jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle, light yellow color. This is not a hefe. I wouldn't even put it in the wheat category. Like a pale lager. Light taste, lemony, but not much else.
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PorterPounder (5547) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chattanooga, Tn. - Riverside Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling light golden pour with a wispy white head. Fruity aroma with hints of nectarines and gum balls. Flavor is decidedly sweet with some gumball notes, loght clove,faint lemony citrus. Not overly exciting, leaning to bland but not distasteful. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky and full. More American Wheat than Hefeweizen.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Wow, really? Pours a slightly hazy very pale yellow. Small fizzy head. More like an average American "wheat beer" than a hefe. Nothing else besides wheat, sweet corn, and a slight lemon note. I had to ask for a lemon to squeeze in it to make it palatable, so that says enough.
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
another meh beer from schlafly. a thin watery wheat ale that doesnt deserve to be called hefe.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a two finger white shade. I like the creamy texture, and the lacing as well. Donít know why, but I find it a bit more attractive than the typical hefeweizen, even if the head lacks staying power.
S: Itís more of a regular APWA than anything. The most notable element is some earthy, zesty hops. No real sense of banana, clove, or bubblegum esters here.
T: This is not much of a hefeweizen. The wheat flavors and finishing, lemony hop qualities are pleasant...but the lack of notable esters really hurt this one. In general, itís not really flavorful. Good hop profile, though.
M: Too heavy for the lack of flavor presented on the palate. This should go down much easier than it does...though to be fair, most of it *is* due to the boring flavor. Carbonation is strong like expected.
O: Meh. Not a bad generic wheat ale, but itís not a hefeweizen. Iíd be a lot more forgiving of it had it not been called that - yet alas, since itís advertised as such, I have to compare it to the ones from SN, Troegs, or Weihenstephaner. And it just fails in that regard.
sonnycheeba (3559) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow/gold with creamy, white head. Aroma is herbs, biscuit and cereal malts, pear, banana, and light grassy notes. Flavor is very light with bready malts and light fruit esters; dry, crisp finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
nearbeer (3724) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. Cloudy, pear colored with a half inch of foam on top. Aroma is lightly spicy toast, lemon zest, and resin. The taste is the same, plus some bitterish wheat tastes. Light-medium body has medium-high carbonation and finishes dry. It should be a crime to label an American Wheat Ale as a Hefeweizen.
Patrickctenchi (3662) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 Pours nearly clear gold with a short white head.
Scent is tart, wheat, bitter orange.
Taste is a little stale, wheat, water, citrus...
Weak and mostly tasteless.
much better this time around.....aroma and taste were far improved.....must have had a bad bottle first time around.
flylikeabanana (178) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head. Malts are sweet, a touch of citrus and banana, but overall rather weak and watery. Palate is light and refreshing, but leaves something to be desired.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks, Abbie! Frothy golden pour, looks reasonable enough. Slightly off aroma, both too tart and too vegetal in a sense. Some soft yeast notes in there to smooth things out but itís odd. Taste is less concerning, though more anonymous. Minimal spice, more grainy and yeasty.