ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reviewed 3/6/13. 11.2 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.
A: Pours a cloudy dark gold color. The head is a three finger white shade with that has a foamy appearance to it. Retention is really nice, too.
S: Not only are the typical banana/clove estery aromas lacking here...so is just about anything else. About the only thing I really notice is a mild cherry-like sweetness and the faintest hint of wheat. Not really a bad aroma - after all, how can a nose so weak be considered bad?
T: Well, the aroma suggested a feeble flavor, and that’s what I got. While the lack of weizen esters allows the opening wheat quality and finishing noble hops to shine through more strongly, it really drinks like a dinky-ass US wheat ale (think Widmer Hefeweizen) than a proper German hefeweizen. Okay, so a slight banana presence builds up after a few sips, but by then it’s too little, too late. Just a boring beer in all flavor aspects.
M: The texture does a good job of staying out the way of the lack of flavor by finishing with a mildly clean dryness to it. I could do without the budding wet, syrupy linger, but I’ll certainly give it points for being refreshing and crisp.
O: A score this low would suggest a mediocre-to-poor effort riddled with flaws - however this isn’t actually flawed, just devoid of any good weizen characteristics...or any characteristics for that matter. This one is certainly easy to down, at least. But when both Sierra Nevada and Weihenstephaner make weizens that are both superbly drinkable AND full of character, why should you care about this one?
colui72 (246) - HONG KONG - JUL 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I used to like it before I knew better beers. Tried it again on tap yesterday and I found it quite disappointing. Creamy white head on a pale hazy golden body, aroma of citrus and spices but taste doesn’t add much: malty and quite sour. Felt it heavy in the stomach.
Pecob (2) - - JUL 23, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
one of the best wheat beers. They feel the difference in quality, since fermented directly in the bottle
Roger60 (118) - - JUL 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
SB Oskarshamn, flaska. Aromen överraskande frisk. Färsk från Tyskland. En mkt positiv uberraschung.
lokitje (92) - - JUL 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
some malt in aroma bit trouble yellow to orange medium bodied faint banana some citrus and malts
jspencer78 (10) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Once upon a time, this was my favorite beer just to keep around to drink and compared to the what we could get not all that long ago, it isn’t bad but as my opportunities to try more complex beers has grown so has my recognition that this is very pedestrian. Traditional Hefe Weizen in appearance and aroma with a good long lasting creamy head. Refreshing but not much to it.
RhetoricalAns (576) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 mL bottle. Cloudy yellow pour, tall fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus, cloves other spices. Taste is a bit more bland, slightly sweet, honey.
szeli (59) - GERMANY - JUL 19, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Das Pils unter den Weizenbieren.Weder sattes Weizenaroma, noch viel Hefe. Banane und Nelke fehlt nahezu vollkommen. Bei einem Blindtest wäre ich wirklich nicht darauf gekommen, dass es sich um ein Hefeweizen handelt.Furchtbar enttäuschend.
DraftDodger (456) - - JUL 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copenhagen 18/7 2015. 50 cl can from Rema 1000. Pours slightly hazy yellow with big white head. Disappears fairly fast leaving only thin layer of foam. Aroma is sweet peach and lemonade. Fizzy carbonation. Taste is not as sweet as indicated by the smell. Clear notes of wheat - but not very aggressive. A little sourness mixes in in the aftertaste. Fine summer beer. Fresh and not too complicated.
Bolian (56) - - JUL 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,5. Laundromat Copenhagen Østerbro . Fine white foam cloudy honey coloured. beer. Fine taste - malt and hint of citrus. Find tart balance. Miss some cloves and bananas though.
Cthulhu (254) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - JUL 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not that cloudy and with light orange colour. Banana and other sweet fruity taste. Refreshing but lacking complexity