Scrapersnbeer (1245) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark copper but clear as though filtered. Classic fermented wheat aroma of old fruit. Maybe a hint of mint. Warm nose feel. Highly active beer. Very sweet, probably more than fifty percent wheat over barley. Fruity notes but not distinctly bananas. Heavy, sticky sticky presence on the palate. Logo is a red dragon. Very appropriate, as I once owned a rotten fruit loving lizard; this sort of beer would have suited him well.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Appalachian vintner. Pours brown with a ton of carbonation even by the standards of the style. Hints of banana on the nose and the tongue. Finishes a bit dry.
Hair6a11 (1227) - Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is fairly clear, golden amber in hue with an off white head that doesn’t retain as well as I would like into this weizen. This is a brew that is a bit maltier than you would expect as well ; at least - There is a bit of sweetbreads present here; with some apple skins, I suppose. Clove and Banana? I think not. Perhaps my bottle isn’t quite fresh. Light spice note, bready malts, a bit of fruitiness, i.e. appleskins, and heavy wheat notes - it’s a nice drinker, regardless.
omhper (18318) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at La 100 de Beri, Bucharest, Romania. Cloudy pale amber, firm creamy head. Distincy aroma pof cloves and banana. Medium bodied with spritzy creamy mouthfeel, Spun sugar and mashed banana in a finish almost without bitterness. A pleasant weizen.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A well-grounded bavarian hefe weizen. After bad experience with this brewery it was nice tasting a good, fresh bottle to restore hope.
Koelschtrinker (9448) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hefig-malziger Antrunk in genau richtigem Verhältnis, harmonisch. Danach erwartet man eine Steigerung, die aber ausbleibt, das Bier verharrt auf Ausgangsniveau. Sehr spät wird das Bier süßer, dann auch intensiver malzig und dezent bitter. Hier gefällt das Weizen mehr denn trotz der Aromensteigerung behält es seinen süffigen Chrackter. Solide! 11/11/11/12/11/11
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Plank is another of the small, family owned traditional weissbier breweries that has finally made its way to U.S. shores from its small town home in Bavaria. Located just west of Regensburg in Laaber, this 16th generation brewery has won gold at the past 4 World Beer Cups and was awarded "Small Brewer of the Year" in 2006.
Their weissbier is a little darker than the macro versions that many Americans are used to, but the additional body holds up well during import.
The head is soft and fluffy and the taste is balanced, with hints of the traditional banana/clove without being overwhelming. The mouthfeel is full, soft and slightly fruity.
This is an outstanding traditional weissbier!
Serving type: bottle
AirForceHops (2350) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16.9 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. A classic example of the style. Aroma and taste is fantastic banana clove, wheat and mild hops. What makes this stand out is the slightly more malt they use. It creates a darker color and the malt gives it a bit more body. This won two gold medals ( 2006 and 2008) for a reason. I dream of the day I can get this on tap. FANTASTIC hefe.
rondphoto (1244) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours opaque butter rum. Small head dissipates quickly. Taste is of carmel and brown sugar mixed with subtle spices, especially cloves. Finish is carbonation with a slight sourness(?). Doesn’t seem much like a hefeweizen, which isn’t necessarily bad, but it also doesn’t have good balance, which does limit it’s success.
kappldav123 (4289) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle looks simple, but good. Beer in the glass darker than exspected, nice head. Starts malty and fine fruity with notes of banana. Well balanced finish, not too dry, still fine fruity. Very drinkable and good hefeweizen!