jmm1 (129) - Andorra la Vella, ANDORRA - JUL 28, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 From bottle, dark cloudy amber tones with a nice white head. Spicy aroma with clove, orange peel, vanilla and banana but mellow palate that smoothly moves through thanks to a well-balanced carbonation. Medium sweetness with no bitterness that stays in mouth for a long time. Refreshing at the end with a long bready finish. This is for me the reference for a Hefe-Weizen, consistenly excellent, either from bottle or from tap, it delivers. Revised rating up to 4.5 from original 4.1.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours awefully clear amber color with a big white head. Aroma is a nice banana spice malt mixture. Flavor is very similar to aroma with a wheaty fruity finish. The start has a big difference from the dry wheaty finish......I’m not describing this one well. I like it, but it is different from the other hefe I have had. Perhaps less yeasty and the carbonation is a bit less lively which seems odd. Very nice and a refreshing.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color with an initially large head, but it melted away quickly. Aroma has some ester involved. A very mild dusting of wheat in the taste with some hops, but not as much malt as you might expect. It has a spiciness that is reminiscent of some Belgian beers. An okay tasting brew, but I wouldn’t hold it up as the standard Hefeweizen of any origin, let alone German.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a spicy aroma with some skunkiness and some fruit. Amber in color with not much for a head. Seemed to have some sourness. Has a yeasty taste with cloves.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber body, full head, spicy and some fruitiness-citrus and banana, lots of carbonation Vary good overall.
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ahhhh - wonderful. Thick rocky head lasted a long time, and the aroma/flavor combination was perfect. The brown color is offputting, but no matter - a very fine hefe.
henrik (41) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large head disappearing fast. Cloudy amber. Aroma: yeast and banana. Same in the taste and with some bitterness in the rather long finish. Really good Hefe-weizen.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good wiess. Medium amber color with a nice off-white head and plenty of body. Bananas, lemons, and yeast all fill the nose. Malted wheat and citrusy hop flavors. Neiss weiss.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2004 Pours a amber body with a tall, voluptuous white head. Aroma is perfect for a hefeweizen. Spice, yeast, fresh fruit and wheat. The taste reflects the aroma in many ways. Hints of banana and yeast with spice blended throughout. Nice wheaty taste as well. The palate is smooth, even if a bit over carbonated, and very drinkable. Finish is more spice and yeast. Very refreshing beer! I love hefe’s during the summer. They seem to click more with this season than most other beers. Great hefeweizen!
PorterPounder (5099) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
All around an excellent Hefe. Dark golden pour, light white head which dissipates quickly. Fresh clove and spearmint aroma. Crisp hefe flavor - bubblegum and bananas. Very refreshing. Thick, clingy mouthfeel - yet refreshing. A good summer refresher.