ShivanDragon (2947) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wazig bananengeel met witte kraag. Aroma van zoete banaan en citrus frisheid, tarwe en goed fruitig. Smaken van banan, gist, mout, cotrus, fris/clean, zoet, mondvullende co2, licht fruitzuur van de citrus, mooie fruitigheid, stro/hooi, lekker, goede co2 en banaan. Prima
Alengrin (4076) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Basically the new name and label of Limburgs Land Ur-Weizen, as this beer has been put under their organic ’Ur’-label now. Conceived as a Hefeweizen, seen the use of malted wheat and German hops (Hallertau) as well as the absence of spices. Medium thick, eggshell white, moussy head with decent retention, but not as ’fluffy’ and creamy as in most German Weissbiere; cloudy peach blonde robe with somewhat greenish hue and some tiny bubbles piercing through here and there. Aroma of soggy sandwiches, soapy wheat, white bread crumbs, the expected mashed banana ester and clove phenol but less outspoken than in its German counterparts, field flowers, vague but effectively refreshing hint of lemon zest, some cooked potato earthiness, dried grass, green apple, zucchini, sour cream somewhere. Fruity flavour, dominated by banana of course but also hints of pear, pineapple and peach, sweetish and softly sourish, further accentuated by the mellow, basic sourishness of the wheat malt, supple and light body with medium, but still initially somewhat ’stingy’ carbonation becoming softer after a while; bready barley is mixed well with the sourish wheat, finish becomes even more bready due to yeastiness, with a deep, brief, earthy hop touch all the way at the back, effecting limited bittering power as is to be expected from this style; retronasally, the clove phenol returns, more so than the banana ester. Crisp, almost faintly lemony sourishness remains after swallowing, making this quite a refreshing, quenching wheat beer. In all, indeed quite German in profile, but then there is a certain amount of German influence in both Dutch and Belgian Limburg, at least when it comes to older, traditional breweries like this one; it does lack a bit of the rich ’fluffiness’ of the best of Bavarian Hefeweizens though, and if tasted blind, I’d probably associate this more with the more northern German (and historically more recent) interpretations of this historical style, which tend to be a bit more ’clean’ and less phenolic. I can appreciate a decent Hefeweizen every now and then and this to me is a pleasant and well-made example of the style, standard as it may be. Enjoyed it.
RW80 (1789) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Appearance: . Hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma: Banana, wheat, butterscotch. Taste: Follows the aroma, mild sweet, light bitter. Low body, low carbonation..
BBHansen (646) - Køge, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ DØE Køge. Appearance: pours unclear yellow with ok soapy white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: wheat, orange peel and hints of spices and banana. palette: medium yeasty aroma, average carbonation, light to medium body, medium sweetness, somewhat balanced by a light to medium bitterness, average duration and a watery texture. Overall: pretty standard hefeweizen
rosenbergh (9678) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
300 ml bottle. BB Mrt/16. (Jumbo) Delft, the Netherlands.
Hazy mid-brown/golden color with a small white head.
Caramel sweetness, banana, butterscotch, mild yeast and some bitterness in the aroma. The flavor is dryish wheat, mild yeast, mild bitterness and some floury notes. Decent Hefeweizen.
teddybeer (3195) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy pale golden color with a minimal white head with short duration. Aroma has notes of yeast and banana. Flavor is slightly sweet, with banana notes and mild maltiness. Fruity and yeasty final.
Ungstrup (32897) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of wheat and bananas. The flavor is sweet with notes of wheat, straw, and bananas, leading to a dry wheaty finish.
Desverger (6636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle@Tuesday Taphouse Share, Copenhagen - Fuzzy golden pour with white head. Aroma and taste is fruity and wheats, pretty sweet, some kind of medicinal notes jarring with me though, not a fan.
Borup (10168) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
30 cl. bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of wheat, fruit, spice yeast and oranges.
yespr (38536) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
30 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow, white head. Aroma is flat estery, malty and slight cardboardish. Mild estery fruity, vague spiced and flat malty. Bitter and slight herbal finish.