ben4321 (5785) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 9/20/11
Aroma: The nose is a mix of orange, yeast, banana, clove, and bubblegum notes
Appearance: This one pours a cloudy yellow color with a fizzy white head and medium lace
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet, same components as the nose, yeasty, and some spice
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a lively carbonation to it, and an average-to-lengthy finish
Overall, this is a decent hefe. It has most of the classic components to it, and it works alright. It’s a little overly carbonated, and it doesn’t have anything standout about it, but it still isn’t a bad one.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of wheat, coriander, yeast, banana, herbs, vegetables, and grain. Poured yellow/slight amber in color with a tiny, rocky, white head that disappeared except for around the edges. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Full of small, medium, large, and huge-sized particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of grain, wheat, herbs, vegetables, and some yeast. Light to medium body. Average texture. Wheat, grain, herb, vegetable finish.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s. Bright musty yellow, thin white head fades to nothing. Hazy but not opaque. Slight clove, lemon, bubblegum banana nose. On the palate, juicy tropical fruits and some bready malt. Clean fruit finish. Nice, slightly unusual Hefeweizen.
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... hazy amber ... thin white head ... big banana bubble gum nose ... soft sweet fruits ... banana ... hint of lemon ... soft easy and fruity ... quite tropical fruityness ... decent. but i prob should have chilled this one.
AshtonMcCobb (5405) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy golden-orange with gentle bubbles and a decent head - it falls back to leave a thin layer of lace. The nose has pineapple sorbet. The taste has a tangy yeast but there is a low malt note in the background which detracts somewhat from the big sweet fruity notes. The palate has a medium structure, a tangy but thin texture through the middle and it cleans pretty well, even if that’s just because the middle was pretty light anyway. Overall, it’s a weak example of a weizen.
JohnRMurdoch (4414) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Sour vegetable clove aroma. Cloudy yellowish brown colour, not much head. Spicy banana clove flavour. Flat & watery texture, aromatic aftertaste. Unusual but not great Hefeweizen.
joeneugs (5895) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the Breast Fest in Fort Mason, SF. This pours a cloudy yellow with a nice white head. I was expecting more of an American wheat ale, since I hadn’t heard anything about this beer, but I was pleasantly surprised at how authentically German this is. The aroma is very wheaty with fresh baked bread and some banana esters while the flavor explodes with clove, bubblegum, banana, and wheat. It’s nice to know we can get a authentic, fresh German hefeweizen here on the West Coast! I would have scored it higher if the aroma had been more potent.
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really nice hefe. Good aroma. Very fruity but not banana. Light and airy. One of the best beers I had at the festival.
bnoel09 (582) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a pint glass. Golden straw color with a cloudy appearance and a thin white head. Aroma is citrus, wheat, and some spices (coriander?). Flavor follows aroma almost exactly. Overall a decent wheat beer.
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into my 12oz. Sudwerk glass. Color is golden, and quite cloudy. Head is thin and fades very quickly. Aroma is complex, full of citrus, coriander, clove, and slight banana hints. Flavor is as complex as the aroma, starting sour and citrusy, and developing into a sweeter finish with hints of coriander or clove. Feel compliments flavor nicely with a fizzy, medium light body. I garnished with fresh home grown lemon, making this a great hefe!