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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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With nice, malty sweetness and a soft aroma of clove, vanilla and banana, this German-style hefe weizen is unfiltered for a glowing orange hue.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2003
This is what I think of when I remember Weiss beers. Yeastly, full of clove and honey sweet. Classic weiss beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lngnmn (9) - cape girardeau, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2003 does not count
Wow, for a wheat beer this has character. The banana is very prevalent both in the nose and the finish. This would be great on a hot summer after a long day on the bike.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2003 Great beer. Though not quite as good as a Europian weiss beer this is superb and the very best domestic German styles wheat. Very fruity and slightly sweeter then other weiss beers. Bananna and almond flavors are present but when I went on tour there I found they do not add this. It is all in the way the beer is prepered.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fraternie (909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2003
Refreshingly citrusy/wheaty aroma. Malt is a strong orange/clove/banana flavor. Slight spice but not very yeasty...a bit too carbonated perhaps. Not perfectly smooth but above average flavor for a wheat. Banana notes in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2003
Cloudy golden, with a healthy head. Extremely soft in the mouth, nice soft cloviness (not overpowing). Not much lemony acidity. This is an extremely nice german wheat. I may have to find a couple six packs of this for the dog days of summer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2003
Notes of citrus, wheat and banana come through in the nose. Murky orange; very similar to all the Weissbiers I had on my recent trip to Munich. Although Two Brothers captured the essence of a true Bavarian Weissbier, they were not able to create a brew that produced the wonderfully large, billowing heads characteristic of the native German style. Also, although they deserve kudos for leaving the Weissbier unfiltered, the dark yeast in a good German Weissbier wasn't quite the same in the Ebelweiss. Still, a good effort and one I'm sure would give native Germans a longing for home.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Beautiful in the Weisse glass: Gloomy banana liquid underneath dense, bone white, patchy whipped foam with the trademark style stickiness. Strong aroma, which consists of banana cream pie, key lime pie, white grape, phenols, and soft notes of vanilla. Sparkling, velvety effervescence abounds the palate. Overly done estery flavors. Furthermore, the intense clove flavor mutes what lies beneath. Still, there are subtle banana, vanilla, and leafy hop notes. Not quite done, as there is an intense rush of vanilla and acidity toward the finish. I never thought I would say this, but there is not enough underlying character to compete with the intensity of the clove flavor. Still, thumbs up to Jason and Jim for crafting such an estery, authentic Weisse beer.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsquire (3738) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2002
This has the traditional German wheat spicey nose and color, but my bottle seemed way over-carbonated. This was a very acidic beer with too much lemon and not enough other German characteristics. I found it too thin with none of the complexity of a good German Wheat. May have been a bad batch because I remember liking this beer better.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Very pleasant lemon banana aroma. Pours with a lot of fizzy head. Very tart and sour body. Not sure if this was intended, or if the bottle I got was past due. Still a decent brew. Kinda tastes like lemon juice was added. Could be a bit smoother.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2707) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2002
Lemon citric and yeasty aroma. Opaque dark golden in color with plenty of carbonation. Flavor has a light sweetness melded with a very fruity citrusiness and abundant, estery yeast. Finish is tart and shows some wheat malt. Surprisingly sharp and acidic in character. Refreshing.


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