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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Traditional dark German wheat beer with a huge fruity nose of banana and cloves from the Bavarian ale yeast. German specialty malts add notes of unsweetened chocolate and caramel. OG: 1.060 Color: 17


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1762) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2007
I only had this from a sampler, so I didnít quite pick up all the subtleties noted in the other reviews...but did notice a light banana flavor and a lot of other flavors going on in this one. This was a nice bavarian wheat beer...but nothing to make it stand out among the other Iíve had (in fact, in my unrefined opinion, just about all the beers of this style taste almost the same anyway).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (4705) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Draught in Newark. Bubblegum, wheat, cloves, slight dark malt. Cloudy amber brown appearance. Murky bubblegum, wheat, dark malt in the tasteÖmuddy feel. Chalky smooth coating. Overall, about what is to be expected of the style (and Iím not a fan).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cazort (513) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
After being greatly disappointed by Iron Hillís hefeweizen, I was surprised to find this variant among the better beers Iíve had. Unlike its lighter cousin, this one was very balanced, the flavours blended very well. There was a rich wheat flavour, a lot of fruitiness--definitely feeling the bananas--but this aspect blended with the other flavours well. There was no sourness, which I was very happy about. There is a lot of body and substance to this beer as well, and I liked that. This one totally wins in my book; I can say itís the best brew Iíve had from Iron Hill so far.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2853) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Poured a cloudy and brownish yellow color with a small head that dissipated while drinking. Lacing was consistent throughout. Aroma was nutty, wheaty, and slightly fruity (maybe bananas). True to the Bavarian style of wheats. Sweet malty taste behind the wheat base. Enjoyable, but nothing to write home about.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Poured a murky brown body with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is bananas with a hint of citrus. Flavors were mostly bananas with some yeast, raisin, and citrus flavors. Iíve been really liking this style lately.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2005
Tap @ Iron Hill Newark. Cloudy amber/tan. Nice beige head that could have lasted longer. Some lace. Aroma is of yeast, a bit of fruit/green apple, light hops, and the clovey essence. Flavor is clovey, yeasty, sour, dry, lightly hopped, with a moderate grain/malt background. Pushing med bodied. The clove tasting weitzen arenít a style much to my liking but thought Iíd give it a try.....after reading TARís rate: Yes, chalky on the palate for me too.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2005
Newark. Pours a cloudy, dull brown with a lively tan head. Aroma of doughy malts and a hint of citrus. Flavor is much like a hefe; lots of banana and clove spiciness as well as some lemony zest. Nice one for a warm day.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2004
on tap at the west chester PA brewpub. cloudy golden/reddish muddy color, medium off white head. yeasty banana, caramel, and vinyl nose, which I really do like. strong carbonation. nice banana and sweet wheat flavor, a little tangy hop too. faint hop finish. nice session dunkel

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Draft at North Wales. This was one of the highlights for me. Poured burnt sienna with medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, heavy nuts, corn flakes, and caramel. Firm, dense palate with a complex malt, nut, toffee, cabernet taste. I found this to be exceptional.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Unfiltered, dark amber appearance with an average head. Aroma was a little laid back with fruit and yeast dominating. Tastes were the familiar weisen ones of banana and spice. Hint of cherry in there as well. Modest hoppiness. Smooth, mildly carbonated finish.


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