Gentle Bens Hefeweizen
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Brewed with 40 percent wheat and a special yeast gives this German classic subtle tones of banana and clove. Brewed traditionally during the summer months, it is unfiltered so it’s full of vitamin B from the yeast and served with a lemon wedge just like in Deutsche land.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arthree (19) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Perfect hefe. Cloudy straw color, pepper and bread on the nose, tastes of bananas, cloves, lemon (no lemon slices here) and a faint bitter aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2156) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2013
Backlog, from notes. On tap @ the brewpub, 23 May 2001 (so probably still from their own kettles). Authentic German style hefeweizen. Has all the components it needs: lightly sweet, wheat, banana, clove & other spices, good body. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Cloudy yellowish pour with a small white head. Traditional flavors of bread, mandarin oranges, warm spices, hints of lemon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 Pint at Gentle Bens. Smaller head than I expected, it looks like an Orange Julius, opaque and thick. Served with lemon. Not bad, taste has a lot of banana and a little clove, it looks thick and tastes thin. It’s more sour than sweet, no bitterness (some citrus as well). Not my favorite hefeweizen by a long shot, but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2012
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of banana, clove, and banana. Flavor of banana, vanilla, bread, clove, grain, and lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2012 On tap at Barrio Brewing. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with little head, sever with an orange. Aroma of wheat, clove, German yeast, citrus, banana. Flavor is similar with lots of spices, fruits, and a bready malt backbone. Tastes like an authentic German hefeweizen. Not overly sweet or spicy, quite bready too. Good hefe. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2011
on tap as part of the sampler pours hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma is very strong banana and doughy malts. Flavor is bready malts with a banana and fruity estery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1882) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Draft at the pub. Slight banana, slight clove, hints of peppercorns, and wheat. Exactly what it should be just not as full on in the flavor department as it could be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2011
[Tap] Pours a light yellow color with a distinct haze to it. A small amount of white head. Spice and yeast in the nose. Some clove, sweet fruits and esters in the aroma. The taste was a bit more bland. Wheat malts, light spice, hefe yeast and lesser amounts of fruit. Watery and thin body was quite disappointing. Grainy and sweet in the finish. The aroma was so promising, but the actual taste left a lot to be desired.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2010
on tap at barrio 4/5/10. hazy sunshine yellow with a trim white head. the aroma is loaded with banana... along with clove, vanilla, dusty wheat and earthy coriander. there is initially a note of rubber which quickly fades. the flavor is akin to whole wheat banana walnut bread... a bit too sweet on the palate which doesn’t ever completely dry out... wheat, naners, cinnamon, clove, coriander and toasted walnuts with a light spiced bitterness on the finish. medium body is slick but too sugary... 7/3/6/3/14/3.3

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