AxlLives (284) - Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle - pours murky brown, orange with yellow highlight, medium head, white, medium lasting. Aromas are big and sour apples, soma caramel and yeast mixed into the farmhouse. Some very wild yeasty aromatics, more like a farmhouse ale, or wild Belgian than traditional Hefeweizen. More wild, slightly sour cherry notes in the tastes. Sharp and a bit acidic, dry finish with some bittering elements. Definitely not the expected Hefeweizen.
Cornfield (5348) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The highlight for me was the pig label on the swing-top bottle. This had a ridiculously tall head over a light amber body. It smelled as bananas would if they were made of metal. The flavor was bananas with a touch of wheat and a twist of lemon, all very light. The finish was like biting into an orange pip. This apparently will not be my favorite Hefeweizen.
drjay44 (2447) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml. bottle. A slight gusher. Pours a thick. rapidly collapsing ivory head, over a clear light amber (SRM 10) body....nose is light apple, pear, minimal banana, clove....taste is light cereal, hints of apple, very light clove, minimal hop....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation high, light acid. This is an atypical Hefe. The aromas and flavors, while not off, are all very light for the style making for a dull uninteresting beer. BJCP 7/2/12/4/6
DrSilverworm (4747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle, thanks to Alicia for picking this up for me from Iowa. Date on bottle reads 03/05/13. Poured into my weizen glass. Hazy darker sort of orange amber color, definitely dark for a hefeweizen. Bigger bubbly airy fizzing beige head, that soon fades to nearly nothing, leaves no lace. Couple sediment chunks visible in the body. Medium body. Pronounced, stronger, soft tingly carbonation. More sweet taste, light bitter, kind of peppery bite to it. Wheat grains, light banana, more spice. Not a good hefeweizen, though not undrinkable
shrubber85 (6808) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange, peach, clove, and wheat malt aroma. Cloudy orange-brown with giant off-white head. Mildly sweet orange, banana, clove and light wheat malt flavor. Pretty good (and somehow pretty fresh - Thank you Siciliano’s!).
Pailhead (4368) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, banana, and faint wheat. It pours a a cloudy orangish-brown with a two finger off-white head that fades to a thin film within a minute or so. The flavor starts with starts with moderate caramel and banana. The finish is moderately yeasty with some light toasty notes and a touch of wheat. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, it’s not bad, but it’s really missing any citrus notes that you typically find in a Hefe.
hawanna (1770) - GERMANY - DEC 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l swing-top bottle BB 31. Dec 12 organic beer
dough, bread, cereal, barnyard, banana, clove, amber, cloudy, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel, lively,
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle: Pours a cloudy amber bronze with a spotty-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a sweet malted wheaty nose with some biscuity notes and plenty of banana, lemon and clove. Starts with fine carbonation and good fullness with nice malty sweetness well-balanced with lemon zest and complex yeasty esters. Finishes slightly drier and smooth. An enjoyable Hefeweizen.
scottw86 (1055) - Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a fairly clear yellowish copper color with a large bubbly white head. Aroma is very fruity with apples and oranges. Some good yeast notes as well with some banana. Taste is a bit thick and flavorful. Interesting sour/tart notes with fruit. Some metallic tastes with some slightly skunky flavors. A bit overcarbonated. Some wheat in the finish. Overall it’s different than most hefeweizens, but the balance is a tad off.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, effervescent white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is light banana, muddy earth and farmhouse yeast with cereal malt. Flavor is sweet malt, dirty barnyard yeast, light banana and tartness, faint hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Light body and carbonation.