ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 2/19/13. 16.9 fl oz bottle into a weizen glass.
A: Pours a typical cloudy gold color. This doesn’t have an amazing head for the style, but it’s still a two finger white shade with decent retention and a good creaminess to it.
S: Fairly banana-heavy, with some crisp wheat and bubblegum esters. Touches of clove and coriander also come through. Aromatically, it’s well done, but not a standout in the style.
T: Pleasantly mellow banana esters start things off. The finish is mild wheat malt and the faintest ’ping’ of earthy noble hops, but perhaps my favorite feature is the note of milky cream that ties the midtaste It’s not particularly bold, inspiring, or complex, but like I said - pleasantly mellow.
M: I could use a creamier finish here - the astringency is a bit too coarse for my tastes. Having said that, this ticks many good qualities I expect from the style: nice dryness/crispness, light in its texture, high (not overbearing) carbonation, and superb drinkability.
O: Good stuff. Don’t know what else to say apart from this being a solidly good weizen.
Diabobale (241) - ITALY - DEC 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Una weizen nella norma dello stile. Nulla di eccezionale, una birra discreta. Colore paglierino opalescente, molto chiara, con poca schiuma non persistente. Al naso subito le note del frumento con qualche picco di acido. Al palato le note acidule aumentano (leggerissimi sentori di ananas), corpo leggero per una buona bevuta. Finale impercettibile
AlexGR (128) - GREECE - DEC 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fruity weiss. with banana, grapes. Wheaty. Some herbs and some bitterness.....
hawthorne00 (2549) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pale cloudy orange with a large white head. Mild bready aroma with lemon, vanilla, cloves, pepper, a little banana. Lightish bodied with a pleasant creaminess. Bready sweetness, some vanilla and banana. Modest wheaty tanginess. Dries out just a little with some cloves and a fair bit of pepper. Solid refreshment in very good nick in the can.
rayaron (357) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample. Cloudy yellowish with small white head. Sweetish fruity aroma (banana, some grapes), wheat, yeasty, some candy notes. Sweetish flavor, candy, fruity (banana, grapefruit), yeasty, a bit milky, sweetish and slightly bitter finish. Light carbonation, light to medium-bodied.
BVery (6974) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Binny’s in Schaumburg, IL. Hazy light yellow pour with a soapy white head. Aroma is unripe banana, wheat, and unfortunately a hint of skunk - probably due to handling & age. I’m guessing that isn’t always there. Light clean palate, easy drinking and pretty flavorful.
mlkmn (17) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sized, quickly disappearing snowy white head. Aroma of lemon sponge cake. Mildly sour taste with a delicate bitterness behind. White bread and lemon peel on the palate. Not at all complex, but always very refreshing. Really something inbetween a Helles and a typical "heavier" Bavarian Weizen.
Cerbier (276) - - OCT 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,5l Flasche. Typisches Hefeweizen, im Gechmack kommt eher das Weizenmalz durch als die fruchtige Komponente.
Ktwse (2241) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy yellow with low white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, light honey, light herbs. Sweet taste with honey and wheat, light herbs and pepper. Somewhat abrupt finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.
Shain (86) - ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 500ml. Pours hazy golden yellow. Very tall and dense white head. Strong aroma of banana and vanilla, some honey and very slight yeast scent. body is medium, carbonation is medium to strong. Mouth feel is creamy and thick. Taste is quite sweet, slight pleasant sourness, almost no bitterness. Flavors of vanilla, alight yeast, some wheat, floral honey, some sharp esteric notes, slight malt. After taste is sweet with honey notes. A very nice beer. Easy to drink and not heavy, yet full and present. Flavor profile is very nice, with no off flavors and mouth feel is also great. Only problem is being a bit boring and repetitive from sip to sip.
Kudu40 (2) - USA - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I discovered this Hefe Wiezen while in Germany with the Army and it has become my favorite Hefe. It has delicate notes of citrus and a refreshing light sour taste with a clean crisp finish.