JonMoore (1581) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, - MAY 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (which says 5.7%). Cloudy gold colour with 1cm white head. Wheaty aroma with some banana and citrus. Same for the taste; nicely balanced, nice medium bodied mouthfeel, quite highly carbonated. Good Hefe-Weissbier, like it.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle, from BeersOfEurope. 5.7%. Murky tan/orange colour with a head that quickly went awol. Quite citric lemony aroma with some confected bubblegum notes. Palate is also lemony, but sweetish too. Fairly fruity but doesn’t have much estery banana character. Mouthfeel is prickly, but thin, with sharp edges on the finish. Having looked at my notes for the regular version, I have to say that this seemed rather similar. I suppose I expected something a bit more from a "special" winter version, so it ended up seeming rather lightweight and lacking in presence. Palatable enough but not really what I was expecting.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy gold with an off-white large head. Aromas are wheat, sweet malts and citrus with some banana. Flavours are sweet wheat, sugar, lemon and not as much banana and spices as expected. Like the Erdinger Schneeweisse this winter weisse is inferior to the regular version.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange color - huge rocky head. Intense banana and vanilla nose - and of course taste - as always. Kind of weak though. Average.
pivo (2540) - GERMANY - APR 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very cloudy, dirty orange appearance. Huge head. Banana and vanilla tone amidst a bread-like wheat body. A little pepper in the aftertaste. Luscious body and thick-ish. Great balance. Nice hefeweizen.
jonas (5040) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty standard aroma: Banana and vanilla mainly.
Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a big fluffy head - good looking.
Too light in taste and body for a winterbeer -
its a pretty ordinary weizen, maybe a tad more spicy than usual.
Slight estery aftertaste.
bierkoning (8947) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Creamy head. Herbal bitter flavor. Pineapple, just a hint of cinnamon. Pretty well balanced beer.
Bov (8158) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy orange colour, big head and a nice lace, deep corn aroma with notes of banana and a hint of undefined spices, light citrusy, sweet and very smooth with a dry wheat aftertaste
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
i was pretty excited to find this today. i thought it must be something special for christmas. but it really only seemed like a slightly lighter version of the original. it’s pretty early for festive beer so i expected it at least to taste very fresh but it didn’t have the usual full aroma and flavour of the original. oh well, who wants to drink wheat beer in winter anyway?