Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2008 Pours a golden cloudy color with thick bubbly head that fades quickly. Aroma is of clove, banana, slight cinnamon, and I swear that I smelled a touch of smoke. Taste is surprisingly the same but with more of an emphasis on an unripe banana and some light citrus flavors. This is a bit different then other hefeweizens. It’s very similar to the Imperial Weizen New Glarus put out, without the hop character. While last year I wasn’t impressed with this one, the condemnation I got from my brother is well deserved. Because this year, this stuff freaking rocks.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2007 Poured into my new freebie Sam Adams glass. Beautiful pour. Hazy medium gold with a massive white frothy head. Aroma and flavor is big spice, clove, wheat, bananna. It reminds me more of a Belgian style. What a great beer. A big mouthfeel and a nice spicy finish. This has turned into my favorite New Glarus beer. It is just so damn drinkable.
WiFlatlander (25) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy golden brown with plentiful white head. Think wiess, think summer, yet this is full and rich enough to enjoy year round. Have tasted a number of weiss beers and this is the best to date.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, orange amber color. Smell of bannanas, yeast, sugar, clove, pepper, minor wheat, caramel and lemon meringue pie. It also smells like a Runts, bannana candy. Taste of yeast, bannanas, lemons, pie crust, malt, tartness, bread, wheat, pepper, clove and alcohol. WOW! This one is very enjoyable. It actually coats your entire mouth. This is good! Realy good!
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured a rich, hazy sun-burnt orange with a towering cap of creamy white head. The aroma was quite prolific with toasted bananas, cloves, cinnamon, and doughy maltness.. somewhat sweet, and very well executed. The flavor had toasted bananas again at the core along with honey-tinted caramel sweetness.. prickly wheat danced toward the outer reaches of the tongue, paired with pepper, clove, and cinnamon spiciness.. finish was long and a touch tacky, carrying banana, spices, and a hint of bubblegum. Medium-bodied and a touch thick on the palate for a hefe.. medium sourness from the wheat and a hint of lemon.. Well Done!
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean refreshing clove and wheat aroma, with some ester that reminded me more of kindergarden clue then banana, taste was a full long lasting lemony wheat tangy flavor, aftertaste is lemony tartness,like you had swallowed a lemondrop a minute ago,satisfying ,rich,as good as I’ve tasted in this catagory. I will have to get the word out to my hefe worshippers
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 Dark hazy golden color with a taller off-white head that settles quite quickly, but still leaved a thicker covering. Aromas of sweet wheat, cloves, light banana, yeasty dough. LIght sweet fruit and wheat in the flavors. Some pale malt and hints of alcohol, which is quite well hidden for a 7.2% hefe (this likely should be considered a weizenbock). A few of these and you will be dancing, or sleeping. Most drinkable, without too many esters, a problem I find with many a stronger weissbier. Once again, thanks New Glarus Brewery for making quality beer after beer.
holdenn (2083) - 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 !