17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear darker golden with some larger soda bubbles and a large thick creamy off-white head. Zesty sweet ripe banana aroma with notes of butter yeast and hay/pumpkin seeds. Whoa... a bit different in taste. These deScriptors are pretty right on, paper, toffee, cashews and candied ripe banana. Finishes dry with with some chalky alcohol bitterness and light bubble-gum. Weak watery palate that still manages to leave a sugary feeling in the mouth, lightly gritty with softer large bubble carbonation .
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo’s 2008 Zapit Tasing Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to decaturstevo. Crystal clear yellow color with a thin white head, dry yeasty aroma. Some wheat and pale malt, yeasty esters mostly banana light spice, dry wheat germ, grainy finish.
Butters (3991) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear gold with some white head. Aroma is sweet wheat with vanilla. Similar flavor but a hint of banana. Medium thin body. Ok, but kinda average
oldrtybastrd (3376) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared this one with my friend Gyurke in Wiesbaden. Pours a hazy golden orange. Aromas of bread/bananas/ and some fruit. Had a taste of yeasty bread with some spice. Not as clove/banana as most Hefs I’ve tried. I would actually seek this one out.
asheft (2778) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly sweet bubblegum in the nose along with some corriander hops. Cloudy, brownish-dark yellow with a dense, shiny white cover. Bready and herbal lotus root malt with bubblegum and corriander burps. A mild bitterness comes in with a kind of mineral water character. Dryer than some weizens and more refreshing. Light body, elevated carbonation, celery bitter finish.
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille - Dégusté avec french tickler - Biere de couleur caramel brumeux avec un mince collet moyennement collant d’un beige tres pale. Odeur sucré, miel, alcohol et un peu fruité. Gout sucré, un peu le blé, un soupcon de miel et oranges.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with Pyrozoid. Cloudy dark orange poor, small frothy offwhite head. Aromas are of caramel, hint of fine cognac, candy apple, cinnamon stick, cereal. Not as sweet as the aromas might lead to beleive, faint bitterness, low carbonation, medium body. Flavors of butter, caramel, maple syrup.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is grain, some wheat, caramel, medium fruit. Taste is grain, some wheat, caramel, light fruit. Easy.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden in color with a frothy, long lasting head and active bubbly carbonation. very nice appearance. Aroma is grainy and wheaty, not as many esters and spice as I would expect. Taste is grainy, with tangy wheat. the malts get a bit stale with wet paper and light cardboard. medium body.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brown, 330 ml 11.8 P
Appearance: Pours orangy - lemon body colour with slightly hazy texture but not that hazy or cloudy as many other German Hefeweizens, carbonation is of a natural origin and the beer is gently sparkling, so also lower intensity in carbonation as compared to others Weizens. Head is white, frothy, initially big but not huge and slowly decreasing to minimal, no lacing.
Aroma: Grainy, bready (dark brad), toasted malts, wheat, gentle notes of banana, clove and orange peal, some gentle hoppyness in aroma also gives some signs but it is dominated by the general and overwhelming malty - wheaty sweetness. Some notes of caramel, definitely sweet aroma, very well pronounced.
Flavour: Very well pronounced wheat and barley, yeast, creamy texture, not wattery, towards the medium it becomes accidic, nice baked white bread, rolls, some flowery notes of aromatic hoppy nose. Finish duration is medium to long.
Palate: Body is medium, a bit creamy, carbonation on palate is mild, finish feel is medium accidic, slightly creamy, mild with aromatic hoppy nose.