Kinz (3307) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the River City Beer and Seafood festival, one of the lamest festivals going, as it has become more and more of a macro fest with frankly substandard seafood offerings over the years. This yearís festival was highlighted by our toddler abruptly puking like a drunken frat boy before I had even gotten through my second sample, prompting a hasty exit, and a delightful evening of taking care of a sick kid. Woohoo! Notes for this jotted hastily in between puking bouts. Thanks to Maniac and Starfireming for the paper. Light wheat aroma, hazy medium gold appearance, decent head faded. Flavor is light wheat, a bit of yeast, and a hint of lemon. Yeah, thatís right, my super-sensitive palate actually picked up the lemon from the lemon grass. Always gratifying to get the occasional confirmation that my palate isnít totally numb. So-so beer at a so-so festival. Getting harder to feel like wandering downtown for this each year.
obxdude10 (2046) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
One of the most, if not THE most, disgusting "weizens" Iíve ever tasted (yes, I read the Editorís note about the style), vitrually no head, zero lacing, very little hefe-type notes in both the aroma and flavors, grassy aroma with a very slightly tone of wheat & spice in the nose, fizzy and watery body, very thin too, tastes like a Budweiser on steriods, very thin flavors with a very fizzy body & very little to offer in the flavor department, just a touch of wheat & light banana flavor, very sour finish & aftertaste, not a good beer at all, whether you call it a spice beer or a hefeweizen
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deeply hazy, dull orange-straw body with unsightly muddy globs and a cottony white head. Unfiltered is good, but this is downright trubby. Muted aroma of carbonic spice, lemon, and musty yeast. Flavor has some prominent malt with a rich nutty aspect, some graininess, and a sweet impression, although counter-balanced by a firmer than expected hop character. A fair beer, but I would look elsewhere for a regular summer refresher.
bobaidan (512) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy with a good sized head. Aroma is of banana, and citrus. Flavor is lemon banana and a mild bitterness. If judged as a heffeweizen Iíd have to give it low scores due to the off-flavors. On itís own merits however, it is a pretty good beer.
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a bit hazy and golden with a pretty good head. Not dead, not overactive. Seeing as how the bottle is very proud of the fact itís unfilitered, Iíd have thought it would be cloudier. Eh. When this comes straight out of the fridge, itís pretty good and refreshing. The nose isnít much, mostly lemon and wheat, and it gets weaker as it warms. The lemongrass makes for a nice, refreshing mouthfeel when cold. Very citrusy and a slight bit of wheat. It really dulls out as it warms, though, and starts to taste like whole wheat bread. And, if theyíre going to call it a hefe, Iíd like some more spice in it. On a hot day, this would make a pretty good lawnmower beer, but thatís about it.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange gold with a white head. It has a light wheat hop aroma. The flavor is of refreshing citrus with a zest of lemon. The aftertaste is slightly bitter with the sourness of citrus.
crazyvin (1967) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
good overall. a hazy brownish-yellow body with a white head. Citrus notes and a slight peppery aroma. Taste was mild with some citrus notes. hops seemed to be floral in a spice nature. smooth but a little too watery.
DocLock (7920) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from State Line. Turbid off-gold pour, with 2-finger fizzy white head and a lot of floaties and sinkers. The aroma is very hopcitric, including orange zest, lemon, some clove, and soapy tangerines. The flavor is very citric, with a solid pale malt base, and some clovey hops.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lightly hazy orange body with a thin white head. Sweet citrus aroma. Sweet flavor, notable wheat notes, and some grassiness.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Thaichile. I agree with hopscotch on this, much more like an American wheat than Hefe. A bit spicey in aroma, some citrus and definite wheat malt. A hazy golden color with a modest white head. Some lacing. Light bodied, somewhat dry. Decent wheat malt flavor, some tangy citrus and perhaps a hint of clove. Decent.