NachlamSie (3297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bOTTLE. Pours cloudy orange with a large head. Smells promising. . .lots of coriander, banana, spice, and papery hops. It’s very tasteful and delicate, not at all blunt or candied. The flavor follows up excellently. It is remarkably similar to Weihenstephaner’s classic example of the style, but doesn’t quite live up to that legen. Still, complex depth of spices, grain, lemon, banana entertain my palate. This is a surprsing offering from Sierra Nevada. I love the brewery, but often when they stray from the standard PNW approach to brewing they falter. This ,however, is win.
larryLSB (509) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 oz. according to directions. Golden yellow with white large foamy head.Nose of grass, lemon, bananas and spice. Tastes of banana, yeast, malt and lemon with good carbonation. Very enjoyable beer.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange colour with thin white head. Banana, clovey and corriander on the nose.
Thi mouthfeel, short spicey flavour.
BelgianBeerGal (3869) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Local bottle. Very nice pour; cloudy gold colour with a thick, fluffy white head. Pleasant aroma of wheat, banana, yeast and a little spice. Great flavour too, but maybe a little thin. Nice hints of citrus though. Certainly enjoyable.
Cybercat (5174) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich, nose-filling aroma is wheaty and yeasty with just a hint of honey. It pours a hazy, appetizing amber with a fairly thick white head. Flavor is downright delicious, strongly wheaty with an undertone of yeast, a hint of citrus and just a whisper of honey sweetness. Texture is very tingly and pleasant. One of the best Hefeweizens I have ever had.
SHANER4 (491) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 12oz. - Poured piss yellow with thin white head.
Aroma - some skunk and wheat, hope it tastes better!!
Flavor - Sour lemony and wheat taste. Better than last Hefe I had but thats not saying much. Also tasted some mild banana flavor...pretty good!
Palate - thin mouthfeel and has good carbonation. Finish is dry with alot of spice in aftertaste.
Overall - 2nd Hefe in a row and this is far better than first, still not my favorite style but drinkable.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bomber bottle at the 2009 Crescent Moon Summer Beer Festival. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Has a german yeast sulphurous aroma. Very doughy yeasty flavor. Lemons and bananas. This is good, but it has too fizzy a finish to be great.
djd07 (10591) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy yellow golden with a small frothy white head that lasts awhile leaving good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is yeast, banana, clove and citrus. Thin mouthfeel with a dry wheat, banana and light citrus with a nice dry finish. Easy to drink a very good German Hefe from Sierra Nevada.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2010 12 oz bottle from the Four Firkins. Pale, yellow, cloudy pour with a good foamy white head. Wheat, yeast aroma with some spices coming through. Refreshing flavor with subtle banana notes.
RichardGretton (4654) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden beer with a strong white head. The aroma is lightly yeasty, and the flavour is citric, yeasty and bitter. Overall an average beer.