beerbiere (101) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color, compact head, vanished quickly leaving a thin rim. Very fruity and a little herbal: aroma of banana, apple, hay wheat and yeast. I find the yeast imparts an herbal freshness that is very enticing, doesnít have the clove aroma. Flavor is sweet and sour and finishes a little bitter (more bitter than other hefeweizen Iíve had). The palate is watery and finishes chalky. Overall, it is enjoyable and refreshing, not my favorite hefeweizen but an interesting example, distinctive.
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2006 Poured an orange/amber hazy color. Aromas of wheat, malt, citrus, slight banana and spice elements. Coarse, bubbly head faded quickly, leaving nothing behind other than a single stream of bubbles emanating from the yeast collected at the bottom of the glass. I was surprised when this single stream of bubbles eventually created an additional "secondary" head through the slow accumulation of bubbles. This was quite odd--Iíve never seen anything like it before. This "secondary head" was made up of ultra-fine bubbles and it lasted throughout the life of the beer. The flavors were predominantly on the wheat/yeast end of the spectrum. Less of the fruity/citrusy/spicy flavors. There was actually even a slight (very slight) hoppiness to the brew. I enjoyed this beer thoroughly, as I do with most German Hefeweizens. Iíd drink it again and again. And itís organic, thatís a bonus in my book.
snowden719 (130) - USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
somewhat dark golden color with not a lot of haziness. Strong bana and cloe flavors, with a hint of citrus. More bitter than a noraml hefe, but with a very nice flavor. Very good balance, one of my favorite hefes.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9oz, no date. Pours a hazy light golden with a moderate, fizzy white head. Aromas of the typical banana and clove, with some added grapefruit thanks to the cascades, though it isnít very strong. Somewhat tangy, fizzy carbonation with a little more bitterness than what I usually get with a hefe. The carbonation is just a little to sharp and detracts from the flavors. After about five mins. of agitating the hell out of this, I only get a little pepper and more wheat. An above average hefe, in my opinion (and ave. for me isnít 2.5).
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow appearance Ė no head- nose yeast, sour, green apples, and cinnamon Ė grain apples sour/sweet, dried fruit taste Ė clean light palate- aftertaste clean green apple
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a very hazy bright golden color with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is yeasty and sweet. Taste is yeasty, with wheat, banana, and sweet lemon citrus. Very good hefe.
IrishBoy (3923) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose of wheaty bananas with a citrus note; hazy goldenbody with a small, quickly disapating white head; flavor of sweet, spicy, fruity wheat with a nice hoppy finish. Great hefe!
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"what a good beer. Poured a nice hazy yellow with nice head and good lacing Aroma was yeasty and bready some citrus to it. FLavor was much the same with banana and cloves in there. Nice solid beer. "
Tmoney99 (11610) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured an amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate sour citrus clove aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet flavor with a small bitter finish of moderate duration. Drinkable but not my style.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 In short: A classic german hefe
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed relatively fresh the day of purchase (as fresh as it can be in North-America)
The look: Cloudy yellow-orange body topped by a persistent small white head
In long: Nose is typical hefe-yeast bananas with spicy notes of cloves and ginger. Taste is very crisp, plenty of wheat, sun dried yellowed hay, dry staws, fresh bananas, cloves, ginger. Carbonation is very active. Compared to the German big top-3 most distributed quality examples of the style (Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier, Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier, Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier) Iíd say that this one is more on the spicy side. Another good one from the Weissbierbrauerei brewery, Iím glad the town of Kelheim ended-up on the right side of the wall.