Elwood (2552) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep gold color with just a hint of haze and a very small, stark white head. The nose has notes of honey and florals. Light and perfumey. The flavor is a little sweet up front with some old banana peel, stale clove, and Fuji apple notes coming on strong. Pretty odd for a hefe. Light to medium body with average carbonation leading to a slight sweet finish. Not my favorite for the style.
seekingup2 (80) - - DEC 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much to say here. Very light in color, very light in flavor. Pretty cut and dry. Its not bad, its just not that good.
twindog (213) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beer pours a yellow merky color with no head at all, the taste of the beer is very week for this style. I can taste some banana, and spice , the palte is just that not there at all for me.
bigguns22 (425) - Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sitting and drinking with my brother in law a bubbly left this beer here over the summer so it’s 5 or 6 months old.Pours with almost no head and yellow to orange in color.Very thin and a little boring.Aromas of wheat and a touch of citrus.I get the banana flavor but not the clove.Over all not one of the best of its style.
Arayaga2 (1635) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow orange with a thin white head. Aroma is light and wheaty. Taste is the same, with a slight gingery hint, and some residual sweetness. $2/12oz
nickd717 (3396) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle as a trade extra. Hazy golden-yellow-orange in color with a small white head that leaves a thick foam ring after settling. The aroma is somewhat typical for the style with banana, clove, and a little lemon zest. The flavor is pretty typical with average sweetness. Banana, clove, spice, and citrus. Nice tingly carbonation with a light feel that adds to the drinkability. You know, it’s tough for this style to wow me these days like it did when I was a BMC guy in college. This one is well-done but does not exactly separate itself from the peloton. A nice summer beer nonetheless.
ROGUE (1581) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy deep golden color with a bright white two inch head. Light aroma of bananas, citrus and a bit of floral hops. Tastes of banana, mild sweet grains, and floral hops that finishes with a mild dry spicey clove kick. Mouthfeel is very light and refreshing, with crisp carbonation.
jeremytoni (2728) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a golden color with a small amount of head. Light spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.
Heathen (1386) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Very nice American version of a hefeweizen. A little more intense than the German types, but it had the same types of flavors unlike many American interpretations of the style.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, light to medium brownish orange with an average to large, fluffy, off-white head that nearly fully diminished and left only fair lacing. The aroma was light candy and wheat; hints of burnt caramel; moderate to heavy clove, cotton candy, banana and bubble gum from the yeast; crazy tropical fruits, orangey citrus, peaches and a lot of stuff that is just hard to explain. The flavor was moderately sweet, lightly acidic and slightly sour; while the finish was moderate to heavily acidic, lightly sweet and sour with a little bit longer than average duration. Overall the flavor was a bit watered down, but there was wheat, candy, banana, other tropical fruit, tons of yeast, a little caramel a little clove, and orange. The light to medium body was sort of creamy, but also watery with soft carbonation and a dry and lightly astringent finish.
anders37 (12974) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore, MD. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity wheat malty citrus aroma. Sweetish wheat malty spicy citrus flavor with weak hints of banana. Has a sweetish wheat malty spicy finish.