RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap. Lots of banana and spice. Very nice. Quite powerful aroma.
sistinas (108) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy yellow color with a thick foamy head. Grainy (almost rice-like) with a sort-of-banana flavor to it. Very drinkable. Can’t beat the 6-pack for $6 deal at Trader Joe’s for this either - great summertime drinking.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pint at Red Bones 5/29/06. Pours a thick hazy yellow color with a bif foamy white head. Nose is coriander, pepper, banana. Palate is nice and thick with a creamy texture. Flavor is dominated by bananas but a nice vanilla pudding note, some light spicy coriander and pepper is also noted.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours lemony yellow w/ full creamy froth. Aroma of ripe bananas. Light nectar with relaxed residual effers. Mellow flavors of the great hefe. The froth is so persistant on the pour I decided to drink from the bottle. You get this fantastic heavy cream mouthfull. Good stuff. Dry banana on the finish with a slight souring.
Lowe1983 (1495) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy, light brown/yellow color with thick white head. Aroma has some sour notes with lemon, dried fruit, wheat, slight citrus, and some earthy spices. Flavor is of wheat at first then gives way to the spices, citrus, and a hint of banana. Slightly sour and bitter to finish off. Pretty decent German brew.
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2006 Bottle 44F Weizen. Fruity aroma, smells of bread, and apircots, subtle sour notes. Cloudy tan-orange color, with a white head that lasts moderately, with modest lacing. Light taste of citrus notes, no malt or hops to speak of. Finishes semi-dry with a subtle bitter nip. Pleasant taste very light and quaffable. Moderate to heavy mouth feel with a lot of carbonation, very fizzy on the tongue. One of the best German Hefeweizen’s I have tasted, quite enjoyable and I am sure it would be great to enjoy the warm summer weather in Munich.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2007 500 ml bottle. Cloudy orange-yellow beer with thick white head. Very good looking brew. Aroma of wheat,ripe fruit, banana, orange, light nutmeg and heavy cloviness. Light apple aroma as well. Really wheaty tasting along with the aforementioned fruit. Quite fresh tasting, with lots of wheaty character, clove, banana and bubble gum. Highly carbonated with a light sweetness and a lingering spiciness. Great brew.
OlDirtyBrewer (11) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge head on top of a cloudy dark straw body. Aromas of yeast, esters and slightly sweet wheat penetrate the air. Flavor is is close to the same with a higher wheat presence.
loseratheart (110) - USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden body with white head. Very well rounded beer. Clean finish. Has a nose of wheat more so than anything else. Wouldn’t expect nothing less from Franziskaner. Love it.
alcamp99 (72) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This hefeweizen is tops. Very different from any other I have tried. Hint of spice is distintive. Smooth and full with a clean finish.