pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Long lost rating. Bottle consumed circa late summer 2007.)
Hazy golden brown with a nice offwhite average head. Sweet estery nose. A juicy sort of hop. A bit of alcohol provides balance to the sweetness. Low carbonation, a bit of thickness, nice. Alcohol bigger as it warms . Ester and hops less harmonious in the flavor. A bit wheaty. Some bubble gum Apples, alcohol and dry hops in the finish. A little peppery.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I think most of the 4+ ratings here are from people who like their beer completely overloaded with hops, no matter what the style. If there are any of characteristic flavors of a hefeweizen (banana, cloves, bubble gum), they are comletely overwhelemed by piney, resinous hops. The variety too, probably chinook or centennial (no way is that Hallertau), is completely inappropriate for a wheat. Not good
sthlm (1225) - Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] Pours a dark murky orange with a huge white head. Aroma is banana, hops initially, a lot of yeast, and maybe a bit of cloves, but not too much spiciness. Taste is like a really good hefe with the banana, but the yeast is much stronger than usual, there are once again hops quite evident (especially before warming) and malt in the finish. Very nice mouthfeel. This is an excellent beer.
Guerde (1161) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) At first I thought this beer would be a little odd with all the hops, but it really worked for this beer. Poured a super cloudy, hazy, light orange with a billowing white head. Nice aroma off the bat, with all of the usual wheat beer characteristics, banana bread, clove, with a nice hop undertone, that faded as the beer warmed. Taste was nice and sweet, with banana, clove, and a bready/hop finish. Mouthfeel was quite thick on this one and it is excellent.
emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle -- Rozi’s Wine House, Lakewood, Ohio
Frothy and foamy white head with hoppy nose. Medium apricot color with a nice hazy translucency. Hops are very present but not overpowering. Bitter spiciness is welcome and refreshing.
A nice and unique beer.
maltdog (616) - Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Half-liter bottle adorned with lemon and electric blue label graphics. The foggy, strawberry blonde liquid rolls forth with a fanfare of billowing, airy fluff that boasts Herculean stamina. Fantastic fruity/spicy aromas leap from my glass- apricot, honey, raspberry syrup, tangelo, musk, currants, key lime, and lapsang souchoung. The round, malty flavor also features jammy fruit, spiced red grape jelly, cherry, and spruce. Bubblegum and five-spice enhances the warmly ethanolic finish. A refreshing, juicy mouthfeel is light and lively with carbonation, but not overcrisp. Heady afterflavors of expensive gin, incense, Hawaiian Punch, rosehips, and ruby grapefruit are hammered home by a retronasal clove/cinnamon karate kick. This beer resembles a liqueur cocktail, friendly yet complex and contemplative, and just screams for Pacific rim cuisine, crisp spring rolls with fiery chili sauce, Jamaican jerk barbecue, bacon-wrapped scallops, or simple grilled knockwurst with purple cabbage ’kraut.
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Very hop forward nose, pine and citrus are dominate. Palate is light like a more watery hefe, Hops dominate this brew quite a bit, and in my opinion a bit too much, as the hops override nearly everything. Many of the subtleties of the wheat are not perceptible. Not bad but a bit to hop dominate in my opinion. Thanks to MrRomero for this beer.
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle: poured a cloudy pineapple-ish brownish yellow with a large beige head. Aroma of citrusy/piney hops, not the standard banana notes from other weizens. Peppery pineapple flavor with some bitter hop presence. Mild sweet finish followed up by some big bitterness. Decent.
Ernest (6148) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2013 Bottle.
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit, apricot), with strong notes of orange cleaner, Windex, fusel alcohol (isopropyl, insecticide, etc.).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Yuck, smells literally like household cleaning sprays...very very solventy and rubbing alcohol-ish. Plenty of hops too, but man alive...smells like I’m about to drink cleaning chemicals. Surprisingly bad.
thewolf (11126) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [thank you, sk8viking]
Poured in my Erdinger Weizen-glass. Poured with a big, beautiful slightly dirty white head - even poured ’correctly’. Very frothy, creamy at the centre and bubbly nearer the glass. The liquid in a deep, deep, golden copper with a slight haze to it, but otherwise clear. A stunning array of bubbles surges towards the head that have only lowered about 1cm while I’ve written all the above :o).
Aroma is quite ’deep’ with lots of wheat, ripe banana, apples, a touch of viniousness and a citric tartness as well. Very creamy mouthfeel, lots of small bubbles, but t still feels rather low in carbonation. But it sticks nicely to my teeth and the inside of my cheeks. Feels wonderful.
At first the taste underwhelms me, feels as if the aroma is better and more complex. It begins like a powerful regular hefe, where wheat, yeast and slight German hops appear. But as it warms up, and I balance it around in my mouth, lots of other things happen. The ripe fruit, sweet with banana at the forefront, are more pronounced. The hops are more apparent, flowery, peppery and rather bitter, actually. The fruit add a little tartness as well, slightly citric. And there are ginger, vanilla and pepper tones throughout. Wonderful balance, wonderful beer.