tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2008 This is my 10th Hefeweizen, and by far the best.
Sunshine yellow with lots of carbonation and a snow white peak. Very upfront clove aromas, with pleasant back ground of banana baby food (thatís good). The banana takes a bit of the lead in the flavor. Really, it tastes a bit of the stuff I used to sneak bites of when feeding my children. The carbonation is lively, yet not aggressive. A nice fluffy wheat character. Really, I can usually do without this type of beer. I donít know how I will live without this one.
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this late one evening. Hadnít heard anything about it, and honestly wasnít expecting much. Not huge on hefes but this one is an exception. Definately flavor of bananas and bread, delicious
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As many of you know have a broí in WI, so always nice to get some new stuff w/o the hassle of trading. Problem being I might have to trade for more of this soon, as itís the shiz---!!!! Dark golden amber, very cloudy, huge white head, lasts quite awhile, nice lacing. Aroma well balanced banana and clove esters, with a very yeasty, thick gooey fresh baked bread. As it warms get hints of dry toast, maybe some toasted grain, probably some decoction mash remnants? Flavor, banana, clove, yeasty/chewy bread, sweet character as other have mentioned. Little dry in the finish. Tad more carbonation, crispness, to help define flavor profile a little better and this brew is untouchable. Bottle conditioned though, so what can you do. Man Iím getting old, was going to comment how sessionable this is, but, three of these and I had to check the abv. 7.2% wowser!!! Out of context, but Joe Cocker says........Feeling alright!!!! Not calling anybody out, but this average? W/O a doubt one of the best hefeís Iíve ever had. Dan watchout, next time Iím in WI, your going to get a big man hug!!! Purely plutonic of course, lol......
SHANER4 (485) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2007
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Large foaming head with a golden appearance. Tasted like bananas and then had an awful grass taste that just got stronger. I purchased a whole six pack a dumped out four.
hezron (611) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours into my wheat glass with a huge rocky head that dissipates over time as huge carbonation bubbles rise up the side of the glass. Super cloudy and golden in color. Aroma of toasted wheat, caramel candy and caramelized banana. Flavors of earthy bubblegum and banana with a nice bit of lemony-wheat before a touch of clove, but really not much spice at all. Towards the end it starts tasting a little like apples. Palate is nice and refreshing, with prickly carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, it may be a little sweet and I find the apple-clove combination in the finish a little strange.
CapFlu (4778) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Obtained in a trade with Ughsmash. Thanks Jason! Pours a lage, lasting white foamy head with a cloudy, orange amber body. Nose of warm banana peels. Flavour is slightly vanilla atop a banana and wet wheat exterior. Decent enough but too sweet and lacking spice. Reminds me of Aventinus only more watered down with apple juice and bourbon extract.
hophead82 (4) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If you like Franziskaner Hefeweizen then this is the Wisconsin clone. I am a big fan of this latest edition to New Glarusí line of beers.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy medium-orange body, thick off-white to buff head. Strong estery nose of clove and banana. Estery body highlighting clove with lighter banana notes, giving way to a tangy, wet hay wheat kick. Good balance of the yeast and malt elements; I love how the esters hit the palate immediately but fade away to the tangy malt and nose-tingling alcohol. Smooth, complex, and refreshing, another winner from this fine brewery.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bennoís Microbrew Tent at the State Fair, Milwaukee, WI. If there was such as thing as an exemplar of German Hefeweissen, this would be the beer. If RB rated to style, this man of odd-looking dance would reign king at 5.0. Aromas of hay, banana, cinnamon, alfalfa blended nicely with the various smells of the festival, both fair and foul. Hints of nutmeg and walnut blend with cane syrup and grass on the palate, aiding and abetting my experience with the swine nearby. An excellent beer to complement an always enjoyable state fair. Bravo, Dan Carey. (And by the way, the lederhosen are always a nice touch at the Great Taste, although the Super Hop Hearty needed some reworking.)
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Hazy bright orange with a three finger creamy off-white head that lasted most of the glass. Ripe bananas, clove, lots a lovely yeast, and even hints of vanilla and vanilla pudding make up the aroma--I didnít pick up any cinnamon. Flavor adds a bit of a lemon tang to cut the sweetness of all the aforementioned aromas. I donít think this has any bitterness at all. No idea this thing was as strong as it is. Medium body with lots of carbonation. I found this beer to be totally awesome, and Iím glad I picked up a case. My empty glass smells of very spicy cloves.