joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with a medium white head. The aroma is strong with wheat and a slight hint of lemony tartness. Not much spice. The flavor is a little more spicy with some bubblegum sweetness and lemon. It has a very wheaty finish with another light hit of yeast. Not bad, but a little too sweet and not enough clove.
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; poured a cloudy, ruddy hay gold with an off white head. Aroma of wheat, banana and juice. Hint of spice. Flavor was too subdued, but not bad. Fruit, banana, pineapple, wheat and a touch of spice. Solid
bytemesis (3305) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden small white head, decent lacing. Aroma is green apple, wheat, grain. Flavor is the same, light sweet, lemony. Light body. Nothing special
SrSilliGose (3260) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap. sweet, fruity leomon. light citrus note. bready, doughy lemongrass. good not great. a bit too sweet.
theisti (3256) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle purchased as a single at MDL in Overland Park, Kansas. Bottled on 10/28/11 according to the label. Pour is slight haze golden yellow with a one inch white head that falls quick. Aroma is banana, bubblegum, wheat, and grassy earthiness. Taste is big on the bubble gum banana sweetness up front, turning towards clove, then finishing with the wheat and a nice mineral. Palate is medium bodied, unfiltered mouth feel, lower carbonation, and the lingering yeast and mineral finish. Clean, fresh easy drinking beer.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at az wine 10/23/10.
hazy/almost cloudy pale orange.
a+f dusty, orange, bubblegum, mild banana, wheat and a touch of sweetness.
med body, creamy. sweetness would prevent sessionability. 7/4/7/3/3.5
thegreenrooster (3241) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is a nice clove and yeast. Flavor is a nice clove, a touch of spice and a hint of vanilla. This is a pretty decent offering and very sessionable.
beernovice39 (3140) - Montana, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Hazy golden with a thin white top. Scent is spice and banana. Taste follows.
queenholly (2987) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Yeasty wheat, citrus, bubblegum, clove. Hazy golden with a minimal white ring. Wheat malt, bubblegum, orange, clove flavor. Light carbonated body. I’m by no means an expert, but this struck me as a weird hefeweizen.
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a couple of these tonight at the COOP... shared one with inflatablechair.... We both thought this is a pretty damn respectable and very fresh tasting hefe.
Why this is named "Howling Wolf" when the Cellar Reserve Weizenbock already had the moniker first is very confusing. I bet it will only be a few weeks before we start seeing reviews under the Weizenbock that actually should be in the hefe category... oh well... I don’t care... this is a classy brew.
1" foamy white head... great retention and lacing.. the brew is hazed golden.
Nose is very fresh of course... balanced nicely between the esters and the phenols... although both seem a tad light... banana and clove play nicely but are not quite as heavy as I would hope for... but that is my PNW mindset playing games.
Not much to say about the flavor that I haven’t already said... the banana begins up front and the clove sorta finishes out.. the palate is better than the aroma by quite a bit in my mind...
Medium/lite body seems spot on... carbonation is also about perfect..
Nothing is wrong with this beer... damn good actually.
I forget how refreshing a well made hefeweizen can be.. I will definitely be picking these up while I can.