Block (1650) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is a borderline horrible hefe. Pale pour, no head, no aroma, no flavor. A bit of citrus in the lingering aftertaste.
CousinBrenden (125) - 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 (178) - 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 wasnít too impressed with this being a microbrew and all. Itís 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 (3227) - 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 (2771) - 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 (772) - 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.
slowrunner77 (6742) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"Definitely an American wheat and not a true hefe. Wheat, grain and citrus are the dominant players in the flavor and aroma. Pretty mediocre across the board - just didnít do anything for me."
60minuteman (1004) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This isnít a hefe at all. Nor is it a Belgian. Wheat, citrus, yeast, grass, pine....light bodied and quick duration. Simple.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured with a medium foam heady, cloudy in appearance and heavily carbonated. A yellow orange gold color.
A good banana clove scent can be smelled typical
Tasty malt charscter comes through nicely with nice yeasty finish.
Good head retention and lacing through out session.
Jucko (19) - - JUL 11, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hefeweizen? More like weak sauce. Bad aroma, little in the way of expected hefe taste.
e303 (199) - - JUN 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty decent hefe with tons of orange in the taste. Couldn't tell much on the nose as I had it in a seafood restaurant that had a lot of seafood scents in the air. Not bad though.
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