Ron (2310) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thin white head of fine bubbles. Minimal carbonation. Nice aroma with a bit of bready malts, some pineapple, sweet candy and spices. Color is a medium golden orange. Light and refreshing with more fruit flavors banana, light spices and crisp wheat notes. Finishes clean and slightly dry. A decent Hefe.
dlovell2 (529) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cloudy Golden color with white head. Yeasty bananna aroma. Wheat flavor quickly taken over with bananna and citrus finish. Not my favorite.
Niko100 (1779) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow color; Light to medium creamy body; Aroma of wheat, some yeast, & bananas; Flavor of wheat, bananas, spice, and some fruit; Overall, a bit on the light side - decent.
jeremytoni (2881) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a hazy straw color with a lot of head. Citrus banana flavor with a quick finish.
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer reminded me of a lager, with not enough of the distinct flavors of a hefeweizen. The coloring was good and it wasn’t a bad beer, just not what I expected.
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Snagged this as part of a mixed long trail sixer even though its a bit past season.. Cloudy Mango pour with a slight offwhite head. Aroma is mostly banana and spice but a hint of sweet caramel malt is evident. Flavor is overripe banana that tends to be a little overpower, not leaving much room for other flavors. Some spiciness, and the finish is a bit dry but overall a little too heavy handed on the fruiting and not enough yeastiness and wheat. OK
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Apricot pour with some haze and a one and a half finger white head. Aroma is loaded with banana and clove with a bit of pepper and coriander. Flavor is overly banana ridden with some dryish sweet malt and tropical fruitiness. Palate is smooth, semi-flat after a few sips, and retains a clean wet finish. A yummy summer quaff.
craftycarl21 (2115) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque yellow pour with small white head. Aroma holds tons of spice, with cinnamon, apple, pepper, and citrus and yeast notes. Flavor is much of the same, although banana, nectar, mango, and guava stand out, along with the aforementioned spice and yeast. Palate is light, as hefeweizens generally are, but still has some body to it. Quite a pleasant surprise; not a stunning beer, but a really solid session brew.
Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - JUL 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Poured straw yellow with a thin white head. Aroma was pretty standard though not as stong as I expected. Body was light, flavor was like a light hefe. Refreshing at the least.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In my humble (and ultimately, meaningless, opinion), Hefeweizen is a notoriously difficult beer style to rate. In many ways, what makes a great Hefe is exactly what we would tend to not look for in good examples of other styles. This particular sample was a pretty good illustration of the difficulty of judging the merits of these beers.
The beer was sampled from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. It pours a very hazy straw-colored yellow, with a small and quickly disappearing white head. The aroma, in my opinion, was the standout aspect: banana, Holiday spice, and a bit of tropical fruit. However, the palate was less complex and enjoyable. Spritzy, but without character or finish. Given the perameters of the style, one cannot expect doppelbock-like flavor, but I was less than satisfied with what ended up seeming like a lot of carbonation, a touch of wheat malt-derived smoothness, and not much else. Average to a touch below.