Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Andy’s. Hazy gold body with small white head. Aroma consisisted of clove, banana, and yeast. Taste was the same. A good wheat.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Andy’s. Hazy golden in color with a nice white head. Banana and clove aroma. Malty flavor with banana and clove notes. Well balanced. Drinkable. Enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5l Ramstein glass at Andy’s. Cloudy golden, nice thick white head. Clovey aroma. Malty flavors with clovey spices and slight banana. Great flavors. One of the better wheats that I have had.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a hazy dark golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of bananas, lemons (I asked this one to be served without a lemon wedge), and cloves. Almost a pepperminty aroma as well. Tastes of wheat, cloves, bananas and light citrus. Very good hefe.
Nejhleader (1167) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2008 Not as good as when it was originally released, but still decent. Has a hint of a clove banana aroma and flavor, body seemed a tad thin. I could swear troegs had a better version of this at first.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2005 Old rating from last years H-burg brew-fest. Light gold color with white head. Banana bread nose. Light yeast flavor with a little spices. Not bad.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hazy deep gold color with a pretty good head. Aroma is of a traditional hefe- with lots of yeasty aromas- like banana, clove, and hint of vanilla. Smooth mouthfeel with lots of wheat/doughy flavor. Good smooth finish and a lingering aftertaste.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Max’s. Clear golden, thick off white head. Aroma is full of buttery lemon zest, bready, with a slight spicy clove and banana note in the background. Flavor matches the aroma almost perfectly while remaining well balanced. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth, creamy, semi-dry finish. Very drinkable in my opinion, but I dig wheat beers probably a bit more then most here. And yes, more American then German tasting for sure.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mostly clear, straw-colored lager with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Decent lacework. The nose is of citrus fruit (lemon), fuzzy fruit, bread dough, very light smoke and whispers of clove and banana. The flavor is well-balanced and tangy. Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Short, tangy, semi-dry finish. Seems like more of an American wheat beer to me.
guzzler67 (1473) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow appearance with a decent head that left good lacing. Fruity, spicy aroma. More of an American wheat than a German weissen. Some traits, such as a mild banana and clove flavor, were evident but not overpowering. Lots of wheat, with hops in the background, contributed to a fairly smooth, mellow, inoffensive taste.