DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 19, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
04-Apr-08 (500-ml bottle: Purchased 23-Dec-07 for $4.49 at the Pizza Port Bottle Shop in Carlsbad, CA) Just in case the previous bottle I purchased was poorly stored or too old, here is a much fresher bottle that has been refrigerated the entire time. The beer pours a hazy, straw body, so no chunky sediment this time; the sludgy yeast stays in the bottle. the beer is initially topped by two inches of white, bubbly foam, but settles quickly to a thin layer, leaving a few spots of lace on the glass. Aromas of wheat bread and slightly funky cheese aren’t especially enticing, and of note is the lack of the common hefeweizen aromas like clove, banana, or dough. The flavor is lightly wheat with just a hint of banana and dough and a mild citric tartness, but this really comes across like a brewpub chain wheat beer. Body is light-medium, carbonation is medium-strong, and the finish is a bit stale. An overall impression: this is a pretty boring offering, especially since it’s a German import, and not even worth the time to try once. Skip it.
02-Nov-05 (500 ml bottle: $2.99 at Whole Foods in San Diego/Hillcrest, CA) Medium straw in color and sufficiently cloudy to obscure most of the carbonation bubbles that are rising swiftly toward the surface. Lots of dark, chunky sediment came forth from the bottle and now is being circulated by the carbonation bubbles. The tall white head has settled to a thin topping. Having said all this, I now have nothing else positive to say about this beer. Immediately jumping out of the glass is the grainy and very sour aroma, and I don’t mean a tart sourness, but more like sourdough. Flavor is mild and a bit offensive, again dominated by sourdough, plus a wheat maltiness in the finish. It’s minimally sweet or bitter, and missing are the banana and spice I expect in a German hefeweizen. Light bodied and actually quite watery in the finish. Wow, talk about a disappointment. (4, 4, 3, 2, 6 = 1.9)
budedou (79) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Classic Hefe Weizen taste, very fresh and good during a meal
But not spectacular....
Slipstream (1870) - USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Plain label. The yeasty aroma is not especially pleasant. A lightly sour hefeweizen with a sweet touch in the finish. Pretty good.
Mannybdoy (4) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Classic pils taste, very fresh would be a good be to have if there's nothing else to sip on
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rauchbierlover (512) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy yellow body with a minimal but compact white head. Aroma is citrus, yeast. Taste is citrusy again. low bodied. flat hefeweizen
DwarfeD (482) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50l bottle at home. Hazy yellow with a medium white head. Medium body with soft carbonation. Sweet with bitter notes. Citrus, wheat and grass. Nothing spectacular.
teddybeer (1900) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Thanks to McTapps]. Bottle. Pale golden colour with a white head with very short duration. Aroma is light malty with hints of banana. Flavor is slightly wheaty, light banana. Very plane and bored hefeweizen beer.
kapusil (442) - HUNGARY - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5l bottle. Hazy golden body, white head. Aroma of banana, ripe pearu, honey and lemon zest. Taste of banana, pear, bread and honey. A bit sweet weizen, but I like it.
gmonroe10 (193) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold; nice head that really quickly left. Aroma is a bit faint sweet grain, really light. Flavor is a bit thin; grain, slight sour, lemony at the close. Ok, not the best hefeweizen i’ve had. Bland i would say
DSG (4714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[10/13/13] Bottle at the hotel boat in Amsterdam. Cloudy yellow with a nice big white head. Aroma of spicy phenols and light (too light) esters. Sweetish wheaty flavor with some fruitiness, a light sourish touch and a bit of spiciness. Light to medium-bodied. OK.
neur0 (700) - GERMANY - OCT 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Flasche) Es hat eine orangegelbe Farbe, ist stark trüb mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist hefig, bananig, etwas zitrusartiges. Der Geschmack ist fast etwas strohig, hefig mit fruchtiger Note und einem etwas pappigen Mundgefühl.