Lunkie (1405) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malt hop aroma. Murky yellow colour with no head or lacing. Sweet hop malt flavour. Smooth palate.
Dredd (690) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
an acceptable wheat beer that is more on the Belgian style rather than the German style of wheat beer. Aroma of spice and a some banana with the same flavours following through. Carbonation was minimal so was easy to go down, but the head retention was very poor for this style of beer. Given the price of the beer, I canít say that this is a winner. Yes I know price isnít a criteria here, but it is a factor when it is considerably more than the going market rate but is not delivering a better experience.
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A well-made, beautifully presented hefe. The beer doesnít quite live up to the promise of the charming mini-wine bottle (charming or wanky depending on taste) but itís a fair example of a style many local brewers have struggled to nail. Poured a cloudy bottle conditioned grapefruit juice colour with a thin rim of foam and some spent yeast in the base of the glass. Classic hefe aroma - mashed banana, clove, yeast and faint bubblegum. Quite a substantial body - mouth-filling and softly carbonated. Plenty of wheat malt and bananas but perhaps could use more clove bite in the finish. Quenching but falls away a bit. (330ml bottle from the Australian Hotel, Sydney. Best before Feb 4 2007)
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 werenít 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 bakerís yeast. In the mouth the story was similar; bakerís 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 (1319) - Adelaide, 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. iíd 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 (3053) - 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 weíre not rating to style (another argument) thatís ok. Aroma is mostly of banana and oranges. Because I havenít 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.