ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.
Fisler (408) - Bamberg, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In der Nase Nelke, setzt sich im Trunk fort, im Abgang crispy, leicht süß, sehr lecker.
MelvinKalksma (1015) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight/medium aroma of malts, Weizen yeast, banana, hops and citrus.
Turbid/opaque yellow/golden beer with a medium white head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, Weizen yeast and banana; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. The aroma could have been stronger. Amazing appearance with a steady head. A refreshing and extremely balanced flavour that does nothing wrong, nor excel at anything.
SVD (1516) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Bamberger hofbrau. Golden, hazy, small to medium head. Aroma is banana and citrus. Taste is the same, not bad.
Wendigo (195) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l can. Wheat malts aroma of bananas and sweet and sour notes. Hazy yellow color, thick white head. Malty taste of wheat, bananas and light sourness. Light body, watery texture, average carbonation and light sour banana finish. Average.
boloney (57) - Srem, POLAND - SEP 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2016 W aromacie typowe dla stylu pszenica, banany i goździki, w smaku również. Piwo lekkie, pijalne ale nie wodniste. Wysycenie średnie do wysokiego. Solidna reprezentacja stylu, nieprzeciętnie dobra jak na koncerniaka.
BeardedAvenger (257) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Spoons Shepherd’s Bush. At film festival so beers before 11:00 is acceptable. Light yeastie aroma. Hazy pale gold. Extremely frothy head - may be my pour though. Soft body with a fizz of carbonation. Light sour. Some banana, water melon. I didn’t notice it was a Helles so explains why it’s a bit light and frothy.
Nurmis (428) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours hazy golden with huge head. Wheat, banana and yeast. Nice sweetness. Easy to drink but not watery. Good.
Beerheart65 (1421) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, milky yellow ochre look, nice creamy/frothy white head, good lacing. Semisweet aroma, bit yeast, wheat, fruits, slight spicy undertone. Easy to drink, soft, tasty, light body, good.
GuideDogSaint (1192) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom (JDW). Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of banana. Sweetish finish. Not bad.
minihame2 (493) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, pale yellow colour and a foamy white head, very lively. Aroma has mostly banana, a bit of yeast, some citrus, seems sweet. Slightly bitter taste, a bit more sweet/banana towards the end. Really soft mouthfeel, light body, medium carbonation. Decent.