Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of crizay. Pours amber with a white head. Smells of bananas, some cloves, some citrus, some fruit. Tastes of sweet wheat, some bananas, and some citrus. More of an American wheat than a hefeweizen, but still pretty enjoyable.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Kinz for an impromptu tasting. Cloudy amber body with a small off-white head. Fresh banana aroma with a ight clove background. Sweet banana flavor, some clove and a fairly carbonated mouthfeel.
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2010 Thanks to Secret Santa crizay for this one! Orange, slightly amber, slight head, and murky. Banana and clove aromas are textbook hefe, and quite nice. A pinch grainy, more banana and cloves, and a hint of lemon. Enjoyable. Rerate: 3 years later, and this is now available in Virginia. Medium hazy orange, head dies fast. Aroma is banana, clove, hint of phenol. Flavor is lots of banana, some grainy wheat, and faint clove. Lemon absent. Honestly not quite as good as I remember. But not bad nonetheless.
Sammy (7733) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I did not expect to get through this bomber, I did. It was the sour pale wheat beer, though well malted. And fresh, and the second sip it grows on you. White with decent head. Not very complex, secondary spiciness. Much better classified as a pale wheat, it lacks classified as a hefe.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 Date: 08/17/2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
cloudy yellow, wispy head,
sweet malt aroma combined with wheat tartness,
rich fruity aroma with lots of banana character, light balancing clove,
Words: cellar stock
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
kujo9 (1091) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz, 6/23/07: Hazy golden w/ a lasting creamy colored off white head. STrong spicy/clove yeast when pouring, but weakens a bit as it breaths a little. Banana is sort of weak and also has hints fo bubble gum. Strong wheat malt aroma w/ just a hint of band aid plastic phenolic. WEll balanced overall, strong wheat malt flavor, crisp, & lightly tart. Clove splce is a bit weak as it appears more in the aroma. Some banana and bubble gum in the dry finish & aftertaste seems to be a hint of herbal hops. Highly carbonated, lighter body, dry m/f. A bit too "clean" for my particular palate on this day. I’d like to taste & smell more esters & clove phenolic but maybe is was just me today! A pretty decent beer, and another solid offering by Hoppin Frog.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy bronze orange with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of earthy, fresh sweet wheat with a touch of doughy caramel and some peppery noble hops. Body starts with some sweet malted wheat and peppery earthy clove and banana flavor. A fairly authentic and enjoyable Hefeweizen. Thanks to GrbDg for the bottle.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy light orange color with a white head. Aroma is wheaty, lemony, coriander, and some spicy hops. Flavor is wheaty, lemon, and a light bitter finish.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brewer continues to impress, this time around with a spicy hefeweizen. Nice pour, a hazy golden body with a thick fizzy head. It smells of green bananas, clove & pepper, lemon, and a wad of bubblegum. Very lively mouthfeel. The flavor leans more towards the spicy side with a lemon twist in the finish. Crisp, fruity, and spicy - a satisfying hot weather drink... although I’ll be having it on those snowy days, too.
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DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at the brewery. Nicely sized white head over a hazy gold pour. Very prominent fruit esters define the aroma, and there is a distinct bubble gum note, as well as some yeast. Very smooth, briskly effervescent, and medium in body, but with a a hint stickiness. There is more sweetness that with most hefeweizens, but there is nonetheless a nice balance present. Finishes slightly dry, but not bitter. It’s a bit quirky for a hefeweizen, but remains very refreshing and enjoyable.