BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very impressive beer. Its got all the light body and drink ability of a wheat beer but the flavor of a hefeweizen. Also one of the freshest import beers I have ever had.
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very very sweet citrus favor on the nose. Definite banana smell as well cloudy yellow pour with a very frothy white head. Very well balanced beer. bread notes mixed evenly with banana. nothing to overly sweet. great slightly thick mouthfeel and a nice flavor lingering on the palate.
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle pours a witbier-sandy/wheat color with an immense white head and champagne effervescense. Golden, eggyolk hues increase as the yeast takes control, muting the carbonation with its opacity. The beer’s head settles slowly to a creamy cap, leaving spittles of wet lace on the way down. Familiar, pleasant aromas of banana and clove with an increased presence of bread dough as well as a subdued note of smoked meat that together conjure a ham sandwich. Creamy yet thin, the palate doesn’t carry the flavors as well as I’d hoped... yeasty flavors of the aforementioned banana and clove with touches of milk and cinnamon. A dry finish taps into the hint of smokiness while the lingering aftertaste is fruity banana with lemon.
I wasn’t expecting much based on the preceding reviews... plus I missed my "Best By" date by a month. However, this Hefe rose to the occasion and I feel it is on-par or greater-than some of the heavy-hitters including Weihenstephaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Franziskaner & Ayinger.
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Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks bu11zeye for this delicious treat!
Orange and lemon, sourdough bread, super refreshing. Can we get more of this please?
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml flip top bottle. No sign of a best by date.
It pours into my Weizen glass a murky peach color with a huge billowing white head that leaves some nice lacing.
The smell is quintessential Bavarian hefe with great balance between lemon, wheat, and clove. The banana is there but not as much.
The lemon comes out big time in the taste, it is a tangy, wheaty hefeweizen. The mouthfeel is a bit watery, it is the low point of the beer. It is extremely drinkable though. Skip the american pale wheat beers and go for this on a hot summers day.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-29-2010 20:44:25
beerprincess (52) - Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy/dusty yellowish brown. Big head yesty and lacing. Citrusy, hoppy nose. Crisp, clean hoppy pow on the palate with a nice finish and a pleasant linger
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Willow Bend Liquors (Tampa). Pours a clear golden with two finger bright white head. Good head retention through consumption. Smells of wheat, fruit, citrus and tastes of apple, pear with a slight bitterness throughout. Quick, watery finish.
thornecb (4829) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy gold into a weizen glass. Bright white micro head with excellent retention recedes leaving spotted sheets to coat surface. Banana and clove aromas. Smooth with upfront yeast and clove turning dry in the lasting finish.
SODAK14 (306) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Happened upon this on a military installation. GREAT BREW! Can’t wait to try the others from this brewery. Super smooth wheat beer. Nice after taste...I think I need to move to Germany!
nuplastikk (5072) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth drinking German weisse beer. Not over the top banana notes like some hefeweizens, but still noticable, especially towards the end. A very enjoyable beer. Perfectly balanced.