TimE (3105) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer had this thickest, whitest head I have seen, atop a hazy golden brown brew. I was in admiration. A beautiful nose of bananas and cloves assured me this hefe was special. A well balanced yeasty mouth with banana esters and hints of cloves. Splendid. Well balanced. Finish cleaning and refreshing. Love this beer.
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber,huge stark white head. Sweet yeasty nose.Softly carbonated, slightly spicy yeast palate,decent bitterness.Softly carbonated, to the point of being almost flat.Somewhat watery as well.
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An hazed gold weizen with a thick white head. A pleasant banana aroma with notes of cloves, very to style. In mouth, a creamy sweet malt with banana esters and cloves, very classy. Another fine Tree product (not sarcastic this time). Thanks to Capflu (and Presario for the second one...a nice little extra).
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy rich golden colour with a creamy head. Banana and clove aroma. Full creamy mouthfeel, banana flavored quite hoppy for a hefe. The thing I like best about this beer is what sets it aprt from most hefes and that’s the mouthfeel, full and refreshing
pintbypint (2549) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Pale gold in colour, cloudy, small rocky white head which didn’t last. Strong wheat arom with light cloves. Flavour stats with some bubblegum and clove, light banana, some hops in the finish. Light, enjoyable, somewhat hoppier than I was used to in a hefe.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Any first impressions?
-A ring of foam circles the opaque yet sunny beige.
-Boisterous bananas foretell sweetness, as citrusy wheat attempts to lure it down into balance.
-A very enjoyable balance of banana esters and clove phenols is boldly displayed atop the quenching wheat character.
-This is quite the impressive, bulky mouthfeel for a weizen, lifted by prickly bubbling.
What if you dig deeper?
-While the yeast apport is very strong, the chubby maltiness succeeds in diversifying the possible enjoyment.
-While others say it isn’t too sweet, I would say it verges on being too sweet for my likings in the style. Maybe the huge maltiness is the culprit. But I can’t complain about that.
-This isn’t your typical super-drinkable, easily-approachable weizen for the gregarious. It is the beautiful, raw art of a flavor craftsman.
Bottle; no date.
georgekessel (68) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sorry to say I found this beer dissapointing. It lacked the citrus hues and smooth character of a true German Hefe. It just didn’t measure up and left me with an acidy taste in my mouth.
Boutip (4642) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy deep yellow color beer with an average bubbly head with limited retention. Aroma of wheat is dominant with some subtle bananas. Taste is dominated by rich wheat with a full body and limited filtration. While this is an excellent example of the style, I though it lack a bit the banana characteristic that I really love in Hefeweizen.
CapFlu (4473) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Spinnakers Bottle Shop. Pours a medium, white frothy head with a lively body of carbonation in a hazy golden body. The nose is somewhat yeasty though the banana esters in the flavour and oats make quite an appearance. As mentioned below, not too sweet or watery... its pretty bang on. Very good.
piscator34 (1948) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange and gold in colour with medium carbonation. Potent aromas of banana, clove, and gum-drops. Good wheaty thickness on the palate. Some fairly assertive yeast flavors to this one, not to mention grainy. The lemony-banana fruit flavors are more reserved. There are some grassy hop notes on the back end as well, with a slightly drying finish. This one is very close to being excellent. The aroma, the body, and the potency of the flavors are there, but it’s just a bit too yeasty and dry. At least it’s not sweet or watery like some other attempts at this style. Many thanks to Presario for the tasty extra.