bhensonb (11090) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Co-op in Davis, CA. Pours darkish hazy goldwith a bubbly white head. Aroma is definitely banana ester. Near medium body. Fairly flat. Flavor is banana ester with some yeast/spice. Could be orange, could be clove. No doubt it’s a hefe.
Nickls (1849) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very hazy bright hay yellow with a fizzy white head that doesn’t last long. Banana is big in the aroma, with some wheatiness, and light vanilla as well. Tastes quite fruity, banana, very slight citrus, and finishes a bit sweet/sour. Lighter to medium body with fizzy carbonation.
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.25 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-op. The aroma on this has the requisite banana and clove aromas, but something seems just off. It’s a little sweet. Perhaps some smelly feet in the nose? Moderately hazy golden body with just a slight brownish hue. Small, quickly dissipating white head. Starts a bit metallic, before the yeasty wheaty flavors come through with hints of banana and clove. Some underlying cereal is also there. Finishes with a bit of an astringent acidity. Some metallic character late. Not too bad.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a cream colored head. Malt and light earth aroma with light summer fruit. Malt and light grassy flavor with light earth and backing sweetness. Medium bodied. Sweet malt and light grass lingers with light earthiness.
resce (2) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2010 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured flat from a 333ml bottle with a light hazy golden color. Has some of the banana and fruity bubblegum flavors that you would expect from the style, but a bit lighter. Tastes like a "cleaner" hefe with muted malt and hops. Where this beer disappoints me is that it tastes less like the banana and hefe yeasty flavors like you expect and has some off flavors from the yeast that makes it taste a little "wild."
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.25 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is wheaty and mild fruity. Dry eastery and wheaty flavoured. Subdued fruity note. Flat wheaty finish.
nickd717 (3497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from a random Japanese market.
Pours a hazy golden-straw color with a one-finger off-white head and some sediment at the bottom.
Aroma is fairly typical for the style: wheat, yeast, banana, and citrus.
Flavor is wheaty and yeasty with banana, clove, and lemon. Something is a little weird on the finish - maybe this beer is less than fresh.
Fairly light body with a mild astringency on the palate.
Drinkability is above average. Overall this is a pretty average hefeweizen.
improvjock (323) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with small white head that completely disappeared after 5 seconds. Low carbonation. Aroma of banana and sweet malts. Texture is a little thick but velvety. Delicious beer, but I like it to have at least a little bit of head. Oishii, ne?
KyotoLefty (6465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Yamaoka.
Dark golden color. Cloudy, with a low, quickly fading head. Nice aroma of bananas and cloves. Rich, thick wheat malt flavor, rather sweet but balanced by a bit of sour. Excellent.
thebeertourist (4822) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy pale golden with a smallish white head. Potent clove and banana aromas. Harmoniously blend banana and dry clove flavours. Well-carbonated. A superior weizen.