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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A traditional Bavarian-style hefe weizen or wheat beer with banana and clove notes. 5.5% ABV


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Tap at Birreria Paradiso. Pours a massively opaque light orange/yellow with a thin, creamy, dense, white head. Okay lace. This is a spot on hefeweizen and I can see why the German beer judges were not happy that FFF was able to put together a near clone of Weihenstephaner. Nose is full of overripe bananas and bubblegum. Taste is light-bodied, slightly tart, full of bananas and bubblegum. Moderate mulled spices/cloves. Spritzy on the palate to almost a bit too light. Very good for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2010
On tap at the parmount room,poured a cloudy yellow whith heavy lasting foam. Smell of corrinder, bannana, spices, and malts. Taste light and crisp. Similar taste to aroma. Expected more from a 3 floyds brew burt still a pretty good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Tasted on draft at Whole Foods Lincoln Park. Pours cloudy orange with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Nose of spices, wheat, and light banana. Flavors are citrus acidity, wheat, clove, and banana. The body is light with average carbonation, and the finish is medium featuring banana. Overall, this is an awesome hefe that I could session on all day.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2010
On tap @ Revolution Brewing. Pours light blond with a fluffy white head. Heavy aroma of banana and clove. Really like body though - almost a bit thin compared to the strong aroma. Decent hefe though.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Cloudy gold with big, creamy, white head / Big, dry, nose of banana, orange peel, and coriander / Medium body, creamy and dry, with good balance and long finish / Big but stylish flavors of banana, sour malt, bread, grass, orange peel, and coriander / Best hefe ever tried.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
On tap at the brewery, served in a Weizen glass. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. The head fades quickly, leaving a small amount of lace. Aroma is strong banana with yeast and some clove. Flavour begins moderately sweet and becomes slightly bitter towards the end while losing a bit of its initial sweetness. The finish is longish and banana sweet. Medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. My first thought about this beer is that it tasted like a banana milkshake. Initially, I thought this was a great thing, but I tired of it by the end. It is sweet for a hefeweizen and the carbonation is far too gentle. The appearance was also a bit disappointing, with relatively poor lacing. Not bad, but somewhat disappointing coming from a brewer of this calibre. 2010-05-15

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Couple samples at Dogfloydapalooza 10. Actually one of my favorite hefe’s so far. Nice soft banana, light clove, light hop fruitiness. Very easy drinking. Can’t wait to visit the pub to get some on tap and give it a fuller rating.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3561) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
On tap at DLD. Hazy yellowish-golden color with a large white head. Aroma is banana, clove, wheat, and yeast. Fairly standard, but good. Flavor is similar to the aroma, with your typical hefeweizen flavors along with some citrus and spice. Medium-bodied with appropriate carbonation level. Decent stuff overall. Not quite FFF’s best, but good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2010
On draft at DLD 2010. Pours a hazy yellow orange honey with a large white head. Aroma of wheat, lemon zest, bubble gum, cloves and banana. Taste is much the same as the aroma with peppery notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6631) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 29, 2010
On tap in the Three Floyd’s pub on Dark Lord Day. Pours a milky yellow to brown with a nice white head. Bananas and cloves. Milky and smooth, yeasty and full of wheat. Musky yeast and spicy finish.


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