ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the art of beer festival Stammtisch. A little hoppier than most hefes, which I enjoyed, but too strongly citrusy and lemony.
MaBeer1972 (1438) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oddly, this one is MUCH better out of the bottle than the beer of the same name I had at the Portsmouth Brewery a few weeks back. It has a nice "German Wheat" nose and flavor. Looks very light in color, just barely cloudy... delicate spicyness with a little tang. Nice, refreshing and drinkable!
raymow (1039) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I'm not a big fan of this beer style and this one didn't change my mind. Tasted like a typical Hefeweizen, cloudy yellow coloring and wheaty aroma - I'll pass.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A okay Hefe. Bland, watery, and fruity(banana). Finishes dry, crisp, and clean.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tiny head receding into nothing, slightly less than clear straw body, clove and a hint of banana in the nose. Very light body, slightly soapy, some clove, a hint of banana in the finish, not much in the citrus department. Somewhat lifeless and flat mouthfeel. Not very good.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have so much enjoyed the various American takes on Bavarian Weizen this summer: Dominion and Weeping Radish could equal or best any German Weizen with their rich flavor. This one reminds me of a Dominion Weizen-Light. There is a ton of fresh wheat flavor here, with the yeast providing wonderful complexity. But the whole is extremely light. I think this achieves a great balance of malty richness, yeasty fruit and spice and a remarkable palate. But just like the other great American Weizens, there is no damned head. Completely inexcusable.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden, hazy-yellow body with a medium-thick, fluffy white head. Smells of cloves, cotton, sugar and mild fruits (peach, apricot). Thin bodied and crisp feeling in the mouth. Taste is strong cloves balanced by floral and fruity hops, including a banana flavor far less timid than found in most heffeweizens. This is a good beer and I was most appreciative of its ability to maintain its taste even as it warmed. Often, beers of this style seem to sloppily loosen up but this beer maintained its composure with every drink registering a consistent palate.
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a very light gold with next to no head. Very thin and watery. Yeasty aroma, this is really not bad. A strong banana and clove taste. The strongest aftertaste is of bananas...Interesting beer to say the least.
sloth (2641) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small head for a weizen, hell any beer. Dark gold/light amber color. Yeasty somewhat phenolic nose. Light bodied, thin , watery. Some vinous and fruit flavors but not much worth talking about.
jgb9348 (5096) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden colour with almost no head. Definately not hazy, and thus most likely an unfiltered wheat. Some bananas and yeast in the aroma, actually fairly nice. Lemony in the taste along with the medium-bodied yeastieness. Not much in the aftertaste, a bit of drying, but fairly mild. Nothing too special about this one, but nothing outlandishly bad either. Just a spot on hefe. Worth trying if you can find it, but if you can find other Smutty's, pick up the Big A, Portsmouth Lager or Robust Porter instead. I bought this 12 ounce bottle at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.