cbreville (5) - Thornton, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2007 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I have never had a better tasting American made Hefeweizen. It lacks the authentic look of most Hefeweizen’s, but it has a great head, and a terrific wheat flavor that, to me, puts it right up there with the best German Hefeweizen’s that I have ever had. Way to go A-B! Prost!
Medicfrost (1) - Celebration, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A delicious seasonal brew that has a quality cloudy appearance without having to swirl for long periods to get the wheat that settles to the bottom. Impressive flavor that refreshes. A very pleasurable experience.
subcell (95) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I found this to be one of the better Michelob products thus far. It was actually very pleasing! It had a great nose and had the classic banana flavor but very little clove. There was some citrus aroma and was sweet but not overly sweet. This is a great product from AB that is easy to drink for a great price.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tall Pilsner glass. There appears to be no freshness date only an odd bottle number. (09232 VB49)
Appearance: This beer has a hazy and bright straw yellow colored body with a nice two to three finger white head. The head fades slowly and its lacing is slick.
Smell: The aroma is full of nice banana and some light clove notes from the yeast which also adds nice bready notes to the sweet wheat maltiness in the aroma.
Taste/Palate: There is a tasty sweet bready/wheaty malt base with a nice fruity yeast character that adds to the base maltiness. The banana notes are sweet up front then dry out a touch towards the finish. The body and texture have an average medium feel with average carbonation.
Notes: This is an all-around solid beer in my opinion and one that I would like to see it by itself in 6 packs.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 o bottle split with JRedmond. This was the last single bottle in the liquor store... a nice catch indeed. Pours a typical german hefe - which is great - hazy orange with minimal head. Aroma is maybe wheat perhaps. Taste is yeast and citrus. Great beer for Anheuser.
NeoHippie2 (752) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good wheat brew. Lots of banana and clove on the nose. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Lots of malts and yeast on the palate. Really a different style hefe then ones I’ve had. I thought this one really had a lot of flavor to it. Solid brew. Worth a try for sure
cheap (3748) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Compliments on the packaging and labels. Finally, a big american beer company recognizes the opportunity, like sammy adams. A beautiful sample case that I hope will be around all year. This was a great chance for me to compare this wheat hefe to other expensive highly rated worldwide beers of the same style that I have tasted recently. Twist off cap, what did your expect? In my poor steeler stein it pours as nice as any other wheat. Hey, precipitants are in that cloud, swirling around. Not a darker wheat, very light cloudy lighter shade of pale. Initial hit of typical wheat aroma and flavor. Perhaps I detect just a teeny bit of hops? NO! This stuff is good. At less than 75 cents a bottle, from JR’s, it is got to be near the top of best buys for a wheat! I’m not kidden, this is the real thing. Perfect finish.
I can only hope AB continues in this line of thinken.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had in bottle. Sour note with a really excellent pepper tone forward. Wide range of phenolics and esters, mostly clove, banana and some bubble gum. light wheat malt and some yeast in the background. Appearance is cloudy golden, with a white chunky head with good retention. Flavor is peppery wheat forward followed by more grainy, yeasty, slightly alcoholic tones. Low sweetnes, with some more light bubblegum. Texture is medium bodied, with a solid carb bite and clean finish. Overall, this is the best beer from Michelob I’ve ever had by a long shot; hope this isn’t another ’experiment’ that gets abandoned in 6 months.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
350 mL bottle courtesy of Ed, thanks. Bottle had so much yeast, it looks to be bottle conditioned. Cloudy yellow with good fluufy white head. Strong banana and clove aroma. Banana bread taste with a nice spiciness and a clean crisp citrus and pepper finish. This is in the top end of hefeweizens. I was told by an A-B rep. that this was brewed by a brewer who has since moved to Stone.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap, served in a weizen glass.
Partly cloudy, orangey pale golden with a nice creamy white head, good retention, small amount of sticking, a good looking hefeweizen.
A nose of clove and banana bubble gum, fruity wheat malts, subtle lemony, chalky and nutty yeastiness, not bad.
Creamy medium-light body, tastes of clove, leafy spiciness, nutty yeast, again the banana bubble gum, crisp fruity wheat malts, mainly pears and apples, a little grain bready, a dry lemony, banana, wheaty finish. If I was to complain about something, I could have used a little more fuller body, but this very quaffable, smooth and easy to drink.
This greatly exceeded my expectations, I wish I had tried this sooner, tasty and balanced, this is now my favorite A-B product, if you see this on tap, I highly recommend you give it a try, you could be as surprised as I am, a good hefeweizen from a macrobrewery, amazing. I am going to be looking for this in bottles now.