BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flip top bottle and served in weizen glass: Hazy golden hue with a bellowing frothy head and excellent lacing. The aroma has notes of banana and clove esters, wheat husks and pale bready malts, some clove and pepper esters on the phenolic yeast driven nose. The taste is fruity and twangy with a light handed layer of wheat and pale malt. Some yeast spice upon the finish, does not have the depth of palate of the better example of the genre however. The mouth feel is sprite and watery, refreshing enough I guess. Started nice but petered out in the end, quaffable enough however.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2008
Swing top 500 ml. bottle, notched freshness date on the back label, sampled in a weizen glass.
L: Given a proper hefeweizen pour, yeast cloudy, ripening banana peel yellow with a fluffy, bubbly topped white head that ever so slowly sank into a creamy crown. Splotchy rings of lace follows the body down the glass as I consumed it, overall, a very traditional and taste inducing appearance.
S: Mellow aromas of banana and clove, mildly lemony, nut bready yeast, and a backing of malted wheat. Further whiffs bring out a soft peppery spiciness and medicinal phenols. Far from resembling a stellar hefeweizen nose, just a very stock, average one.
F&T: Medium bodied, this hefeweizen starts out with a nice mild creaminess, but becomes flat feeling towards the end as the carbonation fades. The moderate carbonation loses its zip a bit too early for me, creamily crisp in the beginning, but over the duration of the taste, turns drab and deflated feeling. The first tastes I notice are nutty banana bread and lemon juice, along with a little lemon peel, followed by tiny pinches of clove and pepper. The softest of wheat twangs in the finish, along with hints of a delicate herbal hop spiciness, everything finishes on a clean and dry note.
Yeah, this is a barely average German Hefeweizen, but because of it’s affordable price, a somewhat passable drinkability. Makes a nice change of pace beer, something I might drink maybe one or two times a year if my budget didn’t allow for a top notch hefe, like one from Weihenstephan, Paulaner or New Glarus.
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml. bottle. Hazy apricot color with a multifinger white head. Aromas of banana, wheat, citrus and mild spice. Flavor is banana. With a little wheat, citrus and clove. It surely fits the style, and it’s very tasty. Finishes with banana and clove, but mostly banana. There’s a little noble hop bitter playing in the background.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a nice hazy gold color. Nice head and lacing. The nose is malty with nice wheat notes and a ton of yeast esters, banana, clove. Smooth classic hallertau and wheat combination. Very traditional and tasty.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy gold with a tall smooth white head. Big banana ester nose, wheat and soft clove. Very smooth on the palate. This is a beautiful beer for hot days, easy to drink, very refreshing.
thegreenrooster (3310) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a large fizzy white head. Aroma is some banana with clove. Flavor is very creamy with banana and clove but with also a nice spice to it. A decent exaple of the style.
armando629 (2416) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey golden, little hazy appearance with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, banana. The flavour is sour lemon with a small phenolic banana taste and minimal hop. Good balanced carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light cloudy golden with a well maintained wispy off-white head. Aroma of banana, bubble gum, pear and citrus. Taste is creamy wheat, esters of banana, bubble gum, citrus and tart fruits. Medium bodied, creamy texture with lush carbonation. Tart and slightly grainy. Good, but not very cloudy.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of sour lemons and honey. Almost clear, slightly hazy gold, large white head that vanishes quickly. Lemon sour, sweet honey notes, pepper and clove bite, Dry citrus finish. Medium to light body. Nicer than I expected.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased at John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR--Poured a light golden/slightly amber body. Not very cloudy for a hefe. Big, thick creamy whitish head. Lots of lacing. Yeasty, spicy, clove and banana nose and flavor. Mild nuttiness, smooth, crisp, and light bodied. Lots of carbonation. Quite quenching and piquant. Yum.