1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours to a deep coppery body with a fizzy white head that mostly dissipated. The aroma has a bunch of yeasty banana and sweet floral hop going on. The flavor is yeasty bananas, subtle Bazooka Joe bubble gum, and some sweet perfume hops. The palate is medium-light bodied and finishes pretty clean. Perhaps a touch too carbonated. Needs some texture.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Pours a somewhat cloudy murky gold. Cloves, banana aroma with trace of some bitterness. Solid hefe flavor & mouthfeel. Saphir bitterness is definately present; adds a unique touch & flavor. Nice hefe
crossovert (11112) - 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 (9498) - 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 (3328) - 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 (10475) - 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 (5540) - 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 (5500) - 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.