DSG (5634) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2010 Re-rate 12/4/10: Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Dagan. Hazy yellow. Aroma of hops, flowers, wheat, fruit esters and light spiciness. Flavor of fruits, wheat and bitter hops. Medium-bodied. Nice. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
Re-rate 4/13/10: Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Dror. Slightly hazy golden. Aroma of wheat, some malt, fruity esters, light spiciness and hops. Sweetish wheaty flavor with caramel notes, some fruits, bread and a pleasant bitter hoppy finish. Medium-bodied. 7/3/7/4/14=3.6
Re-rate 5/18/09: Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Shachar! Cloudy honey-orange color with a white head. Aroma of wheat, some tropical fruits, banana notes and some floral-herbal hops. Flavor has some wheat, fruits. flowery notes, citrus notes and lots of herbal hops bitterness in a lingering finish. Medium-bodied. A good refreshing beer. 7/3/7/4/15=3.6
(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. Very muddy light-brown with a quite big white head. Aroma of wheat, fruits, some malt, spices, caramel and some hops. Sweet flavor with wheat, some fruits, a bit of yeast, some spiciness and a rather bitter finish with some hops. Medium-bodied. A bit strange. I’m quite disappointed by this one. 6/3/7/3/13=3.2
Beer4000 (4402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Happy to find this rare beer (from an European view) at my local supermarket in New York, then realizing I got my hands on the more common German version. Cloudy orange body with a big off-white head. Strong weissbier and hops in aroma. Flavor is quite sweet, strong weissbier flavor and quite hoppy. In my opinion, not a very successfully combination. A bit to much of everything for my likings, but interesting.
rallison (116) - USA - AUG 8, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Every so often you run across that beer that just blows you away. This is one of those beers for me.
Cloudy golden body with a respectable, creamy white head.
Ridiculously good aroma - tons of fruity yeast - banana, tropical fruits, bubblegum, etc - with a delicate hop character. Honestly, I could smell this beer for hours.
The taste is just as good. An extremely well integrated mix of soft wheat malt, fruity yeast notes, forward yet delicate hops, fruits and a light, perfectly done lingering bitterness. Just about heaven.
Light on the tongue, full of flavor, begging for a warm summer day. This thing is 8.2%? Nicely hidden.
I see this rates fairly well..glad to see...for me, this is honestly one of the best beers I have ever had. It brings together so many good characteristics - you’ve got a complex hefeweizen background - the beautiful soft, wheat malt character and the incredibly complex, fruity yeast notes - all tied together with a perfect hop accompaniment. Highly recommended.
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky yellow orange with a creamy white head. Aroma of oranges, hops, yeast, wheat, and spice. Flavor pretty much matches the aroma. Nice mouthfeel, a good beer.
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very hazy, cloudy golden yellow with a massive white head. Very sweet tart citrus, Belgian yeast aroma. Wow, surprisingly smooth. Very bready flavor with a little tartness that is almost leveled out by a few hops. A little peppery and spicy too. The lingering flavor is yeasty and a little dry.
csbosox (1220) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. A wonderful mix of wheat, spice from both the yeast and hops, pleasant bitterness, and fruitiness. Very drinkable.
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle purchased for $5 from Bauer Wines in Boston. Pours a cloudy, somewhat neon yellow with decent head. Great, unique aroma that is, not surprisingly, a mix of wheat beer smells and hoppy hops. The flavour starts off strong and wheaty, like a weizenbock, with a strong hoppy finish and aftertaste. Very enjoyable stuff. More please!
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into Hefe glass. Pours a murky pale orange-gold, big white head. Nose is banana and clove, some spicy hops coming out; candy-sweet wheat as well. Taste is sweet up front, hint of the crisp wheat underneath the sweetness, banana and spicy yeast, floral hops coming through on the spicy, yeasty finish. Mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, full bodied, with a carbonation that’s a bit more subdued than expected. Hops are a bit less pronounced than in the Brooklyner version, but then, the bottle I had isn’t quite as fresh either. Overall, still a great beer.
HogTownHarry (6058) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml). In my Erdinger Weizen glass - looks amazing, incredibly bubbly and lively, huge lasting foamy beige head, immensely cloudy. Sweet biscuity malt and waves of yeast and banana/apple, lightly spiced and gently floral - a little dry from the alcohol presence. The taste is bigger, pretty strong alcohol and bitter floral hopping pushes the fruit and sweet malt to the background - still very pleasant, but more demanding than I was expecting. Very lively body, dryly spicy and I’m left with more alcohol/dry yeast linger than fruity malt - very, very nice though. I totally see hapjydeuce’s plantain comment - the aftertaste is vaguely like dried plantain chips. *** note - when you pour the last 25ml into the glass, be prepared for a huge infusion of floaties and protein.
hapjydeuce (926) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Pizza Port Bottle Shop. Sean recommended this one. I don’t drink many weizen beers anymore, but this was pretty good. Golden color with a slight haze. Bubbly head that settles quickly. Phenolic aroma of slightly soapy pear and apricot creme. Well-balanced flavor of lemon potpourri, sage and ginger spice with some plantain. Prominent wheat note on the back end. Very drinkable considering the firm alcohol content. Nice.