jonas (5281) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Milky yellow, creamy head. Apple aroma, almost like a Apfelweisse. Light to medium body, fresh apple and banana flavor, light spice, relatively quick finish. Good on a hot summer night.
IrishBoy (3689) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
.5L bottle from Hollingshead Deli; Nose of bananas, cloves, but not real estery; very liughtly hazy pale brown with a large, light tan head; flavor is peppery, grainy, with background light apple fruitiness. Not a great hefe!
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, but just short of being great. Pretty textbook in my opinion. Clove and bubblegum nose, with just a hint of spicy mustard seed. Grainy toasted cereal maltiness, almost chewy, a little too much effervescence, but still highly drinkable, just out of order in a couple of areas.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle purchased at John’s Marketplace--Poured a murky mustard yellow haze with a small frothy white head that lasted. Yeasty banana-clove profile with more of a bubblegum presence than many German hefes. Gritty, earthy, and pleasantly aromatic. Lots of fruitiness and phenols present in this gem of a beer. Loved it!
TAR (2393) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rusty yellow. Soapy white foam quickly disperses but hangs around. Pleasant nose exhibits honeydew melon, plastic and yogurt-covered bananas with a distant note of clove, bubblegum, and black pepper. Slight oxidation (bottling date indeterminable). Sharply effervescent on the palate. Briskly dry and virtually weightless, initially, with a sweet tailing of wheat which clings and coats the palate while lending a pie crust sweetness. Fruitiness is subdued, though vibrant bubblegum esters pleasantly compensates by seamlessly merging with the spicy phenols. Invigoratingly crisp and well-attenuated, though some flabby banana taffy and a hint of baked apples are a slight detraction. Rather muted, but well balanced. Finishes with a cleansing flash of clove and plasticy phenols along with a sweet pineapple fruitiness which lingers. Yeast pour bolsters the body by imparting a claylike earthiness which clings to the starchy wheat. While the esters and phenols could stand to be more expressive, this is pretty good, and certainly much more respectable than their boring dunkelweizen.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from Holiday. Hazy yellow with a fizzy white head. Banana aroma and taste with a clean finish.
daniele (4502) - ITALY - MAR 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2008 chiara discreta schiuma mediamente persistente sentori fruttati banana in bocca piacevole leggermente acidula poca gasatura poco persistente
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - FEB 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(on bottle) I just love it everytime I get a hefe and it´s not drowend in bananas. This has some banana, but is balanced by both pineapple, wood and a touch of smoke, I even got bacon, but? Very nice creamy head and a beautifull deep hazy-yellow color. The mouth is semi-foamy, taste is fresh and even get a tad hoppy and dry to the finish.
bhensonb (9866) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Hi-Time. Wheat aroma. Also clove. Hazy pale gold color with a humongous white head. Thinnish in body and creamy in carbonation. Good old banane and yeast spice. It’s very wet and refreshing. The clove goes everywhere, and the finish is fairly dry and clean. Other fruits seem to pop up with time. I can believe pineapple and peach.
mjg74 (2432) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 31, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Hi-Time Wine. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color. Strong apple cider aroma with some yeasty goodness lurking back there somewhere. Flavor is like an apple hefeweizen. Easy to drink and pretty refreshing. This isn’t what I look for in a hefe. Better than a pale lager though.