37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Hofbrauhaus Newport. Hazy golden with a big white head. Big yeasty aroma. Great wheat spiciness with bananas and cloves in the flavor. Extremely drinkable. Very good german hefe.
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 Draft. I don’t understand the low ratings for this beer. This is as solid a Weizen as I have had. Cloudy hazy appearance with a wispy white head. Aroma of wheat and yeast with a little fruitiness. Flavors or banana, clove, and spiciness. Isn’t this what a German Wheat is all about? VERY SOLID INDEED!!!!
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2007 On tap at Hofbrauhaus in Newport. Yellow gold, almost like orange juice in color. Very yeasty in aroma, to the point I wondered if it had finished fermenting. Overall, an okay beer.
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice fruity aroma of bananas.. pours clear yellow with a light head... tastes of bananas and cloves ... slightly watery finish
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love German Hefe’s. And while I haven’t yet learned to drink any beer by the liter. I could easy down several ’mas’ of these every time I go to the brewpub. If you find yourself at this wonderful little brewpub and you dont’ try their weizen, you are missing out!
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/06/2007 at Hofbrauhaus Newport... Golden orange color, cloudy. Lasting, foamy, large off-white head. Aroma of banana and clove. Flavors of wheat malt, banana, and subtle clove. Nicely balanced between the malt, esters, and spice. Medium-full body with a bit of heft to the smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A really good hefe, but maybe a bit too restrained (but well balanced overall). Well-rounded beer; very nicely crafted. This is my favorite of the Hofbrauhaus Newport beers that I’ve had so far...
0.5 L draught.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden and hazy with a mostly receding white head. Aroma of sweet banana, and spicy yeast. Taste is lightly sweet, banana, but the esters are restrained and balanced by the wheat and a bit of clove. Mouthfeel is medium with lively carbonation. Good, but a bit grainy and wheaty, and not enough esters.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewhaus. Pours a nice cloudy golden orange with a pillowy white head. Nice banana clove esters in the aroma. Nice mouthfeel for a hefe. Flavor of wheat malt, yeast, and a mild notes of clove. Nice clean zesty finish. Very solid, best beer of the night. To make this great in my book, it just needs a little more boldness in the flavor and finish, and a bit more sweetness. Just a personal though. I would have no problem drinking this again.
3fourths (7879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewery. Has a proper hefeweizen appearance: soft and cloudy yellow colored body with a tall white head. Sour esters in the nose, with some celery and lactic notes. Funky sour cheese and banana flavors abound in this hefeweizen, and it actually tastes a little strange compared to style definitions. Not the classic German hefeweizen, but still tasty and certainly drinkable. Funky is a good word for this beer.
SpringsLicker (3120) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Properly cloudy with a tall dense white head.
The nose is vibrantly full of clove at first then smooth banana. Just the right amount of malt sweetness before a tasty wheat tang in the finish. Full bodied and filling. One of the better Hefes I’ve had recently.