PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good! Wheat and pink grapefruit aroma, and sour grapefruit taste. Terrific summer beer. True to style in terms of the subtle wheat taste and well-rounded flavor. Clean finish. Cloudy with a thick white head.
demitriustown (1181) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is bubble gum, orange, slight yeast, and some coriander. Appearance is a cloudy almost apple cider like look to it but a bit lighter and more yellow. Taste is bubble gum, coriander, light citrus and yeast. Palate is carbonated with a slight spicy aftertaste. Overall, he a pretty decent Hefe that not overly hoppy like Sierras Porter or Stout. Cheers!
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice hazy light pumpkin orange. White head that lasts. Smells of fruit, specifically bananas. Nice light wheat smell. Tastes of fruits and spicy bananas. A little to sweet.
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle pours a rich, melted-buttery yellow, opaque with a creamy white head that leaves sparse, sticky lacing as it melts. Initial aroma is of stinky bellybutton lint (wtf IS that???) that warms up to a wheaty, spicy (corriander? cloves?) aroma. Hearty body with a malt and wheat front palate, a yeasty sort of middle and a finish of that spice again with just a touch of lemon. Nice hefe with good body and expanded palate that I didn’t expect. More complex but still an easy drink. Personally, I’d dig this with spaghetti with sausage-marinara sauce and a huge chunk of really garlicky garlic bread.
badgerben (4805) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold color with a medium head. Nice aroma of just over-ripened bananas. Same strong banana flavor, lots of wheat. The cloves don’t come out much. Almost lemony at the finish. Really solid.
JMerritt (1931) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, courtesy Narnad. Moderately hazy yellow-orange with a small, bright white head that’s mostly diminishing. Clove and banana nose with underlying tangy wheat and a touch of lemon. Mildly yeasty/doughy flavor, wheat tanginess rather high with mild-to-moderate sour lemon/peach fruit highlights. Finish is dry and tangy. Solid, but I wasn’t wowed.
EithCubes (5458) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2015 Have been waiting for this for a month and had to come all the way out to New Jersey for a bottle. Big estery nose on cap open, heavy banana and wheat, lighter cloves. Lemon-citrus and yeast. Pale yellow with a large, creamy white head that clings and laces well. Body is thin and mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, seemingly no carbonation despite the large head. Watery banana and lemon, but they’re right, there is some complexity here, with a touch of spice and bitter pretzel. Pale malt and strengthening clove. The complexity is not quite as advertised, but this is sweet and ridiculously repeatable - easy to down a pitcher or two every night. [2009.08.19: 3.3]
I’ve had about three cases of this over the years and still enjoy it. I want to like it more than I do; I recognize the German yeast strain (and props for using it!), I recognize the house character, and I like the slightly tart and grainy character. But the yeast puts out a bit too much sulfur for me as used, and the bubblegum-leaning phenols don’t mesh with the frequent slime. [2015.05.03: 3.3]
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A cloudy pour that reminds us of this beer being unfiltered. There is a bit of head on this one, about one finger. On the aroma, there is a fair amount of bananbread and cloves. Definitely a hefeweizen. On the initial flavor all of these aromas come through, but the body is also a bit fuller which whirls these flavors around for a bit of complexity. Though the fruit-like flavors from a typical hefeweizen are present they are a bit more muted and don’t jump out quite as much as in a typical wheat beer. Overall, I would say this is a great beer for the summer but in general a good wheat beer if you don’t want something that is too light (definitely no lemon to be served with this one).
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 (7058) - 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.