Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well done German white: pale golden color, huge head, aroma of citrus fruits, yeast, spices and sour milk. Complex sweet banana and clove flavors, soft hoppy aftertaste.
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Draught; free airport lounge rating, Frankfurt
Cloudy blond color with small head. The bread and malt aroma is nice, with delicate banana impression. It has a nice body and smooth texture; a light and delicate wheat flavor, with light banana and some residual sweetness that blends all together; the bitterness is low.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What the aroma lacks the flavor makes up for. Aroma is weak and dusty, a little spice. Flavor is heavy clove, a little banana. This is obviously fermented on the cooler side, since this yeast strain gives clove when cold and banana when warm. Reminds me a lot of ROOT BEER. Just the right amount of banana sweetness. Huge puffy head, looks just like the picture. Has the right mouthfeel, carbonates/lively but not too fizzy. I am biased towards weizens and this is a better example, so I give it high marks.
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2005 Murky light yellow. Typical German wheat aroma full of citrus and bread. Taste is sweet, flavor is yeasty lemons, and is very crisp. Heavy carbonation gives this beer an interesting pep and life.
HighlanderOne (989) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2005 RERATE - Nice looking, opaque with a whipped cream head. Haes a very fresh aroma and taste. Yeast, wheat and spice distinguish themselves nicely. Finishes nicely, if not too fast.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark-ish golden colour with a thin head. Nice nose of wheat. Overall not bad, starts with a kind of alcholy flavor and finishes with a light touch of wheat. Probably the most drinkable and enjoyable H.W. I have had.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap at the Lowenbrau in Sydney. Great classic weizen with bananas all over the place and a cool head and you can knock it down quick if its your first for the day. I can see why the germans drink weizens for breakfast now: it seemed nourishing or something.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy and dark golden golden with a big rocky head. Aroma of fresh banana, yeast and some small notes of lemon. Flavour is yeasty with some fresh citric notes. Banana and yeast in finish.
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 An above average hefeweizen, but not much more. Hazy orange body with a too thick head. Peppery prickles of hops in the nose with a crisp, musky banana clove taste--the banana increasing its assertiveness midway through the experience. Medium mouthfeel--a middle weight german wheat, while good, leaves you hoping for more.
dingo (37) - USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours with a nice thick head, fast to rise, slow to fall. The aroma is a bit overpowering, with a hint of orange. It looks like a white beer, but doesn't have the traditional flavor. Not terrible, not great, not my first choice. I hate to say it, but even Blue Moon is a better choice.