Mora2000 (5306) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle. Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is wheat with some coriander and pepper. Flavor is wheat, bananas and light pepper. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber thanks to Cavie) clearish pale yellow with very little head. Nose of wheat, coriander, citrus. Taste of coriander, spicy, cinnamon, rye, peppery, and orange. Dry, spicy finish. Nice hefe.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of banana, citrus, clove, and wheat. Flavor of wheat, citrus, and earthiness.
mensch (238) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very clear light yellow, easily mistaken for Bud Light, that is, until you taste it. Not a hefeweizen, more of a wheat-wine. Subdued banana and clove with other aromas, lemon bread and a hint of alcohol. Well disguised strength, if the 9%+ is to be believed. A light bodied symphony of fruit and malt on the palate. Much lighter and more wheatish than other wheatwines, but I would like more esters for more depth of flavor.
Cavie (3630) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy adnielsen. Pours a hazy golden color with a ring of white head. Aroma is dry, fruity and wheat tones. Flavor is clove spice, big Belgian yeast tones, and sweet fruit. Good finish.
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, thanks to cavie, poured an orange golden with thin foam ring of white, a peachy fruit cocktail aroma followed by soft fruit and citric flavors , not a typical hefe with well hidden alcohol
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle
A generous bonus from a Colorado trade i was not sure what to make of this. The label suggests it might be a gimmick. The beer inside though was nothing of the sort. A solid and above average example of the style I wonder if they bottle anything else. If so I may need to make a side trip the next time that I am out in the Denver area. This may be an outlier but even if the others are average they seem like a nice addition to the local scene.
Aroma / Appearance - The golden cloudy body indicates a yeasty pour. More care could probably have been taken yet it somehow still looks attractive. A clean white head looks as if someone bleached it while it rested above the base. The impression was like looking through a clean spot of a muddy window. Fruity esters were the start of a nice bouquet of cloves, bananas, and citrus. Orange marmalade on white toast made my mouth begin to water.
Flavor / Palate - Wheat and yeast come first in equal proportions. A moist lemon kick is like a mouthful of a warm lemon bar. A slow transition to a gooey aftertaste feels like licking a half melted orange creamsicle. Well rounded and robust this beer is no one trick pony. Teetering on the middle of the fence for the style this is a hidden gem. Hopefully more people will discover it soon.
notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber picked up from the brewery yesterday - not sure if this should be listed as a wheat wine instead (the label calls it a "hefewein") - it has enough hefe character to justify the current designation, I suppose - turbid gold - fizzy, poory sustained head - aroma is medium sweet, with some notes of apricot and complex phenol character (pepper/spice, strong clove, banana) - it actually smells pretty damn good - medium body - the alcohol is fairly well masked, but there is a great deal of sweetness here - perhaps too much, as the whole middle tastes rather sugary - those strong phenols kick in near the finish, though, bringing some spiciness and strong clove flavors - that sugar sweetness just hangs on, though, lingering long into the finish - a nice attempt, just so damn sweet and lacking the body or complexity you’d want from such a weighty brew.
Ratman197 (8846) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber courtesy of adneilson ( thanks AAron) poured a cloudy gold with a lasting off white head. Aromasof wheat, yeast, banana, clove and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, yeast, clove, banana and light citreus with a crisp lingering spiced fruity finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2011 UPDATED: First tasted at Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Pretty hot, boozy, a little watery. Bottled version has a very nice packaging aluding to other "Fabled Series" releases. Doesn’t mention the alcohol level but from my previous notes is 9.3%. Wheat wine (or if you prefer, Imperial Hefeweizen).
Very hazy, pretty light yellow-orange apperance with a white head (quite similar to Pinkus Hefeweizen). Very, very yeasty, wheat ale nose with lighter notes of bananas and cloves. The flavor is again quite yeasty, stronger than typical German Hefeweizen beers. Also a touch sour, light banana/clove flavor yet way less than most of the category. If this is really 9.3% ABV, the alcohol is hidden extremely well but the body is a bit thin. The flavor is reminiscent of German Hefeweizen beers from North Bavaria which in all honesty, I tend to prefer the ones from München and its surroundings. The flavor is a little passive and I think a different yeast strain could make some of the banana and clove notes more apparent. For a "wheat wine", this beer sticks to a German Hefeweizen style way more than most wheat wines which are basically Barley wines with some wheat malts. I’m a little disappointed by this beer, I’ll be first in line for the following Fabled Series releases.