rlgk (11527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub in San Diego. Hazy pale golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty caramel and banana aroma, wheat, cream, some biscuits. Malty banana flavor, esters, wheat, citrus, grapes, wheat, spicy notes, some pepper.
Aurelius (4379) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good label, cap, standard longneck. Wow, this is the perfect hefe appearance - looks like some kind of applesauce/banana baby food in the glass, with a short, thin white head. Good, slightly sweaty aroma -- starchy, a little funky, a little banana. Peppery up front, moderately tangy, various green/unripe fruit flavors - apple, pear, sloe. Mineral tones. Medium body, fine carbo, tangy green plum finish with a long bitterness on the side of the tongue in the aftertaste. This needs just a tad more sweetness, but it’s a rock-ribbed solid brew. I’ve liked everything that I’ve gotten from them. My two bits - Mission might be the next Cigar City, Sixpoint or Proof. ABC, Betton.
GarrettB (1097) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
April 27th, 2012 - Mission Brewery’s Hefeweizen followed the Blonde, which itself primed me for sweeter beers, and stuff much more sugary than the style would suggest. And the hefeweizen nicely follows suite. Cloudy, unfiltered, foggy, and blend of amber and yellow, it sits and looks like a hefeweizen should. On the nose is a ponderous layer of overripe banana, vanilla, fresh rain, cream and clove - a powerful mixture. and pretty pleasant. The flavor depth is immediately appreciable, but mellows to a long, long, long aftertaste, pushing bananas and vanilla wafers well into the aftertaste, and practically stacking it onto the next sip. The palate is unusually heavy for a hefeweizen, and that may come from unattenuated sugars, and it certainly explains why the palate and flavor give off a yolky, tapioca vibe. It’s on the dessert beer side of things, but if I recall, this is one of the beers I enjoyed from Mission, and one I’d try again (now that I am reviewing old notes and reminding myself of what I did and did not like.)
weihenweizen (1881) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Pours hazy deep golden with very small white head. Aroma is banana, medium body, well carbonated, and very little lacing. Taste is banana and grainy. Below average for me.
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery - San Diego. Pours cloudy yellow with a creamy white head. Doughy and yeasty wheat bread on the nose. Medium sweet flavor with cheap wheats, bubblegum, lemon peel, creamy meringue, light bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with doughy wheat, more bubblegum and lemon meringue, pancakes, straw. Not bad.
Concealer (838) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear gold with a thin, bubbly white head. Smells of citrus, yeast, banana, and cloves. Flavor is sweet fruit, banana, spice, and yeast. Light bodied with a dry finish; lingering fruit.
Oscbert (1062) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
~Medium clove aroma with banana and bread.
~Pours a milky golden caramel color with absolutely no head to speak of.
~Very balanced flavor of banana and clove with bread, light caramel.
~medium light bodied, high CO2. Sweet banana bread like finish.
~Where’s my head? I like some good head with my hefeweizen. Enjoyable beer, but nothing really stands out above the crowd.
ajnepple (2564) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Cloudy and yellow with a small white head. Strong fruity aroma and flavor with banana, wheat malts, clove, coriander, light spice, yeast and herbal hops.
mkel07 (3739) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Archive. Banana aromas with a soft white head. Good flavour and finish.
adamah (214) - - OCT 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma has nice bubble gum and banana aroma, with a touch of clove bit very light aroma all around. Nice orange cloudy pour with very thin white head. Taste is sweet and full, banana, clove come through and finishes slightly bitter. The finish is abrupt and the body is a little light; lacking the creamy texture of a bavarian hefeweizen. All around good but can’t measure up to a real Bavarian Hefeweizen.