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.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. The hefeiest of hefewiezens Iíve ever seen. Thick, opaque, milkshake appearance, orange/golden with a thick white head. Very sweet aroma of banana, light clove as well. Some lemony citrus notes as well. Flavour is quite good initially, wheaty spice and a wonderful balance of yeasty fruit and spice. Slight citric acidity into the finish. Late bitterness as well. As it warms, some peppery notes seem to come forward and the balance goes a little out of whack. Spiciness increases at the expense of the fruit. Quite different from other hefes.
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful looking beer. Stong hints of bannana and wheat. Slight hint of clove. Pour and off-amber golden yellow, and very, very fizzy. Head dissiaptes quickly from a 1-2 inch froth down to a 1/16th inch head within a minute. Almost has a "oily layer" on top. Slightly sweet a watery, but lacking bitterness. The mouthfeel is smooth and silky. Citrus tends towards an orange/apple side, when detected.
(Bottle Pour - 6/3/2006)
GonZoBeeR (2984) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:Wheat aroma all the way,banana...
Appearance:Very hazy gold,light head....
Flavor:good wheat flavor,banana...
Beerdedone (2877) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus and yeast. Flavor is citrus, banana, and a little off, maybe a bad bottle. Rerate, much better perhaps it was a bad bottle, or a change in my palate first rate 3.2 now 3.4
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one excellent summertime beer. If it was available more often, this might just be in my hand every summer. Nice yeasty nose with heavy cloves, some bananna and a bit phenolic. Appearance was a hazy yellow color with little head. Mouthfeel was EXTREMELY soft, very subtle. Flavors were clovish, bready, bananna, and some grain. Not filling in the lease, this is one of the best hefeís Iíve tried in sometime now. OUTSTANDING!
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
App: Hazy gold/bronze. Foamy, fizzy white head. Nose: wheat, grains, incense, flowery hops, light fruits, touch of bready yeast. Flavor: same plus cloves and spiciness. Palate: medium, well carbonated. Ovr: crisp, refreshing hefeweizen. Excellent.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (500ml). Sunny day, summerís on the way, time for a íefe. Poured very bubbly cloudy yellow (hint of orange to it), with a huge - huge - lasting foamy white head, drapes of lacing eventually left behind. Spicy/yeasty aroma of lemon, banana/apple/pear, some wheat, quite sweetly malty, almost candyish. Taste is also yeasty and peppery, more tart lemon and less sweetness all around - quick finish but a tart, lightly metallic aftertaste. Thinnish body, astringent and nicely carbonated - pretty decent Hefe, slightly artificial around the edges.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gorgeous! Hazy pale amber with a HUGE meringue soapy head that vanishes leaving a clear glass. Uninteresting nose. Taste of wheat and rye bread, lemony citrus, but I donít get any of the hoppy / clove / banana that I would have found in an Aventinus, with a surprising skunky finish. Average mouth.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden body with a good amount of small floaties. Nice big bubbly white head. Grassy, lemon aroma. Full bodied wheat flavor with real good bannana hints. Good sweet clove finish. Enjoyable hefeweizen.