Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Cloudy, dark golden - must be one of the darkest German Hefes. Fresh and lightly acidic fruitiness with a - for a Hefe - surprisingly bitter finish. 160300
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus tones are the order of the day here, overtaking the standard clove and banana aromas/flavors typical to the style. Pours an unusually dark murky amber for a standard hefe; thin but tightly packed head sits atop this sinister-looking brew. Lace slides down the side of the glass fairly rapidly. Citrus dominates with some clove and apple notes back there a ways, then dry wheat shows up toward the end. Definitely on the chewier end of the hefe-weizen scale. One of the best of its breed, this is well-done.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2006 On a hot summers day I could imagine drinking litres of this beer on end. However today it is winter, and only just warm enough to avoid the jumper. Contrary to the description (which is quite different to whatís written on my bottle) the head was initially prominent, but not persistent, and any lacing was sliding down the glass faster than a gecko on red bull. An initally burst of banana aroma was followed by some sour green apple. Tasting brought out a slight hint of the cloves, but the palate was a bit too light to be above average. The flavour was good, with a touch of bitterness leaving a very pleasant finish. A good weizen. Re-rate: Sort of like a baby Aventinus. This time around itís summer, and it is appreciated a bit better. Noticed more of the sourness, although that probably has to do with a more experienced palate. Still far behind some of the brewers other products.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy amber color. Aroma of banana and cloves. Light body. Flaovrs of citrus, banana, and cloves. Light and refreshing.
Trev (1975) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice hazy light amber with a 1/2í foamy white head that fades to a slight cover. Aroma of banana, nutmeg, green apple.
Flavour is tart but not overly bitter. Slightly malty with a yeasty wheat body. and effervescent. sour apple finish.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a bronze-cast amber with a big head that dissappeared and didnt lace at all (contrary to what the description says). Aroma was rich, fruity, complex. I got notes of peach, honey, yeast, a touch of clove. The highlight of this beer for sure. Flavor was thin, too cidery, only a touch of wheat, with a suck-your-mouth-dry finish that didnít really go over too well. Where are the banana and clove notes everyone is talking about? I didnít even come close to those. This beer tasted (and looked) more like a kristalweizen to me.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Not the biggest Hefe fan. Poured a hozy golden, small white head. Aroma of banan and cloves, and A touch of bitter ending. Nice.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber.Has aromas of wheat with the taste to follow.Has some chalkiness in the finish. Not bad
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft) Not my favorite in this style, but not really anything wrong with it that I can point out. Just a little subdued in every aspect. Could use something more, but Iím not sure what.
boto (1912) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle: Suprise! This pours an amber color, definitely darker than expected for a Hefeweizen. Mine had a bit of a fizzy head, but it went to nothing rather quickly. There was no lacing. The main component of the aroma is definitely clove. Not overpowering, but it is up-front of everything else. Perhaps some wheat and spices in the backgroung. It has a good wheat body, with definite notes of clove and banana to the taste. Very drinkable.