agbeer (11) - Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark gold. Has a fruity aroma to it, a bit of bubblegum. Has a light banana flavor to it. More subdued than most hefes. Needs more bubblegum & banana but definitely one I could drink at least 3 of in a session.
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle. This pours an orange brown with no head in the tulip glass. The nose is yeast, cloves, and cloves and could be more genuine. The flavor could use some work, too. Powdery dried figs, bananas, and tangerines. Spices that are almost Fall but don’t get there.A sourness permeates that puckers and clashes with the sweetness. Some beers just should not be put into production and this is one of them.
vyvvy (5858) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour hazy yellow / orange with a nice sized white head. The aroma has bubblegum, candied banana, cloves and what seems like plastic or band aids. Medium body that’s a bit slick and it has frothy carbonation. The flavor starts with a fake-ish banana flavor, brown sugar, cloves and a fully wheatiness. The finish is sweet and plasticy. A fair hefe, but it is better than most in the lower end price range.
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample poured from a 12 oz. bottle at St. Louis Microfest 2011. Pours a nice, dull, cloudy gold color with a finger-thick white head. Looks unfiltered to me. Aroma of banana, bubblegum, sweet malts, honey, wheat, clove, and a grassy, earthy note that overwhelms the other hefeweizen notes just a bit. This smooths out in the flavor, which brings banana, sweet malts, honey, clove, dough, wheat, and cereal. Medium-bodied, with a chewy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Really nice German hefeweizen and a good sipper.
Finhead (1621) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy, light copper pour with a white head. It has a mildly sweet aroma filled with wheat. The light body has average carbonation and a slightly sweet taste. Pretty refreshing.
wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a semi-cloudy deep golden with a substantial fluffy white head that diminishes somewhat, but sticks around. Not really cloudy enough to carry the "unfiltered" description, at least compared to a Bavarian hefe-weizen. Aroma is sweet malt and clove. Taste primarily clove and banana along with the sweet liquor of the malts. Not much hoppiness at all. A pretty good rendition of the style, at least compared to most American wheat ales, but not exceptional. Refreshing and well balanced, though.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. amber orange color. moderately lasting foamy white head. strong bubblegum aroma, light clove and spice scents. zesty, spicy start. banana and clove dominate the flavor. finish is reminiscent of lemon tea.
thegreenrooster (4001) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a cloudy gold with a large white head. Aroma is ok with some banana and clove in there. Flavor is a little bit of a let down. Some cloves and a bit of lemon show up but nothing to carry this one over to the good side. Average at best.
switzer (22) - USA - DEC 6, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark gold with a thick head that slowly fades. Has a prominent yeasty flavor, with banana, cloves, and bubblegum taking hold. The flavor is the same as the aroma, with banana really taking hold. Has a sweet aftertaste as well. This is a much more traditional Hefeweizen than what most American brew, but it’s amazing!