CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy golden bronze with a spotty-lacing frothy white head. Sweet, authentic wheaty banana and bready German yeasty aroma has a touch of peppery clove. Body starts very full for a hefeweizen with a lot of sweet wheat, banana bubble gum, and doughy yeast toward a slightly drier, mildly warming clove finish. Too full to be a session-style hefeweizen, but very tasty.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This rockets right to the top of my list of hefeweizens. From a 12-oz. bottle, it pours a very cloudy, almost opaque orangey-gold with sizable white head. The head stays with you until the not-very-bitter end. Great lacing. Bananas & cloves predominate in the moderate aroma. Big initial taste--surprisingly sweet with tangerines, cinnamon, banana & clove all making an appearance . Great wheat backbone. Minor bittering, with an almost orange peel-like taste in the followup. Superbly rich & creamy mouthfeel. Best hefe I’ve ever tasted.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 Top-notch HW. Fuller, stickier, more carbonated body then some of my other favorites in this style and a bit more spicy, including unusual cinnamon and mineral note in the finish.
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Glarus does so many things so well. This is a genuine Hefe. Cloudy gold in color. Clove aroma was very appealing. No gimmicks in the taste - jut a good hefe-weizen. Nicely carbonated, tart aftertaste. A very good beer. I can’t believe this is 7% ABV. So easy to drink.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man when Dan decides to perfect something he goes all out. This one is hazy pale orange-yellow. Full spice aroma with yeasty banana/little clove but tons of flavor. Great in the mouth, like a banana cream pie. A big beer for a wheat.
Juelze (1141) - 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 (7408) - 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!