ThisWangsChung (747) - 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?
strap (437) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy yellow. nice aroma, good mix of complexity...banana up front, lemon on the back. smooth with virtually no happiness. a pleasant drinking experience.
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle poured in a Weizen beer glass.
A: Pours a pale yellow to orange cloudy color. Head is huge and fluffy. Good retention and many lacings left
S: A discreet smell to a German Weissbier. Strong on wheat and malt. Earthy yeasts. A bit of hops
T: Very Bready beer. Wheat, malts, bit sweet upfront. Very soft beer. Very mild bitterness. Earthy yeasts
M: Medium creamy body. Smooth. Nice carbonation.
D: Good drinkability. Easy drinking German beer, as expected. A popular Weissbier. Not that good as a Weinstephaner, a Schneider or even a Franciskaner but...
[ BA Review @ 2/19/2010 ]
NateH10s (19) - - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle in tall Erdinger glass
A - golden with tall foamy creamy head
A - malt
T - mild malty no bitterness
P - very smooth not full bodied on and off the palate quickly
O - enjoyable Weiss beer
luisfelizola (47) - Campinas, BRAZIL - OCT 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dourado palha com espuma branca duradoura. Boa acidez e carbonatação. Seca um pouco no final. Corpo leve. Leve aroma de banana.
solvaris (106) - - OCT 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sehr flach im Geschmack, eher wässrig.
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Gbgbrouge (49) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Swedish SB. Pours hazy light gold with a large greamy head that settles fairly fast. Aroma is light with distinctive notes of banana and herbs. Taste is mild and refreshing thanks to a generous amount of CO2 that carries slight banana and grassy herb notes. Slight bitterness to finish it off. Very nice beer, but if anyting a little dull :-)
Swiezy (21) - POLAND - OCT 9, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wygląd: żółte/słomkowe, mętne, drobna piana biała, ale szybko opada do cienkiej warstwy.
Aromat: słodowy + rozpuszcalnik, troszkę banana ogólnie bardzo słaby.
Smak: lekkie słodowe ciało + rozpuszczalnik, goryczka niska ale lekko zalegająca. Piwo ogólnie słabe, wodniste, wadliwe, i mało wyraziste.
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft in Spangalem, cloudy hay color, thick soapy head that dissipates quickly, banana and figs on the nose, sweet and refreshing, very nice overall.
StevieT (638) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours cloudy golden colour with a thick white head, fruity aroma, smooth medium body, sharp up front with a mellow finish.
PiwnyMarek (74) - Łomża, POLAND - OCT 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Średnio. Piwo w samo sobie przyjemne, ale... Słaby aromat i w smaku zbyt kwaskowate. Fajnie się za to prezentuje, a piana się utrzymuje cienka i lekko oblepia szkło. Jak na gatunek przystało - pijalne.