steeleliver (110) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy golden color with a thin white head. Light aroma of banana. A standard hefeweizen, but I didn’t like the palate very well.
Dogbrick (6826) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Daily Growler. Hazy golden color with a medium white head that evaporates gradually. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of wheat and banana. Light body with flavors of wheat, grassy hops and bananas. The finish is crisp with a wheaty aftertaste. Decent overall.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Daily Growler on 8/1/13. Clear yellow pour with a thick white head. Aroma of banana, creamy wheat, sweetness and clove. Creamy wheat flavor with some banana character and a watery finish.
Dacrza (411) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date tasted: July 6, 2013... Glassware: weizen glass... Occasion: mucho food o at Jim and Maria’s annual 4th (6th) of July party....Appearance: thick, foamy head that recedes to a single finger of white cloud; body is sunset orange with thick chunks of sediment sailing up and down its coast--a yeasty depot at the glass’s bottom... Aroma: banana and clove, as the bottle promises; yeasts are soft, less doughy than expected... Palate: medium-bodied, teethy impact on the mouth; a pleasant presence that doesn’t dominate--acidic, too... Taste: VERY subtly in its profile; the banana acquiesces and the clove is a gentle tickle at the throat--no problems, but not outstanding... Overall: smooth and useful, this hefe is indeed NOT a lemon-suds extravaganza, as its label warns its peers have become; its heft and subtlety make adding a lemon possible but negotiable; can’t see this on par with any real German offering, but the price was right....
Sledutah (3631) - Utah, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle picked up at Wilburs in CO
Cloudy yellow with a medium sized white head and some lacing. Aroma and flavors of banana esters, yeasty and spices
Ed5388 (1243) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with almost no head. Typical hefewiezen aroma of banana, wheat, and yeast. Taste is much the same. Wheat, bananas, yeast, and hints of citrus.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is not exactly as I expected but not bad it does have a malty/wheaty thing with some coriander and banana. There is also a salty cracker with cheese in it. The taste is like the aroma. The appearance is cloudy gold with a thin head. The palate is smooth. Overall its rather dry and oddly salty for the style but not necessarily bad.
Ratman197 (8493) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a cloudy yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, banana and light clove. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast, banana and clove with a smooth dry lingering banana finish.
changeup45 (1669) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. A ultra thin head develops on top of a murky golden body before quickly fading completely away. Not the most appealing appearance. The aroma is what you’d expect from a standard hefe: banana, clove, yeast, some wheat. The flavor, again, consists of banana and cloves. It definitely also has a juicy fruit bubblegum thing going on, with yeast, and spices towards the back end. This really lacks the softness you get from the better Hefeweizens. It’s fizzy in the mouth; the carbonation is too lively. Certainly not a bad beer but there’s just nothing here to make me want to get it again.
nearbeer (3284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap. Cloudy golden with a small lasting head. Nose of spicy, sour banana, toasted wheat bread and a touch of resin. Taste is the same great mix. Near-medium body is well balanced, with a dryish finish and a low-average carbonation level. Excellent American example of the style, using the true Bavarian Hefe yeast.