StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great German hefe. One of the standards when it comes to the style. Looks beautiful - a hazy, orangish/bronze that’s cloudy and balanced. Small, off-white head as expected. I can smell it from about 18" away as I’m writing this review. Smells spicy, and of orange zest, bananas, hints of lemons and sweet vanilla. Tastes wonderfully smooth and balanced. Yeasty, like sourdough bread. Trademark characteristics - such as spice, vanilla and banana - are well done. Mouth watering. A great example of a perfectly carbonated hefe. Paulaner always manages to brew a fantastic beer.
jimlintott (13) - CANADA - JAN 20, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Like drinking liquid bread. Very tasty. Pour carefully as a thick creamy head developes easily. Cloudy in appearance but just screams drink me. Very smooth and enjoyable. I purchase this beer regularly.
glcole (3) - USA - JAN 16, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If God himself drank beer, this would be his choice! This is the nectar of the God’s !Its sweet and creamy with a honey like taste. It has the wonderful smell of fruit. The malt is perfectly balanced with the hop. Outstanding!
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice Hefe. Much better without the lemon in it. Smells and tastes very mild and pleasant. Nice yeasty taste. Will drink again.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - this beer is exactly what I think of when I think of German Hefe’s. Big banana nose. Cloudy gold body with a head of tiny white bubbes. Soft on the palate, slightly fizzy. Yeasty, grainy flavor. This is a terrific beer!
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Hazy, orange body. Off-white rocky head, which diminishes fully. Lightly earthy aroma. Lightly bitter flavour. Some acidity in the end.
ryansgt (6) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
blonde body with substantial head that doesn’t disappear quickly. Nice even lacing. Very very slight hop bitterness, and a sweet honeyish flavor. Typical of a hefe.
nick76 (4232) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 This beer is near the top of my list of favorite Hefes. Its sweet and banana like with honey and cloves. It looks milky in the light and has the wonderful smell of fruit. The malt is perfect to me. Outstanding!
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I simply don’t enjoy German wheat beers. This one had nice color though- very creamy looking orange, but the carbonation was really prickly. The Trifecta just isn’t for me. (The Trifecta consists of a Paulaner Hefe, a Cuban cigar, and a properly performed "beej").
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An initial rush of fruit finished off with a bit of honey makes this brew one of my all-time favorites.