drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This hef is nothing more than average. A bit similar to Pyramid’s. A good appearance - nice head and lace and golden in color, but jus lacking in taste. Well balanced, a bit on the malty side maybe and too sweet. I tried one of these with a lemon wedge in it to curb the sweetness, but that will only get you so far. Don’t cringe, it’s really not that bad, my friends do it with any hef. This is a good beer for the price (as is the case with any Henry) but nothing to write home about.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear gold in color, frothy white head, large and long lasting, accompanied by sheets of lace. Nose malt, a bit yeasty, somewhat earthy, actually quite pleasant. Sweet at the front, top light, the finish is lightly hopped, lightly carbonated, slightly dry, drinkable, but not a ’top Notch’ beer in any category.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is one of Weinhards’ best beers. It is not great for a hefeweizen, but it isn’t terrible. Good for stocking the fridge if you are low on cash.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Something’s rotten in Denmark. My usually solid Weinhards seems to have tried to hard to please everyone. While I’m not the biggest Hfeweizen fan, this is definitely not the best I’ve had. Take a look at Widmer’s Hefeweizen.
BrotherBeer (13) - Colfax, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Since this is suppose to be a micro brew I have to rate it like one. White+Black=Gray. This is a gray beer and to me is a beer that tries to please everyone. If you put honey in a hefe, it should complement the wheat, not try to be equal with it. It seems they’ve tried to balance the flavors too much. This beer is it’s own stalemate.
Big-D99 (10) - ellensburg, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
not a bad brew. slight honey taste isn’t bad. don’t take my word for it though
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ehh, not really a Hefeweizen flavor, at least not compared to the Widmer Brother’s one, and I rather doubt that compares to a decent German one either, though I have little input. Basically, not a very appealing beer, and leaves an acidic aftertaste that requires a different beer to wash away.
joet (2517) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 20, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Slightly brownish orange liquid with quick fading head, mellowed citric aroma, slightly tart, medium-heavy carbonation, a light easy finish. This a drinkable, light flavor/aroma brew. Not bad.