kramer (4550) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow gold body under a large frothy whote head that slowly faded to a thin covering. The nose is pretty classic, yeast, banana, bubble gum, bready wheat, and a lesser note of clove. The flavor is a bit on the bland side though, rather light yeastiness and minimal fruity esters. Compared to it’s most available counterpart, Weihenstephaner, this is a little more tame and muted. A light lemony smack of brightness on the finish though that makes it a bit interesting. Lighter bodied with soft gentle carbonation and a watery texture. This could use a little more body and a lot more yeast in here. Meh, I think I’d pick the Weihenstephaner over this one any day.
DroolYeast (58) - Odder, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 50 cl can. Aroma of sweet wheat. Perhaps some fruit. Pours cloudy light amber. Starts with nice white head. Disappears quickly. Virtually no head which is long lasting.Sour in taste, some wheat and little sweetness. Ends a little watery.
Pizd (420) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle): Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a white head. Aroma of banana, wheat, yeast, bubblegum, clove. Flavour is much of the same with a slight herby edge to it. Can’t fault it, good solid hefe.
jcnielsen (1636) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Pepe’s in Vail. Pours a hazy golden orange color with white head. Wheat, bubblegum, banana aromas. Fresh yeasty, wheat, banana, clove flavors. One of the classic german hefeweizens. I need to try again fresh.
HuskerTan (288) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Draft.
A- Citrus, biscuits, banana.
A- Golden color, hazy liquid, thick white head.
T- Slightly sweet and well balanced, hints of lemon and other citrus.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- One of the best Hefeweizens out there. Great citrus tones and very refreshing.
droef (66) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great weizen! Personally I still prefer the Weihenstephan, but this comes in second at the moment.
harrymel (1434) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured to Paulaner Hefe glass. Looks cool
A: Pours a golden ale with a thick, two finger, whipped and persistent head. Hazy and active with plenty of mini bubbles. Sheeting lace. Excellent for the style.
S: Yeast is king here. Cloves, bananas, earthy yeasts, hints of coriander and cardamom. Grainy and tea-like.
T: Very nice! Banana and cloves are subdued and sweetened on the palate. Very nice and easy to drink. The thought that someone would want a citrus wedge on this is troubling. The beer is near perfect for the style. Grain, cream, banana bread, pecans, cloves.
M: medium to thin body and finely carbonated. Slicks the palate and resonates. nice.
O: This is an outstanding beer. Althought hefeweisen is not my favorite style by any means, this example is obvious in it’s superiority to many examples.
Serving type: bottle
Tayeth (78) - - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sehr bananig, Nelkenote, sehr dickflüssig, super Hefegeschmack und Brotaroma, leicht säuerlicher Nachgeschmack
AtronSeige (428) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Banana, bread, clove, vanilla, wheat
Appearance: Hazy gold body. Medium rocky, long lasting head. Lacing.
Flavour: Bread, banana, light spicy, Medium sweet, light tartness,
Palate: Medium body, high carbonation, creamy,
Overall: Wow! If I had a case of this, I would not have a case of this later tonight! It is a beauty!
500 ml bottle, roused, poured.
aleksander9 (260) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy deep orange with huge fluffy white head. Aroma is clean and sweet banana, citrus and light floral hop. Very nice round mouth feel with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is round with sweet malt, sweet banana, floral hop bitterness, fresh citrus and some metal. Overall: Very nice! A clean weissbier.