ben4321 (5398) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/1/13
Aroma: The nose is heavy on the clove/spices, with lots of yeast, banana notes, and some lemon
Appearance: It pours a golden color with a fizzy white head and lots of movement in the glass
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet, heavily spiced, with wheat and fruit notes, and a light tartness
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a fizzy carbonation, and a long, tingly finish on the mouth
This is a pretty solid hefe. The flavors, particularly the clove/spice, are quite pronounced. There’s nothing crazy going on here, and the over-carbonation hurts the drinkability a bit, but overall, I thought this was a decent example of the style.
chinchill (3881) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle with only the WK3 marked on the label, but certainly from 2013.
Pours hazy golden with a towering, and over-zealous head that quickly dies to a top coat.
Somewhat unappealing aroma, although this is my usual reaction to this style. There’s less over-ripe banana and more lemon here than usual, but still a bit of barnyard and too much soapy floral aroma. The smell didn’t improve with warming.
The taste is better, with mainly a tart citrus-wheat flavor.
Lively carbonation in a fairly light bodied beer.
EithCubes (5433) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, my 4300th rating. Slimy yeasty-wheaty nose with lemon and light but pleasant esters, touch of vanilla. Gradient yellow-golden pour with a big sudsy bright white head. Effervescent medium body, perhaps a bit too fizzy, light minerally bitterness, very mild sweetness that is just enough for repetition. Smooth but a little slimy, clove coming through nicely and their even getting some nice pretzel at the end. Pleasant wheat character, light spice, clean yeast, very impressed.
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overly active pour from a 12 oz. bottle to a Czech-pils type fest glass. After a number of careful pours, waited quite awhile for a good aroma read. Displayed a clear, golden color, with billowy, lasting head foam, and wavy cling to the lacing. The aroma was light tartness, citrus, mild spice, a hint of banana, light grain, and sweet biscuit/wafer notes. Light bodied, with lively effervescence, the flavor was tart & dry, lemony citrus, not very noticeable banana, but a good deal of clovey hints, especially as it warmed, and low hop bitterness. More of a summer Wit with some Hefe characteristics. Nevertheless, a refreshing, summer sessionable.
keanex (1701) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled March 21, 2013.
Appearance: The body is lightly hazy with a golden to amber hue, the head is tall and fluffy, slowly settling into a dense white coating.
Aroma: The aroma is a complex medley of tart lemon, grass, unripened banana, and hints of cloves and an earthy presence.
Taste: Clean straw and light lemon tartness greet the tongue first and sticking through to the finish, hints of unripened banana and a mild clove presence are noticeable towards the end of the mid-taste along with hints of orange. Clean and drinkable, but mild.
Palate: Light and crisp bodied, lots of carbonation.
Overall: This isn’t an astonishing hefeweizen, it’s a bit too clean and mild for my liking, but it’s 4.2% and it’s very refreshing. Certainly a good beer, but it won’t stand up to the likes of Sierra Nevada’s Kellerweis.
TheHOFF43 (1996) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour was hazy, nice aroma of yeast, malts, bread, banana and clove. Flavor matches the aroma, some sweet citrus and very refreshing. Not my favorite style but I liked this.
Thewade (340) - USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice summer session brew. Slightly sweet, a little spice, and smells citrusy. I will buy a few of these again.
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeasty fruit aroma. Bubblegum and hops. Pale golden with a cream white head. Crisp fruit at first then it evens out to a slight bitter.
jflopsu (1043) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light yellow with heavy carbonation to create some white head. Aroma is citrus with lemon and orange, as well as wheat and grass. A very nice summer beer. Light taste with lemon, wheat, yeast, some malt, and orange. Has some hops that give it a round flavor, but not bitter.
notalush (5637) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy light copper - nose is fairly sweet (honey), with some notes of clove, banana and overripe apples, as well as some bready wheat and yeast - carbonation is full, but fairly soft in the mouth - a little thin up front, but fills out decently in the long term - light acidity up front, followed by moderate sweetness, flavors of melon rind, clove - slight spicy/peppery notes arrive late - bready, lightly tangy finsh - not bad.