daveshawley (27) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at their D.C. location. I wish that they bottled this. It is a really good example of a Hefeweizen - nice white head on top of a very hazy wheat yellow. The aroma is a very memorable banana, a little citrus/lemony hint, and some mild spiciness. The taste is a little understated and weak. The bananas provide a very slight sweetness with a little sour at the end - maybe the yeast is finally coming through. The body is medium, lively, but very thin - almost macro-brew thin. It is a shame that this brew isn’t just a little thicker.
This was a very good beer for a Saturday afternoon lunch on a hot and humid day. If you like hefe’s, then you should give this one a try for lunch. Its not an "after dinner" beer, but it would be exceptional while grilling on a hot day. If only they bottled this.
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[on tap at Gordon Biersch, DTW airport]
Spicy phenolic clove and pepper aroma with some faint banana and base malt hiding in the background. Cloudy orange-amber under a persistent off-white, lacy blanket. Flavour begins with clove, but quickly becomes clovey bubblegum and eventually is a smooth banana. Bitterness is perceptible, but only just. There is a faint, candy (like those red, homemade candy lollipops) note in the background with the base malt and moderate wheat flavour. The wheat does also provide a little acidic brightness. Medium light body, medium carbonation, begins smooth and ends crisp.
chinchill (3589) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Atlanta brewpub. Not a favored style.
Look: hazy golden body with an off-white head.
Aroma: very fruity with a lot of citrus, some banana and a hint of yeast.
Flavor: follows the aroma. More citrus and less clove than average for style.
Mouthfeel: light-medium body and medium+ carbonation.
Overall: fruity hefe.
MarkSachon (833) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler from the flight of beers at the Washington, D.C. location. Unfiltered with heavy yeast and a hint of cloves.
gyllenbock (6480) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Gordon Biersch, Taipei. Hazy golden/yellow with a white head. Slightly sweet with banana, spices and some wheat. Light and fairly refreshing.
drdisque (699) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Gordon Biersch on Peachtree in Midtown Atlanta. Good crisp and clean but unremarkable hefeweizen. A bit highly carbonated. Good wheat flavors coming through with a touch of clove. Adequately sweet without being cloying.
miyauchi38 (1031) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1960) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at goodwood. Pours a cloudy yellow with minimal white head. Traditional hefe aroma of wheat spice banana and clove. Mild malt as well. The flavor is more of the same mic spiced wheat flavor with banana and it’s very smooth mildly bitter. Made very well.
brucebruce81 (345) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a very mild German Hefeweizen it was good to drink for a warm summer day
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
culchiem (3232) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at SJ airport. Aroma is cloudy wheat. Flavour is sweet banana, a little sticky. Yeast and wheat in the finish.
Frank (3713) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This isn’t spot on but it’s pretty good. It’s cloudy, muddy orange in color w/ a head of mixed bubbles. It has a clovey aromatic quality and some banana comes out when you taste it. It’s a little bit sweet, sticky and heavy w/ mild carbonation for the style. If they fixed the texture, this would be spot on but this comes off as a bit unfinished as it is--though it does have a pretty nice flavor profile.