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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This is a German-style Hefe-Weizen. These ales are cloudy, estery, sweetish and exceptionally quaffable in the summer. Perhaps you notice a banana aroma; the yeast does that. The grain bill consists of 60% German wheat malt with rest being a combination of pilsner and Munich. It starts at 1.055 and is approximately 18 IBU's. Look for the Wheat Cloud to be bottled in early August as our late summer seasonal.


aaaaaaaaaah's rating

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2009
On tap @ buckeye. Frothy white head. Light yellow body hue. Strong wheaty smell and Belgian like yeastyness. Initial flavor is Belgian yeast followed by wheat/grainy flavor and finished mild sweet malt. Very drinkable.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4931) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Hazed yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Wheaty malt and clove on the nose. Flavor is clove, coriander, and wheat malt. Medium bodied and fizzy. A bit lighter in color than I would have thought but still pretty good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2013
draft at Gene McCarthy’s, pretty much what a hefe should be IMO. Standard banana & clove, touch of lemon. possibly mouthfeel is a tad lighter. Iverall a solid well made hefe

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5977) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy neon yellow pour with a minimal head. Banana and mild yeast, lively carbonation. Pretty tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pottygok (441) - Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Aroma: Banana and hints of spices--clove, perhaps, and nutmeg? Maybe cinnamon? Appearance: Slightly cloudy gold with thick, white head. Taste: Medium sweetness, straight through. Palate: Medium body, soft carbonation, slick texture, soft finish. Overall: Meh...it’s a decent beer, but not mind blowing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1438) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2012
on tap at Beer Engine 28Sept2012, spritzy is the best way I think of this beer, its bubbly and light compared to most other hefe’s. easily drinkable is right, but leaves more to be desired.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1323) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Big clove and spice aroma, pours a clear light amber with a full white head that quickly fades. The flavor is there with the clove and spice, very little banana is present, with the banana coming out mainly in the finish. Full bodied, with a lingering spice finish. This is an easy drinking beer for a hot summer night.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Poured on draft. Pours a mostly clear gold color with just a thin whit puff of a head. Aroma is all cloves and wheat. Taste is a touch sweet with some esters coming through. Finish is a little bit bitter, but mostly clove comes through. Nice hefe, but seems to be lacking some banana.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
22oz bottle (blue label), no idea how old it is... But it’s probably not fresh. Mildly hazy golden color. Virtually no head. Impressively, still a solid hefe aroma. Banana, vanilla, wheat aromas. Slightly tart sweet taste. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation, dry finish. Pretty respectable hefeweizen. Still certainly good to drink, however old it may be.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2011
22 ounce bottle
An inexpensive local is always a good change of pace that reflects the seasonal shift that comes in early October. This one was no exception. A well made hefeweizen it is the predictable experience that you expect form Buckeye after having a few of their beers. It won’t knock your socks off but it doesn’t have to at $4.99.

Aroma / Appearance - The hazy golden body shimmered with the color of a lemon about to go bad. A billowing white head soon settled to nothing. The nose was like the residual water from polishing a slightly dirty tile floor with lemon pledge. You can actually hear the carbonation escaping as it sits on the table.

Flavor / Palate - Lemons, orange zest, and a cool piece of white bread flow across the tongue. Fading by the time it hits the back of the throat the experience is brief. This is one of those budget beers that is a great alternative to more expensive alternatives when the wallet is thin. If you are ever in Ohio pick some up.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
The aroma is pretty nice here; quite bananaey, and even some weak bubblegum, and the aromatics don’t have strong pepper or hay, so it is clean that way. Not amped up enough, but what is there is good. The flavor and palate are another matter however. The yeast pour imparts some life, but still this is watery, and actually not very flavorful. The flavor is weak pepper, weak hay astringency, weak baking bread. Moderately sweet, slight sourness. Furthermore, it just doesn’t look very good as hefeweizens go. I wanted to like it, and some parts are OK. And, it is better than many Polish weizens. On the cusp of drink again - perhaps I will seek a fresher bottle (don’t see a date anywhere) or on draft.


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