joeneugs (2575) - 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.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Pours honey color with a nice head, aroma of banana and apple with some vanilla and doughy notes, flavor of malt, wheat, some tones and some sour apple notes, coriander, some off flavors, medium bodied, ok
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Hazy blond wth a creamy white head. Spicy ad phenolic aroma with a big sweet ripe banana fruitiness. Sweet and sticky with a full body and medium carbonation. Fruity ad sweet stuff. A bit hard to put down by the end.
jake65 (2445) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUN 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 6/21/12 - Pouirs a pale straw color with a light haze and lots of bubbles. Thin white head is short lived. Staunch aroma of corn, grass, and malts. Tastes slightly sweeter than the aroma would suggest, followed by a crisp grassy and herbal hop finish. Uninteresting.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo. Aroma is of grain and yeast. Not very sweet. Flavor up front is somewhat sweet with a mild spiciness. Decent hefe.
queenholly (2411) - 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. Iím by no means an expert, but this struck me as a weird hefeweizen.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy straw yellow gold, foamy white head. Aroma of banana, clove, dirty wheat, orange. Taste is pretty good, itís been a while since I had a German Hefe and it drank pritty good. Nice and crisp, a little perfumey.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured hazy yellow with a thin white head. aroma was banana and citrus. flavor was banana, citrus, and cream with a light body and thin carbonation.
savnac (2361) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Cloudy yellow orange with a white spotty head. Aroma banana, clove and fruity wheat. Flavor is more fruity wheat malt with a light yeast tartness and some bread. Medium to light body with average carbonation. Nice easy drinking Hef.
BuckeyeBoy (2319) - 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 donít 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 havenít 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.