yespr (31195) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Dry wheaty and mild fruity aroma. Fruity, light banana and orange note. Fruity and mild estery finish. Clean and classic hefeweizen.
nearbeer (3724) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Nearly opaque golden pear-colored with a lasting half inch head. Aroma of banana, lemon and resin. Flavor is the same mix with the resin making a nice dry finish. LIght-medium body is smooth, acidic-tingly and dry.
Elwood (3176) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a pale, opaque gold with a pillowy white head. Wheat, yeast, hay, a little varnish, and some spice in a fairly basic nose. Medium-high carbonation with a light mouthfeel. A little lemon, yeast, dust, clove, and a bit of banana on the palate. Short finish. I found this one to be rather uninspiring. Eh.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a murky apricot color with a medium to large head the color of whipped egg whites. Spicy coriander notes, clean wheat profile, and a hint of caramel. Thin bordering on medium bodied, sweet and mild. Finishes a little bit empty. Still the best of the 6 summer-ish brews I had today, the others being SN Summerfest, Harpoon Summer Beer, UFO, raspberry UFO, and Smutty Summer Weizen.
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; poured a murky, dark gold/amber color with a smallish white head. Aroma of wheat, banana, and spice; slightly sweet and nice. The palate was very nice; smooth and creamy. The flavor was solid, but not great for me; and the after taste was not very good. Sweet wheat, with a bit of banana and spice. Didn’t live up to the hype for me.
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out a cloudy gold with lots of foam. Taste is creamy, yeasty and some spice. Flavors of citrus, bannana, corriander, clove and bread. Good summer brew.
dagimp (718) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 From a bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours with a ton of head. Creamy white/gold color. Be sure to get all the yeast from the bottom of the bottle! Aroma was of yeast, orange and dough. Taste was very yeasty, almost like a Belgian but not really... and with banana. No alcohol taste present whatsoever. Mouthfeel was extremely creamy. I really liked this beer. It was extremely complex with a cream-like consistency. ONe of the best hefe’s I’ve tasted period!
jrob21 (2561) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark gold color with a thin white head that lasts for a while. Aroma is big pungent citrus and some spice. Flavor is a touch sweet and pretty well carbonated. Get a nice cinnamon and clove flavor in back of a lemony tang. This has a bit more character than a mass market hefe but is still very drinkable and interesting enough to keep you satisfied. Not so much so that it will make you slap your mother though. Going down great after my weekend in the yard playing with rocks.
GT2 (8435) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into weizen. Pours a hazy gold with a two finger, white, fluffy head that has good retention and leaves spotty lacing. Aroma of lemon zest, yeast, cloves, unripe bananas, but less pronounced than other hefeweizens. Flavor is sort of sour apricot, unripe bananas, slight nutmeg, yeast, malted wheat. Creamy on the palate. A little watery and cardboardy compared to Weihenstephaner or Ayinger versions. Not bad but in no way the groundbreaking American hefeweizen comeback. Fairly basic and lackluster.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was disappointed. This was a pretty straight forward mass market hefe, not nearly as complex or as interesting as the best American or German versions. Cloudy pale gold to pale amber, big white head. Nose of wheat, yeast, lemon and banana. Matched in the taste. Opened a Franziskaner for comparison and found it much more interesting.