papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap@Callahan"s: Hazy peach color with a small white head. Aroma is wheat and light banana. Flavor is seltzer with light citrus and a hint of banana. Light body with moderate carbolnation.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma had yeast, wheat and banana. Flavour was somewhat sweet with yeast, banana and wheat.
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is the typically cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head. Points taken away from the appearance for the lemon wedge that it was served with.
S: A pleasant surprise as I bring this one to my nose: clove! There really is too much clove here, but that along with a mild banana note, is really much better than the usual crappy pale wheat ales.
T: Like with the nose, the cloves really dominate the flavors of the beer. The banana comes through more than it did in the aromas, however. There is just a tinge of tartness on the finish.
M: A light to medium bodied beer with a somewhat low carbonation.
D: Not the best hefeweizen, but at least it is one. I’d recommend this one if you’re at Callahan’s.
alexanderj (3299) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one was actually surprisingly good. Color was hazy gold with a creamyish white head. Aroma was light, but wheat and banana. Flavor was good, with sweet wheat and banana. Tasty. A bit bready. Good.
Dogbrick (7682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours a murky orange-yellow color with a thin white head that has decent retention. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bananas and wheat. Light body with some carbonation, and flavors of wheat and some banana and citrus. The finish is clean and wheaty with a sweet fruit and spice aftertaste. Decent overall.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a retaining thin white head and cloudy pale yellow color. Aroma is banana, clove, sweet grain. Taste is banana, clove, sweet grain, light hops. OK effervescence.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: El Hefe
opaque dark yellow, fine white head, streaks of drippy lace,
sweet banana aroma with light clove,
creamy velvet body,
rich banana flavor, lots of balancing clove, mostly sweet from the banana esters,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 10/10; Overall: 13/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark yellow with creamy white head. Faint citrus aroma. Slight banana bread taste.