jkrzoska (3) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2003 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
not just my favorite Hefe, but my favorite beer overall. There's nothing better to enjoy on a sunny summer day!
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice wheaty aroma. Frothy mouthfeel. I expected more of a clove, banana, bubblegum taste. On the palate, crisp,light, semi-watery. Very nice, it does the job.
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Zesty spicy aroma with a hint of orange? Lovely dark straw appearance. Medium body is approriately clove & banana estery with a musty, earthy undertone in the finish. Finish is slightly sweet, nice & light despite typical high carbonation. High quality beer!
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - MAY 24, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
In my opinion this ranks best for Hefe's, thick white head, light golden color, & clean aroma. This paulaner is very light on your palate & does just what u ask a hefe to do... Refresh!
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin White lacey head, the appearance is a dark milky orange hue. Roasted aroma of citrus and wheat. The flavor is quite bananacal and malty, the finish is dry with nearly no bitterness. It's highly carbonated ,I can feel the bubbles tingling on my tounge when it enters my mouth. A pretty good beer, even though I would prefer something darker.
argo0 (11092) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft): Murky cider-colored body with small white head. Aroma is very strong, banana and wheat, yeasty -- missing clove but otherwise great. Taste is lemon up front, some banana, wheat. The moderately sweet banana is complemented nicely by the lemon. Finishes banana. Very carbonated.
SlamminScott (40) - USA - MAY 6, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of my favorite beers of all time. The taste was simply amazing. A relatively sweet taste. Will have to try more to better describe it...
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice cloudy golden yellow. Smells banana and wheat. Strong rotton wheat flavor. Nasty.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful German Weisse. Beautiful cloudy orange colour with a huge, white, and lasting head. Great banana aroma and a very nice fruity flavour. Quite sweet as the style prescribes, but hop presence is more pronounced here than in e.g. Erdinger or Franziskaner.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2003 Good light yellow / straw colored clooudy wheat beer with a huge frothy white head. Nose of sweet fruit and malt. Taste is wheaty and yeasty, a little clovely, but not the sweet banana style. Not bad but smaller and less pronounced flavor, less interesting than either the Weihenstephaner or the Schneider hefes. // Rerate 3 July 2003 after having a couple on draft. Color is a beautiful orange amber. Might increase appearance slightly to 4. Taste is still clove, then banana without sweetness, then wheat and yeast.