minutemat (4145) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Borough Wines. Very interesting taste indeed, and aroma actually. Hard to place what it is. Fresh herbs, coriander, mint, rosehip, flora, nettle, pot pourri... ok, but not sure I’d go for another.
6bottlepack (143) - Devon, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hops & Crafts Exeter,pours hazy pale gold ,white head. Aroma of lemon,thyme,sage ,bread & banana . Taste is not as herby as expected from the aroma ,lemon,banana ,fresh bread ,biscuit & lightly herby . Light bodied & smooth . The finish is slowly drying with more bread ,lemon ,banana with some spicy notes & more of the herbal flavours coming thru. An interesting summer refreshet !
Hartoloni (184) - - AUG 19, 2016
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours cloudy yellow. Aroma and taste as someone pointed out is like cumberland sausage or stuffing. This really is not cery pleasant
Eyechild (1) - - AUG 11, 2016 does not count
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tried this at the Rochester Castle in Stoke Newington.
This blurb on the beer describes as having been made with foraged herbs, and true to form, it smells overwhelmingly of sage, with a sulphurous undercurrent, which put me mind of sausages, unexpected, and if I’m honest, not that pleasant.
Flavour upon tasting was better than smell, though very herbal. The usual notes present in Hefeweizens seemed to be obscured by this, and it was drier that most of that beer genre usually are.
An interesting experiment in beermaking, but not an unmitigaged success or one I’d eagerly revisit.
ben4321 (5641) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Ledbury, 5/29/16. Murky yellow, with a white head. Some spice, lemon, and wheat. Pretty solid flavor overall. Drinks nicely for the style, just a solid overall effort.
Towey1989 (1749) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A hazy golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of pepper, wheat, some lemon, slight banana, a little apple and herbal hops. Taste of lemon, lime, wheat, some wheat, a little banana and clove plus slight herbal hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A short, citrusy hop bitterness in the finish. Don’t know what I think about this, unappealing aroma of pepper and herbs but a nice flavour of citrus and subtle classic Hefeweisse tones. So so.
gunnar (7745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours hazy golden with a very big fluffy white head.
Aroma of herbal hops with cloves. Taste is weak sweet, wheat with a long herbal finish, strange brew.
comperchris (80) - - APR 12, 2016
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells of cheese, barnyard, and banana. Pours a hazy yellow with a quickly diminishing white head.
Taste is light fruity and refreshing but not really my cup of tea. Has an almost Perry like aftertaste. Would not rush to have again.
evergreen0199 (2973) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepherd’s Bush, London. A hazy golden/yellow coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Fruity, wheaty, yeasty aroma. Tastes fruity, yeasty, wheaty, spice.
Nocturne (1769) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Islington. Cloudy yellow shade. Short white head. Very herbal and floral on the nose; plant stalks come to mind. Similar goings on in the taste. Flavourful and robust for 3.8% but I’m not really feeling this one.
Ysok02 (901) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Robe dorée. Nez sur le citron, la banane verte et la levure. Bouche fruitée mais courte et abrupte, une bière légère mais équilibrée.