mjteeters (37) - Issaquah, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle from grocery. Pale yellow pour with medium carbonation and a minimal head. Smells of banana and some wheat. Strong citrus/banana flavors with some sweetness. Nice finish with a bit of fizz. I like it.
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bomber into a weizen glass in Fall 2013.
A: Very cloudy with yeast.
T: Banana. Lots of cloves too. A bit of spiciness on the back end.
M: Creamy smooth.
O: The German hefs are better, but this is a solid attempt by an American brewery. It uses genuine hefeweizen yeast and you can tell. I enjoyed this one much more than other American hefs.
stevoj (2396) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best American hefeweizen I’ve had to date. Only complaints are a little too light weight, and not enough sediment. Pours out a hazy orange golden with medium foamy head. Head could be a little creamier and have a bit more substance. Aroma is normal weizen, bananas, bubblegum and wheat. Body is a bit thin, but taste is right on the money. Good job from Hale’s.
beastiefan2k (2582) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can, I think relatively fresh. Poured into a Blvd tulip glass. This beer is weird, I don’t think its actually a Hefe. The beer is only hazy, surprising for an unfiltered wheat. The beer is also generally more like a cheap Wit without spices as opposed to a Hefe. Cereal malts with orange esters and only light banana aspects. Even worse than I thought it would be.
nuplastikk (4750) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Looks filtered...which would be odd for the style. Lots of active rising carbonation bubbles inside an orange-tan body. Not that impressive of an aroma for the style. Taste is OK, some banana, but some slight plastic off tones. Not that good, but not horrible.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark yellow, finger white head
Smell sweet rotten fruit
taste gum and light banana
mikedR (1391) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprised by the low ratings on this one. It’s solid. Yes, lower ABV. But for this style, I want to taste banana notes. And I’m getting quite a bit of them. Not as much as my preferred brew, SanTan, but still in abundance. Solid and quite good.
maxwelldeux (3887) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very hazy light brown color with almost no head on it whatsoever. Nose has a lot of the wheat and standard yeast smell to it, as well as some light citrus and subtle banana elements. Taste is slightly tart at initial pass, then descends into a subtle residual sweetness throughout. Pretty good for the style.
Duchammer (92) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - MAY 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured cloudy golden yellow with no head although carbonation was present. Aroma had a nice balance of banana and clove. Very very light to taste almost watered down. Banana and clove flavors were moderately there. Couldnot get any breadyness from the wheat.
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Hales Ales Brewery and Pub
Cloudy pale blond color with compact head. Light aroma, with hints of lemon and banana. Dry mouthfeel, also too weak; not much wheat flavor, but it has a light touch of banana; no spices; very low bitterness.
LarryBeast (556) - - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brooklyn. Bubblegum, banana, cloves, wheat. Good flavour, no major flaws.