BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and served in ye olde standard hefeweizen glass: Thanks to my skills has a master decanter, I got a nice run of the remaining yeast out of this baby so it is nicely murky and deep amber with a lasting frothy off-white head and most excellent gnarly lace. Now I knew in advance that this would be a hopped up weizen but boy oh boy my nostrils still got smacked down with the massive herbal and citric hop attack. Yeah there be some wheat and yeasty vapours here too but you really gotta work at finding them.
The taste is a perfect match with the aroma with a lot of hop characteristics up front and personal. Damn it Garrett, back away for the hop bag and no one gets hurt! Man I could taste the grapefruity and blood orange notes foe a hour afterwards. Biggie would be proud. Oh back on track, once again you gotta work at finding the weizen yeast strain notes but in due time they will come about upon the finish.
The mouth feel is strange due to the metallic overtones and the yeasty chalky tour de force. Okay folks and other assorted beer animals, this is not your great great grandpa’s old skool Hefeweizen. Despite all the new world flava flav, I really found this is like the FLYAGRA of the beer world. Werd to ya grandpa-pa.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2009 Thanks Biercraft in Park Slope, Brooklyn - 08/01/07. Medium gold with a tall loose white head. Loads of fresh juicy hops in the nose with bright orange and lemon citrus, fresh grass, and pine needles alongside wheat malt and some Bavarian hefeweizen fermentation characteristics. The flavor is first and foremost hoppy with fresh oranges--though distinctly different than West Coast American hops citrus characteristics--and lush yellow tropical fruits. This is the finest, most intense, and purest expression of Hallertauer I have ever experienced--so fresh, so bright. All of this is backed-up by a foundation of wheat malt flavors that totally hide its alcohol--this is muscled finesse. So unusual. So good! Finally a classic European brewery has adopted an American philosophy of hops with wild success. This is a significant breakthrough.
2nd Tasting - 10/24/07. The fresh hops have faded a bit and are more integrated into the wheat malt and alcohol flavors--though still contains plenty of lemon and grassiness. The bitterness remains crisp, clean, and refreshing with some spice in the finish.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeasty aroma in my face. I would argue that this is another "turned up to 11" beer, but this one has plenty of distortion. Took me a long time to get past a hop that I might like with other beers, but find a tad medicinal with a weiss (imperial weiss?). After some time I did warm to this more and more. Think my favorite aspect was getting this in trade with mj (Thanks Mike!)
dchmela (2647) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Solan for the knowledge. This pours out hazy weiss and two toned (darker on top and lighter on bottom) with a big off white head that has crazy fluffy lacing. Insane hop aroma for a wiess. Wheat and citrus taste with a nice bang of hops. This is a wild collaboration of taste. A must try.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 pours a nice hazy copper with three finger head, and nice lacing. grapefruit and hop aroma. very well balanced and complex. fruits, hops and wheat for flavor. finishes with a kick of alcohol. excellent effort from schneider& brooklyn.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured into schneider brooklyner weizen. really excited about this. what a cool glass it has. pours a cloudy brown amber with full white fluffy head. pours right perfectly to the line on the glass. yeastie wheat, fresh mouthwatering, inviting aroma with some spiciness behind it. initial strong warmth from alchohol offering a wheaty sweet background, to aftertaste, wheat really hits in the middle. excellent complexity in this, good palate, sweet buttery full mouthfull, and the aftertaste leaves your mouthwatering. great beer but a little too strong on the alchohol presence. not the style to age, but I may sit one for six months to see if it mellows. this is not a sessionable hefeweizen but a great one at that.
b33r (675) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2007 Cloudy dark orange in color with gigantic head on the pour. This head was so thick and huge, the top dried and formed a roof over the top of the beer. It later diminished and left a thin lacing. Aroma was great, citric and floral. Flavor was excellent, typical fruity wheat flavors with nice malts, light hops and a little spicy. Complex and delicious. Slight alcohol tingle was nice and not too harsh.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5L bottle. Pours a super hazy deep murky gold, almost a dull yellowish brown with a nice fluffy white head, good lace and nice retention. Aroma is plasticy phenols mixed with some alcohol- too much wierd esters going on- almost solvent-like. Grassy and a bit of cabbage aroma as well with hints of vanilla and clove phenols, and wierd garlicy off hop character- not really pleasant but not horrible. Flavor is crackery wheat, more of that wierd strong ester-solvents, hoppy grassy, leafy, garlic, a bit of cat-piss, - cloves in the finish. Short aftertaste with a slight lingering bitterness. This wasnt really pleasant, especially compared to some other impy weizens like Heavyweight, or Ramstein. Meh.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours a cloudy orange gold with a big fluffy white head that hardly moves, I’ve got a solid inch of foam above the rim of the glass right now. Aroma, spicy, wheat, citrus, banana, yeasty. Flavor, wheat, spicy hops, some fruity notes, citrus, very smooth with some light bitterness to it. Spicy yeasty notes on the finish. This is really tasty.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours very cloudy golden with a fluffy offwhite head that stays quite well and leaves a lot of lace. Aromas of bannana, clove, a whole lot of yeast, and a good dose of Hallertauer hops at the back. Full bodied for a hefe. And quite the alcoholic punch. Easy to drink but a little warming after you finish. Interesting and pretty tasty. I did enjoy it..