TransylBeeria (16) - USA - JUL 18, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of those beers that lingers in back of your mind, very clean like most German beers (and towns) nothing bad about this, the smell is a little heavy but who cared!
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2007 Rerate, 12-09-2007, 50cl can, Leffe goblet, bbe 06/08. Head is large and creamy, descending upon a hazy golden body. Aroma is big on bubblegum and cloves, no bananas to my nose this time around. Sweet flavour with bubblegum and heavy creamy quickly picks up spicy clove and pepper notes closing with a semi-dry, tart and wheaten finish. Medium bodied with a velvety texture and bustling carbonation. Flavour would be better if it were more banana than bubblegum, but oh well.
Old score: 7,4,6,3,13 = 3.3 500 mL bottle, served in a hefe glass. Frothy white head diminishes slowly. Body is a hazy peach color with no visible particles. Banana and clove overtones; perhaps a hint of bubblegum. Grainy malt, flowery hops, doughy yeast. Sweet start is pushed back by a slightly acidic and bitter finish that is somewhat short. Medium body has a watery texture. Significant carbonation consists of many small bubbles. Slightly chalky finish. Taste doesn’t quite live up to the aroma; palate doesn’t quite live up to the appearance, IMHO. Still, a good hefe, if a bit overpriced.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am surprised that I never rated this one. This is a classic amongst german wheat beers. I will fluctuate in quality depending on where you sample it but at its best it is a tart, super refreshing bavarian wheat beer. It has a high degree of phenolics (cloves) and banana esters in good balance. Although refreshing, it tends to have more body and character than most weissbiers. Absolutely lovely.
ivan9856 (187) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I sampled the 0.5L bottled variety, which pours cloudy but brilliantly deep yellow and with just a hint of orange color. In the appropriate glass, it also offers a large, bright white, effervescent head that left a trace of lacing. I give this medium-bodied beer extra points for the ritualistic pouring instructions that extract all the important constituent parts of this brew, including the pleasantly yeasty, spicy hops and citrus-like aroma. The carbonation level is just right--crisp and refreshing as are the mid-palate flavors of grapefruit, lemon, clove and cardamom. The finish is strong and, again, pleasingly refreshing. I’m rating this beer as a personal favorite.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2004 Straw gold color and surprisingly clear for an unfiltered wheat. Interesting spice and yeast aromas. Flavors of apricots, bananas, and bread with slight residual sweetness. Less complexity than Weihenstephaner, but an excellent Hefe-weizen nonetheless. To quote Bob Dylan, "Yea! Heavy and a bottle of bread".
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this from a 500ml bottle in October 2002. Gold body with thick head. Smells fruity sweet with a relaxed spiciness. Once in the mouth, banana flavor dominates along with a mild spiciness, just as the aroma promised. Soft/velvety feeling in the mouth. Aftertaste turns a little tart with hints of citrus. A good beer with a suprisingly high ranking. To me, it doesn't do much to distance itself from the likes of paulaner, tucher, ayinger, et al.
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at der Steinkeller. I doubt it gets much better than this. An excellent hefeweizen, surely the best I've had the pleasure to sip. Pours a very cloudy orange with a thin white head. Aroma of cloves and banana. Flavor is similar, with cloves dominating, but banana and light citrus notes permeating the smooth spiciness. This smooth hefeweizen is quite refreshing and intriguing.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I sipped this out of the bottle for a minute before pouring. It had a weird meaty taste. After I poured, it was ok.
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2003 Pale golden color with a creamy white head that left nice lacing. Spicy clove/wheat aroma. Nice crisp, refreshing taste of sweet bananas with a real quick, almost bitter aftertaste. This is a good one.
Franziskaner (4) - Sauerlach, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2003 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is brewed in Munich, the capitol of beer. This is a beer for relaxing an enjoying. It's flavor is incredible good. The best place for drinking this beer is in the middle of the alps. That's the bavarian way of life.