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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
If you dream of wheat this brew will get your toes tapping. Since 1995 we have brewed Bavarian style wheat beers exclusively for the same great state that grows and malts our own Wisconsin wheat. In a world full of posers this is a true hefe-weizen naturally 100% bottle fermented and hazy.

Expect this beer to cascade effervescent into your glass. The rich spicy clove and cinnamon notes will greet your nose while sweet fruit and wheat kisses your lips.

Lick the foam from your mouth and admit sometimes you just gotta get up and dance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Thanks to Skyview for sharing. Hops and wheat on the nose with faint yeast. Similar flavor. Cloyingly sweet bubblegum finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awautlet (45) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Pours a nutty brown. Aroma smells of rich wheat with hints of spice. The palate was fuller for a wheat beer which makes it a little different than many American wheats. Wonderful crisp and slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Bottle. Pours to a really hazy graham cracker brown body with a tall, lasting, airy meringue white head. Awesome head retention, lacing, and color. The aroma is alive with crisp wheat, bubblegum clove yeasts, ripe bananas. The best smelling German Hefeweizen I’ve ever smelled. Notes of graham crackers. The flavor is wheaty graham crackers, ripe bananas, light bubblegum yeasts. Very tasty. The palate is medium bodied with a nice vibrant carbonation. Light lingering quality of flavor, but finishes clean. If there ever was a perfect beer in any style, this is it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2007
I was very excited to try this wheat beer at the State Fair. So excited that it was my first beer of the day! Alas, my excitement waned as soon as the first drops touched my tongue. There’s too damn much wheat in here, so much that, when combined with all of the cinnamon and malt it tastes like a piece of bread. Maybe some people like that, but it’s not for me. From the tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Thank you Drewbeerme for this 12oz bottle. Cloudy orange apperance with huge white long lasting head. Strangely I can get the cinnamon in the nose as well as other spiciness and a small amount of sweet malt, also some alc. Orange as well as other fruit in the flavor as well as wheat, banana, biscuit, very solid. Full body and creamy. As I said very solid. I wish I had greater access to these beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Not as good as the Solstice or Black but better than the Copper. Kind of guessed the high ABV from the name and once I poured it the head seemed a bit forced as it was very effervescent, like a soda, not as creamy as other hefe’s. Plus that seems to be a trend, kicking up the ABV in lighter beers, a trend I really dont like, especially for summer. Pours a hazy stained oak color with the forementioned head. Nice aroma of yeast, cloves, and bananas. Taste is of fresh bread with a hint of spice. There is a definite alcohol burn at the back of the throat which got more noticable toward the end. A disappointment for me in a style I usually like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Thanks to monger for this gem. It pours a cloudy dark yellow with a frothy, meringue like white head. The aroma and flavor are of cloves and some banana with a crisp finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Murray’s Liquors in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. Pours a cloudy golden pale brew with a creamy off white head that slowly dissolves to a fine film and good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, banana esters, light yeast and some flowery hops. Taste is semi-sweet, medium bodied with very light carbonation. Flavors picked up are multi-grain malt, some pineapple and something that reminds me of those candy sugar cigarettes I once tried, or was it Bazooka bubble gum? Finish is smooth and creamy, with some slight yeast and banana aftertaste flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Good looking, appetizing aroma - sweet and spicy. Lots of "tart" wheat malt here, which balances the sharp spiciness. Lots of blunt sweet fruitiness (banana, peach). Not the thirst quencher I was expecting, but a unique and tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1761) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 July 2007. Very hazy and bright golden pour producing a very thick cream. Clove and butter nose. Banana esters and golden kiwi, mashed wildflower pulp. More cloves on the tongue, with peach, pineapple, and bubblegum. A weird, unpleasant waft of cigarrette smoke at the finish mars this a bit. Kind of singes the nose with swallowing. Acidic finish. A mildly dry pear skin and cinnamon character. Fresh and lively palate lets very little alcohol through. Pristinely well made, as usual. Thanks for sharing, Bob! 8/4/6/4/15 3.7

August 2008.Opaque sunny orange appearance. Clove, butter, mint and perfectly ripe banana nose, with a cottony, white bread texture. Lightly herbal, and greenish. Smooth, and soft, and quiet. Flavor throws sugary bits of golden and green kiwi on the typical ripe banana, soft clove and buttery yeast profile. Lemon presence provides a sparkly tartness, but for the most part the flavors are thick and sweet. A fluffy bubblegum flourish at mid-palate pulls it in the wrong direction, slightly. Because the body is so full, the chunkiness of the ester and powdery fruit sugar sweetness gets to be somewhat cloying, especially as there’s not enough of a dry bite at the finish for it to be called refreshing. It’s a mild dryness in the finish, something like cinnamon sugar and fruit skin. Though nice, there’s too much body, altogether, and not enough brisk. 7/4/7/3/14 3.5

Same 2008 batch, again. Reconsidering. This is a really lush and balanced spicy-sweet example. A calmish, blonde weizen bock of sorts that takes no prisoners in its assault of myriad spices and fruit. When longing for something brisk and refreshing, Weihenstephaner is still the best, but when looking for something of depth and substance, and still with a little refreshing bite, this one couldn’t better satisfy. 8/4/8/4/16 4.0

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