Wavygravy74 (7) - Washington, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Clean start and easy finish. Almost domestic on the finish and bold German on it's start. Worthy of the cost, but too general with the label. So many Germans have this type of beer label without differentiation. GREAT beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JamesChamp (110) - Canada, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hacker-Pschorr (Hefe) Weisseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee good beer!
k0mpsa (462) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Hazy orange color, some white head. Wheaty and yeasty aroma, some fruits. Wheat and yeast, malts on taste, light sweet and fruits finish. Quite nice weisse.
Hanuta06 (158) - Washington, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Serving: from tap at Brouwer’s Cafe.
Aroma: light, citrus aroma.
Appearance: average-sized, rocky, white, initial head with fully diminishing longevity. Cloudy, dark-yellow body.
Taste: slightly lemony initial flavor and lightly sour finish with average duration.
Palate: light body, watery texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent. One of my favorite hefeweizens.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very hazy golden yellow pour. finish has a wheat, barley and hints of fruit flavor and undertone. Nice hops and a very clean finish. can be a very good session beer
stevencon (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Milky orange white. Aroma is very yeasty banana cream? Not fresh. Taste yeast banana no wheat dry character. Some lemon and clove. I should try again when I know the freshness.
justabeergeek (192) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, because spring has finally sprung, I decided that I should sit down and review some lighter fare in anticipation of summer. While I’m not really much of a wheat beer drinker anymore, I do appreciate the light body and gentle flavor of a hefeweizen or witbier on a hot day, and this one doesn’t disappoint.
Appearance: The beer looks very standard to style. It poured a nice pumpkin orange-to-amber color with a cloud of almost 2 fingers of foamy white head. It’s very hazy, as is to be expected of the style, and it looks enticing in my weizen glass.
Aroma: The smell is spot on for hefe, too. I get a bit whiff of that banana/ester note with a background of clove, some phenol spiciness, and pure yeast. It is definitely bready and perfect for a wheat beer.
Taste: This beer has a nice balance of the wheat beer banana and clove (although the clove is much less present in the mouth) from the yeast and wheat and some caramel and toffee sweetness from the malt. One thing I noticed is that for as complex as the flavors in this beer are, they’re equally gentle, to the point where I’d call this beer “delicate.” Unfortunately, that means that you really need optimal palate conditions to get all of the complexity; absent this, the beer would be tasty, but it wouldn’t come off as nearly as complex.
Mouthfeel: It has a gentle carbonation, and it goes down nice and smooth.
Overall: This is a very nice example of the style. While I think the Weihenstephaner is a superior beer, I’d probably give this beer the silver medal, and that’s mainly because of how delicate the flavor is here. The Weihenstephaner is bold enough to stand up to conditions where your palate might be messed up from a spicy or bold meal, and this beer seems like it would crumble under the weight of garlic or onion. Honestly, though, I think that the flavors here are excellent, and I can definitely forsee situations where this is the beer I’d buy instead of the Weihenstephaner. (Obviously, you can’t go wrong in either situation really—if you like hefeweizens, that is.)
joshwoodward (239) - - APR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice. Banana driven. Delicious. Creamy. Pretty standard, but definitely a nice one.
jbruner (1200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow on tap with fluffy white head and good lacing. Aroma of wheat, slight citrus, and nice bready grains. Taste follows, slightly sweet finish. Pretty darn good for a hefe weisse.
Impavidus (62) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber golden color with a dense, white head.
Foam huge, dense, white, and slow to melt. Yeast, citrus, moderate banana and some phenols, very malty smell, little cloves. Round hearty and natural flavor. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft.
Aftertaste grapefruit, but quickly enough. Very soft and easy-drinking, a well made traditional weizen.