beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled Nov 23, 2004. Light gold color, very hazy and cloudy. Small sized white fizzy head. Aroma is fruity and sweet, touch of spiciness. Light to medium bodied American wheat. Malts are fruity and crisp. Slightly spicy hops. Crisp and clean. Light and refreshing, just not much flavor. What there is nice, but I wish there was a little more of it. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at the DC gathering. Not too impressed with this one. Vaguely hazy gold colour. Not much in the aroma. Certainly I didn’t pick up any significant banana or estery notes. Just a hint of spice, but it’s all a bit dull. The flavour is citric and rather sharp. Moderately refreshing, but not very interesting.
jgb9348 (4943) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy blonde colour with a thin white head. Aroma of small amounts of curacao, wheat, corainder seed and a small sweetness. Light-bodied; Some pale malt tastes-not good at all. Aftertaste shows pale malt and isn’t pleasant in the slightest. Overaell, not a beer worth spending the money on, try their ESB if available, but not this one! I sampled this 12 ounce bottle at the November RB party at Founders in Alexandria, Virginia on 20-November-2004.
SpringsLicker (3213) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Hopscotch for bringing this back from Missouri!
Light lemon yellow color with a tall white head. Not much hefe haze, somewhat clear.
Sour yeast aroma is not quite right.
Very little flavor or body, this is disappointing. Far from a good Hefeweizen. Go find a Weihenstephan instead.
TheBeerGod (5436) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Thanks hopscotch. Clouded yellow with a splash of orange in it. Small off white head. Nose is strong wheat, light citrus and thin malt. Taste is malty and wheaty with some tart citrus notes. Not too bad but a bit average. Light yeast notes come through as well. Palate is thin but refreshing. I didn’t have any cold water to drink so I chose this as the next best replacement and it worked! Finishes with faint flavors of the taste. It’s a dumbed down wheat and citrus with light yeast and malt. Drinkable if nothing else.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 23, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a white//paleyellow color. No head. Aroma is wheaty, and malty. Flavor is somewhat thin, carbonated and a kick of wheat/malt/hops. Somewhat boring, but still a thanks to Heemer for this brew!
ClarkVV (3929) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2004 bottle @ the DCMDVA gathering courtesy of Hopscotch. Pours a solid golden color, small white head. Aroma of lemon, light yeast and mineral/wheaty notes. Flavor is light lemon, notes of metal, light yeast. Very watery, with little wheat substance. Fizzy, plain, rather boring and just way too thin. Carbonation attacks the palate and interupts the palate. American wheats do not have to be like this.
gdonaho (1) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2004 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Of all the beers I have served from my tap, this receives the most praise. It is mellow with no bite, smooth, and just good tasting. I recently had six cowboys in from Texas and they could not get enough Hefeweizen. Maybe it is because it is so fresh from the tap, maybe the it is the brewmaster, but this is the best all around tasting beer by my standards. On average, I use a keg a month, year round, mostly consumed by friends and guest.... My record is having a large keg consumed in about an hour at a party. Until you taste this one, you have not had a truly great beer. I can’t speak for the bottled Hefeweizen.......
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 Very light cloudy gold coloring. The head is very thin. A few lazy bubbles work their way up the glass. Aroma is very light with a little bit of wheat and just a hint of mandarin oranges. The taste is a strange combination of Sprite and some wheat bread. This is a decent summer brew, but a strange taste. Thanks civforprez.
hopscotch (9894) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2004 This is a fairly nondescript, fizzy ale. Not offensive. Would probably enjoy this one more sometime in July or August rather than on a cool, overcast, October day. Perfectly balanced. Short, crisp, clean finish. Refreshing as the style dictates. Just not my thing.