hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange colour. Thick white, rocky head. Clove, spice, banana aroma. Flavour is pretty much the same. A nice fruity and lemon-ish finish.
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Cloudy beer. Smells a bit like bananas. It reminded me some citrus tastes. Apparently it’s recommended to serve it with a bit of lemon. I’ve tried it plain. I got 2 other bottles to try it. Really nice. Good carbonation. I would buy it again.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light cloudy orangish, with long lasting head. Aroma is of easy bananna, light spice, lemon. Flavor doesnt pack as much punch as I was hoping for, more bananna and spice, with a splash of tang, maybe more lemon. Mediocre.
imdownthepub (11086) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at a Thai Restaurant in Cologne, 500ml. Opaquly orange is a good descriptor with big head. Plenty going on with this, a rich wheaty base with fruity orange notes and a touch of clove with I think, just a little nutmeg. Then a sweet almost manufactured strawberry like flavour that dominates the rest of the beer. Quickly finishes, refreshing with a modicum of interest.
ALLOVATE (2537) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 Not the biggest fan of the Paulaner brewery simply from the disappointing beers from their range that I have tried, so I didn’t expect too much of this one. Poured an opaque, orange gold with a huge, quickly formed, dense and fluffy white crown that rose a good half inch from the stein. The head remained for the length and left glugs of drying froth down the glass as I sipped (It did look good!!). A little burnt toffee and gritty haystack grain came through in the aroma, as did softer notes of bubblegum, banana and lemon concentrate, making for a pleasant start to the tasting. Quite soft in carbonation, medium-light in body and initially creamy in mouthfeel. Subtle mix of toasted malts, sweet banana and pear, and tangy lemons and grapefruit. Finish is a little short, but it remained fresh and crisp for the length. Served chilled this proved a decent German wheat beer, and the first Paulaner beer to ignite my senses. Quite nice!!! (33cL, 5.5% ABV, BBE 04/06)
Nejhleader (1296) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty decent stuff. really smooth. Not a whole lot of taste or aroma. bit of spice/clove towards the end.
Saturnist (1) - Centerport, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As far as brand name beers go from Germany this is one of my favorite as well as one of the best.
altkencru (143) - USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Generally too light and spicey for me; however, it frequently can be the best beer available.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle poured into my Hofbrauhaus weizen glas. Poured a deep golden color with a big head that sticks around. Strong banana/bubblegum aroma with some spiciness as well. Strong taste of yeast and wheat with a tangy edge to it in the finish. This is one of the beers that I came back from Germany raving about and while I have found some better hefes since, this is still a good one and worth drinking.
Trev (1980) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle: Pours a cloudy deep gold with a thin white head.
Typical Hefe aroma of clove and banana.
Zippy mouthfeel, deep banana taste. Pretty average overall I thought.