aracauna (2869) - Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lemony, with mild esters. Alcohol played a role in the flavor. Cloudy gold. Not bad but not a top hefe.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden orange. Nice creamy head. Grassy, lemony nose. Chewy, but light texture. Champagne-like, fuity (bannana?, lemon), grassy, earthy. Dry spicy finish.
ElGaucho (2044) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very attractive apprearance, with a dark gold, cloudy body and small bubble head. Initial mouthfeel very much is reminiscent of a strong, wheaty Hefeweizen. However, this beer does not have the strong, annoying wheat aftertaste and is surprisingly drinkable. For those who like a wheat flavor to their beer without the obtrusive aftertaste characteristic of the style, this beer is for you.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Huge clot of yeast followed the beer into the glass, leaving a lot of yeast still in the bottle and making me wish I had swirled the last half inch to get all the goodies. Very cloudy straw color, minimal head, some clove in the nose. Citrus dominates the flavor. As others have said, weak on banana and clove. Decent, but even Sam Adams does this style better.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I found this to be quite a pleasant hefe. Great hazy yellow color, almost looked thick with yeast. Banana and citrus tastes on the tongue. Very refreshing on a hot day. Maybe a bit too sweet, as others have noted, but i thought it was a good one overall.
Indra (2482) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very yeasty and fruity aroma, some wheat, of course, too. Slight spices. Bright, opaque yellow golden color. Some carbonation and head, but a bit low for the style. Mouthfeel is acidic, flavor is a bit odd. There is some citrusiness, but not a lot of malty flavors, mostly fruity and yeasty flavors. This doesnít lend great balance, unfortunately. Finish is tart, banana, a bit of clove. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, uncharacteristic of hefes, especially bottle-conditioned ones. Um, Iím unfortunately going to have to not recommend this one, it doesnít taste bad per se but there are many many better wheats out there. This beer is a bit confused.
Aurelius (3457) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2002
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pear gold, thin head. All out of whack, tart, and without much character. Canít say much for the sophomoric name or art. Spend an extra $1 and get a good wheat beer instead.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer poured out a nice light golden color. Formed a light head that didnít hold and left no lace. A bit cloudy. Had a aroma of citrus and bananna. The finish was pretty good for this style. I am not a big follower of this style, but it was a nice change of pace on a warm summer day.
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A poor rendition of the style. Itís almost like they added banana flavoring for those who donít normally pick up the subtleties of real wheat beers. As a result, the remainder of the 6 pack was given to my guests :>
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad attempt for an American but it really lacks the German banana/clove thing.