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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (929) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Growler pour. Classic hazy yellow color with a nice white head. bananas and cloves.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3478) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2672) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1782) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaBeer1972 (1278) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3211) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Shaker pint pour at the brewpub in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Pour is a murky cloudy yellow orange with a one inch white head that falls pretty quick. They did not add fruit, which I always prefer. Aroma is strong banana and clove, along with bubblegum sweetness. Taste starts with bubblegum sweetness, than banana fruit and finally lighter clove yeastiness. Decently integrated. Palate is medium bodied, mouth filling with lower carbonation. The aftertaste reintroduces the banana sweetness. Clean and fresh tasting, just not entirely my style of Hefe.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3101) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 21, 2010
On tap at the brew pub. Lightly hazy. Aroma is big time banana clove. A very good American Hefe, would order again. And I am truly becoming a beer snob. Good showing from Tod the brewer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerBabe (6) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 5, 2010 does not count
Very banana smell, very sweet banana wheat taste. I like this very much, and eagerly anticipate its return to the tap list each year. A great local hefeweizen with national merit. Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (1861) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Tasted from a bomber bottle. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a medium but quickly dissipating white head. Nose of orange peel, orange oil, and a marshmallow sweetness. Palate is wheat, orange peel, cereal, marshmallow comes through on back of palate. Carbonation and body are both high, and the finish is oily and long. Overall, this is a very good example of what a wheat beer can be. The heavier body is somewhat surprising based on the lower alcohol percentage.


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