MtStateBeer (84) - Hurricane, West Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a a clear a yellow golden color with a small, quickly diminishing frothy white head, no lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, wheat, bananas, bread, and lemons. Flavor is wheat, bananas, yeast, cloves, and some spiciness at the end. Mouthfeel is light, watery, and a little fizzy. Kind of boring beer, but wouldn’t be bad on a hot day.
mouse725 (83) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best from Flying Dog, IMO. I like the fruity sweetness it offers, and agree it tastes more Belgian at first than typical Hefeweizen. A good summer brew.
sigh_borg (83) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is banana and very mild yeast. Taste is not much different, although I do detect some fruit (pear, apple) and citrus (lemon). Not much spiciness, which is one of the things I like most about hefes. Also, yeast is not strong enough to make much of an impression. Not bad, but not exciting either.
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased at The Fresh Market, Greenville, NC
Hazy with a full head and sweet smell. A bit too fruity/zesty for my taste, although that’s probably true to the style of beer. Not my favorite.
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good summer beer, had it with a small slice of lemon and the beer itself has a lemon zest to it. Not an everyday beer but good in the summer
kingfiogojr (78) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I really enjoyed this hefeweizen. The artwork was great, and the flavor did it for me as well. Very wheaty, unfiltered, but tasted excellent. Not very bitter...but is a hefeweizen supposed to be? I got drunk off of these with some friends and suffered no hangover. It was cool man. Cool.
jodyperkins (78) - Mississippi, USA - APR 7, 2007
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
In all fairness, this is the first wheat beer I’ve had - and it may be the last.
Poured from a bottle (from aFlying Dog Sampler 12 pack). Poured a very cloudy, golden color. Lots of carbonation but little head. It smelled like rotting hay and tasted worse. Has a very strange taste and a sour aftertaste. I can’t describe the way it feels in the mouth but I didn’t enjoy it.
After a few swallows this was poured into the sink. I hope it doesn’t kill the bacteria in my septic tank.
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 30, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Man, why make a middle of the road wheat like this? It claims to step up to the plate, ’in the tradition of German hefes’, C’mon. If your gonna pay for a heffe premium, reach for the Paulaner, the Aventinus, the Schneider, and thats the stuff. It has some citrusy flavors, the usual action, didn’t hold a head too long, and let’s you toss in the goody at the bottom, but don’t hold this up as a shining example of the form, let me down a little.
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 3, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 Liked this even less than the FD pale ale. With the added fruit flavor, the spice taste stands out even more unpleasantly.
Smoke3Smokes (72) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2005
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn this is some good beer. When you can find it on tap, you can drink the hell out of it without puking!