Onslow (1233) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2011 Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Cloudy pale gold brew with a thin white head. Ample lacing as the glass is drained. Excellent aroma of wheat, close, citrus. Flavorful for a hefe, with a smooth and almost sweet wheat flavor blending into a spicy end with lingering lemon sour in the aftertaste. This owuld probably be great with a slice of lemon in it - I don’t have any on hand to try. Nice palate - thin as you’d expect but still satisfying. As with all Frankenmuth brews, very refined with good complexity, absolutely noting off or unpleasant. I hope this is around all summer...
Gorilla9 (7) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a good pour, cloudy and hazy. Have had from bottle and tap, as a wheat advocate its very comparable to some of my favorites, like Paulener. Not quite near the Bells wheat series best offering but a solid Hefe you can get if you can find it. Tastes like a Hefe and the grains, background of Hefe are present especially in aftertaste. One of the better beers out of MI, for an ABV of its nature. I’d purchase this more than once as it is a completely solid beer. Frankenmuths finest.
jthg (84) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ralflott (8) - Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good, albeit second-tier, Bavarian Hefeweizen. Not in the same league as true Bavarians Weihenstephan or Schneider, but one of the better American offerings. The Weissbier from Redwood Lodge (Flint) , Jim’s Hefe, is closer to the Bavarian ideal.
shrubber85 (8306) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet banana, apple, clove and wheat malt aroma. Cloudy golden yellow color with moderate head. Sweet banana, orange, clove, and wheat malt flavor. A very nice Hefe.
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a straw gold yellow with thick white head, minimal lacing. Aroma of wheat, yeast, spices, clove, banana, and a slight toast. Flavor matches well and is very drinkable. I could definitely drink many of these and not get bored. Extra points for that.
can8ianben (1379) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probably my favourite from the Frankenmuth sampler I had. Served with a lemon wedge, and sampled with and without. This beer has some very nice solid flavour, but isn’t overpowering with its spice and intensity. It was refreshing, crisp, sweet and spicy. There was good citrus aroma, smooth wheat flavours, and the lemon was a very nice compliment. Well done.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7-22-06 MBG. Cloudy golden deecent off-white head. Huge banana aroma hints of clove and I guessed cinnamon, but according to description it’s nutmeg. Flavor much the same, subdued, flattens out at times. Tad more carbonation would help a bunch. As is pretty sessionable hefe.
gilvanblight (813) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hazy yellow pale pour with quite a bit of head. Very unique taste. I’m used to my Weizen having a fruit taste, usually citrus. This one though tastes like banana. Yes banana. This ss not a bad thing.
madvike (3032) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours cloudy yellow with a thin fluffy white head. Nose has some of the banana/clove mix with mineral dryness and sweet wheat. Taste is much the same. Not as pungent and clean as I’d like it--more doughy yeast clouds it all up. But it’s flavorful and smooth, with tropical fruit and light spicing on the finish. Pretty big body, slick and smooth with ample carbonation. Surprised by this one--it’s pretty good.