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.
pdx77 (1329) - Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Kona Brewing Co. Cloudy golden color. Aroma is banana bread and wheat. Taste is banana, clove, lemon, and wheat. Substantial wheat body with lingering banana aftertaste.
Salmoniform (567) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from tap to glass. Hazy straw hue with white head that held a ring. Aroma is clove forward, melon, banana, straw, honey. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with CO2 sharpness in the finish. Overall this is an interesting Hefe. It is reminiscent of Belgian style esters mixed in. Not bad but not great either.
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with plenty of white head. Light fruits, bananas and some cloves on the nose, with just a little wheat; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice yeasty note.
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the brewery in Kona. Cloudy golden topped by a dense white meringue. Beautiful banana and bubblegum aroma, classic. Zesty fresh wheaty with lovely banana flavour. Authentically executed.
bma1015 (1) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent example of an unfiltered Hefeweizen. Banana up front, full mouthfeel, good finish, with subtle spice.
AbbeyRoade (306) - Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ideal hefeweizen. Creamy, smooth very yeasty and wheaty. Great banana aroma and flavors as well.
neuromatt (1139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass with a lemon wedge. Pours cloudy golden with small white head that fades to a thin rim of bubbles and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has wheat, pale malts, subtle coriander and spice, along with banana and Belgian-style yeast. The flavour is medium malty sweet with moderate spice and a nice fruitiness. As it develops, banana and fruit become more prominent. Wheat comes through in the finish, which is long, dryish and slightly spicy. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent hefeweizen, though it takes a middle-of-the-road approach in most dimensions. 2013-08-10
jonas (5622) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at the brewery, served very cold with 1/8 of a lemon. Murky yellow, no head. Hardly any aroma. Lightbodied, fizzy. Light spicy wheat base, light citric notes, quick finish. I would be surprised if they used a German yeast in this one. I see that I disagree with previous raters, there seems to be some variability
gyllenbock (4563) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Kona, Koko Marina, August 2013.
Hazy yellow/orange with a small white head. Aroma and taste of yeast, some banana and spices. Easy to drink with a soft mouthfeel.
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@ Yardhouse hnl. Hazy golden color with white sheen. Tart wheat, clove, mild banana aromas. medium body with soft co2. Nice lightly sweet n’ spicy banana, clove flavors with some tart pale wheat to balance--tasty hefe