y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy orange with a nice thick dissipating head. aroma was wheaty and alcoholy. flavor was strong with alcohol and sweet.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My tastebuds are broken. I have yet to taste any Hefe-Weisse that tastes anything like a banana. This one didn’t either, but everyone else, as usual, thought it did.
Smelled clean with faint traces of earthy hay and alcohol. Poured wonderfully. Much darker than the usual hefe. This one was a watery brown color.
Familiar yeasty hay flavors. Very light and watery finish.
Mouthfeel is thin and bubbly with abundant carbonation.
Not overwhelmed, but I’d drink it again if someone else was paying.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured cloudy amber...smells of cloves, malt, banana...very malty right off the bat, then spicy and smooth...not very wheaty...but the finish is dry and yeasty...definately not your generic wheat...
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
pintbypint (2646) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample taken from 500ml brown bottle. Pours cloudy. Amber coloured with dense white head. Aroma of bananasand spice. Spicy flavour, slightly tart finish.
jmm1 (129) - Andorra la Vella, ANDORRA - JUL 28, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber body, full head, spicy and some fruitiness-citrus and banana, lots of carbonation Vary good overall.