KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 12oz Bottle. The Pour was a hazy amber yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white foamy head that lasted throughout and produced fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was a light grain malt and a mild doughy yeast with notes of banana, citrus (lemon), a bit of coriander and a hint of vanilla.
The taste was slightly bitter and rather yeasty with a hint of citrus pretty much throughout, with the finish having a slight spiciness towards the end. The flavor was short lived with a mild citrusy yeast taste fading quickly from the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a thin creamy texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this was a really good Hefeweizen, with a nice creamy yeasty taste and a good drinkability. This is a brew that I will definitely drink again, especially on one of those extremely hot summer days...
BigBeer45 (1422) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, gave a cloudy sandy-orange pour with a white fluffy head, glass of beer reminds me of a creamsicle, left some nice lacing on the sides of the glass, aromas of ripe banana sweetness, lemon and orange citrus, wheat, faint spice and bazooka gum fragrances in the background, flavors are similar to the aromas, creamy mouth feel, a nice and easy drinking beer.
Shakesbeere (219) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy yellow-gold. Aroma is of sweet banana. Flavor is malty with strong hints of banana, corriander, and clove -- which gives a nearly chai taste. Palate is creamy and velvety. Very enjoyable, though a little sweet. The mixture of banana and clove makes for a fascinating taste, though a little unbalanced on the banana side.
RSRIZZO (1940) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Color is a hazy yellow with average carbonation and a thin tight head. Aroma of banana. This brew has a light medium body that goes down easy giving a light banana flavor, some coriander and clove. Its a fairly good Hefe but not great.
Oscbert (1238) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
~Pours a cloudy gold/orange color with big creamy white lasting head.
~Scent of citrus, coriander, clove, yeast and wheat.
~Banana and clove like flavor with some tart citrus.
~Medium frothy feel with a citrus spice finish.
~Enjoyable Hefeweizen, above average.
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 14, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
am in a phase of my beer adventures where I don’t buy the same beer twice when I go to the beer store... I have bought a six pack of this beer 4 times already. This is the beer that should restore our faith that american brewers can make hefe’s. This was stunning.... Smells of clove and banana. Pours a very cloudy dark yellow with a fantastic white head. Simply the best medium body and carbonation of any session summer ale I have had. Crisp and clean on every sip or guzzle. Flavor was mild and sweet with spice and banana. Quite Herby and spice and delicious.. I hope this is a year round product from SN
jcr (2544) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky pale golden body with a fizzy white head that slowly diminishes. Nice aroma, though not overly strong, of banana, clove, lemon, toasted grain, bubblegum with a hint of sulphur. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. The finish is lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter with a nice tartness at the very end. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. I’ve had several of these in the past few weeks and am tasting this one side-by-side with a Weihenstephaner. It is holding is own for the most part though not quite on par — the aroma is a bit weaker as is the body. Still, this is a refreshing, flavorful, well-made hefe.
TizzleJizzle (770) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful aroma of coriander and citrus orange peel. This beer poured a cloudy unfiltered golden color with tremendous head and lacing. It tasted as good as it looked with notes of banana, spice, and clove. Very refreshing and lively on my palate. This is the best German hefeweizen I’ve ever had! Near flawless score for superior craftsmanship.
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a yeast clouded hazy golden with a creamy bubbly off-white head. Leaves a wide swath of white lacing. Lots of yeast in the bottle to swirl and dump in. Aroma is rich with notes of clove and banana, some sweet bubblegum. Flavor is not as rich asd the aroma, but mildly conveys a yeast rich bready character with lemony tart notes being more prevalent. Pretty nice and refreshing. Finishes tartly bitter that fades and lingers lightly. Full carbonation.
bb (8506) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden-amber beer with a cream colored head. Wheat, spice, and light banana aroma. Wheat, light spice, and light banana flavor. Medium bodied. Refreshing. Wheat, light spice, and light banana lingers. Solid.