TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - MAR 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a faintly cloudy, very pale straw-yellow. Lots of big bubbles stream from the bottom to the top but still can’t keep a decent head. Aroma is bready grain and damp horse blanket. Flavor shows modest but crisp hop bitterness, grassy notes, a fair dose of clean malt, and some pleasant juicy fruit. Light-to-medium body with a palate that’s lively and tingly almost like soda.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a perfectly serviceable, easy-drinking summer beer, and I enjoyed it more than my 2.8 score would indicate... but it’s a pretty lousy example of a hefeweizen.
jjkuck10 (66) - , Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma starts with a hay/grassy, dough overtones with a slightly sweet floral undertone and a slighly resin quailty. Color is a yellow-golden color and slightly hazy with a weak white head disipating quickly. The taste is medium bitter-sweet with some light sour notes intermingled. Overall the body is light-medium with some fizzy carbination.
Alopex (56) - Crystal, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This seemed more like a blonde ale than a hefeweizen to me. Grainy flavor, minimal head. Better than some and good enough to give to the inlaws on Thanksgiving.
piscator34 (2331) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Black Sheep Pizza. Gold in colour with minimal haze and medium carbonation. Aromas are of white toast and lemon curd. Flavors are of mild bramble fruit esters (like those produced from British ale strains, weird I know), more lemon, bubblegum, and sweetish pale malts. Drying on the finish. Doesn’t really resemble a German Hefeweiss (where’s the banana, clove and vanilla?), but somewhat succeeds as a plain old golden ale.
BVery (9515) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
TAP: cloudy gold hefe, wheat on the nose. Just some hop/edge on taste, this is missing most of the good hefe character. Not great.
bwide (5) - Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2009 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap. It is a fine beer, not something that’s going to make your "Must-Have" list, but fine, just the same. Agree with a couple of previous commenters that there is something a bit off once it leaves your mouth. That being said, it falls in the middle. Decent beer.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy gold color, pale sediment, big white head with good retention and lace. Faint malt aroma. Flavor has cream-soda maltiness balanced by yeast. Tasty on the front, but the finish is somewhat off, a bit of wet dog there. Medium bodied, foamy palate.
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a light straw/golden color with a nice white head that has decent retention but falls a little short on the lacing. Aroma is very nice. There are hints of sweet candy and a touch of malt. Flavor is very nice as well. Normally golden ales don’t really impress me but this beer has it. Lots of flavor, mostly caramel flavors, a little sweet and just a slight bitterness to make it very balanced. WOW! I like this beer.
jbuzz (809) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy copper color, small head. Low on carbination wuth a crisp malty and small hop bitterness
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of tytoanderso. Pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Smells earthy and crisp. Tastes of light citrus, crisp malt, some bitterness on the finish.