DarkElf (2961) - 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)
vipinvelp (1223) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, cloudy whitish yellowcwith decent fluffy hite foam head. Aroma is bit weak, barley with citrus. Taste is goiod weien, but nohing outstanding. Almost no aftertaste. (Velp 201305)
VoodooBear (32) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: 500mL brown bottle, served in a weizen glass.
Appearance: Develops a two finger head that goes down a bit and then stays there. It has a cloudy, pale yellow color.
Smell: The aroma has a refreshing fruit zest character to it, of lemon mainly. There’s also faint malt, hop and yeast scents in the background.
Taste: Zesty citrus flavor mixed with some hop bitterness and a hint of malt sweetness. All of this followed up by a bit of yeast chalkiness in the background.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light, and refreshing, with little carbonation.
Overall: Just because it has a refreshing character, doesn’t mean it’s still not a flavorful beer. On the contrary, tt’s great because it’s versatile. You can just enjoy it on it’s own, and really get into it, or just sip on it to cool down without giving it much though. You can also have it with food and it won’t be a distraction, but it’ll be more interesting than your average ale or lager. Just a good all around beer.
EdInSaltLake (282) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lemony aroma; a little dusty. Lemon/apple and clove yeast flavors. Lingering malt sweetness; on the cloying side toward the end of the glass (maybe a freshness issue?). Not much else malt-wise.
boxofrane (1218) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from wegmans. Pours hazy yellow with minimal head. The aroma is uninviting with some tart lemon and funk. The taste is almost funky Lager with a really hard water flavor. No thanks.
mtwhitney (135) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A top-notch Wheat. Perfect for sitting in a German garden, contemplating Lebensreform.
hawanna (1163) - GERMANY - APR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle BB 09/13
Tastes and smells indeed like a beer from Belgium
bread, citrus, spruce, basement aromas, golden, cloudy, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation
Unusual but nice German Hefeweizen
olio (4156) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110122.
Pours hazy golden color with a large head. Aroma of citrus fruits, wheat, spices and some apricot notes. Flavor of banana, sweet toffee, yeast and wheat.
Grzesiek79 (2421) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
przecietna to przenica. zupelnie inna niz z bawarii. Jasno zolta z niewielka piana, smak malo kwaskowy za to bardziej bananowo ananasowy. W zapachu dominuje cytryna i limonka. Ozezwiajace i zdrowe bo ekologiczne. Ale jednak zdecydowanie bardziej wole bawarkie pszeniczniaki i nawet belgijskie.
GuinnessHong (146) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very light, cloudy, golden-yellow. Generous head, with some lacing. Aromas of wheat, banana, some hops. Flavors of banana, caramel, nuts, & bread.
MichaelBruch (1621) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. After a long time it is still possible to find a new, a delicious weizen which is a bit unusual. This one is. A bit sour with a decent Hogaarden-like touch which is very uncommon in Germany. Interesting. Really.