DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009
Banana fruit aroma. Small white head. Low carbonation. Golden coloured and very hazy in appearance with a little bitterness in a slightly creamy malt finish.
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden yellow with a small white head. Your get a nose of citrus, mostly lemons, but also some small amounts of banana. The taste is a very nice combo of citrus and bananas.Very drinkable beer, and a nice offering from Sierra Nevada.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark hazy golden color with white foamy head. Nose is bananas, light clove, a light sweetness, hints of lemon. palate is full and smooth with a dry yeast note. Flavors are light banana, some grass, yeast, a nice light spiciness.
sound67 (696) - Offenbach, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, as shown.
Pours a characteristically cloudy pale orange with an initially big, creamy white head. Retention is moderate, lacing generous.
Aroma is of banana, orange and yeast.
Medium carbonation and body, deliciously thick yet earthy mouth feel.
Weizen flavour is very similar to the German SCHÖFFERHOFER hef, meaning it’s considerably less sweetish than the Bavarian variety - perhaps, the Sierra Nevada is leaner still: Spicy, not very sweet, with a limited range of fruit (banana and citrus, the latter dominating), with a decidedly sour, moderately bitter finish and citrusy after taste.
Top-of-the-shelf hefeweizen, as good a beer as I’ve come to expect from Sierra Nevada. If you’re into the "real" hefe taste without the sugary elements, then THIS is your beer.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as wheaty as some Hefs. Light head. Not to murky good golden yellow color. Light citrus, bannana and clove flavors. In general not a fan of american hefs. This is pretty good though. Much diffrent than sierra nevada’s other beers
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herbal aroma with come citrus mixed in. Thick foamy head, cloudy yellow in appearance. Flavor is surprisingly a spicy earthy malt with some yeast playing a part in the background and a herbal coriander/cilantro aftertaste. Overall, not bad... a bit more complex than expected.
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellowish orange color topped by a large and foamy off white head that slowly settles to a thin film. The aroma is classic hefe with notes of banana, yeast, clove,citrus, and spices. The flavor follows with sweet banana and bready yeast blended nicely the clove, citrus, and spices. Fresh wheat ties everything together. Medium bodied and smooth and very easy to drink with some nice hop bitterness on the backend. This is a nicely made hefeweizen.
dchmela (3010) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark yellow pour with a thick white head. Banana, clove and yeast aroma. Crisp malt, yeast, banana with a smooth taste. Very easy drinking.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This could be called Killerweiss. Kill smell, kill taste, killer palate - killerly the best of all the Sierra Nevada brews, bar none. Yum. Delicious Hefeweizen goodness. Too bad they said Kellerweis (meaning cellar-wise), instead of what they meant - Kellerweiss - cellar white (like Hefeweizen, cellar wheat).
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For the style, I really enjoyed this beer. Fruity aromas lead to a fresh, spicy flavor, with citrus and clove present. Not at all my favorite style of beer, but this is quite tasty.