wedgie9 (1989) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from a 12oz bottle sent to me as an extra in a trade. Pours hazy light orange with a thin lace white head that dissipates quickly. The nose is classic clove and banana yeast with a hint of sweet wheat malt. The flavor features the sweetness a little more with the same expected banana and clove flavors. The body is medium with light, but stinging carbonation and a medium sticky banana finish. There is also a hint of nuttiness on the "extended" finish.
bhensonb (11130) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours hazy gold with a large foamy off-white head. Aroma is clove. Med body; foamy carb. Flavor is primarily clove. It’s certainly not a dull beer. Seems to have grassish hop bitter. Finishes dryish.
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lively slightly hazy pale yellow, big white head goes away very very quickly... Spicy wheaty aroma with no real big fruity esters at all, a touch medicinal, and a touch of pepper... Spicy finish, some pepper, no real fruits until it warms to reveal the slightest banana and citrus notes... Dry lively lingering pepper/spice, not heavy at all...
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle at the Hyatt Regency - New Brunswick, NJ. Nice juicy banana and clove aroma, a bit strong and Americanized, but still of a decent character and enjoyable. Pours a well-hazed lemon yellow with a nice off-white head. Flavors are rich and deep. Lots of estery and phenolic yeast, some chewy wheat, and a nice decoction-mash like texture. Rich, but not cloying. It has a few loose edges, as the yeast profile is a little too strong and the overall quality of the beer is a little past peak, so I don’t perceive it as being as good as the other Ramstein wheats, but still pleasant.
mike67 (796) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewery. Hazy golden hue with a banana, spices and yeast in the nose and on the palate. Classic, tasty heffe.
vtafro (3489) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light golden hazy pour with white head. Citrus light malt and wheat light tart aroma. Flavor is light tart, wheat and citrus.
blipp (6125) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours hazy yellow with a thin head. Sweet wheaty aroma with banana notes and a bit of a candy-like sweetness. The flavor is wheaty and fruity sweet, with banana, a hint of clove, and a light bubblegummy note. Decent.
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, slight hazy golden pour with some white foam, aroma and flavor are a mix of fake banana and bubblegum, very artificial tasting with a decent lasting finish
jtclockwork (8461) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2010 Very cloudy orange yellowish pour in the glass. Full of distinct nose of nuts, flowers, resins, herbs and toast. Taste is a banana wheat. Body is a little on the light side. Rated 12/30/99
I should point out that this is one of the most inconsistent beers I’ve ever had. I’ve had batches of it that I’d rate as low as 2.0. My rating above is the beer in it’s heyday many years ago.
ectuohy27 (601) - ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely fabulous Hefeweizen, and the best domestic beer of NJ. Good balance with clove vs apple on the aroma and weaving like the soloists in Bach’s Double Violin Concerto atop a cantus firmus of malt and a bit--just the right amount--of hops. Stellar; well done! (OT)