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 (4561) - 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 (11888) - 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.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2003 An excellent representation of the German Wheat style, including the overemphasis on fizziness. Had to stir the glass just to get some of the fizz out. I'm pleased to report this wheat beer is not in the American Wheat vein at all, as it's yeasty and full of clove flavors. Well done.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refreshingly enough, not an "American Wheat". Not particularly spicy or fruity, but has a nice toastiness to it. Decent cloviness, quite refreshing.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wheaty and half full of clove; light banana. Finish was somewhat hoppy and full of dirt and banana taffy at the back of the tongue.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit astringent in aroma. Wheaty, fruity, banana, bubblegum, cloves. Nice cloudy gold, darker amber. Big foamy white head that laces. Low carb and medium watery body. Good German wheat beer taste but watery. Nice banana clove notes, wheaty. Clean. Light bitter, sweet after. Refreshing.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque gold with a persistent head. A lot of clove, with some tanginess in back, perhaps from hops. Quite good.