Goodgrief (1920) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I only had this from a sampler, so I didn’t 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 I’ve had (in fact, in my unrefined opinion, just about all the beers of this style taste almost the same anyway).
EithCubes (5371) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught in Newark. Bubblegum, wheat, cloves, slight dark malt. Cloudy amber brown appearance. Murky bubblegum, wheat, dark malt in the taste…muddy feel. Chalky smooth coating. Overall, about what is to be expected of the style (and I’m not a fan).
cazort (556) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
After being greatly disappointed by Iron Hill’s hefeweizen, I was surprised to find this variant among the better beers I’ve 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 it’s the best brew I’ve had from Iron Hill so far.
eaglefan538 (2982) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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. I’ve been really liking this style lately.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 aren’t a style much to my liking but thought I’d give it a try.....after reading TAR’s rate: Yes, chalky on the palate for me too.
desurfer (1268) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
DocLock (8978) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
guzzler67 (1615) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.