philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
WHEAT--12 OZ. BOTTLE
1998--5.80% ABV. (3.25 / 5.0) Hefeweizen. Light cloudy lemon golden color. Fresh, crisp bavarian citrus flavor. Lightly carbonated body with clove nasal notes. Big fresh loose pellicle. Finishes with lightly sour strong banana finish. Good. Sampled 2/19/1999.
1999--5.80% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Hefeweizen. Hazy lemon orange color. Estery rich citrus banana Bavarian yeast front. Sediment smooths and enriches texture of already rich thick wheat body with hints of light spiciness. Fresh clean end. Sampled 9/23/1999.
2000--5.80% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Hefeweizen. Hazy pulpy white lemon juice color. Rich spicy wheat front with light Bavarian flavor. Tangy citrus malt body with creamy texture. Rich Pellicle but not too yeasty. Clean light Spicy Citrus end. Keeps Improving. Sampled 6/16/2000.
2004--5.80% ABV. 15 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Hefeweizen. Huge foamy mild lace head. Spicy Bavarian Belgian wheat coriander banana mild hop front. Tart tangy citrus spiced wheat light malt Belgian yeast ester body. Very citrus mild hop hot end. Fizzy! Sampled 7/4/2004.
hayduke (3578) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The draft pout came titled a wheat, but it was a german hefeweizen and pretty darn good one at that. I came in the glass a hazy light butterscotch with a medium white head and moderate lacing. Banana and clove nose with some citrus notes. Medium body and slick mouthfeel. Flavor is banana, clove, and light citrus, and lots of clove in the finish. Well done.
after4ever (6562) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Cloudy lemony yellow with light gray head and lace. Steady rising carb even in a very narrow tasting glass. Nice sweet banana nose. Mild, somewhat fizzy body, but very pleasantly drinkable. Wheat sourness really takes the stage on the mid-palate and the beer showcases it perfectly. Interesting mild spicy clove toward the end. Clean, slightly yeasty finish.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Brewpub. Banana aroma with citrus notes. Cloudy, pale yellow colour, white head, good lace. Light sweet to sweet in the finish, light bitter, fruity but not really banana nor citrus. Light bodied, lightly sparkling. OK brew but not exceptional.
mcberko (8697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at LaConner, pours a clear yellow with a small white head. Nose is quite floral, with biscuity malt and light floral notes. Flavour is likewise quite floral, with flowery notes and soft pillowy wheat. Very soft on the palate and easy to drink. Solid stuff.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap at the LaConnor pub. Specifically requested this without a lemon. Came with a lemon. "That’s the way we server it", said the waitress. Whatever! Absolutely no head. Nice cloudy yellow color in the appropriate type glass. At least this one wasn’t frosted (see my review of the IPA). Completely flat on the palate, but with a decent taste for the style. I didn’t finish it.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
german hef? this is so clear, i would figure it a kristal. close enough. super clear light yellow/gold. minimal head, soft aromas of lemon and wheat, i cannot find anything else there. dusty and soft, very easy drinking, though fairly simple and one dimensional. certainly not a bad beer or unflavorful one, just kinda plain.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy and gold. Malt sweetness had notes of white cake and yeast. Moderate amount of hops showcased an herbal zing. Estery hints of banana and clove. Tingly and refreshing up front, but then it becomes sticky and somewhat cloying in the finish. Decent wheat.
OldMrCrow (2116) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light pour, sourness forward, more us wheat than hefe. Ok but not good.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
6/28/08 On draught at the Brewpub. Aroma is too sweet, with no classic German phenolics coming through. Appearance is clear yellow with a moderate maintained white head. Flavor is simple wheat malt, with classic light sourness and sweetness and nearly no bittering. Mouthfeel is spritzy and tangy with medium/light body. Overall, refreshing, but the complexity is way, way too low for a German hef.