Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Pike Street location. This beer pours a mostly clear yellow-gold color with a thin white head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is consists of bananas and wheat, along with a touch of yeast. Light, clean body with flavors of wheat, banana and mild hops, along with touches of fruit and clove. The finish is wheaty with a short fruity aftertaste that has a faint metallic tinge, not unlike the taste of Hi-C out of the can back in the day. Decent overall.
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a creamy retaining white head that laces and cloudy yellow color. Aroma is banana, wheat, clove. Taste is banana, wheat, clove, lemony, musty. Nice. Good effervescence.
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque vibrant yellow. Big bubblegum nose with floral accents and lemon. Full body, but not hugely sweet - some light fruit, light banana, yeast, maybe some wheaty tartness.
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught sample at brewery. Nice Hefeweizen aroma with banana and cloves and mild bubblegum esters. Cloudy pale golden-butterscotch with foamy lacing white head. Meidum bodied with medium-light carbonation. Very smooth. Starts with nice yeasty-wheaty flavor. Banana and clove and Beeman’s gum. Good yeasty mild chalky finish with sweet banana-yeast after. Pretty decent Hefeweizen.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JUL 28, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled this one on draught at the brewery in Seattle, WA. This beer pours to a cloudy, deep golden color, with a tall, rocky head, and a vibrant carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with good estery aromas of banan, pear, clove, and pear. The palate is excellent as well with good pale and tart wheat malt character, paired with fruity esters of banana, and green apple. This beer finishes with more excellent tart and thirst quenching wheat malt flavor up front, then ends with a spicy clove finish that lingers. Outstanding example of Bavarian hefeweizen, just packed with aromas and flavors. This beer is so quaffable and delicious, I could have spent an entire afternoon drinking this one at the bar at Elysian.
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2007 Had this at Elysian Fields. Standard hefe color with a Bavarian Style aroma. Flavor was the same mostly clove and banana and some citrus due to the lemon that was added before it was given to me. Remember this being very smooth and easy to drink. I can appreciate this though because I have a good idea as to how good it is without the lemon in the glass.
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Elysian Fields. Pours depe murky gold with a thin white film that hands around the sides of the glass a bit. Mild banana on the nose, with more prominent bubblegum notes. Attack is mild except for the flavor--all the big banana, clove, and bubblegum you could ever want. Gorgeous and drinkable, just a wee bit on the thick side to be truly refreshing--but that’s a pretty small hair to split.
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught sampler at Elysian Brewpub, Seattle. Hazy light golden with a small white head. Very nice yeast, citrus, bubblegum & spice notes in the aroma and flavour. Soft mouthfeel with a pleasant tingle on the back of the tongue. A fantastic hefe that completely kicks ass on the Pyramid Hefe I had the night before.
harrisoni (14113) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Elysian, Capitol Hill, Seattle. Orange gold colour with lasting white head. Lemony flavour. Good wheat presence. Very competent, tasty hefe. Good lemon, spice, esters, banana. Very good quality German style hefe. Couldn’t pick it as not being German. Bit of hop on end completes the picture. Bit of bubblegum. Nice esters on aroma. Good lacing on glass.