prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
nice but weak aroma, cloudy, golden orange color. the flavor is mild in my opion for a hefe. the finish is clean, but with an odd metalic after taste
Suttree (5131) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasent surprise from Shiner, if you’re familiar with their weak ’bock’. Good wheat beer flavor & cloudy appearance. Not prfect by a long shot, but it seems to be pretty good for the money.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
There’s a weird metallic taste to this Shiner brew. As if their Bock didn’t suck enough, this one sucks too! What’s with these guys? The beer is acidic and painful to drink. Go with a Casta Triguera if you have a choice!
aracauna (3055) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking beer. Color not exceptional, but a pretty good head that never went away. Definite malty wheaty taste that reminded me of biscuits for some reason. Lacked any estery fruitiness, but had some nice citrusy aspects. Not a bad American take on the style.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy yellow, white head, fair lace, nose is mostly malt, start is slightly sweet, thin at the middle, finish is lightly carbonated, some hops, dry, a tad acidic. ’Average’ at best.
joet (2162) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 1, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
the color is almost right -- a cloudy yellow and slightly dim. light aroma with none of the typical yeasty character of a hefe. a bit watery. some hop in the finish of indeterminable type.
Indra (2607) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty carbonated, medium head. Light golden amber color, opaque (of course). Light wheat malt aroma. The first thing I noticed about this beer’s taste was the light body. Maybe the lightest bodied hefe I’ve tried. Some lightly citric hefe flavors there, a scant amount of hop taste in the finish. This is ’hefe light’, which, in all honesty, is exactly what I was expecting. Shiner is not an adventurous brewer, and I fully understand that they must pander to a certain degree. However, I am a beer geek...I do not fit their demographic, realistically speaking. I don’t hate it, but I’ll pick 20 other wheat brews over this one.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I used to think that this was great, but it was the first hefe I’d ever had. Had to re-rate after trying Pyramid, Paulaner and Franziskaner
pjcoupe (105) - Perryton, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one made me appreciate unfiltered beers.Serve it with a squeeze of fresh lemon and it blows a Corona (with lime of course)or a lemon flavored malt brew away.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet & soft nose. Cloudy-apricot color. Clean, rather palatable. Tingly mouthfeel with a hefty amount of carbonation... which seems to leave a bitter ’off’ flavor. Finishes bitter with some sourness. Overall, not bad, but certainly nowhere near the best. Missing that ’clover/banana/yeasty’ flavor that most hefes have... too clean and light to hold the ’Hefeweizen’ name.