twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy straw yellow with a big, foamy two inches of bright white head. Somewhat more rounded nose than many hefes- some banana and fruity sweetness, some light spicy cloves and oranges. Aroma is good, if muted. Flavor starts with a light dose of sharp clove spiciness, then moves into grainy yeast, smooth mild sweetness. Light bitterness. Some citrus notes in the flavor. Palate is crisp and actively carbonated. Overall, a good, interesting, somewhat unique hefe.
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a light cloudy golden color. The aroma is very bready with some lemons and hint of yeast. The flavor contains a nice hit of wheat, lemons, and some cloves. The finish is sour. Overall this would be a good session brew but nothing amazing.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Kind of a dark hazy yellow color. Banana, lemon aroma, it had a very creamy white head as well. Sweet, more banana and light lemon, no acidity at all, very enjoyable
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy light golden color with a small head, nice lacing. Banana, bubblegum, and spices. Nice palate, full but not overly. Excellent.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed a 12oz bottle that pours opaque yellow/gold with a two finger white head that quickly diminishes.
Full and smooth with some banana flavor up front and a touch of vanilla on the finish make this a very nice summer beer. I think it’s very well done.
Palidor19 (2917) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
what an excellent beer. its got a nice crisp aroma of the usual bubblegum and banana, tastes smooth with a feeling of fullness and a slick texture. bubbles scrub nicely. all around this beer works.
crazyvin (1896) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice murky yelllow-golden hue with a nice whie head. Aroma had some sweet malt notes, banana, but also a nice spice profile,mainly corrainder, clove stuff like that. Flavor seemed to feature the spicyness of this brew. A akmost peppery flavor to it with a nice lemony note to balance it out. Seemed to have some grit to it which by no means was negative. A good beer.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bubblegum, bananas, very nice and traditional german hefe flavors. Visual was as expected as well. Basically the template for how to make a german hefe in the US.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet banana, wheat, and lemon.
Taste is crisp hoppy lemon-wheat banana, with a surprising amount of sourness.
Body is full, yet not cloying. A touch watery for a hefe, light on the spice, and heavy on the lemon and wheat with a banana accent.
Finish is lingering wheat sourness and banana.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice hefeweizen from sierra nevada. I thought that it might have a little bit of a sour bite, but I was mistaken. It has a variety of complex fruit flavors, which sits very nicely in the mouth. Very enjoyable.