crossovert (7581) - 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
generallee08 (714) - New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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. 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. 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4973) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a 16 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky orange color with a huge foamy orange-tan head that lingered forever and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel, honey, faint citrus and spritzy pineapple. The flavor was tangy and tart with notes of citrus, pineapple, toasted caramel and honey. Medium length finish. Medium body. Very pleasant.
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome stuff. Great to have a properly done hefeweizen from the source. Cloudy orange pour with velvety head and lacing. Light banana, light clove. Great balance, soft carbonation. Light sweet finish. Tap at Churchkey.
rondphoto (2088) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Clear deep orange amber, no head after 30 seconds, no lace. Taste is sweet malt that exposes a little biscuit and a little clove in the palate, before turning very slightly bitter with a bit of buttery prune in the finish. Pretty uncomplicated, somewhat light,
nimbleprop (4987) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
4oz pour at Churchkey. Inky orange with almost zero head. Nose has a lot of spice, some tropical fruit, pineapple, mango. Flavor is the same. All pineapple, clove, bubblegum, hay. Sweet finish.
Pailhead (4900) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of apple, faint banana, grain, and a touch of wheat. It pours a mostly transparent dark amber with a fizzy two finger off-white head that quickly fades to a thing ring around the edges of the glass. There’s barely any lacing. The flavor starts with with moderate apple, some residual sugar, and caramel. The finish has some light graininess, faint bubblegum, and the slightest hints of citrus. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, I love Hefeweizens, but this simply isn’t what I’m looking for in the style. It’s way too sweet and doesn’t resemble a Hefeweizen at all.
weihenweizen (1773) - 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 (12341) - 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.
Scrapersnbeer (1490) - 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 (3921) - Staunton, 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.