beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2003 This is the Hefe-Weizen that all should be compared to. Its a perfect blend of fruityness and malty sweetness thats extremely easy to drink.
On tap at McGoverns: Color is golden dark yellow and very cloudy, with lots of those wheat and yeast chunks flying around. Head was off-white and frothy with some divets and was about two fingers high from the tap. Impressively fresh looking.
Smells just as fresh, lots of fruityness and very sweet and tangy. Aroma is mostly lemony, and hints at banana, honey, clove, peach and orange. Super clean and fresh....oh boy, oh, boy, oh boy, I couldn't wait to drink it.
Ahh...thats better. This tastes amazingly fresh and fruity with just the right amount of malt balanced in so nothing is really overwhelming. But the taste is pretty fruity, kinda lemony/orangey with some vanilla and a nice robust malt backing. Man is it smooth with just the right amount of fruity tang hold. The feel is a lighter medium body with a slight pulpy thickness and has a very light lemony spiced dry finish. I could drink this anytime but it suits warmer weather
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, murky orange with medium white head. A bit of citrus aroma and flavor, solid wheat body. Fruity; good refreshing summer beer.
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2003 If only the flavour was a bit more upfront. Other than that it was delightful. Seemed to improve the more I had.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge banana flavor! This is a top notch german wheat that is similar, but not quite as good as, Ayinger Brau-Weisse (my standard thusfar). Very resfreshing due to light body and heavy carbonation. Good for sore throats.
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2004 From "Bistro des Bières Belges" in Montreal's South Shore. Pale gold color, limpid, generous white head. Wheat is obvious in mouth, refreshing fruit taste with an unfortunately short malty orange and lemon aftertaste
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very,cloudy,oarnge.Big,dense,white,head. Excellent lacework,very clingy.Very fresh nose. Heavy,clove,bread(toast),fruit(yeast grassy aromas. Mouthfeel is well carbonated,with nice staying flavors. The most flavor from any "summer"beer I have had.Sweet,fruity,yeasty flavors are balanced perfectly.Finish is smooth,grassy,fruity. Lingering malt,yummy. Excellent summer beer. I don't pay much attention to this style,but this has to be one of the best.Excellent!
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Non-transparent golden color with a nice white thick foam on top. Has a nice fruity taste of bananas? A nice beer on a hot day, especially on tap.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow. Well carbonated, with light stable white head. Aroma is faint, slight banana, slight grass. Flavour is banana with malt like finish. Slightly sweet but very muted. Grainy or yeasty hints.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of citrus fruit, banana and spices. Taste is toasted wheat bread and bananas with just a hint of lemon and spices. Smooth and great with a lemon.
Dorwart (2361) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great big frothy head from the pour. Decent carbonation. Aroma of wheat and decaying grass. Color is a murky golden orange. Flavor is nice and crisp with notes of wheat, lemon and yeast. Finish is clean with very little aftertaste. A good quality wheat beer.