crossovert (4567) - Wisconsin, 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
weihenweizen (1166) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours light amber with medium beige head which dissapates fairly quickly. No lacing, medium/light body, medium/low carbonation, and slightly estery aroma. Taste is bready, slightly tangy lemon, and some esters.
Travlr (7997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Cloudy golden orange color, large white head that settles quickly. Aroma of spiced lemon and banana. Taste is banana, clove, bubblegum. Classic.
micmillon18 (23) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a weizen. Massively fluffy three-finger head sits a top the slightly hazy, amber beer. Certainly darker than your stereotypical hefe and if I didn’t know any better, I’d say it was a dunkel. Aromas of malt, clove, pears, funky yeast and faint earthy hops. Traditional hefeweizen flavors of pears, bananas and cloves are matched by a tasty citrus-like bitterness with a bigger presence than others in the style. Mild yeasty notes are present in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, semi-dry finish. Unique both in color and bitterness, a solid hefe and an interesting change up from the standard.
Scrapersnbeer (980) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Usual hefe aromas of banana and citrus, also sweetbread and aloe plant. Daek orange hazy color. Surprise bitter hop taste, but not to the extent that the sweet elements aren’t allowed to dominate. Cola consistency, that is to say, kind of syrupy. A wheat beer by any measure, but not classically a German hefe.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bready caramel nose. Cloudy brown, medium head. Extremely yeasty bread flavor, caramel accents. No hop character, no hefeweizen character. Fine beer, but perhaps this is an old boittle. I’m always happy to have a hefe, even if it isn’t hefe-y.
envane (557) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super-cloudy dark orange with floaties and a white head. Aroma of ripe banana, orange and herbs. Taste is lightly sweet with tropical fruit and wood notes and a dry herbal-hop bitter finish. The hops are good in this one compared to American attempts at hoppy wheats that overpower with the citrus.
nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is sweet and decently hopped but not overwhelming. It’s mostly a balance beer but I am not crazy about the smell of either. The appearance is amber with lots of chunks and a large head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average for this type of beer. Overall not great and nothing like a proper hef but drinkable.
devmo (3) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice lighter amber color, pretty to the sun, with a relatively full head and good lacing. The smell is more earth and herb and the palate is full; it gives the impression of weight without being dense. It’s very pleasant tasting, grain, earth, lightly floral. While not my favorite from this great brewery this is still a very unique and interesting wheat beer.
drjay44 (2132) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, lasting ivory head, with a bit of lacing, over a cloudy, copper (SRM 17) body....nose is bread, yeast, light banana/bubblegum, touch of clove....taste is bread, light banana, hints of floral honey, hints of tangerine, light clove, finishing with light spicy bitterness....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation low. This is a different Hefe in that the usual dominant aromas and flavors, while present, are matched by yeast and hop presence. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wino’s. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Banana ester aroma. Lighter side of medium bodied with an earthy texture. Flavor of pale wheat malts with the banana bubble phenols, but not overpowering. The hops and clove really come out on the finish, almost creating somewhat of an off flavor.