jerohen (1963) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The hefeweissen hell is fantastic. The dunkel is certainly ok. But why this filtered version? It lacks all the complexity i'm looking for in a beer.
caesar (4721) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear yellow, the filtered version of the hefeweizen. Aroma of citrus, probably because of the lemon served in my beer. Much weaker taste than the hefeweizen. Those kristalls are useless additions as the hefe always tastes better.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale yellow with some carbonation. Banan and malt in aroma. Smooth but quite dull flavour of brown (old) bananas. Finishes quite malty but really skunky. Don't like the Kristall-wheats.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden color, lots of lace and carbonation. Spicy almost peppery yeast aroma. Smooth flavor, lightly yeasty and malty. Finish is some what dry and mildly peppery. Quite similar to other Franziskaner brews.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow with a massive white head leaving some lacing. Fruity, weisse beer nose, spicy, grainy and floral. Nice flavor, much lighter than the unfiltered weisse beers, yet still retains the tropical fruitiness and spice. Light body with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable - a nice summer beer.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straw yellow with a large frothy head, slowly diminishing. Smell banana. Taste like banana and clove.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear golden color with a large rocky head that is off white. The aroma is somewhat skunky with some wheat aroma, hops and banana. The flavor is of banana and wheaty with some nice sweetness.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2003
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very little color - you can literally read through it; pleasant aroma, but the taste is closer to the color - not much there - and has an almost smoky flavor
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a bad yellow color but a fabulous citrus filled aroma. The taste is a blend of banana, cloves, and yeast. High points.
kujo9 (1092) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
OOOOhhh those tiny bubbles! Lots and lots of them form the white rocky head of this light gold, clove and banana aroma filled libation! Wheat malt and cloves dominate while the banana lingers in the back of the aroma. It's missing the yeastiness of it's cousin the hefe weizen because it's filtered, but I don't miss it that much. Wheat malt flavor is up front of this well balanced beer with the cloves and fruity banana esters not quite as apparent as in the aroma. Unfortunately, this one aslo seems a little oxidized(papery), but I've had worse examples. Finishes dry and clean with a light clove aftertaste. Light bodied and highly effervescent with a dry mouthfeel. German wheats are one of my favorite styles and this one's no exception. It's not terribly complex, but it's a straight forward summer session beer that seems to be rock solid most every time.