Gachupines (748) - USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale, hazy yellow with a decent white head. Aroma is slight banana and slightly earthy. Flavor is clean up front with a slightly musty aftertaste. Some cloves are pleasant throughout. Overall, decent hefeweizen, but not anything special.
djd07 (2537) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013 Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange yellow with a thick white head that lasts. The aroma is a strong banana and clove. send mouth feel with a strong banana flavor and a bit skunky in the finish. Good
Bacterial (871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid hefe. Pour from a bottle . Really like that this beer is part of a river protection project. Cool! Hazy light amber pour. Nice white head. Lots of belgian spice from the yeast. Refreshing and light.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light with citrus, spice, and yeast. Full finish with some lingering peppery spice. Not bad.
jhp40219 (207) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a hazy golden orange with a large bright white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma of citrus (orange and lemon), banana, clove, cinammon, and grass. Taste is banana, grapefruit and clove up front. Behind that is a nice malt base of white bread and biscuits and a bit of grassy hops. Not really tasting the cinnamon as much, but there is definitely a spicy little kick to it. Almost a peppery burn going down. Rather dry on the palate with a medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, and a dry, slightly bitter, quick finish of mostly biscuity malt and clove. Overall a bit of a standout among hefeweizens due to the spicy kick, although a bit heavier, more filling than most hefes that I am used to. Still pretty damn tasty though and definitely very drinkable!
kchampagne (38) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is a golden yellow with a slight cloudiness. Prominent head with the initial pour. Taste has a good yeasty flavor with ripe bananas in the background. I wasn’t expecting much from this beer and I was actually impressed. In my opinion it’s not as good as some the top German hefeweizens, but it definitely is a contender. Good overall representation of the style. I will be buying this again.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Spicy banana clove nose. This has a very traditional banana and clove flavor with some orange peel. Nice dusty spice finish.
fluffy (1056) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
ah, another day, another american wheat ale trying to call itself a hefe. looks closer to a wit in terms of cloudiness, with zero of the clove and banana esters you would expect. its thin, watery and bland.
Aurelius (3728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Misty amber, carpeting white head, bad label, standard US longneck. Pleasant, fruity/yeasty aroma, with that starchy yeast funk. Phenolic, medicinal, tangy, on the dry side - very lightly sweet. Odd chemical ending, limp body. Not great. New Leaf Market.
changeup45 (1670) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glad to see six packs of this recently hitting the shelves here. The pour is a golden color, no haze to it, with a big fluffy head on top. The aroma is nice: clove, cinnamon, wheat, and fruity esters. Initially slick and creamy in the mouth with flavors of wheat, banana, orange peel, light clove, and some spice kicks in towards the back end. A touch of odd grain sneaks in there in the finish to go with lingering fruit and wheat notes. As this warms, I pick up some bubblegum flavor as well. Light in the body, but not thin, with some active carbonation. This is nice. Good job by Sweetwater.
jcnielsen (1329) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased in Augusta, GA. Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Yeasty, bubblegum, citrus, wheat aromas. Refreshing, citrus, yeasty, bubblegum flavors. Pretty nice german hefe.