AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good German Hef here. I was expecting it to be more in the American style without the bold yeast flavors. I was pleasantly surprised when I found the banana/clove flavors were quite apparent. Good solid refreshing Hef here.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub in Honolulu. Cloudy deep yellow in color with a nice thick white head. The aromas were of yeast, citrus and banana with a touch of 5-spice. The palate had nice concentration and depth without coming off heavy. Overall, this was a nice surprise and one that I would definitely order again.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Slightly hazy golden body, white head with good lacing, banana/clove nose. Finally, a US hefe that actually tastes the way a hefe should taste. Good banana/clove/citrus balance with finishing wheatiness.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice little pub Heffe. Had it at the brewery on Kona. Went great with their fabulous pizza. Pretty typical banana flavors and hazy color. Very smooth and easy drinking. Nice beer.
CubsClapp (13) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just had a sampler at the Kona Brewery, but enjoyed it very much. It’s your traditional German Hefeweizen with the banana taste. It’s remarkably similar to Flying Dog In Heat Wheat, and Ram/Big Horn Brewing’s Hefeweizen. You might not be blown away, but if you like a nice hef, you can’t go wrong.
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster - Kona Brewing Co. - Koko Marina Pub - Honolulu, Hawaii
2008 – Great Hawaiian Beer Run
Aroma – Nice wheat, banana and clove aroma.
Appearance – Golden yellow in color, nice head and Hazy.
Flavor – Easy to drink Hefe. Had some good wheat and spice flavors.
Palate – Nice wheat Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – A decent Hefe this had some nice flavors nothing over the top.
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draft at the Kona Brewery on the Big Island. Not as impressed with this one as I was with the Pipeline Porter or even the Castaway IPA. Poured a murky yellow (almost like a Belgian Wit). Overall, this wheat was just too over the top bubble-gum and banana flavors for me- there was nothing subtle about the flavors here. Not a favorite....
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Kona Brew Pub on Oahu. Poured a deeper and cloudy golden yellow color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of bananas, cloves, and pepper. Tastes of the same but on the weaker and somewhat watery side. Light citrus in there as well.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I sampled this beer at Kona Brewing in Kona, HI.
This is a solid hefe: banana & clove on the nose, tangy flavor. very good
Derek881 (1187) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another beer I sampled on tap at the Kona Brewing Company in Hawaii, and it stood out from the rest. A cloudy, straw-colored beer with a creamy, off-white head. The aroma was a pleasant mixture of wheat and yeast with some fruity notes too, featuring orange and banana. The taste was sweet and wheaty, only mild bitterness. It had a wet body with a smooth and clean finish.