Pulley36 (5) - USA - MAY 2, 2003 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just a wonderful example of an American brewed Hefe-Weizen. Mild soapy taste with a wonderful aftertase and mild bitterness. Goes great with the Mickey Finn's atmosphere and food. Best Hefe-Weizen I've ever had...even better than Paulaner.
gws57 (1271) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one on draught at the brewpub in Libertyville, Illinois. Cloudy, light orange pour with a thick, foaming white head, spicey orange nose, with lots of berries, bananas and lemon throughout. Finished very smooth. Outstanding!
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 Re-rate: lots of carbonation with little flavor, not as good as I remember from 2 years ago.Wow is this good. They pour this into a traditional wheat glass and it deserves it. A cloudy honey color with a medium white head. Aroma is large: bananas, cloves, wheat, and bubblegum. Taste if full and rich with a lasting aftertaste. The best they offer here.
crossovert (5713) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of the best American-brewed hefeweizens I have had. Similiar to Hacker-Pshorr Weizen.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2005 On tap at the pub: The clarity of the yellow body is the only major flaw of this beer. Nice foamy white head. The aroma is of lemon grass and banana with a whiff of subtle spiciness. This is very soft in the mouth. Itís got a nice clean banana flavor with cloves and a dollop of lemony acidity. Very refreshing drink.
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hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Mickey Finn Brew Pub. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of bananas, cloves, light wheat, and citrus. Tastes of bananas, cloves, bubble gum, and citrus.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. First reviewed 6/27/2010. On tap in a 23 oz. Weiss Beer Glass.
The beer pours a bright, hazy golden color with a straw tint in the edge of the glass. A 2 cm white head shows up with the beer, but fades rapidly. Ultimately, there is nothing left, and no lacing either. This could partially because of the acid from the lemon that it was served with and subsequently removed.
Crystal, bready malt comes into the nose first. Bananas and cloves provide the more interesting part of the aroma. Very sweet.
The flavor starts sweet with banana and wheat malt. Some cloves and a very slight citrus hop presence at the end.
Medium carbonation. Soft and crisp bite furthers the goal of making it feel light and summery. Sticky sweet residue with a touch of oil.
Overall, this is a good summer refresher.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. Lightly hazy, honeyish look...gorgeous big banana nose with some vanilla and pepper. Big fruity flavor, lots of malt, no bitterness, perhaps a might yeasty towards the end.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy straw colored body. Sweet bubblegum and wheat malt base with toasted banana and clove highlights. Pretty similar aroma. Above-average mouthfeel in terms of viscosity. Toasty finish. Not a bad hefe.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
actually, not too shabby. Wheaty with spiciness and banana. Prickly carbonation and a nice body. sweet and quenching. Nice.