eaglefan538 (2943) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was hard to rate, certainly a unique extreme to the style, but a bit overdone. Pour was hazy straw-amber color, huge dome-like head in the 0.5L weizen glass. Lacing was weak. Aroma was cloves, pepper, and spices first and bananas second. Flavor was tons of phenolic spices (cloves and peppers strongest) over rich and sweet bananas, some yeast, some citrus, and a zingy finish (hops interaction with the spices?). Mouthfeel was full for the style, a little too rich/cloying for a hefe, but at 6.2%, I guess thatís what they intended. A cool beer, but not a good regular - a sipper.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellowish-brown, with slight shows of green around the edges; lots of particulates; disappearing head. Medium clove, honey, and wheat in the nose, with touches of lemon. Less engaging than Schneider Weisse Original in appearance. Fresh hops, plenty of banana; candy sugar on a medium finish. Enjoyable hefeweizen, though Iíd prefer its big brother (sister?).
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmm, it is 102 Farenheit here, and this may make me rethink my anti-hefe bend. Yeasty but refreshing, with muted banana and finishes crisp.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with and courtesy of Jerc on a very hot day in his back yard! Dark hazy yellow, streaming bubbles, small white head. Very yeasty taste - quenching citrus as well. Mild citrus and yeast aroma. Dry. Very tasty, and excellent beer for the day!
jercraigs (8509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Organic. Bottled. Hazy pastel orange witha good sized white head. Quite yeasty with notes of sweet malt and a tart wheaty character (7+). Solid weisse, bit fuity with a yeasty character throughout with minute hints of banana and wheat bite. Medium palate. (3+) Very nice on a warm day in the backyard!
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