zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [draft at Pennsylvania Brewing Co. - Pittsburgh, PA] Pours a cloudy golden color with a nice strong, thick head. Has a sweet/yeasty/malty smell. It starts out with a nice wheat flavor that gives way to a very sweet finish. The first Hefeweizen I ever had and I must say I am very impressed.
DYCSoccer17 (3611) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very cloudy amber-copper color with an ENORMOUS off-white head. Aroma is yeastly with a hint of the typical banana/clove. Start is very metallic tasting with banana flavor mid to late. A decent drink, unfortunalty metal-tainted.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a lemon cloudy yellow with little head that dissipates quickly to near nothing. Aroma is of a lemon citrus wheat. Flavor is alka-seltzer citrus lemon. Not bad, but not great and not my style. Beer is very, very effervescent. Sampled at 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
Kinz (3713) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright yellow, hazy. Definite clove aroma, faint bananas. Flavor has a good bit of wheat up front, grainy, tasty, with cloves again dominating the flavor profile overall. Well done by an American brewer.
jgb9348 (5550) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden colour with bright orange highlights and a very quick-dying large-bubbled white head. Very strong aroma consisting of coriander seed, bananas, yeast and a bit of lemon. Medium to Full-bodied; Very strong flavour (especially for the style) showing a nice banana characteristic as well as some good wheat and yeast tastes. Aftertaste pretty nice...the sweetness is still noticeable and there is no offensive tastes at all. A nice german styled unfiltered wheat, definately worth trying! I got this twelve ounce beer at Norm's in Vienna, Virginia.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This may be my all-time favorite beer (I couldn't believe I hadn't reviewed it yet!). It pours with a wonderful haed, has a beautiful aroma of malt and vanilla, with a crisp, malty taste that reveals quite a lot of yeast character as well. This beer works after you've cut the grass or as a nice summer evening beer. I still drink some now and then in the winter when I find them. Older beers are a little more well rounded without the crispness and a more subdued aroma, but it keeps very well. With 90% of Penn's sales inside of PA, I suspect not many get to try these beers. If you see them, grab 'em. The owner brews beers that remind him of his years in Germany, and seems to do them very, very well.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice German Hefe Weizen. Does not have the over powering banana flavor that many hefe weizens do. Slight banana flavor with clove.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, pale orange body with a small, white head that lingers about one minute before almost completely dissipating. It has a nice weizen aroma of wheat, clove, and bubblegum. Medium body with lots of carbonation and a nicely crisp mouthfeel. The flavor is wheaty with lots of clove and bubblegum notes. The finish is slightly spicy with a perfect crispness. A very nice Hefe Weizen, especially considering it is American brewed.
Aurelius (4996) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2006 Phenolic banana flavored. Mostly clear, generic gold. Odd tanginess to the finish. On tap, David Copperfield’s, NYC.
Rerate On tap at the brewery: This was one of the best hefe’s that I’ve ever had. Apricot, hazy orange-gold with a big head. Lots of esters, lots of character. Moderately tangy, nice bittering.
argo0 (13019) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden body with big off-white foam. Aroma is medium sweet, clove and wheat. Taste is medium banana sweet up front, turning wheat and clove mid-body, before finishing clove/light lemon tart. Light body, fairly crisp, with moderately high carbonation. Delicious Hefe.