fauskie (11) - USA - APR 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Compared to other hefe’s, this one came up milder in the banana and spice. I throughly enjoyed this beer.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this in Turkey at the enlisted club. Sweet banana, and yeast are very present on the nose. A solid hefe with some nice banana light spice and a great yeast balance. Not bad, but awesome considering the country I am in.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2007 The aroma is yeasty, malty, wheaty, and somewhat floral with a subdued banana smell. The appearance is great with a nice FIVE finger head and hazy gold color. The flavor is good with all the elements from the aroma and just a small bitter bite up front. It is dominated by malt with a little bit of molasses and spice near the finish. It does have what seems to be hops but they are subdued. The palate is a little thin but OK for the style. It doesn’t have enough banana or bubble gum to smell like a Hefe should but it is a great tasting beer.
ogivlado (5375) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled(500ml). -Pours a honey yellow coloured with medium sized white head and sweet wheaty nose. The aroma is light malty, sweet wheaty and fruity (orange, banana) with notes of sweet corn and yeast. Lots of sediment at the bottom. Drinkable but boring.
ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aus der flasche from an off-license up Münchener Straße, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany (July 2006).
Second last brew of my world tour of Europe. Back at our Hotel Europa, in between knocking back plenty of Exports, this one definitely passed the ’test de la quaff’. It pours tawny, a dullish deep gold, hazy but not cloudy with sparse, hastily rising bubbles lifting up a mountain of loose foam that receded back to a web of off-white that adhered well, mucking up the sides of my now sodden glass. Wheaty aroma, on the dry side, a small, scaled waft of banana and sourish malts, too much CO2, a little pepper. Doesn’t do much for invites, the flavour, though, more than makes up for it. Big, blast of fine effervescence upon the palate stands tall upon its reasonably light body. Sweet bubblegum upfront, some toasted wheat malt, a little banana leans into sour, slightly acidic malts as it moves backwards. Big peppery spice aids in drying out the palate. Works the saliva well, cloves in there as some very pale, tart wheat-malt flavours and sadly that annoying plastic ’clap’ that sees to just offer more in your average Hefe-weizen. Finish has more sour malt, a clean, non gluggy length that is also generously spicy. It is all clear on this one, just a simple, sourish wheat beer that went down like a fine glass of spritzig wasser. Good ’til the end. (50cL, 30/09/06)
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a nice translucent golden yellow with a moderate head. Not much in way of aroma, but had a slight acidic note amongst the lemon, orange and banana tastes. I thought it was quite good, and IMO needs more exposure.
NikonTheDog (13) - Hawaii, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent hefeweizen with a somewhat acidic flavor and light to medium body. Nice, not great. (from bottle)
MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 5.4%. Distinct banana aroma. Cloudy orange colour. Nice, stable, big creamy white head. A little citric flavour with some banana. Has a little plastic and some rough bitterness. Good mouthfeel, and a high carbonation which suits this beer.
joanabarbosa (47) - Goiânia, BRAZIL - FEB 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 Hazed dark and strong yellow color with pieces of yeast diving inside my 500ml Paulaner weizen glass. Cool! This beer brings a little bit of Europe inside its bottle! Huge beige head
Bready, sweet and fruity aroma. Sweet flavour with banana, wheat, yeast and malts. Pleasant fruity aftertaste. Good price!
StueyD (1042) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A cloudy, orange gold coloured beer with a thick, frothy white head. A typical wheat beer aroma of cereal and tropical fruit, bananas and mangoes in particular, then spicy, but also a little musty. The taste is dry and wonderfully fruity, bananas and mangoes, with a yeasty yoghurty flavour finish with a clove spiciness. (Bottle - courtesy of Mark & Marie @ The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk - P.S. where we shall soon have it on draught!!!)