IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good wheat. Cloudy golden color with a light white head. Banana and citrus aroma. Similar flavor with some clove and yeast. Medium bodied. Refreshing in these hot summer months.
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2003 Update - had this on draft at the Reading Oktoberfest this past weekend, don't know what I was thinking the first time around when I tasted this, but this beer was much better now, maybe my taste buds for German wheat beers have been enhanced, this had a nice cloudy murky golden appearance, huge bubbly soft white lacy head, lots of spiciness, lots of banana flavors & coriander, very very smooth & drinkable, excellent wheat beer
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I don't vary much on my rating of aroma, but this one simply smells bad; the flavor, fortunately, is not as bad as the smell, but it isn't above average
Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2005 bottle-pours a cloudy orange hue with a huge white head that was sudsy, like a bathtub full of soap. nice yeast, orange peal, banana aroma with notes of spice and hops. Flavors were spicy, banana, clove and even some spicy hops on the finish. I really liked this one and it was gone in an instant it seems. A great hefe if you ask me!
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice creamy head, citrus/hop aroma, slightly bitter hop finish, deep mirky orange appearance, sweet fruit flavor with notes of citrus and spices. stobor.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large white head. Cloudy golden colour. Aroma; slightly acidic, yeasty, fruity (banana!). Medium body. Taste; sweet (wheaty!), banana, little spicy, little bitter/metallic finish. It does me head in.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: nice nose. Cloudy golden color with creamy white head. Very fruity flavor - pleasant and drinkable. Very nice overall.
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow with a good head and very good lacing, thin-bodied. Leather yeast and grapefruit aroma, could detect some spices and a very faint hint of banana, more mild aroma than some other hefes. Taste is spicy and wheaty, the mouthfeel is fizzy but dry. Their dunkel is better, overall an drinkable hefe, but some on the market are better.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Cloudy white body with fluffy white head, wheat & citrus aromas and flavours. Had it in Barcelona in the sun with my good friend Alberto.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, cloudy, gold colored body w/ a nice frothy white head; typical of hefe style. Cloves and wheat malt very apparent, slightly yeasty, but banana/vanilla/bubble gum aromas are missing; however, cardboardy(oxidized) aromas are more apparent than the standard aromas. That's too bad! Wheat malt and clove flavors present, but so are oxidized/cardboard flavors. Neither hop nor malt flavor are truly dominant and aftertaste is of wheat malt and cardboard/papery. Very high carbonation, expectant of style, but it's missing the creaminess and smoothness of hefe style. Very dissappointing, although I know this is normally a very, very good beer. I'll rate higher based on past experience, but I'm not quite sure who to blame for this bad example. Whether it's the distributor or the store, it doesn't really matter. This is just a travesty to this particular beer to be treated so poorly. I will re rate this at a later date and the score will be higher!