jasonp (1562) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at DCH DC during RBSG 2006. Pours a classic cloudy golden with a white head. Estery, fruity banana nose. Pleasantly sweet with notes of banana, wheat, clove, grass, herbs and fruitiness. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Very good hefe.
3fourths (8811) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2010 This is another one of those well-crafted hefeweizens that you find at US brewubs. It’s a recipe that is simple, and if they control their sanitation and use the right yeast, it’s hard to go wrong. This hefe has the proper hazy thick, cloudy orange hue, with semi-thick white lacing and a proper head. Smells of melon, cantaloupe, spicy, creamy yeast, madarin oranges. Very good, very rich, more of a wit-style, very fruity and creamy. Properly tart, spritzy and spicy from the yeast. Well made. How does a properly unfiltered hefe with great lacing garner all of these 3/5 for appearance? What would it need to look like to garner a 4 or 5?
kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, DC location, 2006 RBSG pubcrawl. Pours a cloudy yellow gold under a small creamy beige head. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma is fruity and estery with cloves and lighter notes of banana and yeast. Flavor is heavy on the cloves with murky, muddled, wheat and light yeast. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy with an efforvescent carbonation level. Overall, middle of the road at best. Lacking in a whole lot of complexity and body.
aracauna (3318) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber with a good, soupy head that clings to the sides of the glass. Good balanced clove and ripe banana. The flavor has a bit of harshness that the beer could really do without. Not too bad though.
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dull straw colour. Very clovey aroma with hints of banana. Fairly sweet flavour, straightforward in character with candied banana. Sweet malts and a light lively body but too simple.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10.01.05 GABF Yeah, I got this simply to sample a DC beer, but I was hoping for something good. Hazy pale yellow, quickly fading head. Way sweet but nice late spice. This would be good with a cheese burger. Gets cloying. No citrus flavors to break up the sweetness. Very yeasty and doughy. It’s a mix of very good and very bad, so I guess just not well put together.
JMerritt (1903) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF 2005. Hazy yellow with a small head. Decent banana and clove aroma, fairly common of what you’d find in most any decent hefe. Sour lemon, ripe banana and chewy wheat flavor. A touch too watery, but a decent offering.
TheBeerGod (5690) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a sampler at District ChopHouse in DC on September 5th, 2005. Cloudy gold. Nose is banana and bubblegum, light clove and spice. Semi-sweet throughout. Taste is banana and bubblegum, sweet maltiness, light citrus and spice. Body is medium and it finishes with more citrus notes, candy, banana, wheat and yeast.
Nuffield (3912) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow, with big bold flavors. The front gives clove, and then the banana comes in, finishing with coriander, pepper, and bubblegum. Good, soft palate. Not too sweet. An enjoyable take on a classic. (on tap at brewpub)
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft... Murky, deep yellow ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose is of banana, bubblegum, smoke and overripe apple. Tangy, sweet and spicy flavor. Decently-balanced. Light to medium-bodied and very creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes spicy and grassy. Very nice for a hefe! Keep in mind that my scoring reflects my dislike for the style.