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.
DuffMan (6153) - 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 (257) - 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 (1016) - 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 (5472) - 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 (4083) - 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 (5522) - 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
Oscbert (970) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
~Aroma of banana, vanilla, bubble gum, and light clove.
~Pours a hazy orangish yellow with small white head that quickly disappears.
~Banana, bubble gum, light clove in flavor.
~Med light bodied, med high CO2, spicy finish.
~Great Hefeweizen! Love that the banana vanilla dominates over the spicy clove.
boFNjackson (4024) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ their Honolulu Pub... Poured super cloudy, golden, pale yellow with a white head. Lots of banana phenols here with creamy vanilla, wheat malt flavoring and even a hint of mint.
can8ianben (1286) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much better than the wheat beer on tap that we sampled at the same time. THis one had vibrant fruit flavors, but also some nice yeasty sour notes and a very smooth finish. Bright and complex. I like this one a lot.