Four Peaks Vier Spitzen Hefeweizen
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This is a Bavarian ale which uses 51% wheat malt in the recipe. Very low bitterness. It is unfiltered so the characteristic cloudiness is achieved. The haze comes from suspended yeast. Hefe-Weizen literally means "yeast-wheat." The aroma is reminiscent of cloves and banana and is put out by the yeast. While some of this aroma carries over to the flavor, the dominant flavor is the malty wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
Enjoyed on tap in Scottsdale (brewed in Tempe). Unfiltered grapefruit appearance, creamy mouthfeel. Very lacey. The smell is bannana and cloves. The taste: the cloves are right there. Appropriate carbonation. A keeper. Be-aye numero 4200

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Cloudy gold pour, white head. Coriander, cloves, wheat, banana and yeast on the nose. Flavor is up front coriander and wheat with some bubblegum and banana. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2009
(Draught) Pours a cloudy maize body with a medium creamy white head. Aroma of banana, clove, and wheat. Flavor of wheat, bread, banana, clove, and lemon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2009
Draught at the brewpub
Muddy blond color. The aroma is a bit smelly, yeast. Rounder body than the average weisse, some wheat flavor, residual sweetness. Ordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
On draft at the Tempe brewery A- Cloudy opaque yellow hue, minimal head and lacing S- Big banana presence, cloves, citrus, very sweet! T- Initial burst of sweet bananas, some subtler bread malts, underlying wheat, finishes sweet and dry M- Light-bodied, watery texture, moderate carbonation D- Smooth and nicely balanced Hefe, nothing too complex or bold, just a solid performer for this style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Tap @ Talking Stick Golf Course of all places. Pours a lovely cloudy gold with a frothy, thick white head. Nice lacing. Soft, perfume aroma of wheat, clove, and great banana from the yeast. Crisp wheaty taste up front which rapidly shifts to the Bavarian yeasty sweetness. Solid banana and clove in this one with a nice backdrop of lemon peel. A bit watery in the mouthfeel, but overall, a nice hefe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dastrn (115) - Warsaw, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2008
On tap at Oreganos in Phx (camelback and 10th st). Cloudy gold. The nose had banana, clove, citrus, and yeast. Flavor was the same as the nose, with less banana, and a little more citrus and wheat. All around a great hefe. Worth trying if you are in the Phx area.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Tap at the brewpub in Tempe. Hazy golden color with a fine white head. Aromas of banana citrus and clove. Flavor same. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Good Hefe.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Pours like cloudy pineapple juice with a frothy white head from the tap at Four Peaks. Brimming with the aroma and flavor of bananas, citrus, and pineapple. Sickeningly sweet in my opinion and unfit for consumption.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (751) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Cloudy white gold color, small head. Grain, lemon, burnt banana aroma. Light and easy flavor, significant banana, lemon/orange spritz, wheat...easy and tasty. On tap at Tempe brewery.

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