jonas (6644) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange, lowish head. Quite peach and clementine aroma, also light paintthinner. Medium body, solid, light sparkly mouthfeel. Somewhat estery fruit notes, warming alcohol, grainy wheat base. Light orangepeel yeast aftertaste. Fairly simple brew, does not quite manage to convince me.
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The first hefeweizen I had. Had a murky yellow colour, foamish head, tasted lemony even though I didn’t have any lemons around. Tasted a bit funky, in fact, and I wouldn’t get around to tasting a proper hefeweizen for many years more.
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at First St. Alehouse. Very cloudy orange color with virtually no head. The aroma is very strong of wheat and citrus. Not much of the banana and clove you typically get in a German Hefe. The flavor is wheaty, soapy, and has a citrus peel bitterness in the finish. Pretty much like their standard hefeweizen, only concentrated aroma and flavor.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.--Imperial Hefeweizen Ale--2007 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 7.50% ABV--30 IBU’s. (4.75 / 5.0) Hefeweizen--Imperial. 12-@ $4.99 Each. Mild lacy head. Thick pellicle. Cloudy bright orange color. Rich wheat spice Hefe front. Crisp mild creamy mild sweet mild coriander banana wheat body. Tangy smooth mild hop rich Hefe spice end. Sampled 12/29/2007.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rating from notes, this was originally consumed well over a year ago. Pours a hazy/cloudy dark orange with a large white head. Aroma is strong and typically yeasty and hefeweizen in nature with some banana and clove along with citrus and a general fruitiness. Flavor is fairly malty with a dense and creamy body that lends substance to a light, citrusy and fruity flavor profile. Not as much banana in the flavor as in the aroma but any hints of sweetness do not last and lead to a bit of a peppery spicy finish that is appropriately yeasty. The strength is a big surprise, as it was not evident at all during the tasting. It comes off as an amped up version of a hefe, the goal of course, and they did a great job of achieving it. I remember going back to find another bottle but there were none left. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky orange with aromas of banana and spices. Flavor has toasted caramel, banana, and spices.
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007 Bottle received via trade. Clear dark orange pour, little carbonation and a slightly lemon citrus and banana aroma. Flavor was plenty of malt, some clove, pepper and alcoholic banana on the finish. Good? yes; but not one I would buy on a regular basis.
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10/21/2007: Pyramid Imperial Hefeweizen Ale smells a bit yeasty with a touch of caramel. The flavor is malted wheat that is slightly toasted. There is also caramel and banana as well as a bit of spice and bitterness in the finish. The flavor is pretty clean. This beer is cloudy and has a deep golden to golden-orange color. It is medium body contains lots of tiny carbonation bubbles that feed the thick, creamy, beige-colored head. Overall this beer is respectable, but nothing special (although the alcohol is well-hidden!).
1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle (7.% Alc. by Vol.) from Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #168 for this beer.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 Bottle for $4.99. Not a German Hefeweizen in any sense of the word...Should be listed as a Wheat ale. Pours with a small white head that fades over a murky orange body. Aroma of plastic, vanilla, rotting orange, wheat and cardboard. Taste is wheat, booze, caramel cardboard, vanilla and a light, lingering bitterness. Something about the taste makes me think it taste sterile, but I don’t really even know what that translates to, it just reminds me of it. Fizzy and dry mouthfeel. Really, surprisingly and totally boring!
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Firefly. My first Imperial Hefe, sorry, Wheatwine. This all began with only a trace of a head, merely a thin white film above a body of rather cloudy orange. The aroma was to me at least, mainly of some orange rind and maybe a couple of other things that I’m unable to identify. Taste was sweeter than a "regular" hefe and likewise the finish. Sweet yet not so sweet as to be cloying. Mouthfeel was more so than a standard hefe; luxurious comes to mind (don’t ask why). I liked this beer but I wouldn’t want to make a session out of it. Certainly not at $9/bottle.