MonsterMash (58) - North Tonowanda, New York, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 Sure it’s not a true hefe but Magic Hat is best when they’re out of the box. This was a very refresing, grassy and citrus beer.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somerville Beer Carnival 06 - Bottle. Pours orangish and clear. Aroma not really like a hefe. Taste has a little wheat and a lot of citrus and grassyness. Bad alcohol flavor and pretty thin. If this is a hefe it’s not a good one.
mkgrenwel (596) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very very strong lemongrass. Gives it a bit of an herbal, vegetal flavor. Reminds me of sprite with that light lemon-lime flavor. Slightly yeasty, and a good bit bready in texture. Strange bitterness in the finish. Some hops, with slight citrus coming here too. An interesting idea, but with some problems.
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting to read about this after having it last night. The lemongrass is a strong bittersweet flavor, of course I didn’t really know what that was when I drank it. Worth a try, but not your typical hefe.
jb (2372) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells like Thai dinner. I guess that spice is called lemongrass. Looks a bit too orange and clear to be a hefe. No head. Good call ratebeer on pronouncing it a spice/herb/vegetable beer. Has a hoppy taste in the palate and a dry mouthfeel. Interesting beer, not sure I want it again though.
weare138 (9) - Pleasantville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this beer but, as many others have mentioned, it doesn’t have a typical hef taste to it, or more to the point it has a generic American hef flavor. I expect a little more wheat flavor, a little more cloudiness and a little more chewiness to a hef but its a very nice beer, goes down smooth, almost a hef light.
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an orange color that is not very cloudy with a minimal head. The taste is mainly of lemon, a bitter lemon, there was also some wheat taste and it has a watery taste.
zach8270 (3711) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Cloudy orange color with not much of a head. Light aroma of sour wheat, some orange and banana and grass. Doesn’t really smell like a normal hefe. Flavor is a lot of wheat, grass, straw, bananas and something really bitter. Alcohol is very detectable and the body is very thin.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of muzzlehatch. Pours hazy golden, with a disappointing white head that disappears. The bottle says that this is a hefewiezen, not a spice herb vegetable. Faint lemony aroma, but that’s it. Texture is very watery. There is definitely some spices in the flavor, but thats about it. No malt backbone, no sweetness. Bitter, soapy, and lemon finish. Probably the weakest beer from Magic Hat that I have had.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is a pretty good tasting beer. ’hey’ advertise it as a Hefeweiess - you say ’spice’ beer -who know for sure. I know it tastes pretty good and feels refreshing like any good hefe beer should,