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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 New rating, 2/26/06. Got a fresher bottle this time (best by 1/30/06), so let’s recheck this pup: I can see I was seduced then by malts that get concentrated with age. This one pours a darker gold color, and a bit more haze than in most American iterations of a weizen. Big banana nose at pour, but not much in the glass, just a sprightly wheat character under a fluffy, short-lived head, poured into a 12-oz. weizen glass. Banana comes back in the taste, with mild notes of clove, and a touch of bubble-gum and vanilla. Not quite the heady feeling I get when drinking a properly-presented Hacker-Pschorr, but I think real Hefeweizen fans will enjoy it. <hr>Original rating, 9/28/03: 7-3-7-4-15
Another 3-year-old bottle from my stash, so this is a review of how well it ages, which a weiss is not meant to do.
A slight flowery nose when opened, then pours a dark weiss color, with a little less than standard haziness. The spicy flavor has subsided, leaving the malt to deepen to an almost syrupy richness. Hop flavor is subtle, more to make the alcohol feel a little warmer. Taste is well out of the style profile, but ages to a fine beer nonetheless.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4925) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015 and posted my my lasting notes. In the tasting glass cloudy yellow. Nose of banana and clove. Medium body. Flavor is banana, close, and citrus. Finishes drew. To style and good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3315) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Decent hefe but not great. Hazy pale with no head. Light on banana and clove with sweetish wheat and some lemon. Taste is a bit sweet and muddled and laxks clarity.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheMattBrewer (11) - - JUN 4, 2016
Fruity and bright, with a full palate and a crisp finish. Everything a Weiss should be: refreshing, but substantial.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1431) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Hazy , golden color. Thin , weak head . Banana , clove and wheat malt in aroma . Sweet, fruity and yeasty taste. Well brewed hefeweizen.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (3486) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
July 27, 2015. On tap at Spuyten Duyvil.
Cloudy yellow with a small creamy white head. Aroma is sweet banana, wheat, grain, some cloves, white pepper. Taste is medium sweet with ripe banana and cereal, light bitterness with a dry spicy touch and some floral notes in the finish. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (2207) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2016
Hazy yellow pour. Aroma is wheats and floral. Flavor is sweet, some orange and what but not too heavy. Sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5650) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2016
On tap at Beer Culture. Orange body with big head. Nose is floral, fruits, bananas and oranges. Taste is similar of fruits, sweet, some vanilla and similar notes. Nice and creamy texture.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joshua0317 (26) - Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2016
Hefe with strong banana notes. I’m a banana beer fan, so this is high on my repeat list. If you don’t like banana as the front runner steer clear.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
On tap at the Pony Bar NYC. Pours hazy yellow with a big white head. Smells canned fruit, fruity hoppy. Tastes fruity hoppy, canned fruit, banans, a bit sweet with a mild bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (756) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2016
On tap numerous times, including at Warrenville brewpub. Prototypical and perfected Hefeweizen. Notes of clove and banana. IMHO the best American take on the Hefeweizen. Only slight cloudiness and light body. No grit in the mouthfeel. Very good.


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