mkel07 (4343) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
345ml bottle. Very bright and clear and bursting with sweet ripe banaba aroma. Smallish head for the style. Flavour is good with a big hit of sweetness. Sits well in the mouth and is good without being great.
jgb9348 (5122) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden copper coloured body with a thin, soapy white head. Aroma of wheat, cardboard, caster sugar, soap and very mild yeast - pretty mild. Light-bodied; Sharp wheat and yeast flavour at first with a good kick of light spices and yeast with a little sweetness at the end. Aftertaste is mild, yet shows some good clove and coriander seed freshness, with a touch of corn at the very end. Overall, a decent beer, not so horrible, but not showing much flavour at all. Definitely good to try, especially after all the time and the 15,000 miles to bring it back! I sampled this 345 mL bottle purchased from a bottle shop in Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW, Australia on 24-July-2008, sampled at home in Washington nearly three years later on 05-February-2011.
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear apple juice pour, with a head that doesn’t stay around long - a hefeweizen this isn’t. Aroma is quite bready; I can only describe it as that of a Bavarian pilsner stripped of its distinctive hops. A little banana and lemon and not much else. Quite sweet. Disappointly light on character (well, it IS a kristallweizen) but I’ve had worse.
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with a tiny fading head.
Nose shows typical doughy wheat, some light phenols along with a hint of lemon.
Similar flavours but with the addition of a lot of sweet, characterless and unchallenged malt.
Very high carbonation and watery body.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - NOV 5, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reasonably well made hefe - but POR hops? Really gives this a rough around the edges feel that is at odds with yeast. Not offensive, but not particularly special considering the flood of germans on the market.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 not very carbonated. strong wheat background with a slighty sweet finish that can hang around a bit too long.
Jade (423) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden colour with minimal carbonation. Starts with a fluffy white head but that vanishes almost immediately. Strong aroma of wheat. Thick, almost sweet flavour. With a pleasant aftertaste.
hawthorne00 (2884) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale gold, white head. Smells of wheat, flowers and weeds. Taste is much the same with some quite subtle malt sweetness and touches of citrus and metal. Decent thirst-quencher. I remember when this was a revelation, but there you go.
bmeup (576) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fist taste in about 1985. Think beers in Queensland at that time. It was cloudy, yellow straw coloured with a thick Cumulous head [appearance always first] and a sensational summer Whitbier. Can’t do the whole roasty, toasty, grassy, doughy bubblegum bit. Probably one of the first boutique beers in Oz and sadly missed. This rating is for the ’New’ original.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Disappointingly clear, golden, small white head. Estery yeast aroma has banana, is pretty boring. Very soft palate. Nice and quaffable and clean. Basically a crystal weizen (the bottle was just labeled wheat--glad they’re calling it what it is), bland boring flavors but something that can be had for refreshment.