eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 18, 2004
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Gold in color with no head. Aroma reminds me of grape juice or wine. VERY watery with some white grape taste. Doesnít even have the bitterness of a Bud Light. VERY dissapointing.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden yellow, kind of cloudy, with a medium head. Aroma is pretty bland with some wheat. The taste has some malt and some wheat, but itís overall a very calm beer. Decent enough, but Iíd never hunt it down again.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was the organic version. Hazy golden in color with a medium white head. Very strong clove aroma and flavor with a spiciness too. Very light and refreshing, and deceiving alcohol. I canít believe it is 6.2 percent. After adjusting to the clove flavor, this is a good one.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2004
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber with thin white head. The aroma was a fragrant clove scent. That appealed to the nose but the carry over of the potent clove in the taste wasnít as appealing. Just too much clove. This may be an excellent cooking beer. The spice will go well in many foods. For drinking, however, it didnít cut it with me.
PorterPounder (4942) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2006 Rerate Too murky an fizzy this time around. Flavor about the same. Fresh aroma. Original 3.7 Light orange appearance, little to no head - starts out sparkly upon the pour but settles into a light murkiness; barely there head. Fresh, light fruity aroma, much different than most hefeís not the traditional banana, more like nectarines and white grapes. Refreshing carbonation - not overdone. Mellow hefe flavor, not as estery as most hefes, a nice change. More lemon-lime like - not too different from a vodka tonic in some senses! Pick up a bit of yeast in the finish. Overall, a very decent effort from a superb brewer - have not been dissapointed with them yet.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2004
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2004 July 04: 22 oz glass at Resiís Bierstube, Chicago. Gorgeous, hazy, bright sunny golden with a smallish slow-dying head. Bananas, vanilla and grapes on the rich nose. Big malty caramel-pepper notes sitting side by side with subdued bananas, and a hint of lemon-lime. Seems a little overcarbonated, but overall another nice offering from one of Germanyís best. 8/4/6/3/14 3.5
Dec 2004, Swedish dregs, Alts etc tasting w/MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere #3. 500 ml bottle. Much more spice in the nose this time (clove, nutmeg and a hint of mango), still seems a bit watery but citrus-banana texture is prominent and delicious. A near-masterwork.
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale cloudy grapefuit coloured body with a fairly poor but mainly lasting white head. Cloves on the nose. A little watery in the taste but definitely cloves appearing once again, some bubblegum, banana and a touch of spice, light to medium body with a little bit of citrus on the finish.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Organic version. Cloudy with huge head. Banana nose with a very familiar hint of cascade hops!!! Smooth and refreshing, i didnít notice that the alcohol is kicked up a bit in this. Strong cascade hoppy finish is quite unique and unexpected. good stuff!
DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 Organic version, sampled at the Southside Beer Expo. A good German Weizen, not quite as full of hefeweizen character as others, but well made. Subtle weizen character allows a surprising hop profile to show through. On a second tasting, I get some more clove character, and the color and taste comes close to an Oktoberfest style.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. 06.09.04 Pours a yellowish gold with fizzy, large head that disappears quickly. Lots of hefe aromas: banana, clove, bubblegum, etc. Some molasses? Celery. Flavor is big, mouthfeel is thick for a hefeweizen (to me) without some of the expected citrus flavor, but both sweeter and drier. Some lingering caraway. Good stuff. Quite wheaty on finish.