beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy with half an inch of head. Medium bodied. On the aroma I get bread, banana, cloves and a couple of other subtle fruit nuances. On the palate I am getting bread, banana, some cloves, spice and candied fruits as well. Great beer for the summer!
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 355 ml
Appearance: thick murky amber , mid top 3+
Nose: Fresh , sweet-sour weizen character , grainy fresh weizen nose. Sweet finish. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Soft bodied , clean velvet like texture. Drinkable wheat ale , perhaps not 100 % in Weizen style but well rounded and super drinkable.
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with an average, frothy white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, straw, hay, meal), light hop (grass), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of pear, banana, and dust. Light bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Short duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a big sudsy white head that slowly fades to a fine film. The nose is strong with spices: white pepper, cloves and maybe some cinnamon. Not much fruit in the aroma, just spices. The taste has a good fruit profile with banana, pears and melons set in a spicy (mostly clove) malt backdrop. The palate is silky smooth, though a bit thin, with prickly carbonation. The finish is long with lingering cloves. This is a very tasty hefe, but I think that they were a bit heavy handed with the clove.
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Bubbles Liquor World. Pours hazy pale yellow gold with small white head. Aroma smells like banana laffy taffys. Lots of banana, clove and spices. Flavor is banana, clove, grain and some spices. Really tasty hefe. Smooth and refreshing and perfect mouthfeel. I thought I was not going to like this based on style and initial aroma but I would go out and buy a six pack of this.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma is banana, clove, wheat, honey, and some spicy hops. Flavor is wheat, honey, clove, banana, some grain, and a slightly spicy finish.
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful murky straw pour, with tons of yeasty "floaties", a wispy head that leaves soapy lace. The aromas are of generous banana and sugar & spice cookies. The flavors have bananas, wheat, hints at lemon notes, yeast and tons of spices. The finish closes nicely on a dry spice. This is impeccably balanced, and a wonderful, wonderful example of the style. The mouthfeel is slick, yet substantive in body. Extremely complex, but nothing overdone, this is one incredibly put-together brew.
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - AUG 16, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque, hazy and gold with lots of lacing. Generous aroma of banana, bubble gum, clove and spice. Restrained and balanced complex flavor. Simply one of the best Hefes around. Sierra Nevada does not disappoint. Hello new favorite Hefe.
GJF (1274) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Generally not a weizen drinker myself, but this is pretty nice. A good bit of wheat tang to it, some citrus and banana. Refreshing beer.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle - pours a hazy golden color with a very thick, long standing foamy white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of banana, spice, and yeast. Nice smooth taste of sweet banana, lemon, wheat and clove - much more of a German Hefeweizen than many of the American version but not overdone on the banana like some that try to be more German. Perfect balance.