holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2008 12 oz bottle from Discount Liquor. Pours a hazed yellow with a white head. Great balance in the nose of wheat, caramel, dough, lemon, banana, and fruit. Creamy palate and flavors that match the aroma. The balance of flavors leaves nothing standing out but it all working together extremely well. So balanced and so drinkable, its hard to say what it is that makes this stand out, other than the incredible balance and drinkability. I think this will now be a regular sixer I pick up when crossing the northern border.
7/4/7/4/16 = 3.8
12 oz bottle sampled thanks to drewbeerme around the campfire. Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Nose of clove, yeast, bready malt, bannana with a light sweetness. Creamy body, sweet malts, doughy yeast, wheat, banana, a touch of spice, a little sweet. But a good hefeweizen. I don’t know if I got the yeast out of the bottom of the bottle. I’d like to try it again with an ensured correct pour. 7/4/7/3/14 = 3.5
Duellist17 (34) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2007 Best. Damn. Hefeweizen. Period! Heavily carbonated. Nice Spicey banana aroma. Generous head that lasts. Flavors of wheat, banana clove and cinamon. A perfect example of the style. Carey is a master of his craft. Move over, Solstice!
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank You Thank You Dan Carey for following your bliss in making Bavarian style Hefeweisse ! This is exceptional and worth pour after pour ! This will be a winner and hopefully lure people away form the "psuedo wheat beers" that mass marketing has pulled starting beer fanatics in with... The crack of the cap gives and audible note of good carbonation typical of a good hefeweizen. The aroma is malt/bread with hints of clove/lemon and spicy wheat aroma. The first sip and one slips into a time warp where you find yourself in a Bavarian beer garten smiling over the thought of what’s in your glass. It is effervescent, malt and flavorful. Light straw color with the traditional yeast cloudiness and moussy head. The finish is bready/sweet and with a nice bite of carbonation. I am going to have to preach on this beer and recommend you go and purchase a sixer or two of this wonderful beverage. Man can only hope that this is reviewed by New Glarus and made a yearly beer and not simply a seasonal. Thank you New Glarus for raising the bar once again. Cheers !