joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft. Wow, I was really blown away by this one. It pours cloudy yellow with a thick white head. The aroma is fresh wheat with some clove, cinnamon and pepper. Baking spice. The flavor is the same with some mild acidity that really makes the flavors pop. Smooth body and a great crisp finish. One of the best American made hefeweizen I’ve had.
OzarkElmo (284) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Spring Street Bar in downtown LA Dec. 10th. Excellent example of a hefeweizen throughout. Nice deep golden cloudy with spices and fruits on the nose. What’s great about this hefe is you can tell everything is quality, with moderates of everything. A hefe should not be overbearing, and this one stops just short of being such. Great beer!
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Haven gastropub in Pasadena. Pours full haze, glowing straw with medium white foam. Good lacing. Nose is cidery, fresh yellow apple, low on those banana esters. Something gamey is here too like sage and pine. Taste is yellow apple skin and starfruit. More fresh cider in profile.. Palate is refreshing. Does it’s job well being a hefeweizen without the typical banana esters.
anders37 (15590) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Neighborhood, San Diego, CA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy banana aroma. Fruity wheat malty spicy banana flavor. has a fruity wheat malty spicy finish.
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very Good Hefe i only with the portion was larger ;)
Hazy golden pour with large white head. Sweet and fruity nose.
Lightly spiced and sweet. Lovely velvety body texture with a bittersweet finish.
skmikeg (743) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellow-orange wit a deccent white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of sweet wheat, yeast, cloves, some bubble gum, and some light citrus notes. Taste is of sweet wheat, cloves, some citrus, light bubble gum, and some nice spices. Has a medium body with a nice creamy mouthfeel and a semi, sweet, refreshing finish. Overall, a very nice, and refreshing hefe that hit the spot on the hottest day of the year in San Diego.
Zymurgeist2 (879) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Monk’s Kettle for a Craftsman dinner. Another well made beer from Craftsman with golden color and great white head. Full aroma of bananas. The flavor does not follow through as well, but a decent offering.
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Lady. Hazy yellow pour. Awesome wheat, orange, spice aroma. Flavor is full of a great balance of wheat, spices and a hint of hops. Yum.
thebeertourist (4664) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Lucky Balwins, Pasadena. Cloudy yellow colour, medium head. Good banana flavours and aroma with subtle spices kicking in nicely towards the finish. Craftmanship.
brokensail (9950) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is an intensely hazy and turbid golden yellow with a big white head that settles down to a finger’s worth.
S: There’s a pretty nice banana and clove aroma which is an appreciated departure from the usual American "hefeweizen" that is actually just a crappy pale wheat beer. A nice sweet wheat aroma, and even a bit of wheat flour.
T: Taste is pretty much the same as the nose would let on. Perhaps a bit on the sweet side and lacking a bit on the esters, but still good. A touch of bubblegum, banana, and a solid amount of clove. Lots of sweet, wheat bread, too.
M: The body is medium with a smooth, medium carbonation.
D: I think I preferred the 1903 lager, but this was pretty good too and certainly easy to drink.