pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2013 Poured cloudy yellow with almost no head and what there was went away fast. That was disappointing. Checked the expiration date and it was passed. Some lacing. Nose is inviting, traditional. Yeast, banana, a little spice,some bubblegum. It’s very aromatic so I’m hopeful. Taste follows the nose all the way. Low carbonation, smooth, a little citrus hops, a little pepper. Thin and weak. No legs. Frustrating because it had all the right ingredients but it was half hearted and lifeless. A good hefe should be turbid and uplifting. I expected more.
mp_lane (95) - Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy yellow with thin white head. Aroma is tart and fruity. Taste is very smooth and flavorful, a nice example of a domestic hefeweizen. Very nice example.
drmet (278) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
-pours a cloudy golden with a very small,quickly dissipating,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
-wheat,lemon,slightly spicy,slight banana,bready,cascade hops coming through
-a little too hoppy for a Hefeweizen
-no german yeast character detectable
-medium to high carbonation
o.k wheat,but worlds below the top german examples (Franziskaner,Weihenstephan,Schneider etc)
rosskyle (178) - - JUL 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on tap. Cloudy orange color with a white head. Medium body. Orange wheat flavor. Wheat citrus aroma.
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mike_77 (3942) - 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 (635) - 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 (213) - Bamberg, 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 (3347) - 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 (1366) - 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 (228) - 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.