Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of pale malt and light fruit. It is lacking any banana, clove, or bubblegum - is this really a German hefeweizen? Relatively clear golden color, there is some yeast stuck to the bottom of the bottle that a thorough swirling could not dislodge, thin white head. Sweet malty flavor, some interesting English-style fruity esters. Medium body with moderate carbonation. If I had this in a blind tasting, I would label is a mediocre blonde ale, never would have guessed it was a weissbier. It is a poor example of the german hefeweizen style.
JK (5743) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold and clear, with a rocky, long lasting white head. Aroma of a lager; but a high quality lager; lacking banana, coriander, or citrus. Light sweet flavor with some wheat. Medium palate. Overall light and refreshing but lacks depth, palate, or complexity.
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good hefe weizen. Nice banana clove citrus flavor. Head is nice and frothy and thick. Definitely an underated brew.
Nejhleader (1451) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had an aroma similar to a pale ale. Taste is rather uneventful, is a bit wheaty, but other then that not much going on here. Certainly now franziskaner.
FrankJohansen (3617) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Hofbräuhaus. Yellow cloudy colour with a good mostly lasting white head. Yeasty aroma and taste. Ok weizen.
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at brewpub Platzl. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow cloudy colour. Powerfull yeasty aroma and flavor. Alittle watery but still nice palate.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. Yeast at the bottom. Cloudy light amber colour with a great white head. Aroma of bread and wheat with hints of yeast. Flavour of wheat, banana, yeast and ends very smooth and nice, a really good hefe-weissen.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle at the Hessen Haus during the 2006 Crescent Moon Beer Bus Trip. Pretty good hefe, but I failed to get all the yeast out of the bottle, so I’m sure it is usually not this clear. Gold with a big white head. Yeasty banana aroma. Flowery citrus flavor with a great balanced sweetness. Smooth finish without the residual ketones of many hefes.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe its because this came in a 44-ounce stein, or maybe it was because I was at the Vegas Hofbrauhaus, but I thought this was a really great hefe. Pours cloudy gold with a massive white head. Wheaty and sweet aroma. The taste is very light and clean. No stickiness. Wheaty, yeasty, and sweet. I recommend having one, or four.
Bilzmoude (19) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of citrus... kind of a bile-like aroma... in a good way! Stark white, creamy head that went away quicker than I had hoped. The color of a slightly cloudy, slightly orange pilsner. Very light forward flavors, with a nice, yeasty finish. The finish is probably the best part. Not incredibly complex... but crisp and easy to swallow.