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RATINGS: 1958   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2006
The first amber hefe I’ve seen. Pours clear amber with very little head. Aroma is strongly bananas, with some spice. The taste is one of the smoothest I’ve had. Sweet and light up front, then more of the wheat comes out in the end. Crisp finish. A really good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2006
Muddy brown. Very malty aroma with a hint of fruit. Minimal carbonation. Spicy with the malt dominating mouthfeel. A great showcase of wheat malt and smooth down the hatch. Even a dash of hops to finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2006
Bottle at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 06/08/2003 Amber mid brown coloured and very hoppy. Some sour fruit flavour. Smooth on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2006
From a 500ml. euro brown bottle with a blurb about the hefe weizen and a bottling date on the back label, 2005 (05). 103 day (APR 13). Made a very good appearance, poured a semi-hazy honey hued amber with a large frothy, foamy white head that slowly reduced to a thin, foamy, pancake-like lacing. Had a tasty aroma, banana bready, some clove spiciness and a sweet wheat malty character. Good carbonation and a smooth, semi-creamy medium bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Delicious tasting, banana bready, clove and spice, a biting hoppiness on the tongue, a little bubblegum flavor and a dry wheat bready finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1481) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 On rerating this I find it is totally different and pretty good. A little more full in flavor and malt than other Hefes but still quite good. Aroma is banana and bubble. Flavor is the same but like I said more malty. Tasty, but not as refreshingly crisp as most. Interesting side note: This beer takes on a cherry flavor when you drink it while smoking a cigar.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Awesome pillowy white head that didnt last long, body is darker then most hefes ive had. Typical delicious bread dough and clove aroma. Flavorful with lots of spicy clove. I think the mouthfeel in this one is lacking quite a bit, and feel if it were fuller, the flavors would be better appreciated. Nonetheless, a tasty hefe but id pick others over it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1118) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 28, 2006
This had the trappings of being perhaps my favorite hefe every, with an incredilbly mild and unassuming nose (without the syrupy sweet blast that usually accompanies hefes in my mind), along with the deep brown color, this beer, before you taste it, looks like a winner. The taste is fine, if a bit thin at the end, perhaps the bottle, but I was hoping for a bit more gravity given the initial impressions. Still a very nice beer and would undoubtedly drink again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Bottl-Poured an amber color with a large head,not that cloudy.Fruity smell and also wheaty and banana.The taste although was a little bland for myself,I don’t know if it was just a bad bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghawener (1527) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - FEB 6, 2006
Bottle: Dark orange, cloudy with lots of sediment. Fruity, acidic aroma with notes of clove. Taste is fruity, wheaty and sour. Bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2177) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2006
From the bottle.

Pours a clear dark amber with a great big fluffy white head.

The aroma provides a big blast of sour yeast, cloves, and coriander, with some banana and cantelope. The flavor is tart, almost sour, with fruity yeast; it’s also well balanced in its finish, which turns pleasingly dry without a hint of the metallic flavors that curse other similar beers. The beer is smooth, crisply refreshing despite being almost buttery on the tongue in the finish.

All in all, a very nice Hefe! I’d like to try this head-to-head against the Weihenstephaner.

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