Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Light yellow color in the pour. Once settled in the glass it is opaque golden colored with a finger of white head that quickly broke down to a thin covering.
Smells great. Lots of banana, some nectarine and orange.
Nice taste. Starts like a normal Hefe with some banana. Then an undercurrent of bitter takes over with a sparkling water ending.
Crisp with moderate carbonation.
Hefe is not my favorite style. I liked this one because it was not overly fruity. It had just a touch of banana at the beginning and then mixed it up with a more interesting flavor sequence than a normal hefe.
mike_77 (3926) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with a light haze. It’s fairly plain but tastes okay. Light hoppy finish.
Dacrza (631) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Date: July 23, 2015... Glassware: Ayinger willibecker... Occasion: well pump replaced, and a tan replacement scheduled for tomorrow--time to drink... Appearance: golden yellow body is murky as a muddy river; ballooning, cratering off-white head leaves maze-like pattern of lacing .... Aroma: intense clove and banana, as expected; some fruity esters from the yeast make for an alluring, if not unique, hefeweizen ... Palate: lively, swirling, creamy body; bombards the tongue with activity, and suggestive of a surprising wheat complexity ... Taste: big, full bouquet of clove, banana, bubblegum, and secondary flavors of apple, pear, lemon grass and ginger--quite a stable of favors.... Overall: Sierra Nevada continues to impress with its portfolio of beers--they have top fermenters locked down, and now the wheat world is served notice that a refreshing, formidable, complex wheat is in the mix now....
Fisler (209) - GERMANY - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Optisch leider nicht die Bombe, überhaupt kein Schaum. Geruch eindeutig Banane, genau meins, Trunk süffig, süß, wieder Banane, dann erst leich bitter. Das haben die gut hinbekommen - lecker Weizen.
Larry_Duffman (84) - - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a cloudy orange color with a foamy head and lacing. The aroma is banana and clove. The taste is banana, spice, and biscuit. It’s creamy and smooth. This is a good one.
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pour is hazy lemon with a big white head and sticky lacing. Musty, bready, lots of banana, some spice, grass notes, and dough in the aroma. Taste is big banana, some bubblegum, white pepper, herbs and bread dough with a crisp finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Refreshing on this hot summer day.
Sarlacc83 (1364) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Cloudy gold with a whispy white head.
N: Banana, clove, peppercorn, cracker, leaves, biscuit, some cayenne even.
T: Sweet and a little spicy.
M: Light body, creamy carbonation, no alcohol.
O: Decent stab at a German hefeweizen. I prefer Weihenstephaner.
Shanebrews (226) - Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very average weissbier. There is absolutely nothing exceptional about this brew. The aroma is equal parts grain and spice. The pour is yellow and hazy with a thin white head. The taste is more spice and hop than malt. The finish is short and sharp. I’ve had better expressions of the style.
damzz (344) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy yellow with white head. Nose is bubblegum and yeast. Body is medium. Taste is light German Hefe. For those who find a German rendition on the heavy side as I occasionally do, this makes it. 12 oz variety pack
metalspice (295) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tåkete melonfarget med lavt skum. Gjæret dominerer duften med klare toner av banan, honningmelon og krydder. Frukten følger i smaken og avsluttes med en lett bitterhet. Fyldig munnfølelse på et godt karbonert øl.
ClarkVV (4213) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 4/7/15, drunk 7/3/15
Heavily hazy, deep amber golden liquid is heavily carbonated and produces a massive white head that is well-retained.
As with the kolsch and pilsner in this Summer 12 pack, I get more hops up front, with the actual style character in the background. This one has probably the most non-hop character of the three, with light clove and bubble gum and a very heavy mineral water-like character. Rather rustic, with baked bread, hay, some light plaster. Nice, if not exactly classic hefe territory. Anyways, no resin or alcohol, no flaws but it would be nice if there was more spiciness to it.
The flavor is soft, with sticky honeyed malts that are fairly well-attenuated wrapping around very light white pepper and clove suggestions. Breadiness builds up but the watery texture and ample carbonation help clear the palate. Tons of bubblegum on the finish and a lingering spicy dryness that is pleasing, if somewhat too brief. I’m drinking this right from the fridge without letting it warm and its borderline too sweet/malty, so I’d hate to see it if it sat for like 10 minutes, though at the same time, it dosent really give the esters and phenols as much an opportunity to shine. Still, it’s clean and passable if actually a bit too clean. We’re entering American wheat territory here....Also, the beer is oddly very, very watery, much moreso than even a 5% hefe should be.
To be fair, I’m rating this lower to-style here (a clean, but very, very light, watery, borderline bland, German hefe). Feel free to add ~.5 to the score if you’re scoring this at home as just a "Wheat beer".