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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
German-style wheat ale. Mit hefe (with yeast) this cloudy, classic German ale is light in body yet big in flavor. Lots of clove and a bit of banana make a big aromatic presence

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2012
22oz Bottle, purchased from the brewery. Banana pudding aroma. Strong and creamy. This has a really, really thick malty decoction texture, which gets a little strong and heavy when paired with the extra-strong Banana yeast phenols. I appreciate that this doesn’t wuss out on either the phenols nor the malt structure, but it’s just a little too thick and heavy for the style for me and has loss some of the finesse, grace, and drinkability that classic examples show.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4239) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2012
A buddy in southern New Hampshire sent this up. Bottled 5 days ago. Poured into an Ommegang glass.

A - Half finger solid white head. Golden brown with a bit of haze.

S - Bready yeast, wheat, blueberries and birch wood

T - Wow. big wheat and bananas! LOVING the banana taste. Standard hef at first taste then goes down with great big banana and blueberry notes.

M - Very little carbonation. Heady body, wheat lingers

O - This is great. Not the best Hef I’ve ever had but the banana is a nice touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (17461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy gold with a light, filmy white head. Very sweet-smelling aroma with notes of yeast and candi. Sweet flavor, some banana and apple, gum, yeast, candi. Medium bodied with massaging, fine carbonation. Slightly biting finish, weak yeast and some sweetness. Alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9716) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle thanks to Jblauvs. Pours a cloudy orange gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma is full of banana and clove with a good amount of sweet wheat and some other spice. Flavor begins with more wheat but is quickly joined by banana and clove.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (1093) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Cloudy straw color, faint bubbles, white head. Bubblegum nose. Distinct bubblegum/ banana flavor and hefe spice. Lighter overall on those characteristics but decent and mostly to style when compared to Bavarians

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Growler pour. Classic hazy yellow color with a nice white head. bananas and cloves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle shared by Sean at our recent tasting...A hazy nice gold color with good carbonation...The taste and aroma are both pretty nice, clove on the front a banana comes through, pretty strong for a hefe. A nice bite at the end as well. Medium feel and pretty easy to drink. Not the best hefe but worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5172) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2010
On tap at Portsmouth brewpub. Pours out a hazy gold topped with a cream head. Aroma was tons of bananas, spice, and belg yeast. Taste was more of the strong banana, along with a nice sweet balance. I always love a good German Hef.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1965) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Poured cloudy, with nice head and lacing. Banana like esters dominate this one with subtle clove spice finish. Definitely heavier on the banana, which I prefer in a hefe. Mouthfeel was highly carbonated. Not as smooth as I would have liked, but deliciously flavorful. I’d rather have this if I ever come back in hotr weather.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaBeer1972 (1667) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2010
On tap at Portsmouth. Served in a regular pint glass. A decent glowing light orange color brew with good banana-bubblegum aromas. Flavor is dominated by the banana creme pie flavor, but the clove does come through a bit. There is also a bit of a citrus note with this one. A very refreshing and highly sessionable hefe! Right up there with the best German ones I’ve had.

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