thegreenrooster (3241) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is a nice mix of yeasty breadyness and cloves. Flavor is above average with lots of sugar and spicies. Very tasty and prob one of the better hefe’s out there.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - SEP 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, dark gold and very cloudy. Abundant bubbles make for a very large, white head. Something about the fermentation process of this brewery makes for some of the most consistently carbonated beers around. Smell is present, without being overpowering, of sugars, banana, clove, canned corn, bubble gum, and a tad of allspice. Nice yeastiness to flavor. Fruit/banana malt cling to the tongue and leave a nice strong flavor of banana, corn and clove. Really delicious how all of this comes together. Fine beer by a fine brewery. Purchased at Whole Foods in Vienna, VA. Also, of note, is that my bottle label has "organic" printed on the top left, and the sample label on this page does not.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear-amber to start, then hugely murky when those last bits dropped in. A creamy dollop of a head. Chalky-dry aromas were spiced apple, banana, clove and smoke. Flavor was woodsy and dirty, lightly bittersweet. A little thin with a chalky ending and clove in the finish flavor which was rather nice. Somewhat mysterious but thoroughly enjoyable.
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demitriustown (1077) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy lemon yellow pour. Orange, clove, banana are all present in the taste. Mildly bitter palate. Good Hefeweizen. Crisp and clean. Good hot summer day beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2006 Poured a hazy pale yellow. Very light body. Notes of bazooka joe and oranges. Just a touch of spice. 7/3/7/3/14......
7//6/06: Lightly hazed dark yellow. Aroma if citrus, caramel and lemon. Acidic, caramel and lemon flavor with notes of honey.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy gold with a thin ivory head. No lace. Smells of banana and lemon. Light hints of clove.
Taste is spicy and lemony. Hints of banana. Sweet wheat malt. Mouth is crisp but a bit thin. Certainly drinkable but nothing special as far as hefes go.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, typical wheaty appearance. I’m not sure that I picked up on the banana that everyone else seems to sense.
ALLOVATE (2436) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Held onto a bottle of this for quite some time (for reasons unknown) and decided it might be time to taste it. I became a little hesitant when I cracked it as it failed to pssshhhrt! Poured it into an Aventinus glass, it was relatively lifeless, raising only a thin white pad of foam, that managed to last the length. The body of beer a clean hazy gold with only the lightest amount of fine carbonation popping to the surface. Subtle spicy and grainy nose, sweet bubblegum and overly ripe bananas with a little note of tangy fruit. The aroma was quite pleasant but lacked the oomph of a good hefe, as did the flavour. Thin, watery body, light and spritzy in carbonation, it had an odd plastic feel mid-palate and a light lactic and gluggy feel in the back of the mouth, before finishing off with a short herbal and sweet swallow. Flavours were subtle with only a little of the normal bubblegum and clove-like phenols and fruity esters associated with a good example of the style. A little disappointed as I thought this may top the Weihenstephan and Spaten offerings, but it just lacked in all aspects. May be the higher alcohol content to blame for its lack of body and flavour. Still, a balanced and clean hefe-weizen that was easily quaffable.
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow gold, moderate head, no lace, brown yeast sediment. Citrus oil, sweet spice (not clove exactly, but that sort of thing), and honey aromas. Sweet, wheat, a little yeasty, sweet spice, a bit fizzy on the carbonation. Overall a good weizen.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a nice cloudy yellow. Very small head that did not last very long, no lacing. Plenty of carbonation, and a little more thin and watery then some other hefes. Overall, pretty good, but I would choose plenty of other hefes before this one.