fruits added by a spicy touch. Dry, bittersweet fruity endnotes. Decent (London, 26.11.2012).
SarkyNorthener (602) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines. Hazy amber beer with a large head. Aroma is of faint bananas and nothing much else. Taste is a bit of banana, spice and wheat. A dull version of a hefe if ever there was one. Don’t let this be your first try at this style or you may never want to try another again. Disappointing for the style, but drinkable as a beer.
lusikka (4039) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of dry hay, wheat and some cardboard. Flavour of sweet malts, mild sourness, cardboard, wheat, dried fruits and some grapefruit. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Finishes wheaty and a bit sour. I’m guessing this isn’t as fresh as it’s supposed to be.
Idiosynkrasie (1829) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Hazy golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, white head. Fruity aroma has notes of banana, lemon, a spicy yeasty touch. Taste is fresh, fruity, banana, lemon, some clove, some spicy yeast. A bit light on the malty side - not really watery, but somehow split into two-thirds of neutral "substance" and just one-third tasty "form".
BOBBDrinker (42) - - MAR 13, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Birstol Hefe is a bottle conditioned wheat beer, not a brilliantly described beer. There are certainly strong tastes of banana and cloves but that is almost the extent of the flavour, it is best served room temperature, and the cloves make is a refreshing beer with a lingering taste. It is worth a try but not one the finest examples of this type of beer.
Gary (1132) - Rochester, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottled)In a tulip
It looks like a Hefe...smells like one but drinking this lacks that deep rich banana and clove texture that makes this somewhat hit-n-miss style worth drinking.
mR_fr0g (439) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home from bristol beer factory online. Cloudy orange with a thin white head. I intentially shook up the yeast in the bottle. Subdued clove yeast aroma. English hard water character. A little chalky. Earthy Nobel hop character. A pleasant drinker, but falls short of its German ancesters.
zacgillbanks (957) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A hazy pale yellow-golden beer with creamy vanilla and lemon flavours and a biscuit and slight woody finish.
JorgeLee (712) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bttle from Kris Wines. Looks the part, light orange tan with a cloudy haze. Initial high carbonation and crazy head but calms down quickly. Slightly spicy aroma, yeast, something different maybe a little tart. Apple, yeast, slightly coarse. Like several British hefe variants has a bit of hop adding a different edge to the style. Otherwise not as rich and yeasty as the ones I prefer amongst ’real’ Bavarian hefes. But enjoyable and I think my favourite British hefe so far.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vino. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a lasting, thick white head. Aroma of banana, cloves, caramel and honey. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a foamy mouth-feel.