heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This pours a bright gold with a little haze and a small white head. There are oranges, flowers and grass in the aroma. This tastes like oranges and yeast. This wheat is not special.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hmm, spicy hefe.
Pours an unfiltered straw color with a decent head that doesn't last very long and leaves no lace.
Smells very spicy and inviting. Apple-cinnemon comes to mind, even though I can't spell it. < smirk >
Taste is typical wheat with some nice spices going on. Apple and apricot seem to be floating around.
Mouthfeel is sharp with a hint of mineral feel there. Very nice for a hefe. Drinkability is good as this is one of the better hefes I've had.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I poured this one out. I guess I'm not fond of German Hefeweizen's. No head. No lacing. Looked almost flat to begin with. It was smooth but had an over-powering banana aroma and flavor.
Reid (2254) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok had heard good things about this beer but never bought it , when I saw it on sale for $4.99 a sixer..to good a price to pass up!
Came with a litttle bookmark type thing.."Not your father's wheat beer" well of course not i doubt he ever tatsed one!
Anyway on to the beer.
Poured into the glass its an attractive cloudy light orange..tiny head that goes fast.
For an American "hefe" this aroma is terrific..all the banana, spice and fruitiness..with a nice sour wheat smell..very nice.
MM also a nice tasting hefe..all the above with a hint of cloves..slightly bitter finish.
Very good on the palate
An exceptionally drinkable American style Hefe..excellent in the sun.
This has to be the best American shot at the style..the brewer at macTarnahan's is askilled craftsman.
hotstuff (4802) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer lacks character in my opinion. It poured almost no head with very, very fine sized bubbles. The body was clear with carbonation observed and the hue was gold. The nose consisted of malt, fruity, clove and banana. The flavor was sweet and malty with a smooth mouthfeel. There was no lacing.
igneous1 (1530) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
lightly hazy orange/golden color..no head retention...fair amount of clove, some banana in the aroma...some yeast too. kind of a thick mouthfeel for a hefe. some yeast in the flavor with banana in the finish.
thedm (5493) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This brew poured a small sized head of mostly diminishing fine to medium sized bubbles that left behind very little lacing lacing and a hazy light yellow brown colored body with some yeast visibly floating in it. The aroma was mixture of malt clove banana and dough while the mouthfeel was initially tingly then finished smoothly with just a mild bite. The flavor was unexciting with simple notes of malt dough yeast and mild sweetness. As a final note, I found it be just a little on the odd side for a Weiss.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pour a clouy yellow. Smells a wheaty aroma. Good wheat taste with a citrus finish. Slightly yeasty. Bannana and lemon dominate the fruity taste. Almost as good as a german wheat.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour, slightly cloudy with little head. Nose is yeasty and wheaty. Bannana flavor with some spices, maybe clove? Nice palate with a clean finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy unfiltered with good lacing and not much head. Light wheat and alcohol aroma. Flavor has banana and clove esters with a bland wheat background, hops are detectable though. Good clean finish but not as full of flavors as most german wheats.