CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at LAX May 2009: Pours a hazy golden brass with a well-lacing frothy white head. Aroma of lightly sweet malted wheat and banana esters with a touch of Bavarian hops. Starts with good fullness and finely dissolved carbonation along with light wheaty sweetness, some clove spice and bready yeastiness before a slightly more bitter crisp finish. A pretty good hefeweizen.
Sledutah (6836) - Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the beer cart in California Adventure
Cloudy orange with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma of banana, wheat and doughy. Flavors of banana, grainy and sweet citrus
Decent, but too sweet for a hot day
blutt59 (6442) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, cloudy yellow with no real head, aroma is some clove with flavor of bananas , spice , fruity finish
tiong (6150) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Karl Strauss La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Pours hazy yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of fruits, yeast, earthy notes and some citrus. Taste is sweetish, wheaty and slightly yeasty with some citrus and earthy notes. Finish is crisp, wheaty and slightly sweetish with some yeasty notes. Okay.
riversideAK (6049) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2008 A relatively authentic Bavarian style wheat beer. Nice clove, banana, and bubblegum notes. Smooth. Not overly carbonated or heavy. A nice drinkable beer.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Karl Strauss. Cloudy yellow with creamy white head. Strong banana and clove aroma, with a good banana bread taste and a citrus finish.
jgb9348 (5524) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden coloured body with a thick, dense white head. Aroma of pale malt, wheat, coriander seed, curacao and a very fresh yeast note - a touch of sugars too. Light to Meidum-bodied; Creamy, wheatie flavour with a good dose of light spices that leave the mouth very fresh. Aftertaste shows a little alcohol, a little fruit and a nice pungent yeast note. Overall, a respectable german hef with some nice yeast and wheat flavours, but the cool refreshing spice flavour is definitely still noticeable. I sampled this pint on draught at the LAX Terminal 7 location in Los Angeles, California on 23-June-2010.
wlajwl (5501) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is wheat, lemons and mildly musty. The flavor is lemons, light bubblegum/bananas, wheat and a mildly biting tart finish.
ben4321 (5481) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: On tap at the The Fish Market in San Diego, 1/5/10
Aroma: Banana, clove, wheat, orange
Appearance: Hazy yellow color
Flavor: German wheat flavor, with banana and spice
Palate: Light-medium, crisp, refreshing
My first (of 4 from last week) Karl Strauss rating. It was a solid beer, nice outdoor refresher, and that works well in a locale where you can pretty much always sit outside and drink. Fairly typical German style hefe, nice flavors, but nothing super exciting.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Karl Strauss La Jolla: Hazy orange tinged yellow. Nose of light soapy wheat and light yeast esters. The flavor has a nice body with creamy marshmallow blended with the esters. Finishes light and nice, good. Why is it that these brewpub hefes are a large amoutn better than their other attempts at some styles?