crossovert (10314) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
500ml brown bottle with no date. Says it is a extra hoppy amber hefeweizen utilizing the Saphir hop.
Pours with a huge, uncontrollable white head that is slightly foamy. The body is an amber/gold that looks decently filtered. They head takes a long while to dissipate leaving some pretty nice lacing. On the second pour I swirled for yeast, even after a minute of swirling not all of it had come off the bottom- there is a lot of yeas hiding in this bottle.
The smell is as one might guess, yeasty, with heavy spicy clove and a hint of banana, but there is also a nice grassy, herbal, and spicy hop presence that is welcome.
The flavor is super-citrusy, almost like a witbier. Tons of lemon, almost tart. The clove makes a smaller appearance in the taste along with the wheat and a heightened bitterness form a normal Hefeweizen, though not at all super hoppy.
The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and prickly, this makes it refreshing on a hot summer day.
This is a great Hefeweizen right here, surprisingly it isn’t talked about much.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-12-2010 23:03:27
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, purchased in Whitefish MT. Looking at the relatively few ratings for this brew, it would appear to be brewd for export, given that every rating I see is American--not a sigle European rating! Anyway, this beer looks magnificent: deep cloudy orange with an enormous cream colored bubbly head that leaves ropy finger-thick lace down the glass. Aroma has heaps of banana, some spice, and some faintly plastcy phenols. Flavour has some interesting caramel-kissed wheat, some citrus to go along with faint banana, and subtle spice. Very creamy smooth mouthfeel. Not getting anything to suggest hops though, but still a tasty hefe.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bubbly amber orange; thick white head. Lightly malty aroma. Very carbonated. A little toasty, a little fruity. End of the bottle brings a lot of floaties.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. The label lists the abv at 5.6% and on the back there is a short deScription of the beer its use of Saphir hops. There is no freshness date however.
Appearance: The body has a heavy haze and a dark brownish amber color. It is full of yeast and at the bottom of the glass there are some small chunks of yeast sediment. Up on top it shows off a thick three to four finger tall, long lasting head. This head is off white in color with a few spots of brown yeast sediment. Lacing on the glass is slick and slides right down the sides as I drink.
Smell: The aroma has fruity yeast with loads of banana with a little spice and a hint of apple. Hop notes are faint and way off in the distance.
Taste/Palate: The flavor reflects the nose with loads of banana notes from yeast as well as some light clove, bubble gum and a touch of apple. Towards the end I notice more wheat bread and bubble gum notes and a light touch of hop spice and bitterness. The palate is smooth and a little thick or full feeling.
Notes: Overall it was a very tasty and enjoyable brew. The only thing it lacked was the look and feel and even that wasn’t a big detraction.
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at churckey. Not a typical hefeweizen. In a blind tasting would have guessed this was an IPA. Wheat is noticibly,but a bright lemon citrus note is present that caught me a bit off guard. A bit grassy as well. Peculiar. Like a super happy pile wheat beer combo. Dry. Good enjoyed. A bit breads. Low carbonation. Thin body.
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. Dark orange-yellow and hazy appearance with a light tan head. Some sediment dispersed in the body. Slightly darker wheat malts with a different hoppiness than most German Hefeweizen while still having the characteristic banana smell. Creamy mouthfeel. Lemon citrusy beer that’s a bit sour with wheat malts. Kind of a dull wheat aftertaste.
dwyerpg (5087) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is really a quite good hefeweizen. Quite a bit of hops, doesn’t seem all that wheaty. I’m not sure what the fruit is supposed to be, but mostly this is a light easy-drinking yet unique hefe. Yum.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
.5L Bottle. Pours a hazy amber body with a huge off white head. Sweet with wheat, cereal, hay and banana n bubble gum sweetness. Hoppy and drying with an earth, citrus, and banana finish. Tickling sweetness this is not one of my favorites.
3fourths (8881) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. medium orange and cloudy, white head, average retention. yeast in the nose is sharp and metallic to go with the artificial sweetener and generic fruit note that’s given by the hops. begins light, fluffy and creamy. turns quickly to heavily perfumed flowers and grapes, with a stinging, bitter bubble gum sharpness and acidity. the finish is especially unpleasant: tingling, acidic gum / hops / jolly rancher / aspartame. a hoppy weissbier that doesn’t work at all.
Leighton (16281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Euston Tap. Pours cloudy golden brown with a thick, white head. Big wheat, yeast and clove nose. Fairly sweet, with nice wheat notes, slight metal and citrus, more yeast. Light to medium in body with heavy, creamy carbonation. Finishes with light wheat, some bubblegum, light dryness. Very decent.