garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one has a murky, deep golden hue and the aroma of banana-nut bread, with a rich, pleasing wheat taste. Yes, the head on this one was a bit lame, but the rich flavor more than makes up for that!
PorterPounder (7425) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2009 Rerate Faint bubble gum, some cloves, not quite as profound as before Original 3.3 Had on tap at an Outback in Burlington, Wa. Good, solid domestic hefe. cloudy, light orange appearance. Has the patented banana, bubblegum aroma one comes to expect - flavor - similar. Has a pleasant thick mouthfeel - went down very smooth.
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This beer poured a medium white fizzy looking head. It was cloudy, which is good for the style. At least it wasn't filtered. I wasn't impressed by this hefe. It wasn't foul - it just didn't taste like, um, beer.
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this one on the Outer Banks. Favorite vacation so far, not my favorite beer. It poured like unfiltered apple juice with a thin head and little to no lacing on the glass. I've mentioned before my problem with bananas so it shouldn't surprise you to know that when i smelled that, it soured me on this beer. However it was mild enough that I was able to discern some other aromas, mango, nutty hops and yeast. It was a thin beer, more fizzy than carbonated and it had a stange pine-y undertone to it. And again, the banana thing. If it wasn't for that, it'd be an easy drinkin light summer beer.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had one of these on tap at Riva (on the Wharf) while visiting the Santa Cruz boardwalk last Sunday. This brew pours a cloudy light amber. The white and foamy head doesn't last long and the lacing is light. The nose is standard dry wheat, I was on a wharf, mind you - so I struggled with the nose. The bready taste is bland but balanced. The body is light, watery and fizzy. Great for summertime, but this is one of my least favorite styles.
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle, this had little of the classic hefe character I'd expect. It's cloudy and vaguely yeasty, but it's much deeper hued and not as sharp or charactered as the classic HW. It's an OK beer, as long as you know what you're getting.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy, darker than most wheats, poors frothy but quickly diminishing head. Light yeasty aroma with citusy hints. Taste is rather sour, somewhat malty with hints of apple. Finish is sour and somewhat unpleasant.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is a hazy/cloudy yellow gold with a small white foam head about a finger high, faded quickly, leaving some lacing. Smell is lightly lemony and grainy, sweet with some wheat and yeast notes. Taste is grainy wheat and twisted with lemon citrus, a bit tame yeast and malt with a touch of lime or orange peel, all very soft, calm, and easy. Feel is lighter medium bodied with some tart action thats not to bad, a bit uneven and rough. It's a drinkable hefe, not bad, not great, just above average.
haddon90 (1619) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good hefe. Nice gold color, good white head. Smooth and good taste. I liked this a lot.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not too inticing aroma, really no citrus notes. Nice golden color. Head dissipates rapidly. Smooth taste, somewhat boring, nothing too distictive here. Mellow aftertaste. Another lawnmower beer.