Ed5388 (1977) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Lacey Spirits. Drank from the bottle. Aroma of sweet pineapple juice, wheat, and yeast. Taste is much the same. Grainy, sweet sugary pineapple, and wheat, with a nice fresh pineapple aftertaste.
keanex (1401) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Talk about weird, a clear amber hefeweizen with a quickly dissipating and short head. The head is off-white and barely lasts.
Aroma: Hints of pineapple, and hints of banana. No spices, perhaps a hint of lemon. There’s an odd earthy sort of smokey presence though.
Taste: An odd, but inviting mix of banana, pineapple and bubblegum. Bubblegum lingers with a hint of strawberry. There’s the odd earthy astringentness on the back end though. If that weren’t there then I would really like this.
Palate: Full-bodied, soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: This has the potential to be good. Get rid of the odd astringent aromas and flavors and give this a bit more carbonation and I’d call this a winner.
Edit: The off-flavor is too much. Lowering this.
Leafs93 (1651) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy gold with a small white head that left decent lacing. Aroma is citrus, pineapple and floral. Taste is sweet with some acidic tartness. Medium bodied, crisp finish with good carbonation. Smells much better then it tastes.
EithCubes (4753) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Born On 20140527. Nose very sweet, pineapple and light berry, thin malt, wheat, orange and lemon citrus. Golden pour with strong carbonation and a soapy white head. Taste is sweet pineapple and wheat, gets to be a bit grainy in short order, very effervescent for a fullish body, pleasantly yeasty and faintly minerally. More phenols than esters to my senses, though they’re all covered by the pineapple. A little bit of a doughy/cookie thing going on. On the whole, a bit of a mush, but pineapple does seem to mix well with Hefeweizen.
Updated to add two-tenths. This one really grew on me, great summer beer.
closey22 (821) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow with rimming white head; aroma is citrusy tart; Flava is crisp citrusy lemonish but not sour; feels light and subtly fizzy; finishes dry slightly tart.
NikkTwist (1539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Moriartys. Slightly hazy blonde pour. Slight fizzy head. Apple and pineapple. Bit tart. Bit sweet. Mostly invisible.
boxofrane (2062) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from wegmans. Pours clear gold with minimal head. The aroma is pineapple juice. Really sweet. The taste is pretty much bland.
r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light and thin with a bit of dirty malt and sweetness. Pineapple isn’t the first thing I thought of, perhaps peach instead. A bit of bitterness leads into the finish.
DocLock (7733) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours effervescent gold with splotchy white head. Nose is hopcitrus, pineapple, pale malt. Tastes pale malty, bready, with notes of hops, citrus, pineapple, and a sweet and somewhat cloying finish. Unique, and not bad, but could use some fine tuning.