obguthr (3313) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of creamed bananas with vinegar on the edge. Hazy yellow, thin white head. Banana and lemon flavor. Tart finish. Refreshing and very sessionable. Not a particularly strong hefe, though.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light orange copper with a white head quickly diminishing. Faint pear juice, banana and light apple. Wheat and light spiced notes. A bit bread y and slick. Nice brew.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy straw color with a tall, cream colored head. Looks like a hefe. Cream of wheat, bananas and cloves all in the nose. Smells like a hefe, although I like my wheat and malt to be a little cleaner. Wheat and light malt flavors in the start. Light banana, and a bit of spice and citrus in the middle. Finish has a bit of citrus and bubblegum. Not bad, but the for me the malt does not come out at anytime. Still a very drinkable hefe.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet Jesus. I found this beer at Big Lots for...well, $1 a bottle. I didn’t expect much, nor did I know how old this bottle was. But tomorrow I’m going back to load up because this was a fantastic hefe and I think the rest of this summer will do nicely drinking this beer.
The beer pours out a solid yellow body, cloudy with a rocky white head that had nice retentionn and really appealing lacing. Aroma is big banana, citrus, and yeast. Flavor has some buttered crackers, sweet french bread, light citrus, clove and banana. Quite a suprise.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 ounce bottle from Asheville Wine Market. Pours a hazy orangish yellow with a medium head. Good head retention and decent lacing. Aroma is strong citrus as well as bread and caramel. Taste is very bready with notes of yeast, citrus and stone fruits. Medium bodied and very drinkable.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy straw. Bright happy banana and malts on the nose with hints of nail polish phenol. Slightly spritzy. Wheaty body with light pear esters and a hint of banana. Clean, refreshing example.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
$2.49/4-pack at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
The bottle gives the current ABV at 4.90%.
Appearance: Pours a hazy, golden-yellow body with a tall (though collapsing), meringue-like, white head.
Smell: Sweetish, slightly tangy wheat aroma with notes of banana, citrus, spice, and chewing gum.
Taste: Sugary sweet, tangy malted wheat begins, soon followed by a zip of freshly-grated lemon zest, banana juice, a light pinch of clove, but a big hunk of bubble gum. Very mild spicy hop character and bitterness. Lingering touch of lemon on the drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation, but it retains a nice, creamy mouthfeel overall.
Drinkability: A very enjoyable, highly drinkable all-around hefe. Sure, it may be even better in summertime, but it’s still very pleasant when it’s 39°F outside.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Stubbies & Steins. Hazy gold with lingering white head. Banana yeasty esters give off bubble gum but in a good way. Nice malt lingers in the background. Thick mouthfeel with a slight oiliness. Sweet entry with a drier finish. Lots of sweet fruits like muscadine grapes. Pretty good.
unclemattie (3908) - Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours a solid yeast filled golden cloudiness of wheat juice. Huge fluffy white head. Gigantic banana bubblegum aroma. So far, it’s a monster of a hefe! Sweet creamy texture. Light medium bodied, very well balanced. Light hint of bitterness. Some banana flavor, nice wheat. Very impressive.
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bottle Barn. Hazy golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of banana and spice. Yea. Near medium body with frothy spritzy carbonation. It’s just a bit watery, but the flavor of banana is firm, and there’s some grain and decent clove. Definitely an ok hefe. Goes a bit astringent in the finish.