edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Its been a while since I had this. Based of some previous notes I had It poured cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma of wheat and spices. Taste of yeast, grain and spice
seymour (1800) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
My tasting notes from 2001. Bottle from Michelob Holiday Mix-pack. Poured a mostly clear golden color with thin head which dissipated quickly, no lace. Not cloudy as a hefeweizen should be. Slight yeast aromas but nowhere near enough pepper, clove and banana. I can taste mild malt and some muted wheat, but the impression is pretty similar to every other over-carbonated, over-processed, metallic-tasting Anheuser Busch brew. Not true-to-style.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hefeweizen Wheat Ale--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (2.25 / 5.0) Light bodied and over carbonated at first. Mildly flavorful with Wheat bouquet.
savatar (10) - USA - MAR 15, 2009
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
The only reason to drink a beer of this class is... actually there is no reason to drink this beer. I am tired of people saying things like "I like the price on the shelf in times like these". If you cant find a better beer for only one dollar more in any local store/bar, the problem is no longer the quality of this beer... its YOU.
mweber962000 (81) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2008
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
i think i got a bad bottle on this one. tasted so bitter that i was craving saltwater. the carbonation was like putting 5 mentos in my mouth with a swig of 7 up. happy retirement.
subcell (96) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
All I can say is that this was one of the worst hefeweizen’s I have ever had. Thank you AB for retiring this worthless brew.
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Kudos for this effort...not a grea beer by any means, but at least they try. Just not enough body or full flavor to consider this a good brew. The really only time I have been in disagreement with Michael Jackson.
Ron (3279) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was reviewing old family video’s recently when I saw that I had gotten a Mic variety pack for Christmas ’01’ with this beer in it. I remember enjoying this one. I added a lemon to it and it did help.
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this was a decent kristall hefe with allot of the usual characters in a German wheat beer. Page 314 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and 165 of his Classic Brews to go.
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pretty clear beer for a hefe. A little yeasty in flavor though. Some spice and sour to taste.