Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spectacularly well-constructed brewpub hefeweizen.
Darker than most, aiming at Schneider’s Weisse territory. Authentic wheaty aroma. Flowery, cerealic and loaded with fresh, creamy bananas. More aromatic than most. Intense, captivating carbonation is spot on. The bubblegum growing flavours in the finish are taken aback by a final wave of wheat freshness.
Perhaps a bit grainier than I prefer, but otherwise, this is amongst the best I’ve had outside Europe.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Piece 09.20.08. Hazy golden yellow, white head. Aroma is super yeasty, tangy, fruity, spicy, makes the mouth water. Flavor is spicy and wheaty, less tangy and more hearty than I expected from the aroma.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a cloudy medium orange color with a white head. There was a distinct bubblegum aroma accompanied by banana and a hint of caramel. Medium bodied and delicately sweet. I tasted clove, banana, and bubblegum with a buttery undertone. This was a good hefe and much better than the one I had the previous day at Goose Island Wrigleyville.
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery.Poured a cloudy orange color with a small lacing head. The nose was spot on.Full off bananas, cloves, spices, and wheat.Love this style beer and these guys did a great job!The finish was quite refreshing.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A very tasty and heavy Hefeweizen. Very good.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy dark yellow body with a long-lasting small white head
In long: Full, really full body with a ton of wheat and hay. Bananas, coriander, orange peels, banana cake, ginger, bubble gum, banana muffin. By Hefeweizen standards that thing is big, very big, to the point of being more nourishing than refreshing. I could almost eat it with a fork. I really liked it. When you take something that is girly and German by nature and then you boost it, make its body big and heavy and turn it into something manly, you either end-up with Piece Pizza Hefeweizen or a new member of Germany’s olympic female swimming team.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2008 Pours a dark murky orange with a white bubbly head. Not much of an aroma, some lemon, dough, yeast. This really is a German Hefe...nothing American about it. Sweet banana, clove and lots of orange peel bitterness. Touch of alcohol with a yeasty finish. Medium body with some corse carbonation. Nothing like fresh Hefe!
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick orange cloudy beauty in the pour. Strong hefeweizen dough lemon grassy clove smell. Big bananas and lemon spice in the flavor. Citris and clove are balanced perfectly here. The flavor is not overpowering at all - rather it is balanced and thick and yummy. I highly recommend this Hefe.
lb4lb (2584) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a delicious hef! Porus a dark orange color and is unfiltered. Smell is lemony and wheaty, mostly and the taste is very refreshing. Citrusy, lemony and wheat more than the clovey spiced taste, which suited me very well. I really thought this was great.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Huge pilsner of this. Not stingy at all with the beer. Cloudy amber gold color. Sweet aroma of bubblegum and banana bread. Very nice Hefe, however, palate was a bit light for me.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is pure bubblegum. Taste is on the sweet side with just the right amount of sulfur and carbonation. Decent stuff.