trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 06/08/2003
Amber mid brown coloured and very hoppy. Some sour fruit flavour. Smooth on the palate.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Zeswaft (1481) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
CamdenD (1118) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
ghawener (1527) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - FEB 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark orange, cloudy with lots of sediment. Fruity, acidic aroma with notes of clove. Taste is fruity, wheaty and sour. Bitter finish.
OldMrCrow (2177) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.