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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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This coarse filtered wheat ale is fermented with a German yeast culture for a refreshingly light spiciness and hints of citrus fruit. A cloudy appearance and an immense creamy head are characteristic of this lightly hopped Bavarian brew.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Panzuriel (1299) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2003
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
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."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2003
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2003
Had at Sprecherfest 2003. Nothing special, really. Just a quality heffe weiss.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2003
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5472) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Has a slight banana aroma; nice, pleasant cloudy light golden appearance with a light white head with a wee bit of lacing. A bit too much carbonation - found myself puckering my lips. Has a decent citrusy tart flavor - a hint of sweet spiciness rounds it out nicely. Overall a decent heffy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Tasted at Map Room, Summer Gathering 2003. Good weiss, very true to style. Yellow/amber, semi-cloudy with a small white head. Sweet banana/clove nose. Medium sweet, a little bit of hops, prominent banana and a touch of vanilla. Mouthfeel just a tad thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
Cloudy tan. Banana, allspice, vanilla, phenols, fluffy malts. Reminicent of Hacker.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6401) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
Good looking white head, cloudy citrus look. Banana some vanilla, slightly light. Well executed hard working beer but no talent as they say.


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