ALLOVATE (2263) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aus der flasche @ Im Füchschen Brauhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany.
It was early morning, our first day in the plush, busy surrounds of bustling Düsseldorf - the ’twit’s’ town. This one - breakfast beer to the locals - was a perfect aperitif for, you guessed it, breakfast. I didn’t need much after this. The Silver fox pours a cloudy, opaque, orange gold with just a tinge of chestnut. Well charged, well supplied, the head rose to a good inch and a half thick and settled there - rocky, tight and adherent to the glass. Flour and fresh cracked toasted wheat on the nose, gritty, heavy, like a heady loaf of fresh baked, warm bread. Malty and wheaty in the mouth, clean though full and slightly pasty, starchy. Light hint of cloves, just a touch of sour mashed malt. a little lemon juice. The malts grip this one with vigour, beautifully defined and well received. The length is wonderfully malty, complex, dusty and gritty with that balance of tangy sourness to keep it interesting. It becomes yeasty as it warms and a little marmalade begins to show. Nicely balanced, satisfying and a hearty meal in a bottle. This was good stuff. (50cL swing-stopper, 16/06/06 [tasted in June ’06])
eaglefan538 (2815) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not for the hefe purist, as this one was more like an alt-weissbier, the cloves and bananas underplayed in the flavor and aroma. Really much like an American wheat in wheat beer-ness, although cloudy, as this one had a dry and somewhat hoppy touch (like Fuchschen’s standard altbier) that overplayed anything otherwise German wheat about this one. In terms of standard hefe character, the appearance was it. However, a unique spin on this style deserves some credit for novelty sake.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy/murky light golden color with a large white head and a high appearance of carbonation. Spicy,bitter,grassy with a hint of clove. Yeasty,bready flavor with a very thin body. A disapointment, as I was hoping for more of a bavarian style wheat beer.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the brewpub. Increadibly cold bottle. Aroma is more citrus than expected, banana and glove are here but not so prodiminat which is good for a change. Taste is similar, sometimes a bit chewy, maybe deserves a lower rating than its getting, but in the brewpub everythign seems great.
bierkoning (9738) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the brewery tap. Hoppy clove-like flavor. Dry and bitter. Clovy, flowery, hopbitter finish. Great beer!
pivnizub (8520) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Hazy, amber-orangey coloured, huge, firm beige head; fruity citrusy aroma, some grainy maltiness, too, only faint traces of bananas and cloves; mild, shy fruity-sweetish flavour; a bit tart finish; not very aromatic, not so well rounded...................
haukur (1162) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled@brewery; Small head and A LOT of yeast. A bit bitter, with hints of citrus and fruits, no banana though. Interesting and different. Dry yeasty finish
MoritzF (8243) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(swing top bottle) Hazy orange-amber colour with a big & firm foamy white head. Wheatmalty, floral and fruity (grapes) nose. Sweetbitter flavour, medium body and carbonation. Aromatic fruity and malty taste; dry and lasting finish with well-balanced fruitiness and hoppy bitterness. A good example for a Hefeweizen of the northern style.
rauchbier (3548) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, at the brewpub. Hazy amber gold, moderate white head and gentle condition. Low spicy wheatiness in the nose with some hoppiness but no noticable esters or bananas. Low bitter sweet wheatiness in the mouth with hops again quite prominent. Gentle hop bitterness in the finish with some lingering fruitiness.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, hazy, cloudy egg-yolk colour. Yeasty cloves aroma. Yeasty, citric and pretty tart taste. Bitter finish for a weizen. Hardly any maltiness or sweetness, going a bit in the direction of american weizen. Medium-bodied.Not really my kind of weizen, but still okay.