Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best American beers of any style. Definitely world class. They nailed the style, I followed this with a Hacker-Pschorr and they are equals. The only good American Weiss I have tried (yet).
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden coloured, slightly hazy. Clean flavour with hint of banana. Not bad, but I like the more estery versions better.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, German Wheat in America! What a nice beer for my 100th!
joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 26, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is definitely a German wheat. How refreshing is that? Hints of banana, yeast, acid, crisp, clean. This was drunk out of season and maybe I’m missing some appreciation as the first snow falls here in Cleveland. This foams on the tongue and there is some odd malt complexity of cookie and cracker.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 2, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant bubble-gum, apple-banana and cloves aroma with a cloudy dull-brown body and persistent, albeit thin, white head. Flavor is slightly watery, with a citrus tanginess beneath the clove, apple, walnut, yeast, and malty and oaty flavors. Medium bodied with sourness and a touch of bitterness to the finish, this is smoother than Paulaner, otherwise it is bested in every category.
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I just finished my first glass of this beer. It’s a good beer, but not great. I am now drinking a glass of Weihenstephaner Hefe-Weissbier. What a difference beer from Bavaria Germany makes!
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought that this was a little thin and watery, not quite up to the hype. Still a well made beer with nice yeasty notes.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2005 Beautiful yeast aroma. Would’ve thought this was made in Germany! Glowing golden color, excellent effervescence; lasting, creamy-white head. A very fine beer. Rerate (Haystack Wheat bottle): Confused by "wheat," when it tasted like a weiss or hefe ... and alas it’s the same. Cloudy with a dried apricot hue. Nice aromas. Chewy, tasty malts (bread dough, sugar cookies, ’nilla wafers). Juicy yeast esters up front; sticky yeast flavors reside. Veins of moderate carbonation in a fairly weighty body. Small nips of tart orange followed by clove and pinch of banana. Mild bitterness. Pretty tasty.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2000
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 I loved the old Tabernash Weisse. That was a long time ago. The decendent of that beer is Left Hand Haystack Wheat. Bottle procured at Bottleworks.
Light hazy yellow colour with a thick head. Heavily yeasty nose - lots of foot. Bland flavour - light pear and dull doughy malt. Rather subpar.