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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Our red wheat beer is back to help usher in the warmer months of summer. Brewed with caramel malt to be a bit sweeter and fermented with our German weizen yeast, which imparts a great clove and banana flavor. Served unfiltered in a Weizen glass.

Brick color, banana and clove aroma, banana bread flavor, medium body


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2006
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber with a moderate beige head. Aroma of caramel, lemon, wheat, and a touch of clove. Flavor of orange, wheat, and banana. A lightly spiced red hefeweizen.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2229) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Draught at Beer on the Pier Chicago. Strong, banana wheat aroma. Itís the appearance that sets this brew apart. Thick, muddy light brown with very little head. Looks like puddle water thatís recently been drive through. Pretty good. Tastes fairly high in alcohol, although I see now itís only 5.8%. Brought to the fest from the Clybourn brewpub. Not bad. Somehow, though the alcohol doesnít balance that well, is a little harsh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2007 had this ages ago, according to my MBA. sadly, i hardly remember it. for some reason i think it tasted kinda bland. i guess if i dont remember it, that probably means it wasnít too good... rerate: watered down and not good. some banana aroma and it was promising. nothing in the flavor. looks delicious though.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5521) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 Clybourn brewpub: I wouldnít call this a hefeweizen, ícause itís more like a dunkelweizen that missed itís mark. Pouring a murky orange with a short-lived fizzy head, the caramel scents made this smell like a candy-coated, over-ripe banana. Itís soft in the mouth, tastes like old banana with goodly spicing, and ends on an oddly bitter note. Interesting experiment.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Draught, Clybourn brew-pub (2004 version): murky deep orange flesh, with a wonderful billowing off white head. Interesting aroma of rye, wheat and other grain along with some citrus and sweet fruit. Flavours are a bit sharp: spicy cloves, peppery orange zest, and thick bready malts. Slight grainy palate, but the flavours mix well Ė I love how these guys try every style, a do a bang up job on most of them!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Malty, mahogoney brown. Iced tea and hazy. Mossy mouthfeel. Feels like it wants to be sour, but canít be. Refreshing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Cloudy coppery-red in color. Sticky sweet aroma. Quite sweet, some phenolic character, but ulitmately rather limp and flaccid.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
Reddish-brown; turbid. Wheaty, with some tomato and toast notes. Malty accented, slight crispness. Well, I liked the colour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 6, 2003
Ruby color .Sweet unfiltered w with some light alcohol notes. Sharp flavours with dry finish. Interesting I found also some caramel and apple.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Rather bitter with hints of bananna, this rotweizen coats your tongue, and actually, is kind of nice.


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