TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, cloudy with all that yeastie goodness, a very pale yellow with a large pillowy white head. Not so much banana on the nose, but plenty of cloves, and a touch peppery as well. Quite carbonated, a good cleansing palate. The flavours are quite understated, which I like if my weizen beers, which can sometimes be a bit sweet. Just a touch of malt and yeast. This is damn good.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at the malthouse. Pours a light gold, could do with being a bit cloudier....but that’s just me. Sweet banana nose and light on the palate (i like that) It’s a interesting beer, sweet yet dry refreshing and not cloying crisp not sickly....a really enjoyable drink.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Cloudy, pale golden with a small, white head. Aroma of banana, citrus and yeast. Medium body, rather sweet banana notes and a distinct yeastiness. Distincy clove accents especially in the finish. 010208
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasted in New Zealand 2008. Light body. Fizzy. Does not remind me of a german hefe.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Hazy golden colored brew. Banana flavored aroma, sweet malty flavor with a hefe style banana taste. Nice.
omhper (19327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at The Malthouse, Wellington. Cloudy golden, small head. Aroma of bubblegum and banana. Malty with restricted sweetness. It’s very soft and drinkable, and the esters are strong, but not overpowering. An excellently balanced session beer!
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very pale dirty yellow colour. Very cloudy. Aroma is quite estery, straight up banana, no clove. A bit of wheatiness. Thin-bodied. Flavour is wheaty, light banana, a touch of bubble gum. Fairly refreshing, but the dirty colour is off-putting.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2006 Tasted 13/03/2005. Cloudy golden appearance with big soft pure white head that fades slightly quicker than I’d have liked. Huge banana bouquet with a very slight sulphur hint in the beginning that disappears completely after a few sniffs. Banana and wheat flavour with just the slightest citrus note. Soft, yet spritzy, mouthfeel. A good authentic German Weiss interpretation.
Retasted 20/01/2006. Longer lasting head; rounder spicier aroma with some bubblegum and without that sulphur note; good sweetness up front and super clean tartness through the middle. One of NZ’s best wheat beers without a doubt.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this after a coppoers sparkling ale and was struck by their similarity. i mean this in a positive way as for the climate and mood of the day this one is a refreshing beer. Definite fruitiness in the nose with the hint of orane and banana. The malt content isunderstandably low but this is not a negative either. Well done again by a good iwi brewer.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh clove, orange and peach aroma but a bit mild. Light and thin-bodied with a lean, fresh maltiness. Very light and refreshing and particularly drinkable but lacking the real fat maltiness of the best hefes. I’m probably not making this sound as good as it is. Light, but nice.