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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Hazy yellow color, banana-clove aroma, soft wheat flavor, medium-light body


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2005
On tap at the brewpub: Big banana aroma. Very tingly on the tongue. Yeasty and fruit-salady. Authentic enough hefeweizen.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Just slightly hazy, yellow-golden color, just a titch more orange than the Pils, with a ring of head. Nice aroma, more complex than the flavor, with mostly banana and bubblegum in the aroma. Much spicier edge to the flavor, deep-down citrus, lemon-orange. A bit flat actually, limping through the swallow. Good drinking on the whole but to me a bit below the average for the style. (on tap at Clybourn location)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Draught: Yellow-orange color. Lightly cloudy with particles. Also hazy. Diminishing, small, white, creamy head. Fair lacing. Heavy malt flavors of molasses, grain, and nuts. Light hop citrus flavor. Average bacteria flavor. Also tasted of banana, nutmeg, corriander, honey. Medium body. Creamy, slick texture. Average carbination. Bitter finish. Well balanced. Good hefe.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Sampled on tap at the Goose Island Clyborne location
This beer has a thin off-white head that sits a top a hazy deep gold colored beer. Clove notes dominate the aroma, but there is some banana and a pleasing tart lemon character here as well. The taste is soft and smooth up front. It finishes with a nice clove element and a certain sharpness that seems to be derived from the carbonation, a certain acidity, and an overall yeast character. Once again, I am quite impressed by these beers. This is a great quaffer on a humid Chicago afternoon: light, refreshing, fruity, with a good crispness & flavor from the wheat. I really like the sharpness that is in the finish, it helps to balance the rest of the flavor components found in this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2004
the wheat is apparent in the nose. also in the taste as well. this beer would go excellent with a BLT.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Straw colored, good sized head. Bubblegum and banana nose, sweet and slightly bready flavor with touches of banana, bubblegum. Very standard hefeweizen, and there’s not a thing wrong with that.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2004
At the brewpub. This was fairly clear and had A light taste. Still had the character of Goose Islands wth bitterness. Ok, but there are lots of other wheats out there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Huge banana flavor. Not as much depth, bitterness, or complexity as a top-shelf German hefe.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1014) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2003
Nice color is the peak of this beer, with a somewhat shallow flavor. Alright...not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Yellow orange haze - light wheaty aroma, with some yeast. Chewy palate, lightly spicy. A pretty good malty balance in the finish.


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