Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Pours a very hazy gold color with a thin white head and adequate lacing. Certainly looks the part. Aroma starts out on a muted and somewhat disappointing note, with the standard middling hefe aroma that’s dominated by the grain which supresses the estery yeast. More bread than banana. Light dijon mustard and white pepper. Has this spiky quality to the nose, which I don’t look for in hefes, as I seek more roundness. The flavor is much the same, with plenty of wheat dominating the proceedings, and only once in the finish is there a pleasant effect of what I can only describe as a bowl of cream of wheat with dried banana chips in it. Just a glimmer of goodness. The brewer did nail the palate however, as it’s really quite rich and creamy, and they avoided the dreaded lemon water flavor and texture found in many. Overall not a bad go at a hefe, but it really didn’t suit my tastes, although it does possess some redeeming qualities.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy lemon orange with thick frothy white head. Aroma is hay, clove, bread dough. Flavor is a mix of banana, clove, caramel. Body is creamy but offset with very active carbonation.
ElGaucho (2387) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at republic. Nice banana aroma. Beautiful murky light orange. A little lighter bodied than I was hoping, but still nice.
ryanfolty (2354) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery on June 22, 2012. Pour was opaque cloudy yellow that looked like it would be really thick. Aroma was banana and clove. Taste was similar plus some spiciness to it. Medium thickness and a bit of carbonation. Pretty good but not sure I would go back to this time and again like with some others in its style.
BVery (9387) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Another nice one from Jason! Cloudy yellow pour, white head. Wheat, clove, and a touch of banana. Good hefeweizen.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hefes are not a style I really like, but when I drink them I at least can compare them to others I have drank. This was drank from a fresh growler. Aroma was strong banana and clove. It got me semi-hard. It was a nice aroma. This beer tasted like an American wheat with a touch of clove and banana. It was a big letdown. Pretty thin body. Blerg. . . I wish some people would say more with their rates. Maybe it’s just me?
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong banana and clove scents and taste, yep a nasty hefeweizen dtyle I hate.
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DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler. Very hazy apricot colored pour, lasting 1/4 inch head and a little light creamy banana. Flavor is slightly creamy initially and then thinned out pretty quick on the mouthfeel and a slight hint of the clove and oddly effervescent. Definitely smelled better than it tasted Unless the recipe changes, I won’t be picking this up again.
deyholla (9900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Republic. Pours a cloudy pale yellow gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of clove with spice an d sweet wheat. Flavor is sweet with wheat up front with wheat up front with banana and clove in the finish.
Atom (2110) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from brewery, pours hazy golden/orange with a large off-white head. Aroma of clove, coriander, wheat, and bananas. Take is mellow and drinkable, bananas and bubble gum with the yeast rather subdued. Clean and drinkable. Not my favorite style but very refreshing!