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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A South German style wheat ale. This beer is served traditionally cloudy due to the suspended yeast(hefe=yeast). Banana and clove esters are characteristics of this wonderful yeast strain from Weinstephan.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (513) - - JUN 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-30-12 - Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a super hazy orange color with a nice billowy white head. The head faded relatively fast to give only a light amount of lacing. Smell – Big aromas of yeast and a wheat-bready smell are most dominant. There are also some nice aromas of orange, lemon, banana, and a little bit of spiciness mixed within. Taste – The taste has a very pleasing wheat backbone. The wheat bread taste is initially complemented with a good dose of yeast cake and some spice. The taste starts out more on the maltier side, but as the taste advances it sweetens as more citrus orange and lemon come to the forefront. Other fruit flavors of banana develop more toward the end. The spiciness intensifies again at the end and when mixed with the sweeter fruit flavors leaves a spicy sweet taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – Medium to just a bit above medium in body thickness with a slightly higher than average level of carbonation. The lighter body and the higher carbonation complement the style well and make it a very drinkable brew. Overall – A wonderfully flavorful session brew. This is one I think Otto’s should put on their permanent roaster.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5203 (38) - Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
WOW, one of the best beers I have had in a long time. Got this as a treat at a tasting. It reminded my of some beers brought back from Germany. Poured cloudy, with a nice white head. It had a nice banana and spice aroma and flavor. I can’t wait to visit State College!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Had on draft @ Otto’s brewpub, in the NeW location, in State College,PA .. . pours with decent foam .. lacing is dreamy .. . lots of cloves and spiced banana dessert .. . light mouth .. some good stuff here .. .. . . tap that stack of paper, makes us feel better!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3375) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Pouts yellow with a nice amount if cloudiness and a half an inch of white foam. Nice banana notes on the nose. Big banana and clove notes on the tongue. Finishes clean. Very good example of style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
on tap-pours an off white head and cloudy yellow/orange color. Aroma is clove/banana, secondary medium malt. Taste is clove/banana, secondary wheat/medium malt, spice hops. OK effervescence.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2153) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2011
An excellent hefe and I’m a big fan of the style. On tap at the brewpub. Cloudy, murky orange brown. Traditional bananas and cloves nose. Banana bread palate. Very full and rich. Sweet start and sour finish. Great!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - AUG 10, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Cloudy dark orange with thin white head. Aroma is banana. Flavor is banana, caramel and hay. Refreshing and smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a hazy pale orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy wheat malty banana aroma. Sweetish wheat malty spicy banana flavor. Has a sweetish wheat malty spicy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnmeier1 (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Aroma has citrus, banana, hay. Appearance is golden, hazy, cloudy, frothy. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, and amazing for a domestic Hefe. Palate is light body, lively carbonation. Really my favorite beer from Ottos in a while.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Light aroma of spicy cloves, wheat, and plantain chips. Colour is a cloudy yellow with nice large white head. Tastes of corn, malts, and plantain. Good beer!


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