brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The pour is a very hazy golden orange color with a mild white head.
S: The nose is quite spicy with plenty of clove. There’s a slight citrus aroma along with some sweet wheat.
T: The flavors mimic the nose for the most part, with perhaps an even more intense spice character. The cloves are domineering and there isn’t much else to balance it out (other than a heavy sweetness). Minimal banana esters but not enough to save the beer.
M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation.
D: This beer was overly sweet and just not all that good overall. I was not impressed and don’t plan on having this again.
ocdrinker909 (33) - USA - APR 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz glass on tap at Stone brewery,This is a good hefe. Pours a hazy orange with white head. Bread, sweet malt, banana, a bit of sourness, clove, spice, and nutty wheat. Nice easy drinking beer. Well done.
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus wallops the tongue, catapults off of your nose, then does a swandive into your brain. This hefe is swamped with notes of orange and vanilla. Chopped bananas are also prevelant, as the aftertaste lacquers your mouth with the fruit. There is also a strange flavor similarity to eggnog, especially with the blipping occurances of what seems like cream and spice. A sunset color, marked by its rich unfiltered interior, is the final description to a pretty damn good hefeweizen.
trancecyclist (46) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On a guest tap at Stone Brewing in Escondido. Really one of the better American hefeweizens I’ve had, with a nice yellow-orange cloudiness to the banana esters present in the taste. Another brewery whose beer I’ve never seen on the East Coast, I’d certainly like to drink more of this one as the summer warms up.
JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty hefeweizen. Aroma and taste was bananas, spices, cloves. Very smooth and refreshing.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Local. Pours hazy gold with a rich medium white head that dies quickly. No banana aroma. It has pineapple flavors. Finishes a bit chalky. Flavor is orange citrus and big sweet fruits. It’s quite good except for the extreme dryness at the end.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at the brewery in Poway. Pours a cloudy, golden orange body with a finger-width, dense, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate amount of lacing. Aroma is big on the banana bread and wheat with lots of yeast and spices. Flavor is similar. Starts with lots of wheat and banana bread before moving into a fruitcake middle and finishing with a bit of a spicy citrus. Fruity and malty aftertaste after a dry, yeasty finish. Light bodied, crisp, and refreshing. Overall, a solid beer all-around. Tasty.
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From growler. Pours cloudy golden .Aroma is strong banana . taste is strong banana with spices. Very good.
skmikeg (1161) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 Pours a nice cloudy golden color. aroma of banana, bubble gum, and spices. flavor of banana, bubble gum, clove, and a little tobaco. this is a great hefe.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Awesome Hefe. Nice cloudy golden color. Lots of aroma of banana and spices. Very reminiscent of Traditional German Hefe’s. Went great with my pot roast. This is my local brewery, so I fully support them. Viva la Poway.