mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My bottle says Wheat beer. It is a nice wheat, more American in style then german due to a slightly hoppy undertone. Coloring is done right, smells good. Maybe not the very best I ever had but I love this style and this one ranks up there. Taking out a few hops would improve it. Flavvor is good though and it has the thickness missing from lesser wheat brews.
beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 9, 2000
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I liked this rendition. No, it’s not a strict hefe-weizen, but it’s pretty darn good. I would say that it has a lemony flavor (and not because of the garnish). a very slight bitter finish which enhanced the overall taste.
Aubrey (3507) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2000
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hefes aren’t my favorite style, but this was one of the tastiest I’ve ever tried. It was full of flavor - very complex and ’wholesome.’ It even had a real nice fruity flavor (although, I don’t know which kind of fruit it exemplified). It may be seasonal - I couldn’t find it bottled either (tried it on tap in Bangor).
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is a deep golden-yellow with a few hues of brassy orange. Head is bone white and medium thick.Smells of banana, wheat malt, clove, German hops, and a somewhat rough skunkiness. Taste is bright and fresh with banana, clove, other sweet fruit and citrus flavors. Delicious wheat and banana flavor. I am very impressed with Sea Dog, given my past 3 tastings.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 31, 2000
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the best Hefe I’ve had, but I ’grew up’ on Paulaner. This is quite dark for a Hefe, but its certainly not a Dunkel Weizen either. The aroma was hard to detect due to the lemon garnish. Had a good flavor, with accents of citrus of some kind (even after I took the lemon off the glass). A somewhat bitter aftertaste developed after some time, but not at all unpleasant. A good effort at a good style.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium gold, mostly clear, good head and lacing. This has a lot of lemon tang and yeastyness to it. I thought that this was just an average wheat, but it did have a nice pepper spice at the finish.
jasonp (1564) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2005 Like Mikeben’s rating, my bottle also just says Wheat Beer on it but it’s not a hefeweizen - more like a hybrid brew that’s part american wheat beer. Pours a clear golden, like a pilsner, not cloudy like I was expecting. Doesn’t have any of the hefe characteristics like banana or clove.Aroma is lightly malty - not much there. Taste is nice and malty with a good dose of hops, citrus and grain. Good sweetness, not much bitterness at all. Mouthfeel is full, round and very nice on the palate. Overall, nice taste and texture.
jgb9348 (5315) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a very thin white head. Aroma of yeast, wheat and citrus - not half bad at all. Medium-bodied; Effervescent feeling up front with some yeast and wheat most noticeable. Curacao and some light fresh flavours up front, fading to a mild malt. Aftertaste shows some sweetness, but mostly mild, run of the mill flavours. Overall, a decent wheat, nothing too special, but worth trying. I sampled this 12 ounce bottle purchased at Trader Joe’s in Tyson’s Corner (Falls Church), Virginia on 04-November-2007.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
What’s with the high ratings on this one, did I miss something? Suspiciously clear for a hefeweizen; golden orange, medium white head. Aroma of mildew and wheat, honey. More of the same in the flavor, thin-med body, wheat comes out in the finish. Not offensive, just lacking in the wheat; more of an ale/ American wheat mix, not a hefeweizen.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep gold, mostly clear. Nose vaguely wheaty and honey-sweet, no real hefe character. Flavor is sweet and malty, mild yeastiness. Finish has some harshness, not that pleasant. Eh.