tibicinoid (26) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From: Worldwide Spirits, Germany
Date: Best by 9/8/2012
Glass: Weihenstephaner weizen glass
Huber’s hefeweizen includes classic elements of a German wheat beer (wheat malt, bananas, obvious yeast, some phenols, light citrus/herbs) in good proportions. While perhaps not as complex as a few others I’ve had, this is still a top-notch hefeweizen, and would easily be a solid go-to if it were available in North America.
Pours a huge, fluffy, slightly off-white head made up primarily of small, dense bubbles: the resulting appearance is quite frothy, not quite meringue-like. Head retention is excellent, as I’d expect from any hefeweizen, and gradually leaves significant, large clumps of lacing along sides of the galss. Body is an opaque golden yellow color, with orange hues that are accentuated, along with pale yellow ones, in the light. Carbonation is active and visible, streaming along sides and center of glass.
Aroma is very nice, strongly of ripe banana fruit, peel, and oil along with a sweet, yeasty bread scent as well. Not as complex as others, but still pleasant.
Taste overall is of sweet, ripe banana fruit mixed with yeast, and some light bread. Front of palate detects diluted lemon rind, wheat malt, and banana fruit. Mid-palate of yeasty wheat bread, ripe banana fruit, hints of coriander, and spicy phenols. Back of palate has a slight chemical harshness, but otherwise composed of sweet, ripe bananas, bread, and yeat. Aftertaste is sweet, with ripe banana fruit mixed with yeast.
Body is medium-bodied, with surprisingly soft, but palpable, carbonation. Closes very dry and with a residual sweetness that makes taking another sip quite desirable.
JohnRMurdoch (4229) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Pot Still. Cloudy pale yellow brown, big foamy head. Spicy banana clove aroma. Yeasty banana flavour. A bit watery.
Theydon_Bois (16255) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Brauhaus, simply titled ’Hofbrauhaus Freising - Weisse’ - 29/04/12.
Pours a hazy/dirty orange with a good finger of frothy white head.
Yeast, fruity ripe nana and a little clove on the nose.
Toasty malt, nana, clove background spice bitterness.
Medium bodied with a creamy finish.
kevnic2008 (10978) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a white head. Nose is of yeast, sweet banana bread and spices. Taste is the same banana bread and spices.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Das Bier Schäumt gut auf und die Schaumkrone fällt mittelmäßig schnell in sich zusammen. Geschmacklich gefällt es mir mittelmäßig, es ist ziemlich hefig und bananig. Im Nachgeschmack etwas fruchtig. Fazit: Durchschnitt
Test vom 20.10.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 11,8,8,9,12,8 - 8,65
fdomig (753) - München, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Aroma is yeast and sweet fruits. Appearance is cloud orange with a hughe white head. Has a light sour, then light bitter and in the end a light sweet taste. Feels somehow metalic and not so nice in the mouth. Overall not my favorite Weizen.
BlackHaddock (5847) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Third beer of my German tasting evening, 2nd July 2010. This brown half litre bottle was poured into one of my ’Franziskaner’ Weissbier glasses (the beer was best before 3rd Nov 2010).
This is one of the best Hefeweizen I’ve had, very impressed: The beer had a great cloudy body, leaning towards the orange side of dirty yellow, the cracking white head was a stayer, lasting to the last drop of beer.
The nose was all you’d expect, great waves of vanilla with banana esters following up behind, lovely. Nutmeg appeared in the mix too.
Refreshing and very drinkable, the usual hefeweizen flavours combining to produce a very good beer and one I’ll look out for in future.
Saurononline (135) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a really small brewery in North Munich, one of the best Hefeweizen I’ve ever tried, really hard to find, but definitely worth the work...
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Schaut im Glas exzellent aus. Riecht genau so, wie ein Weizen riechen muss... Schmeckt vollmundig und schön hefig. Im Nachgeschmack kommt das Fruchtige un Bananige sehr gut hervor.
EithCubes (5458) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle by 05.02.12. Big wheaten nose with low citrus and a high mineral/yeast content. Hazy yellow body with a jiggling creamy white head. Creamy but still crisp full body, main notes are vanilla and wheat, relatively dry and on the estery side.