aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer looks like liquid caramel topped by a two-finger layer of light tan whipped cream. The aroma is very bready and yeasty with hints of coriander. The taste is lively, with a nice yeastiness to the tangy wheat character. Hints of chocolate covered bananas push through the crispness and are quickly whisked away by the carbonation and cleaned up by a very faint bitterness. A full bodied mouthfeel is floated on the proliferous carbonation, which expands in the mouth and makes this beer very refreshing.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown color with great white head (not the shark). Aroma is very authentic with clove and banana esters. Yeast is present but not assertive with smooth flavors. This is a nice german hefe with a stronger body and a little less dry than the original franziskaner.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy red-amber with large head that leaves quickly. Yeast and malt in the nose. Sweet malt, wheat and more yeast in the flavors. Tingly palate. Good hef.
Accaris (21) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Like drinking a loaf of bread, this beer was too yeasty and deep for my tastes. Bad bottle maybe? The malt was powerful and lingering with pale banana undertones. This was not a particularly refreshing beer.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a dark brown color and was cloudy, but retained a nice white head. The taste was spritzy, yet subdued compared to other dark wheat beers that I have tried. Still a very good beer.
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker, cola colored and less estery. Massively sweet malts are the dominant presence. Yeast is present, but much less assertive. Some roasty dryness on the tongue to finish the sweet swallow. Enjoyed this as a class "experiment".
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: cloudy and about the color of Newcastle, maybe a shade lighter. Beautiful large white head of tiny bubbles. Strong aroma and flavor of banana. A tad sweet. A nice beer, but I think I prefer the light version.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, honey-brown body and thick, lumpy white head. Pleasing aroma of fruit, yeasty baked bread, and hints of toffee and spice. Reminds me of peach cobbler. Malty profile with some fruity sourness, distinct esters, and considerable depth imparted by the yeast. A nice beer for late summer.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle, wheat glass, 48 degrees. Creamy, frothy, off-white head is of normal monstrous wheat proportions. Deep brown to garnet body is murky from dense, tiny particles. Deep, robust nose. Light caramel, heavy wheat bread malt; basically absent hops; doughy yeast; heavy banana ester with a touch of spiciness. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly bitter, moderately acidic finish. Flavor is somewhat watered down. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Flavor is spicier and less rich than the aroma. The body could stand to be a little thicker and slicker. The bottom line is: a little bit of a let down from the appearance / aroma.
VAYankee (333) - Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy brown with a very tall head. Relatively standard wheat beer aroma - yeasty, banana. Overall the flavor seems muted. Just a little yeastiness, a touch of roast malt, and a bit a blah banana.