dwyerpg (4871) - 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 (8602) - 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 (14028) - 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.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of yeast, grain, slight wheat, and hints of spice and banana. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of wheat, grain, cereal, and slight yeast. Medium body. Slightly viscous, very tingly texture becomes dry. Lively carbonation. Wheat, grain, and slight yeast finish.
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500- ml bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting off white head. Aromas of wheat, spicy hops and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, fruittiness, light carmel and a hint of spice with a crisp fruity finish.
AirForceHops (4530) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Poured into a weizen glass. A slightly different take on a Hefe. Color is a hazy copper /orange with a super thick head that had to sit a good 3 or 4 minutes before I could drink it. It also left some noticeable lacing. The smell is a standard hefe. Flavor is a rich and creamy ( I get roasted malt ) or is it bread pudding? ? caramel, and very light banana. The flavor really is rich. Medium bodied and a bit more carbonation then most others of the style. I get a very faint bitterness, however I don’t get any hops like the brewer suggests. There’s no expiration or code anywhere on the bottle, so it’s hard to tell how long it’s been sitting around. Overall a nice brew, If you have a chance pick one up.
MaBeer1972 (1439) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Came out of the bottle with a lot of fizzy white head - damn Julio’s! Pull the old shit off of your shelves! Nevertheless, after this one settled down, it’s a hazy golden amber brew with lots of sediment in suspension. spicy-floral aromas. Flavor is quite fruity - from the hops? Not much banana and clove like many other German hefe’s. This one is nice and drinkable though, good yeasty-bready character. Would love to try a fresher bottle of this sometime.
phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place, shared at The Royale on their Tuesday night Oktoberfest celebration. Wow, 23 ratings- I had no idea this wasn’t more common. Glad I got to try it. Pours a cloudy amber with a big, foamy off-white head that sticks around for most of the ride and laces the glass. Aroma of perfume, floral hops, plenty of pale and sweet malts, yeast, and clove. Flavor of floral hops, Munich malts, yeast, banana, clove, lemon citrus, and spices. Medium-bodied, with high carbonation and an unexpectedly acidic mouthfeel; it isn’t overwhelming but certainly isn’t like most hefeweizens in the palate. Very cool beer.
bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Good folks. Pours dirty, hazy gold with a 4 finger foamy beige head. Mild banana aroma. Medium body; foamy carbonation. Flavor is roast caramel with some banana and clove. There’s enough hop to make it bitter, but it seems like tangerine peel, at least that comes to mind. It is a little acid/citric I think. Very different take.