DocLock (8163) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at HBF. Pours brown. Aroma of wheat, malt, yeast. Tastes kind of dry, with a malty, wheaty, slight rye, citrus finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
HBF. I havent had many Rye ales but this one was excellent. It fits all the style guidelines of a hefe or perhaps a dunkelweizen due to its darker color. Nice sweetness balanced by classic banana aromas from the german yeast. Honestly- if they said they used 40% wheat instead of rye I wouldnt be able to to the difference. When drinking this- assume it to be a hefe. It is very good and refreshing.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled draft at the Harrisburg Brewer’s Fest. Good drinkable beer. Tasted more like a helles to me then a hefe. Didn’t have any clove or fruit flavor.
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great wheat beer aroma, heavy on the rye with banana, clove, bubblegum - smooth and sweet. Dark amber cloudy beer with off-white lacing head. Medium body - a bit chewy - and smooth carbonation. Taste starts a bit acidic but predominantly sweet with no bitterness. Flavors of grain/malt, rye, banana, clove, spice. Finish is acidic, sweet with no bitterness with after of cloves and just a little bitterness.
zach8270 (3688) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [draft - 10th Annual PA Microbrewers Fest, Pennsylvania Brewing Co. - Pittsburgh, PA] Not quite sure if this is really a German Hefeweizen, but it really tasted like one. Please feel free to correct me. Poured a dark orange color with not much of a head. Good wheat aroma with a slightly sweet twinge. Initial taste was a strong wheat and grain one with that slight mixture of sweetness following it up, mostly a banana taste.