edwardbass (652) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not a wheat bear fan, so take this review with grain of salt. I was in ABQ for a couple of days, and had to try some Le Cumbre. I tried all I could find except a stout, which I wish I’d picked up. Aroma is yeast, citrus. Mine has a good bit of carbonation and a nice head. Taste is yeast sourness (quite subdued) and clove. Seems a bit lacking in body. Decent and drinkable.
DrunkSanta410 (655) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the can. Citrus, light spice, wheat and faint yeast. Very smooth, very balanced. Solid aroma and mouthfeel. Another winner.
Livendadream (158) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can pours an opaque orangish yellow color with a huge billowing white head that lingers leaving quite a bit of lace on glass. Smells of bananas, yeast, fresh baked white bread and fruity bubblegum. Tastes of bananas, yeast, bread, a hint of clove and spicey wheat. Light to medium body, perfect carbonation, silky mouthfeel and a nice refreshing tart finish. Wow this beer is fantastic! So refreshing and easy to put down on a hot spring day! I love this style and I think it is perfect, and it’s even better on tap. Don’t know why all the low marks???? Oh well got to be some haters out there. Maybe you should go to the brewery and try it fresh. You will change your mind!
BeerandBlues2 (10833) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, part of a 4-pack, provided by Kevin. Pours lightly hazy orange with a large, frothy white head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is banana, light clove and citrus fruits, and heavy earthy and spicy wheat malt. Flavor is lightly sweet earthy and spicy wheat malt, light banana and cloves with a slight citrus acidity and a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
NachlamSie (2997) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 pack of pint cans packaged on 2-23-15 from Dick’s. I’m drinking the last one today. This one has the same problem the other three cans had: very low carbonation. Sadly a hefeweizen is a style that really needs active carbonation to be enjoyable. The pour is pretty lifeless with no head formation and minimal bubbles in the cloudy orange body. Aroma is solid with pleasant suggestions of orange, banana, wheat bread and tasteful, subdued clove notes. The flavor is clean too with pleasant esters and a solid wheaty body. Fresh citrus is also here. But the low carbonation is very distracting. This is tantamount to drinking a very low carbed pilsner or geuze.
Padron4KM (690) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can poured into a tall glass. Hazy pale straw, short lived two finger head.
Big, artificial banana candy aroma, like a bag of banana laffy taffy. Clove, if there was any, was drowned out by the banana. Medium body, and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor was overly sweet, with tons of ripe, mashed banana, but not much else.
SudsMcDuff (6932) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce aluminum CaN .. Shared by Scott E .. . Cloudy gold tangerine .. Citrus, wheat, and sweet gum .. No foam .. Nice tastin, lifeless looking .. . . You smell like nothing. Thank you
Ratman197 (11368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of wheat, yeast, citrus and light clove. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of wheat, yeastclove and a hint of citrus with a smooth dry lingering clove finish.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big banana nose, good wheat, a little clove. Hazy orange pour nice white head. Flavors of big banana, clove, wheat. Bubble gum is here a well. Lingering sweet wheat and banana. Nice carbonation. Solid and well done.
Ernesto987 (4748) - Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at brewery, the banana is strong with this one. Tons of banana and wheat, its blinding. can’t taste anything else......