ThisWangsChung (836) - 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. Don’t know why, but I find it a bit more attractive than the typical hefeweizen, even if the head lacks staying power.
S: It’s 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, it’s 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 it’s not a hefeweizen. I’d be a lot more forgiving of it had it not been called that - yet alas, since it’s advertised as such, I have to compare it to the ones from SN, Troegs, or Weihenstephaner. And it just fails in that regard.
p0rkch0p (89) - Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden color. Mild straw taste. Maybe some clove and bananna too. Great style but prefer kc bier co hefe. Mildy floral.
Poobah (382) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light gold with a thin head and a mild, wheat nose. Mildly-carbonated with a light mouthfeel and a banana, bubble gum, somewhat peppery, slightly bitter finish.
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 1, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Poured golden, slight haze. White head. Aroma was wheat and malts. Taste was sweet, citrus. Bit watered down.
Ernest (7344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks, wort), trace hops (herbs), with light notes of vegetables and lemon pith. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Light and dirty aroma, and bland and husky in the mouth. Drain pour.
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer was very light and it felt like it had lost all flavors. Not too crisp, just very light on the hops and malts. Very little citrus, lemon, or wheat flavors. The finish is a little yeasty.
bhenning (19) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2015
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a bad Hefe, but a little too light on the palate. Makes for a nice cold beer on hot summer days. Yellow color is too clear for a Hefe, but for the price it's not bad. The touch of lemon with wheat is good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
355ml bottle. Golden pour, slight haze. Not much aroma. Flavor is sweet wheat, no real yeast character. Its mundane, not great. Needs a re-up.
tfontana (715) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Schnucks. Aroma is weak ester/stale beer. Appearance is hazy yellow with 1 finger-width white foamy head and minimal lacing. Taste is very mild sweet followed by mild to moderate bitterness. Palate is light bodied with thin texture and flat carbonation and long bitter finish. Overall, a pretty weak taste, and what there is is too unbalance to the bitter side for this beer. Better alternatives elsewhere.
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from State Line. Pours a hazy orange-yellow with a large foamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong wheat, tropical fruits, citrus and a hint of smoke. The taste is wheat, caramel, orange, mango, mild clove. Medium bodied, mild lingering spice.