thooper41 (546) - Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle: Appearance is hazy light brown with slow fading white head, aroma dominated by malt mainly wheat, flavor a little over carbonated but not a bad wheat beer.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 Although basically good and certainly drinkable and pleasant, this is a fairly bland and boring beer. It has some good taste but it doesn’t have very much and the body and aroma are somewhat weak. Also, while somewhat tasty, it is not really like a hefeweizen.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle outdoors in Seattle. Beautiful pour - thick lasting head atop golden orange body (unlike many hefeweizens that fizzle out after a few seconds). Banana aroma, but on tasting a bit thin and watery. Excellent American Hefeweizen.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a pale, cloudy, peach color with a finger of head that falls to a thin cap. The nose was of wheat with a hint of lemon meat. The flavor started with wheat and ended with a wheaty huskiness. The finish was slightly creany. The feel was medium. They call this a Hef, but it’s really a weak attemp at an American Wheat. Lack of character and hop profile makes it’s drinkability suffer. Overall, a forgettable beer.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
An inoffensive though almost criminally boring beer. The flavor is something like watery table syrup with a slight carbonated zing. Goes passably well with salty food, but nothing to seek out.
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.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle from a mix case. It’s light and wheaty with no clove lemon or banana. These American weizen beers make me sad, this style can be great if well done.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2002
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Color a hazy golden-honey, with a decent feathery head. Aroma is slightly sweet, not immediately oweing to its malt or honey components, but consistent with its mildly sweet palate. Hops and carbonation are both light; finish is very slightly dry and tangy. This is very much an American-style effort on a commercial hefe, and it is rather better than I anticipated. I drank it both with and without a squeeze of lime--it was quite drinkable either way, the citrus somewhat counterbalancing its slightly sweet flavor bias. This is pretty good for a big-brewery product, and at a competetive price.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2007
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Has a slight hint of the ’cheap beer’ stale-vomit aroma (hints of a light Keystone ICE aroma, the most god-awful beer smell known to man), appearance is a cloudy (good) brown (almost like poop water, not so good), palate-wise it has a nice refreshing neutral flavor. Not a terrible beer and certainly a step above the other big boys BUT I used to buy this stuff because it was a lot cheaper than the microbrews but now it is almost a buck a bottle and many micros can be had for only slightly more.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A golden color with a white head and lots of carbonation. The aroma is mildly of wheat. The flavor has some lemon character and full of wheats. A slightly refreshing beer with an unpleasant domestic beer flavor.