sneezey (132) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
OK, not a lot special, kind a foamy but not overly unusual. A little bit dry normal esther tastes but lacking in typical wheat like they left it out.
Sirmixsomewhat (169) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love the hefeweizen style, so I figured I’d like this before I even tasted it, but objectively, I think this is a beer that can’t really be knocked for any legitimate reason. It tastes like a lot of other hefeweizens, sure, but it doesn’t try too hard to be gimmicky and end up tasting weird as a result. It’s a solid, safe beer.
tfontana (373) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma is yeasty cheese and citrusy hops. Appearance is hazy yellow. Taste is true to aroma as mix of mild sweet and sour. Palate is light-bodied with fairly thin and slightly slick texture. Carbonation is soft and finish is short and yeasty. Overall, true to the style but not particularly robust in any category.
damzz (402) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Nose is faint. While I like the beer, it does lack hefe character - yeasty, bubblegum is lacking. Enjoy it for what it is - a good beer.
Meilby (10311) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ The Sevens Ale House, Boston, MA
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, yeast and hint of banana. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long wheat and slightly banana finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
sinfull (1261) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy , yellow color . Yeast , banana and citrus in aroma. Wheat , citrus and some hoppy bitterness in taste. Very simple ,however, Strange brew , not easy to classify ).
CousinBrenden (128) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma OK taste bandaid and phenolics. Hazy aa it should be. Flavor is off.
Jabah (283) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I wasn’t too impressed with this being a microbrew and all. It’s basically an average wheat beer at best. Not much color (a light golden yellow), not much flavor. A little bit cloudy but thin and semi-clear. This was the first time I bought Harpoon, so not the best first impression.
superspak (3968) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/15/2015. Pours hazy deep golden color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, banana, white grape, wheat, bread, light clove, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Okay aromas with solid balance of fruity/earthy yeast and bready malt notes; with decent strength. A bit too fruity/slightly metallic in the nose. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, banana, white grape, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, light clove, and yeast earthiness. Light yeast spice/wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, banana, white, grape, wheat, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and bready malt flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a solid pale wheat ale style. All around good robustness and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
chinchill (3588) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle served in pint glass [from notes].
Some sediment in bottle; added to glass. Give very mild aste, I recommend you give the bottle a swirl mid-pour to mix in the yeasty sediment and add flavor.
Wheat beer not a favorite category for this reviewer
A - moderately cloudy light yellow gold; white head with some staying power
S - very mild standard wit beer with no off-notes and faint fruity notes
T - very mild; "wit beer light". Taste is good but intensity should be higher. Nice balance of bitter, sweet and sour. Clean finish.
M - light, soft and fizzy (but not objectionably so)
D- easy and pleasant to drink. Very good for thirst quenching or to accompany mildly flavored foods; not bold or complex enough to hold interest as a sipper.
jflopsu (914) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a strong hefeweizen. A light yellow hazy pour with white head. Taste and aroma are both a bit watered down with sweet citrus and pine and dry wheat/yeast taste. A somewhat dry aftertaste with some citrus.