weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not the best wheat beer I’ve had, but an excellent offering for sure. I really enjoy the easy to drink nature of this beer.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New batch for summer 2003:Golde beer with orange highlights and a definite hefe haze(poured mit hefe of course!); definite bubblegum and clove aroma from a proper German weissbier yeast, plus rose petal, tangerine and strawberry aromas. The small head dissipated quickly, but the flavor is very fresh and lively, whith just enough lactic acidity to make for a nice long wheat aftertaste. One of the best American brewed German style weiss beers.
Reid (1878) - 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.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not impressive on the nose, but it made up with its flavor. Cloudy yeller color , bananas and cloves, refreshing delicious, a good example of a german wheat.
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.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The only description I can come up with for the aroma is that it’s like the aroma of walking through a damp, but sunny redwood forest. In other words, I can’t place what I smell, but it’s earthy and welcoming. The flavor is like that, too. It’s sunny and pleasant, with an earthy background and just a hint -- a tiny one -- of honey. It’s a nice beer, and one that I would enjoy having on hand.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was yet another offering from my May Beer of the Month Club shipment. Had 3 bottles of this after work - they went down pretty easy. This brew pours a hazy amber. The white head is best described as in-between. As in: in between frothy and creamy, mostly lasting and diminishing. It really all depends on how many you have in the SAME glass. The first glass provides the best head characteristics, all that follow are poor. Lacing is virtually non-existant The nose is subtle but complex with many sweet fruit notes (bananna and apricot being strongest), cheese, spices, and perfume. The flavor is nicely balanced between sweet and acidic (sour) and has a malty finish. The brew has a medium dry, fizzy, body; and the finish feels crisp. Reminds me of something that would hail from Belgium.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong yeasty aroma with nice citrus touches as well. Color is a nice brownish-orange with very little head and no lace. A very strong wheat flavor, with nice fruity tones. I think this is a very good wheat beer, especially from the US.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with a light head. A floral and clove aroma with some citrus. A floral and clove taste with some sour lemon notes. Some hops and a bit bitter with a drying finish.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This accidentally sat on my fridge shelf for about 5 months, so I was expecting the worst but it was okay. Milky-golden pour. Tastes more like a hefe than a true "wheat beer", yeasty, standard banana-clove with maybe a bit more crispness than I expected. Decent stuff with a sweet finish that I liked a lot.