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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This refreshingly pale German wheat is top fermented, unfiltered and lightly hopped to achieve its smooth, pleasant flavor and unmistakable cloudy appearance. 2016 World Expo of Beer competition Gold Medal winner for Best German Wheat.

jthg's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jthg (86) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2012
This beer is close to franzincaner (sp?) - clove like aroma and taste. There is a slight emptiness to it when the yeast is not stirred in. overall, delicious, refreshing, and smooth... A bit more up front esters would suit my tastes better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zubblwump (52) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Light golden brown with a big foamy head. A little cloudy. Nice light, sweet aroma. Feels a little thicker than I was expecting. Light wheat taste, sweet over-ripe fruit, with little bitterness, with an ok slightly bitter after taste. I generally like this style, but this particular brew was just ok for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (1253) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Not bad. Nice Belgium style yeast aroma. The taste is slight tarts with a banana dull sweet end. Feel is simple. Color is good strong yellow with full haze. Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4568) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2015
12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 8/10/2015. Pours hazy bright golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big banana, bubblegum, clove, lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big banana, bubblegum, clove, lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and light-moderate yeast spiciness after the finish; with lingering notes of banana, bubblegum, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice hefeweizen style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Pour on tap at HopCat, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of banana, clove, pepper, some white fruit, biscuit, yeast. Taste was a mix of orange, grapefruit, lemon, clove, banana, spices, yeast, some bread, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjaxson (481) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Delicious beer starting with the light scents grapefruit, cloves and bananas and continuing through the smooth malted wheat. And yes, an extra "appearance" point for the amusingly posed pooch on the label of the bottle from which this was poured.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Levi’s place. Thanks Levi’s friend. Cloudy yellow. Aroma of graininess, vegetables, overripe fruits, a smoky note, a bit of spiciness. Slightly swetish flavor, with bread, yeast, graininess, some spiciness, fruitiness, and a vegetal touch. Quite light-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (896) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Very bubbly bright orange/brown pour with quarter inch white head. Wonderful aroma of clove, lemon, metallic hops, waxy paraffin/wheat. Soft carbonation, foamy mouthfeel, crisp finish. Flavor of clove, wheat, lemon, grassy hops, Apple and pear. Great tasting Hefeweizen albeit a bit light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Tap. Opaque straw yellow. Nice lacing. Lemony hay nose. Tastes of some bright lemon, mild yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3083) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. refrigerated brown bottle from clownoiseur poured into a weizen glass. The bottle is labeled as the hef with a red minature dauchsund dressed as Hugh Hefner. Slightly hazy golden with medium bright whtie head. Aroma is rainy banana, medium body, medium/well carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is banana and some clove. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Tap: Labeled as "The Hef". Super cloudy pear-yellow color. Opaque. Aroma of mild bubblegum, bread, yeast, faint clove, a touch of banana esters, & a hint of lemon zest. Flavor is more lemon & citrus zest up front & in the finish. Middle has clove, biscuit, gummy yeast, & a bit of banana. Kind of watery at times. Thin-ish mouth feel. Not bad.

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