VTHopHead (1389) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 20, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - Poured a hazy yellow in color with a "hefty" bright white head. Aroma is slightly reminicient of what a hefe is supposed to be... clove/banana, yeasty... the lemon grass imparts a "fake" lemon taste that does not meet up to what a nice fresh lemon slice would be in a good hefe. Not as good as I hoped it would be... a pretty poor showing for this brewer...
beerbeer420 (4) - manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2006 does not count
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
its not worth saying anymore then smells realy bad i love most magic hat this sucks
bubbleflubber (1638) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Large portions of collective yeast in this bottle. So much that it sticks to the side/bottom of the bottle, depending on how it lays. Pours with a nice retentive head, and has a lot of yeasty aromas intermingling with what smells like a permed hairdo. And this perm goes directly into the flavor. Man, if this is labeled a hefe, then it sucks.... there is nothing (other than the look) that is reminiscent of a hefe AT ALL. The editorís note is correct... this is a herb/veg/spice brew. Iím picking up some earthy vegetables (and that stupid perm) with a spiced-back medium finish. It feels like Iíve accidentally swallowed a bottle of perm solution (sorry, I just canít avoid it, as it predominates the ENTIRE brew). Iím not huge on veg/herb brews, but I would NEVER recommend this to a hefe seeker. This couldnít be further from one. Itís possible my bottle could have been bad, but since so many others make that same statement, Iím beginning to feel as if this is the best it gets.
JoeCanals (9) - USA - APR 17, 2006 does not count
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
God, I donít know what happened here. I thought I had a bad bottle, guess not. It really was a sewage like smell. Couldnít really get past that to focus on anything else. Somewhat lemon pledge type taste in the background. Maybe they brewed a few batches that spoiled? I canít believe they would put a beer this bad out.
IndiaDaleAle (35) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2006 Magic Hat offers an amazing hefeweizen with a twist. The lemongrass complements a summery-type flavor. Iíll admit it looks a bit hazy after the pour, but the flavor is well worth it. One of my favorites.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer was not very good and I suspect that my bottle was bad. I would try this again in hopes of a fresh sample, but as of right now, this does not get a high rating.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2006
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Not having read any of the previous reviews of this before i bought it, I thought that I was going to try a nice unfiltered hefeweizen, which I generally like. Upon first pour, the beer looked decent, hazy with a big white head. Promising. Then I smelled it. Sewage. It smelled like sewage. Should have stopped there, but i decided to drink it. Tasted nothing like a hefeweizen. Lousy, slightly citrus flavor, unpleasant bitterness, horrible finish that just lasts and lasts. This beer sucks ass.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Light, cloudy straw on the pour with a short lived head. Spice on the nose. Flavors of ginger and some citrus. Definately not a Hefeweizen as described on the bottle. Another Magic Hat brew that wasnít very magical.
jefcon (1277) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lemongrass, peat, dandelion on the nose from this not bad-looking, hazy, blond beer. Some lacing. Grabby on the palate, with some tart hops and herbal flavors. Earthy finish is a little cloying, too. Definitely not for those expecting a hefe.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very disappointing. There is a cloudy haze with some hops present. The lemongrass is present but balance is lacking.