cathcacr (637) - Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much different than the Paulaner Hefe-Weizen I just had, though a little darker in complexion with less head and less . . . fruity a flavor. Again, not especially interesting.
sunevdj (3310) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2005 On Tap. Pours a hazy amber with a dissappearing head. Fruity aromas with plum and banana and yeast. A bit too sour. Sour finish with banana flavor. OK CO2 level.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Combined rating from US bottle and Munich brauhaus - Pours dark cloudy brownish amber with a fully receding off-white head. Aroma is phenolic with notes of dusty yeast, clove, caramel, alcohol, and spice. Taste is lightly sweet and yeasty: notes of apples, cloves, dark bread. Finish is tart and moderately acidic, lightly sweet. This beer is a slightly different take on the style, and it’s darker than a typical hefe. Delicious when fresh and on tap, but still enjoyable in the bottle.
JorisPPattyn (8125) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fully hazy, foxy-chestnut with olive shine; small but tenacious creamy head. Banana, cloves and dark candi-sugar aromas. Citrussy acidity, obvious wheat. Roasted malts contribute making it much drier than the Helles. No excess sweetness here, except a litte restsweetness retronasal. Malty dry, full bodied. Dry and fusels in the aftertaste. Very good - the original N°1 in Weizenbierland is still great. Only - to me this ought to be called a Dunkel Weizen...
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500 ml bottle: $2.89 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) All these years drinking good beer, and I’m finally getting around to sampling "The Original" German Hefe-Weizen. Hmm, not at all what I was expecting. First, the color is considerably darker than I imagined. It’s actually a dark, caramely amber, and only slightly hazy until I finally can swirl and pour in the remaining contents of the bottle. At that point, the beer is cloudy, but chunks of sediment precipitate out. It looks more like a Dunkelweizen to me. And the head is all wrong. Off-white, very fizzy, and the bubbles dissipate as rapidly as soda, leaving a pretty dead-looking beer. Well, the flavor is more to my expectations, with definite banana-like esters, bubble gum, and yeast in the forefront, but the slightly caramely maltiness is again throwing me for a loop. There’s a modest sourness in the finish, which helps to balance the beer. In the nose, I get banana, clove, and uhm, apple? This is one bizarre Hefeweizen. Medium bodied, and well-carbonated despite the strange head action. I think I need to try this again because this beer just seems all wrong. Or maybe I just need to ditch my preconceived notions of what a German Hefeweizen is supposed to taste like?
SudsMcDuff (6331) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beutiful amber-orange colour, with a great looking head, has a pleasing and surprising non offending smell, good solid but delicous yet subtle taste, this ones smooth and flavourfully enjoyable, at the end has floaties so watch out, but I recommend this even if your not a big hefe fan, this might help you change your mind!
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured caramel with a big thick white head.
Aroma is yeast and banana.
Flavor is yeast, banana and fruit with a big yeast and dark fruit finish.
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The original hefeweizen is still the best and most unique. While many well-made weizens are nearly indistinguishable, Schneider Original has the drinkability of a standard hefeweizen crossed with the chocolate malt/caramel malt color and complexity of some dunkel weizens. Banana esters are much less prevalent in favor of a more spicy clove yeast character. A perfect beer for a hot summer day (or any other).
harrisoni (14353) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, North Bar, Leeds. Dark amber wheat beer with some apple and nutty flavours. Also some spiciness in the palate and on the end. Nutty finish. Nice.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and light with mild banana, clove, citrus scents and flavors. Very enjoyable.