pras (374) - Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wow, really bad example of the style. Not much on the nose. Light yellow. At the end I got some notes of banana, clove, and hef yeast. This must be some sort of macro hef.
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Bottle (from Rewe Freising), on the train from Regensburg to Schwanndorf, Bamberg post Xmas jolly day 1 - 24/01/14.
Hazed orange with a good sized off white head.
Nose carries citrus tones, pale malts, cereals, straw.
Taste comprises bitter orange, light apricot, straw, pinch of spice, yeast esters, clove, light nana.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation.
Ok Hefe, a little more citric loading than is typical for the style.
JDBaker11058 (1131) - Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: cloudy light yellow, with the yeast sediment floating in the top half, and a short, quickly vanishing white soapy head. Aroma: light banana and citrus, surprisingly peppery/grassy hops, mineral water, and crackery malts. Taste: saltine crackers, floral and grassy hop bite, lemon zest, banana, hint of clove. Finish: fades quickly, slightly watery palate. Notes: Surprisingly pilsner-like characteristics in the aroma and taste. Not terrible, but far from the best examples of the style.
Leighton (9878) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Hofbrau Bier Hall - Munich. Pours clearish gold with a big, tight white froth head. Light dusty wheat on the nose with hay, yeast and lemon. Very simple but tasty weisse. Light to medium sweet with dry wheat, light citrus, further lemon, bubblegum, hay. Light bodied with average carbonation. Clean finish, lightly sweet, with yeast, dry wheat, white bread, light close. Very drinkable if a bit basic.
radagast83 (4134) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a pretty sizable white fluffy head. Aroma was wheat grains, sweet malts, bready yeast character. Lemon notes along with the bready yeast provide a nice, completely German experience, with a pretty clean finish. Spice (clove) notes not too overpowering thankfully.
ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my first time trying a Hefeweizen. I was pleasantly surprised by it. It poured a cloudy light gold color with a thick white head. to me the aroma was reminiscent of citrus and vanilla which is a bit of an odd combination, but not unpleasant. The beer is full bodied but not heavy. It almost seems to have a texture to it. It makes me think of eating a dried apricot even though it tastes nothing like that. it tastes of a light wheat malt and mild orange. The hops are very indistinct; probably balanced out from the sweet flavors. I found this beer to be interesting and enjoyable. I can definitely see myself drinking this again.
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A- Lemons, subtle banana, citrus, wheat.
A- Yellow color, cloudy liquid, minimal head.
T- Lemons, citrus, wheat.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- Great hefe! One of the best I have had. Super good citrus tones and the right amount of wheat. Not a lot of banana or bubblegum tones. A very good beer.
mR_fr0g (2012) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap the beer hall munchen. 23/1/14. The only beer they would serve us less than a litre of - idiots. Clouded orange coloured pour with a steadfast white frothy head. Aroma is spritzy carbonation and banana bread. Flavour follows wth bready doughy banana bread. Fairly forthy palate. Finish is orange and crisp. Overall pretty tasty.
AndySnow (2494) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: On a train during the Bamberg Jolly 2014.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Citrus, wheat, hops, spices, banana.
Body: Medium body, heavy carbonation.
Flavour: Banana, citrus, wheat, caramel.
madmitch76 (13409) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
24th January 2014
Bamberg Bash, Day 1. Train bottle swig. Very hazy gold beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is airy and dry. Mild minerals. Airy dry malt. Little spice and somewhat insipid banana ester. Dry finish. Bit meh!