GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330mL fliptop poured into a pint glass.
The pour is pretty unimpressive on this one. It pours a deep golden color with a very bubbly, effervescent head that recedes immediately to nothing and leaves no ring or lacing to speak of.
The aroma is very light and mainly some bananas with a light yeast aroma and hints of clove, but not a lot.
The taste is a watered down version of the aroma with some banana sweetness and a bit more lemony tartness up front. The yeast backbone is there as well.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and almost watered-down with lots of bubbly carbonation.
This is an average hefe at best and the flavors are just too light and watery to make this one too enjoyable.
184601 (206) - Mexicali, MEXICO - MAY 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
mm not bad, but i was expecting better grom a German company however purchaed at WAL mART in Mexicali,Mexico, single bottle, maybe its because it was about to expire but , the cloudygolden body and , hazy , quick-fadong head doesnt quite beat American macro-hefes, hasnt too mcuh of flavour just the abscence of lupus(hops), nothing special really
Panzerfaust (790) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAY 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy dark yellow colour with a big, cotton-like white head. It lasts for some minutes and leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma has lots of banana, as expected but it’s not as strong as some other Hefes I had (like Franziskaner and Paulaner) and some wheat is also noticeable.
Flavor is rather light, refreshing with lots of wheat and grains. Tends to the sweet side without being cloying and maintaining a refreshing profile.
Good light to medium body, medium carbonation. Simple, crisp and refreshing. Silck texture, finishes short and bold.
A good Hefe from Northern Germany.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle BB 113109):
Pours a very pale yellow color body, somewhat cloudy. Small creamy whitish head. Lastingish. Banana aroma, some alcohol. Light fruit. Spiciness too. Banana and fruit taste. Light spiciness. A little too harsh for a typical hefeweizen. Somewhat malty taste.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 17, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours with a large, foamy, slightly off-white head. Hazy golden body. Aroma is grassy, grainy, hay, wheaty, tree bark and very light banana esters. Taste is grainy and wheaty with very slight notes of vanilla and a light clove spice profile. Thin, slightly vinegary, and lively carbonation.
Cavie (4310) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 Slightly hazy yellow. Fruity aroma, similar to a Belgian wheat. Taste is not too strong, but has a gentle touch of wheat. Out of the three I tried tonight, this was the best but that’s not saying much. 2.5
RE-RATE 12/11/10 Bottle courtesy Fratto. Murky brownish gold appearance with a decent sized white head. Aroma smells strongly of sweet bread, fruit and rye. Flavor is grainy, bread, and fruit. Finishes slightly watery and bready. Little change.
SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 500ml. Pours off-clear golden, with half-finger deep white head, that quickly dissipates to faint. A lot of banana on the nose, citrus and cloves on the palate. Slightly too watery on the palate for a hefe, though crisp enough with it.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy bronze body with a 3 finger white head. Some corny grainy malt notes, with a hint of coriander and spices. Hints of apple and vanilla with a touch of banana. Eh its okay.
ghawener (1567) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Softer Weizen than the southern varieties. Light and malty. Bought in Mexico and drank with my old man in El Salvador.
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 33cl. Appearance: Hazy orange. Average sized head. Some lacework. Aroma: Glue, overripe banana, vanilla and tobacco. Flavor and palate: Slightly sour. Hints of dried apricots, banana, herbs, vanilla and dust. Not much carbonation. Light bodied. Overall impression: Very interesting and atypical.