OldGrowth (3058) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Ok nose, clove, lemon, toasted white bread, banana. Lite golden yellow color, just a little haze. Clove and banana flavor. Thin crisp body leaves lemon banana on the tounge. Seems like a respectable hefe, but its not my first choice in beer. Was surprised to see some score so low though.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy, hazy peach hue. Foamy white head. Banana nose. Super, intense carbonation; volatile. Banana, clovey, toasty grain, apricot, pleasant, velvety body, finishing unbalanced with a flavor reminiscent of urine. Im not terribly impressed.
badgerben (4722) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at Sprecher's tasting room. More of a nasty yellow color than anything else. Monster head. The aroma brings a hint of the delicate wheat flavor that is to come. I'm sorry, did I say delicate, I meant lethal barrage. Just a nasty over-abundance of wheat.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow color with banana/clove aroma. Bit of clove in the taste, but otherwise pretty bland. However, all I'd really wanted was a light, easy-drinking beer while I set up my Christmas Tree, so this is hitting the spot. Even an average beer can be good at the right time.
Panzuriel (1626) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very hazy yellow beer with full head. Some unsettling settlings in this bottle conditioned beer. Very sharp acrid aroma with fruit hints. Nice bitter flavor but somewhat off with an hard to explain green grass thing going on. Smooth texture and decent finish. Just a tad unsettling. I guess It's not my favorite style.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is a nice golden haze, solid through and through, small thinnish tight creamy smooth white head appears then fades fairly fast to leave a thin but bubbly ring and drippy lace. Smell is of musty yeast and lemon, with hints of banana and clove coming through, not as strong of a nose I like to have in a hefe but is nice and becomes more noticeable as it warms. Taste is lightly playful of lemon and banana fruits with some small hops, yeast, and clove sparkling in and out as it dwindles down with a smooth easy start, well balanced flavors, and picks up some solid carbonation as the midway point makes for a dulled hop bite and leaves hints of banana at first in the finish but lends away to clove much later on the palette. This was remarkably easier to drink as it warmed, very mellow, calming yet lively enough for a twist in your senses saying "hello, your drinking something good here, so enjoy."
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow with a huge rocky head and some lace. Aroma hinted of banana, citrus, spice, butterscotch, and earthy yeast. Solid taste in line with the style, nothing dominated and good balance. An enjoyable hefe and worth it at a price lower than most imports.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at Sprecherfest 2003. Nothing special, really. Just a quality heffe weiss.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy with a very, very fresh wheat nose that offered hints of lemon, banana, and spice. Nicely carbonated, it was very refreshing, and clean. Notes of lemon and orange danced around in the soft, fresh, bready middle. Finishes clean and banana-y.
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of wheat and citrus. Cloudy with lots of carbonation. Citrus flavors, and a pleasant mild wheat taste. Not as much spice and fruit aroma/flavor as I would like. Light on the palate and refreshing. Inexpensive for the style; enjoyable.