Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy medium gold, decent white head, some rather unappealing chunks, and I do mean chunks, of yeast floating around in it. More than the usual by far. Some even rose up, hit the foam on the surface, and disintegrated in the carbonation, staining the head with streaks of brown. But, hey, it smelled good, estery with a good dose of clove and some banana. Very estery, with bubble gum, banana, citric fruit, and cloves working nicely with each other, ending in a satisfying sour twang. An underrated Hefe.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-sampled at the Grapevine Market, Austin TX-nice banana aroma and cloudy yellow appearance, but darker tham most hefe's. I need to have a larger sample of this one! Banana is the big note here with some subtle hops.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a hazy orangish color with no head and moderate carbonation. Smell is of citrus. Taste is also citrus and finishes pretty dry. Overall not my kind of wheat.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy, pale straw body, thick foamy white head. estery and wheaty, some orange and lemon hints, seems pretty standard. smooth and somewhat grainy. cornflakey and dry later on. a bit of a bite, effervescence and hop contributed.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite different from what I was expecting.
Quite pale with really bad head retention.
Aroma is mostly fruit (stone fruits, not banana) and vanilla with no real clove, which makes for a decent change. Alcohol faintly perceived.
Light and spritzy mouthfeel, quite crisp and refreshing citrusy flavour. Malt is there, but in the background. Quite different to most Weissbiers and probably not as good as their Original but in this case different isn't necessarily bad.
Aggie80 (783) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice citrus aroma. Light head with some lacing. Good carbination and lots and lots of bubbles. My first sip gave me the impression of grape juice flavors with a subtle malt flavor behind it. Very nice!
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very flavoursome ale with a bold head and cloudy body. A strong but controlled clove flavour combines excellently with the mild citrus flavours. A true thirst builds in your mouth as you are drinking. Too bad I only had the one 500ml bottle to sample.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best beer i have had in a long while. Cloudy light golden, enormous white head. Fantastic aroma of banana, clove, wheat, citrus. Strong yet refreshing similar flavors, with an extra spiciness added in. Wonderful on the palate. An excellent weiss beer.
jgb9348 (4438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden colour with strong orange highlights and a thin white head. Aroma of bananas, yeast, wheat, citrus and a bit of peach sweetness. Medium-bodied; Strong wheatie flavour with coriander seed and cloves present. Very clean and subtle aftertaste of some malt, a bit of spice and some sweetness. Overall, the alcohol is hidden well, just as most german wheats, but this one shows a decent amount of complexities and finishes well! I bought this 500 mL bottle at Beers of the World in Rochester, New York and sampled it on 13-December-2003.
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very easy to drink. Slightly better and slightly more alcoholic than schneider weisse.