bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks quite good with a dense white head and unfiltered body. Nice aroma with the typical cloves and some light banana. The cloves seem to disappear with the head though. There is also some rubber on tasting too, which I seem to find with some hefeweizens. Very well balanced flavour that helps the beer slide down effortlessly. A little light bodied, even for a weizen. Nicely carbonated though. I could easily have a few of these come summertime if they weren’t so damn expensive - get rid of the wanky bottle!!!
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Cloudy green gold (like fresh apple juice) without any head - looked a bit brackish... Strong wheat malt aroma with some slight vanilla banana notes and lots of baker’s yeast. In the mouth the story was similar; baker’s yeast and wheat malt mostly, though with a touch of floral hop flavour at the very end. Pretty forgetable unfortunately.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fruity aroma, ore banana than anything. Cloudy yellow colour. The head that was there dissapeard in a nano second. Yeasty flavour with dry finish.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 app: they got the cloudiness right but the head is meagre and fizzles. aroma: big banana component, some bread, perfume. not bad at all. in the mouth: creamy, bready, verging on sweet at first, then a slight tartness dries it up. could do with some more clove, and some more maltiness. and definitely more carbonation. overall a well executed hefe. i’d like to see how these tiny cute bottles would go down in bavaria though. rer8: fresh at the brewery, pretty much the same. great aroma, dry, pleasant flavour, just lacking tartness and phenolics. and definitely lacking carbonation. still, a good effort.
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy straw coloured body with a compact white head. Zest, peach and lemon in the taste along with some cloves and bubblegum. Almost medium body and an average finish. The aroma is all of the above characters pleasantly balanced.
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at Moorilla Winery where this beer is brewed. Fresh from the tap. Nice, fruity wheat beer with a lingering finish and pleasant mouth feel. Hint of banana. Excellent effort.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque light gold with a big foamy head. IMHO it looks more like a Belgian Wit than a German Hefe but as we’re not rating to style (another argument) that’s ok. Aroma is mostly of banana and oranges. Because I haven’t smelled a real banana for months, the aroma is a big plus. Has quite a lemony sour taste. Has fizzy carbonation and a bitter finish. Very expensive even for an Aussie micro. The guy at Purvis Cellars said you pay for the fancy bottle.
Panzerfaust (558) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JUN 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2006 Shows a nice cloudy amber color with a small and fully diminishing head. It leaves almost no lacing.
Aroma is yeasty/fruity and distinct of a Hefe-Weizen. There are notes of banana, peaches and vanilla with some bready touches. Really nice.
Flavor is as the aroma, fruity and bready with banana shining and leaving some space for a bit of spices and hints of other fruits. Good initial kick and fine developing in the mouth.
Texture is thick for the style. Solid. Carbonation is a little high but alcohol is well disguised compared with other wheats I’ve tasted. Short but nice aftertaste. Chalky finish.
A really good Hefe-Weizen. The guys from Morilla Estate know their stuff well.
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Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - JUN 17, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow in the glass. Small white frothy head. Smells of mostly of dough, peach and flowers with hints of sour, citrus and mint. Tastes sweet, fruity and somewhat spicy --like an Unibroue beer--Chalky texture. Light to medium body, softly carbonated, moderate aftertaste.
<FONT SIZE=1>Thanks to <a href = http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=7208&g Sully who brought this beer all the way ’round from Australia :D</FONT>
<FONT SIZE=1>Bottle shared with <a href = http://www.ratebeer.com/View-User-30044.htm> Panzerfaust and <a href = http://ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=35128> Nigredo </FONT>
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brief impressions from dinner (Pure South - Tassie themed restaraunt in Melb). Good nose with fruity notes and touches of corriander. Palate is mild, some fizz, light citrus notes. Impeccably packaged in a small balsamic vinegar style bottle.