hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m impressed by this hefeweizen. Cloudy amber body with a medium white head that leaves a little lacing. Very nice aroma of banana, spice, and yeast. Very clean and bright on the palate...good carbonation. One of the sweeter hefeweizens I’ve had. Sweet citrus, banana, and some tropical fruit notes. Finish is aptly spicy with the clove making an appearance. A very enjoyable beer.
rondphoto (3171) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Jungle Jims / Eastgate OH --- Hazy light orange amber, white head cover, light lace streaks. Taste is malt and wheat that move through a solid carbonated swallow, adding caramel toffee and light bittering in a medium length finish. A very appealing Weiss - recommended.
nuplastikk (5270) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Orange-tan body, slightly hazy. Thin white head. Really clean, fresh weizen. Everything is balanced well. Solid dry bitterness, clean malt bill, mellow wheat banana. Solid offering.
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad but not too Weizen. Nice to drink, cloudy and good smell. Refreshing and great features..
justsayswell (211) - Mission, Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy gold pour. White head diminishes quickly and leaves spotty lacing. Typical hefe nose-- banana bread. Faint floral hops. Medium body. Lots of banana and spices, bit of floral hops in the finish. Clean and no overpowering flavors. Not my favorite style, but enjoyable.
PartyFowle (734) - - SEP 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy honey-orange with an expansive fluffy head of white. Aroma blends clove, banana, vanilla and orange, with an emphasis on the fruits. The flavor is soft and sweet, with mild fruity wheat fading to vanilla and mild banana before a gentle tang at the finish. Creamy medium body; moderate pinching carbonation. Nothing out of the ordinary here.
Rustyham (1813) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep honey color with no head. Sweet thick fruity aroma. Flavor is champagne like, a bit heavy. Too heavy for me. Tastes like wheat wine. Sticky and thick.
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at warrenville. Huge banana aroma with light bubblegum and clove. Taste is less yeast forward. More of a creamy wheat flavor and a silky mouthfeel. Not much banana in the flavor but overall a decent beer.
TH28 (285) - - JUL 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. 8/23/15 code date. Appearance: Cloudy light golden, with minimal white head, especially for style.
Aroma: Banana is strong, with some clove as well. Typical weizen yeast.
Taste: Sweet, grainy maltiness, with a hint of banana and strong clove. Bitterness is minimal.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a slight creaminess and slickness in the tongue. Carbonation is low for the style.
Finish: Banane esters and clove phenols linger retro nasally long after the swallow.
Overall: Great weizen yeast character. This serving is under carbonated for the style, but well wishing code date on bottle. Tastes good but a bit overly sweet, almost cloying
EtTuCthulhu (1386) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a cloudy golden color with a large white head that fades somewhat quickly. The aroma has a lot of banana, but there is also some wheat sweetness and vanilla. The taste is quite sweet and a touch sour with a strong banana flavor supported by wheat graininess. The palate has an average carbonation, which should feel pleasant on the tongue, but the thin texture and medium-light body don’t support that carbonation bite on the tongue.
UrbanCaveman (183) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at approximately 40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a bright and sunny straw gold, mildly cloudy beneath a fluffy white head.
Smell: Fruit and spice drifting above a ripe wheat field, redolent with notes of banana and clove. This is one of the first US "hefeweizens" I’ve smelled that has given me hope that I’m actually about to taste a traditional hefe.
Taste: Tradition confirmed. This beer billows with banana and bubblegum esters, atop a tastefully understated mix of clove and coriander. While nothing particularly stands out, that’s not exactly a bad thing - this actually drinks like a hefeweizen.
Mouthfeel: Light while bordering on creamy, this is a quaffable brew!
Overall: I am quite pleased to have found another US version of a hefeweizen that is not a pale wheat ale with a misleading title. Will definitely repeat.