kidobutai (400) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Part of a 6-pack sampler at The Yard House. Pours very cloudy, the way it should. I could smell the yeast, and I’m glad it was a small amount, because it was RICH! But, that’s what I expect from a heffe.
phaleslu (6665) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Angel’s Trumpet. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with a white head. Notes of wheat, sweet malts, lemon, banana, bubblegum, and faint peppery spice. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel that finishes dry. Really well-done hefe.
Ferris (4719) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Banana and boozey yeast. Hazy yellow with a rich white head. Banana, orange, clove and that sweet yeast finish. Nice Hef but nothing special
Leighton (11593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Biergarden - Encinitas, CA. Pours cloudy, yellow-gold with a moderate, frothy white head. A real entry-level hefe, this. Restrained character, plenty of dried wheat, a bit of yeast and pale bread. Light bodied with average carbonation. Pretty crisp to finish. Light and easy.
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a hazy yellow with a pillowy white head. Light banana and clove on a fairly muted nose. The flavor is rather weak with the banana barely making it’s way and the clove not to be found. Light wheat notes with a bit too much sweetness. Not bad per se, but closer to a wheat ale than a hefe for me.
arminjewell (6322) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Yardhouse, hazy yellowish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of clove, biscuit, nice banana, bubblegum notes, refreshing spice, yeasty pepper, hints of slight white fruit as well. Taste is a mix of sweet peach, pear, and white grape into some yeast, bread, and dough, slight clove, bubblegum, finishing fairly sweet.
Itzjerm (1360) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Obvious bandanna notes thin lasting head good carbonation. Sweet tropical more than bandanna which is nice.
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Elwood (3332) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: Draft at Leesburg Brewing Company. It pours a hazy yellow with a pillowy white head. Light banana and clove on a fairly muted nose. The flavor is rather weak with the banana barely making it’s way and the clove not to be found. Light wheat notes with a bit too much sweetness. Not bad per se, but closer to a wheat ale than a hefe for me.
DiarmaidBHK (3467) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at yard house Scottsdale. Pours yellow and fairly clear with a thin white head. Definitely getting the banana on the nose and tongue. Not so much of the clove or that estery thang. Finishes clean. Not bad for a Cali hefe.
brokensail (11226) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden color with a white head. Nose is mild banana, sweet bread, yeast, and a hint of clove. Maybe some citrus. The flavor is bland and watered down. Some banana, a bit of clove, bread, and yeast. Very mild citrus notes.
Earlier Rating: 1/23/2011 Total Score: 3.5
A: The pour is the typically turbid golden-orange color with a soapy white head. Unfortunately, served with a slice of lemon...
S: Fortunately, however, this is an actual hefeweizen. The nose is sweet with a decent amount of wheat along with banana and lots of orange peels. Fairly spicy, too.
T: This is probably a bit too bitter to be a proper hefeweizen, but it still works out. Banana and clove along with a touch of pepper. There’s wheat and a slightly sweet bread flavor.
M: The body is medium with a smooth and rolling carbonation.
D: Always nice when the "hefeweizen" turns out to actually be one. Not the best one there is, but still pretty damn drinkable.