Emeister84 (1412) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of cereal, banana, clove. Hazy straw with a mostly lasting white head. Fruity, grainy. Light-medium bodied.
Ferris (6894) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Wheat and a touch of banana. Cloudy gold with a nice white head. Light fruit, light banana, mild clove and some wheat. Easy drinking.
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Hazy light gold pour with a soapy white head. Awesome aroma of banana and clove. Nice clean and flavorful taste. A well made, enjoyable hefe.
jgb9348 (4993) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy, relatively pale golden coloured body with a tan head that fades VERY fast and is left with nothing on top. Aroma of ridiculously nice wheat, corn, grass, hay, honey and very light grassy hops - nice and fresh smelling. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong wheat flavour throughout with hints of bubble gum, coriander seed, touches of curacao and a lot of corn, grain and grassy notes - very nice and super clean flavoured. Aftertaste shows a distinct sweetness of caster sugar, pale wheat, grass and a touch of hoppiness, coupled with the distinct wheat and yeast flavours that emanate throughout. Overall, a very nice, grassy and wheatie german hef that is exactly what you think of (without thinking breweries) of a Nebraska-based Hef. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in New York (Bowery), New York on 17-July-2014 for US$2,99 sampled at home in Washington as the last summer beer of ’summer’ on 01-September-2014.
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decidedly fruity and phenolic is correct. An over abundance of fruit and yeast eaters greet the nose and tongue. A little over the top perhaps, but tasty...
weihenweizen (2030) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can poured into a weizen glass. Pours deep golden with small white head. Aroma is nice banana, medium/light carbonation, and little medium bubble lacing. Taste is slightly off esters, some banana, and some clove.
boozedude (2169) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared with hakes at club w dek bar.. clear orange pour with th in white head.. crizp lemon orznge aroma and taste. Pretty good... its a pal
TXBadger (1764) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden color with light white head. Bananas, cloves, and raw wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little sweetness.
chinchill (2717) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can poured hazy golden-amber with a towering, foamy, bone-colored head. Very good retention and lacing.
Aroma: ripe banana, clove, apricot, Spicy.
Flavor: banana; light spicing; light baked bread; apricots; Spent grain in the aftertaste. Slightly bitter.
Feel: Medium body with soft but high carbonation.
O: very enjoyable hefeweizen with great feel and good complexity.
Chad9976 (1343) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured a 12oz can into a weizen glass. There was no freshness date. It cost $3.25 ($0.27 per ounce).
Appearance: Straw yellow/white gold hue over a mostly clear body with plenty of energetic carbonation visible. Pours to a disappointingly small, white, soapy head which mostly dissipates and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Classic Bavarian yeast esters. Strong banana smell, some clove as well, though a bit milder than most.
Taste: There really isn’t much to say about Nebraska EOS Hefeweizen that I haven’t already said about a bunch of other beers of the style. This is definitely a to-spec brew, though that’s how I prefer my hefeweizens – leave experimentation to another style. You get all the classic flavor notes: banana, clove, bubblegum and maybe a hint of vanilla. I also detect a slight tanginess – I’ve noticed this in many wheat beers that aren’t too strong in body. It could be due to the can being old (but with no freshness date I can only speculate). I really do enjoy the palette here, I just wish it were a more robust.
Drinkability: Quite simply, Nebraska EOS Hefeweizen is highly quaffable. The mouthfeel is thin, with a smooth texture and the carbonation crackles from beginning to end. It’s extremely refreshing while in the mouth and finishes almost completely clean with just a slightly fruity aftertaste. It seems much lighter in body than its 5.2% ABV weight would otherwise indicate. Outdoors on a hot summer’s day I could see this being easily sessionable.