Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from the bottle. Wonderful aromas of citrus fruit, banana and spices. Taste is toasted wheat bread and bananas with just a hint of lemon and spices. A little thin but smooth and very drinkable, this would be a great hot weather thirst quencher.
abbotsampson (15) - PARIS, FRANCE - JUN 8, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The color is a golden orange-brown... quite cloudy. The aroma is fruity and nutty... perhaps pears? Flavor is smooth and frothy... consistent finish. Overall, very good hefeweissen.
BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow with huge head, little lacing however, medium-bodied. Dough, lemon, banana, and spices detected in the aroma. Chewy wheat feel in the mouth despite the fizzyness. Sweet with less fruitiness bite than other hefeweizens from Germany. Dry, earthy aftertaste. After drinking some American wheats, this one stands out, a good hefe, but not my favorite.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good head, sweet wheat aroma. really sweet wheat yeast taste. lot a carbonation that bits at the end.
ClarkVV (4218) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2007 Light yellow. Seemed a bit too light for me, hoping for a bit more sediment. Was ok. Not the best hef out there, not the worst. Was a little bit sweeter than I care for in a hefe and I had to drink this cooler than I would have liked as it was a bit too carbonated, but to be expected from an import bottle, I guess.
lstorie3 (23) - Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice pale yellow color. definately bottle conditioned- not at allclear. first pass minimal clove/banana scent, just kind of flat smell. Second pass, cloves coming on but still small. third pass, there it is--good clove smell contained in a slightly sour environment. Refreshingly sour on entry very slight hop presence coming on late. Taste grows as it sits-drink this one slowly andenjoy it - don't gulp or you will miss it all. Overall, very refreshing. Very good beer.
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!