halfbaked (47) - - APR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hazy light yellow. Aroma is heavy on the lemon, as is the taste. Overly sweet but crisp and refreshing. I thought it was quite pleasant.
Jimthechap (1195) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Imagining briefly a painted rendition of a wheat beer, it would look like the glass in front of me. An opaque musty yellow with a fluffy white head that seems to be subsiding as if it has sighed and said "Alright, you got me." as if it had been apprehended. The aromas are typically hefe with grain husk, banana, clove and lemon juice and the flavour is again, mostly typical of the style. Iíll be honest and say that Iím scratching my head a wee bit when it comes to the overall rating. I think this beer is more deserving that that. It is juicy and quaffable with spritzy carbonation. It does all I ask of a Friday evening beer and is laudable for that alone. In any case, a juicy sweetheart.
Dazzo (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Easily the worst Hefeweizen Iíve ever had. Too thin/watery, overly effervescent, citrus/acidity on the soft palate dominated this beer and distracted me from its few qualities.
LesArgen (131) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is marshmallow, banana and butterscotch with a little lemony hop bitterness cutting through the slightly cloying sweetness. In the mouth, the roles are flipped as the hops take the lead, their lemon flavour strangely dominating the roof of the mouth rather than the tongue. Behind that, thereís overripe banana and barley. Overall, the aroma is a little overwhelming for me, but the hops make this hefe reasonably refreshing to drink on a warm day, even if it tends a little towards lemon squash.
KeefOz (471) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a cloudy golden colour with a two-finger white bubbly head that diminished quickly and left OK lacing. High carbonation. Aroma of malt with a hint of citrus. Taste is initially sweetish and followed by some citrus plus a hint of cloves. Light body. Smooth finish which although with a hint of cloves is also sour, slightly bitter and a trace metallic.
ALLOVATE (2098) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks the part. Pastel, sandy mid-gold and misty with high effervescence holding a two-layered pad of white atop. Lemon zest and pear drops on the nose - little else, very subtle. Lemon zest, clove-like and plasticy phenols and a lick of banana is well pronounced though it is thin and highly carbonated. Light wheat with a hint of white bread comes through late. Sour, almost lactic and tart finish is oddly a highlight. Doesnít come together at all. Easily quaffable but a little on the bland side. (33cL, no date stamp, Dan Murphyís, Currambine)
Rangi (381) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not really a fan of this particular beverage. Big carbonation, slight banana aroma but flavour is the real big let down. Just seems to lack all over really.
Bif (1023) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle- Poured a hazy golden color with a good head that fades to nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, fresh grain witha bit of malt sweetness in the background. Taste of citrus with a mild malt sweetness and some grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. medium body, crisp and refreshing. Nice offering for the style.
Dervock (309) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - hazy yellow with a small white head. Citrus and some bubblegum in the aroma. Dry upfront , with a slight metallic edge, some citrus, short dry finish with a hint of banana. Thin bodied with a average carbonation.
hawthorne00 (1857) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Hazy orange with a small off-white head that fades to a coat. Aroma has bread, lemon, banana, vanilla. Rather flat mouthfeel for a hefe. Taste is moderately sweet with a little banana and less lemony tang than suggested by the aroma. Quite nice spices - cloves, white pepper, vanilla - in a brief finish.