eaglefan538 (2859) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle straight out of the SL coolers, purchased as a sixer, consumed the first bottle on premises. A darned nice pour, great head and lacing, hazy cloudy golden-yellow colored pour. The aroma was bananas, esters, light spicing, well-balanced. The flavor was solid, great balance, perhaps one of the best American Hefe’s out there. I like these to err a tad on the spice side, so that was the only thing that dropped this from the best of its class. A great job by SN!
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Effervescent cloudy orange with a dense thick white head. Nice dryish aroma- mild phenolics- wheaty with mild clove and a touch of dough. Nice creamy yet crisp feel. I like that there’s no an overload of banana. When it warms there’s a soft lemon & vanilla chaacter to it. Has a bready base with some spicy phenolics giving off mild clove notes. A very nice and individualistic Hefe.
vtafro (3024) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Rciesla Not a big fan of this hefeweizen. Flavor was dark wheat and slight fruit esters. Will have to try again and pour this into a glass.
haggis03a3 (163) - Piedmont, California, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow with nice big white head. Aroma grains- wheat, biscuits, banana, cloves. Good body and smooth. Dry and a bit astringent (in a good way) at the finish. Solid hefeweizen.
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very hazy cloudy yellow / orange with a large white fluffy head. The aroma has rich wheat, clove, bananas (but not too much), creamy vanilla and while all of it is there and represented it is gentle and rounded. Medium smooth body with some semi-sharp carbonation that adds to the flavor instead of being distracting. The flavor has more dryness than the aroma with dried bananas, pepper, clove, grainy wheat, light spicy hops - it is clean and crisp. The finish has a good amount of graininess and a touch of citrus acidity. This is a great hefe & it takes a lot for me to say that.
guzzler67 (1491) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sierra seems to be doing everything right, style-wise with this hefe: a yeasty, wheaty aroma with hints of lemon and banana; smooth, well rounded taste. Picking up more spices in addition to the flavors suggested by the aroma. Just a little tartness in the lingering aroma. Very nicely executed.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold, small white head...Light yeasty aroma...Yeasty flavor, sweet with banana and bubblegum...Crisp carbonation...Excellent
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden yellow haze, fluffy head, looks spot on. The smell is also exactly what you would expect, banana and cloves but nice. Flavor is nice solid hefe, yeasty and delicious. I am not partial to hefeweizens but this is a good example and way too easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-12-2009 02:10:47
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. well it sure does look good. the pour is beyond hazy, more like opaque. a beautiful golden color with lemony edges. a respectably fluffy white head forms on the top of this elixir. typical heffe aroma of ester banana and clove as well as some bread crust and a soft a proper hop aroma. begins with sharp and prickly carbonation that enhances the esters and mild hop character. very dry with no overwhelming sweetness on the finish. lemons and a fresh spiciness are the last flavors to grace the tongue. overall an extremely well crafted beer. very rare that american heffes can even approach the authenticity of the german stuff. cheers to the guys at SN!
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
wait, swirl the 1/3 left in the bottle? that’s waht I did, and it made for a consistently yeasty pour. body is cloudy deep golden butterscotch color, head is very tall, white, and thick like meringue. aroma is unripe banana, unripe peach, yeasty wheat malt, and faint citrusy bread crust. flavor starts tart dry yeasty wheat malt, some peach pit, and dried lemon rind. then sweet wheaty maltyness, faint banana, and a bit of clove. finish of dry hops and yeasty wheat.