Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Oakes (14975) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muddy beige. No head. Big banana nose with light indistinct phenols and abundant wheat. Very sweet - sort of icing sugar sticky. Big banana and very sugary finish.
argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, 4%. Small white head atop cloudy light amber body. Aroma is mediums weet, cotton candy, banana, some coriander. Taste is medium sweet, cotton candy, orange, some banana, light clove, coriander. Light body, light effervescence.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from the brewpub. Hazy yellow, large foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of wheat, spice, dry lemon. The taste is wheat, lemon, spice, yeast. Thin-medium bodied, refreshing.
deyholla (9821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
My Bottom Line:
Orange and banana juices flow onto the sweet cereals as doughy yeast is dropped onto the muddled result. All the right flavors are there, but for some reason I don’t find this Hefeweizen to be cohesive at all.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is barely a ring of foam to top the cloudy beige.
-The chosen yeast is very expressive; lots of banana esters and spicy, clovey phenols. Weihenstephaner’s perhaps?
-The relatively low carbonation does not help the mouthfeel at all.
-My glass was overly fruity and sweet to be all that drinkable. A rare dislike for me at this brewpub.
On tap at the brewpub.
czar (7382) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from retail store. hazy pale golden with a small white cap, some retention. fun bananas, spices, peppery and quite yeasty, clovey. prickly carbonation that fortunately settles, light body - oily, nice herbal-spicy but lightly sweet finish, enjoyed!
TaktikMTL (6943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En fût. Pinte dégustée à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de banane avec une pointe de clou de Girofle. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée. Saveur: Léger goût d’orange et d’épices. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #1693)
AirForceHops (5877) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
kramer (5762) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz bottle, from brewpub. Pours a cloudy orangish gold body under a very fleeting fizzy white head that vanished almost completely. The nose is a slightly sour smelling wheat with a hefty dose of doughy yeast. A little caramel sweetness, and a hint of bubblegum. The flavor is quite sweet with minimal yeast influence. Too much risidual sweetness. Seems like a little yeast autolysis may have occured. Mouthfeel is way too heavy and thick for a Hefe, lots of heavy doughy stickiness. This is pretty horrorshow for a Hefe. This could pass for a bad Wheat Wine it’s so thick and heavy.