civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle made trip from Germany with future father-in-law. Pours cloudy golden ornage with a thick, forsty white head. Aroma is of yeast, honey, and a strong orange peel citrus. Taste is soft, smooth, and full. Palate is exceptionally smooth. Taste of wheat with a sweetness underneath.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle poured hazy yellow with a good head.
Soapy dishwater aroma with more of a swill beer flavor than anything..not that great...not bad cold.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing too special. Very watery, with the palest of yellows as coloring. Good thing I had this at a ridiculoulsy expensive restaurant... Oh, and I drank like six, so that helped too...
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 A basic wheat bier, nothign much goign on here, thin almost watery. Usual banana clove flovours.
Session beer and will go down well with friends at partys and so on, but needs more.
Dry finish. RERATE: Becom,ing more and more bland it sems, the amount of wheat seems to have gone down and has become sweeter.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite clear for a hefe. Huge loose growing head fed by generous carbonation. Floral aroma with some hay and citrus. Indistinct in flavor for the style. Almost like an American Wheat.
ColoradoBobs (31) - Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed a bottle at the Black Forest Restaurant in Nederland, CO, USA. BTW, the meal and service were fantastic -- genuine German food, well-prepared, served hot and fresh. I extend a really STRONG recommendation for this restaurant!!!)
Apperance: nice pour, blonde with a snow-white medium head that reduced fairly soon to a small ring. Note: Nederland is at 8,200 feet altitude -- I suppose that effects the head retention?
Smell: mild banana, mown hay, light spices, light hops, lots of wheat/yeast. Really nice aroma.
Taste: nice wheaten flavor, mild hops, a bit of orange and clove.
Mouthfeel: too much carbonation for me.
Drinkability: only had one, so I can’t tell a lot here. Seemed very easy to drink, though the high carbonation might make one feel overfull. Could that be due, again, to the altitude at which this was consumed?
Overall, a nice H-W. Calls itself "The World’s #1 Hefe-Weizen," which is probably a bit of advertising hyperbole. I would drink this by choice in many situations.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head, golden yellow. Dry, skunky corn aroma. Medium, frothy mouthfeel. Taste is sweet, with orange citrus. Only hints of bitterness, finish is slightly metallic.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this in a weizen which looked fantastic,hazy orange colour and large white frothy head.Gorgeous citrus aroma and sweet mouthfeel.I loved it1 Great Beer!!!
Ratman197 (9961) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a large white head, leaving behind brussels lace as you drink it. Fairly bland aroma yeast and a little fruit. Fairly bland flavor to go with the nose,just a clean wheat flavor with very little esters.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice looking hazy golden color, full white head. Very mild, some yeasty esters, little else. Medium bodied. Pretty uninspired. I honestly thought it was bland because I drank a Belgian strong not long before, but after reading over the reviews it seems that it was simply boring.