muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle (the first 750 of a German-style beer I’ve seen?) from Richmond Beverage in Richmond, VT (May 2008) served near cellar temperature once the head finally dissipated from a Ramstein glass, after an entire bottle of wine and a big shot of bourbon, so this reivew is gonna suck. Bite me. Pours a hazy dull brass-bronze with a massive gout of head that refuses to disappear for several minutes living a bit of chunky lacing as it finally dies....thick caramelized bananas in the nose, light spices, vanilla syrup and a bit of bourbon, very sweet.....full and luscious mouthfeel, lightly alcoholic, quite malty and rich with caramelization dominant, a bit of woody bitterness towards the finish, little in the way of wheaty tartness though it’s there if you look for it, particularly at the end when it’s warmed a bit....not a patch on Plank or Alesmith, but eminently drinkable, if a bit pretentious and pricey in its packaging.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
had side by side with the first or 2nd release of the Schneider version and damn! were they both awesome. great mix of banana, clove, and dry hops.
Willsaar (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is extremely similar to the regular Schneider weisse hopfenweisse. And like that beer, this one is also incredible. I would say the inherent difference is probably in the hops- the American hops gives this beer a subtle bitter tartness as opposed to the more sweet tastes in the hopfenweisse. Both beers are highly complex with amazing aromas, tastes, and palates. If this is near me, I’ll be drinking it!!!! Such a great beer!
ericdevin (872) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at some place in New Haven with Kevin and Pat, summer 2012. Bottles from the Bier Stein at various times before that. From before I was rating beers, but this one is maybe my all time favorite. Refreshing, crisp, complex, well-balanced, and all that you could want from the style, while maintaining a unique twist. The Schnieider version is impressive, yes, a lovely consolation prize, but this one is the real deal. Sigh...
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has a deep hazy orange colored body with lots of visible carbonation. The head is off white in color, tall, thick and creamy. The head is long lasting and makes lots of slick lacing on the glass. It has a light pleasant aroma of wheat, a light wisp of clove, subtle fruity yeast and just a very subtle hint of smokiness. The flavor starts with a big tangy wheat and grain base that adds fruity and spicy yeast notes of banana and clove as well as some citrus notes from the hops. The hops really stand out in the finish which becomes dry and has solid bitterness for the style. It has a full body and the texture is thick and chewy with a heavy well rounded mouth feel. Its carbonation is very active and cleansing on the palate.
Petkus331 (273) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An aroma of passion fruit, and bitter oregano, and sweet vanilla. Appears cloudy gold with a big frothy white heaf and some lace. Tastes of sweet wheat followed by bitter hay, a slight sweet grape. Palate is thick and filling. Overall, good.
firstsip (490) - Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque dark gold. Great lingering head. Extremely floral nose. Citrusy, slightly floral taste, almost raisin like sweetness from the ABV. Like an IPA more than a Dunkel!
vadie (774) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange brumeux avec une mousse beige moyenne. L’arôme des épices, levure et une peu d’houblon. Le goût est des fruits, un peu de clous de girofle et inter finition très amer pour le style. C’est un peu sucré avec un carbonisation assez haut.
Creyhfus (10) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dit is een van de lekkere weisse bieren de smaak blijft lang in je mond zitten zeker mmmm
Abitan (18) - USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy with a nice head. Very nice aroma. Nice taste but a bit tartness to the palate in an aftertaste.
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Tall white head with a light, cloudy orange/amber pour and good carbonation and lacing. Fruity aromas with bananas, peaches and pear, and yeasts, hops and wet straw. Taste is big on the bananas and ripe fruits upfront and a nice dose of hops and light linger."