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RATINGS: 1779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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With its amber-mahogany coloring and streaked with fine top-fermented yeast, this beer has a fine, persistent head that adheres well to the glass. It is pleasantly fruity with a typical top-fermented smell, an aroma of clove and nutmeg apple tantalizes the nose. On the tongue it is fresh, clean, full-bodied, harmonious and well-balanced. It finishes with a light, delicate taste of bitters leaving behind a sour impression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2004
16 oz bottle. After drinking hundreds of these in Berlin in the early 90s (3 per week for 100 weeks) I finally get around to providing a rating. Starts of with lots of banana, then finishes with clove and a hint of licorice. Benchmark hefeweizen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2004
Sample taken from 500ml brown bottle. Pours cloudy. Amber coloured with dense white head. Aroma of bananasand spice. Spicy flavour, slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmm1 (129) - Andorra la Vella, ANDORRA - JUL 28, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2004
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 20, 2004
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Amber body, full head, spicy and some fruitiness-citrus and banana, lots of carbonation Vary good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 15, 2004
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrik (41) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
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.

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