alassio (87) - USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I spend two months each summer in Germany (a swell time to drink hefeweizen), and there a handful that I think are wonderful, and the rest are a bit more dürftig. I am AMAZED (and delighted) at having this hefe in the states, as most US weizens are kind of scary-faint imitations (if not bizarre aberrations) of the absolute top expressions. Over there Schöfferhofer, Maisels, König Ludwig ,and Schneider are most satisfying, especially nice and fresh on tap, at least up in Hamburg - - big, rich, fruity, zesty. This dancing fellow, over here (Madison, WI) is happy, happy solace, and great stuff.
MattChiasson (43) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of the bottle, poured a deep gold, hazy, with a huge rocky persistent head. I got notes of banana, clove, boozy banana bread, wrigley’s juicy fruit gum, candy sugar, and wheat malt. Bottle purchased directly from brewery does not have an ABV written on it, but RB is listing it at 7.2% which feels right - it packs a punch for a wheat beer. Love it.
thepatrickman (837) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Greg (gregwilsonstl) -- cheers! This is one intense wheat beer. It’s got all of the classic elements of Hefeweizen -- the grain and hay taste from the wheat and the bubblegum’/orange/clove esters from the yeast -- but it’s all amplified, especially the yeast notes. Really good, really bold.
MrTipple (3587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intense esters, sweet grain and bread malts, caramel, bubble gum, more molasses. Hazy gold, medium, creamy, white head. Heavy sweet. More sweet grain malts, bread and caramel, sweet esters, soft carbonation, heavy bodied. Very nice Weizenbock, maybe a touch too sweet for me. Bottle from brewery, New Glarus, WI.
skortila (5284) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Small sample. Old note. The aroma has light cloves, banana, some grain. Hazy, yellow coloured beer with a medium sized white head. The taste is light bitter and refreshing. Good one.
muzzlehatch (4772) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, served in a New Glarus weizen glass at cellar temp or so. Huge pop when the cap comes off, and it pours an enormous gout of foam, which subsides fairly quickly atop the lightly oily-cloudy golden body...on the nose, it’s bubblegum-bubblegum-bubblegum; I don’t often use that word, maybe because I was never a bubblegum guy and haven’t chewed it for decades, but this beer more than any other I can remember brought me back to the days of Bubble Yum, Bubblicious, and especially Bazooka and the Bazooka Joe comics. Man, the memories! Who knew that bubblegum aroma in a weizenbock is my madeleine? Anyway there’s also some banana and I could swear some mint in this utterly entrancing nose, and I keep going at it for minutes, forgetting to drink, reveling in the past...finally I take a sip, and (no surprise), the rose-colored glasses are off, and I’m back to the present, and not 8 years old again asking for another quarter to put in the candy machine for another pack of Bazooka Joe, just inside the entrance to the Beloit Kohl’s grocery store...sigh...it’s decent enough, with that bready malt fairly rich, sweet - perhaps too sweet - but with enough sourness coming through on the end to keep it from getting TOO cloying, or it would be if not for the rather low carbonation level...finishes sweet, bready, thick. I have the feeling this bottle was a little old - a mix-a-six bottle and I think this is one of the lesser-selling varieties, at least at this store. Hey, I’m burping gum! If a bubble should come out, this’ll get a 5.0. Wait for it...sigh...no. You can’t go home again.
ozzy70 (795) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at the brewery. Poured hazy golden, huge foamy white head. Aroma was banana, spices, bubblegum, clove. Taste was clove, banana and bubblegum. Excellent.
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear pale gold with nice white head. Nose and taste is bananas, bubblegum, clove, strawberry cream. Slight tartness in the aftertaste.
GenDV138 (5988) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Local DC Tasting. Hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, banana, yeast. Tastes of banana, yeast, herbs, light citrus. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
radagast83 (7325) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle at the July DC tasting. Poured a hazy straw yellow color with a white head. Aroma was lots of Wheat, hay. Banana and light cloves come out on this one too. Pretty solid wheat ale.
solidfunk (7627) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light florals and some wheat. Potpourri sense. Golden pour with good head and lacing. Light sweet finish with some tang. Great balance and easy drinking. Bottle shared at tasting, big thanks to iphonephan.