SamP01 (582) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden cloudy amber with a small quickly fading white head. Aroma and Taste of sweet fruits, banana, wheat with some yeast, mild bitterness. A medium body, crisp mouth feel with good carbonation on the palate. Finishes with sweet fruity notes, some banana, wheat and yeast flavors with light bitterness on the end for balance. Overall a good, crisp and refreshing session ale.
cheap (4172) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best beer out of 5 at the bocktown monaca today. Yes, just like a hefe. Very friendly aroma. Bubble gum and banana greets the olfactory. Smooth thin creamy head. Very well behaved. A little more spicey than I like but good none the less. Easy to enjoy. Some creamy carbonation on the palate.
malrubius (1818) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 23, 2012
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
12 ounce bottle. Loud fizzy rapidly dying head, flat-looking muddy orange beige. Green apple and banana aroma. Fruity sweet tart with tart finish. Easily the worst hefe-weizen I’ve had probably ever. Even worse than my homebrew. I swear I spent ten minutes looking for a date code.
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy yellow colored beer, with a thick white head. The aroma of fruits like banana, with wheat. The taste is fruity, also banana but with some orange. Sweet and a little bitter. The aftertaste is mostly sweet, less bitter.
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a typical NA hefeweizen. Fruity and light but devoid of complexity or any sense of nuance.
Slipstream (2061) - USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Whole Foods. Foamy gold-orange pour. A tangy, yeasty aroma that grows rich as it warms. A sweet, matly hefe with more flavor than most - a very solid release.
jgb9348 (4818) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a bit of a copper glow and a thin, almost non-existant off-white head. Aroma of grass, coriander seed, oranges, alcohol and a hint of metal. Medium-bodied; Strong wheat flavour at first then mellows out with some sour orange tastes, a hint of yeast, a little lemon and a light herbal flavour. Aftertaste shows a lot of wheat, a bit of sweetness, but mostly, sour and bitter lemon and curacao flavours. Overall, a decent hef, more on the ’relaxing’ and refreshing side of beers, but not horrible. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$3.30 sampled at home in Washington on 10-June-2012.
mpersinger (349) - , California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy with brassy yellow hue and half-inch off-white froth. Aroma is balanced toward clove with hint of banana and wheat. Refreshing flavor built on wheat tang along with malt backbone, plus clove spiciness and pear notes from yeast. Moderate carbonation (could be higher) and slight residual sweetness.
JorisPPattyn (8015) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught Small white head over golden beer with greenish shine. Sharp solvent nose, drying meat, estery, cloves. Cloves, sweet oranges, tad of mint in the finish. Low carbonation - in fact for the style utterly undercarbonated (somebody switched data with the Pils?). Wheatslickness, light body. Not convincing. Flavour is +/- right, but it presents itself lame.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at azwine 8/29/11.
hazy yellow orange typical hefe colored... a minimal white head.
the aroma is soapy, dusty... cardboard box kinda dusty, orange, umami/savory wheat notes, earthy and a little spicy. the smell is distinctly of cheerios from when i was a kid...and the smell of the box they came in.
the flavor is the same...ish. there is a little banana thing going on at the end, notes of lemon pledge/artificial perfume and a spiciness on the finish. also, as it warms there is something in there which tastes like the aftertaste when i eat salmon skin...weird. not terrible all together, just not great...and odd.
it is flat and rather dead on the tongue... i want this style to be crisp and pop. it should be lively and this falls short. 6/3/6/2/12