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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3917) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Tap. Pours slightly hazy gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is banana, cloves, wheat, bready malts, faint floral notes, and faint spice. Flavor is rich malt flavors, faint caramel, banana, faint spice, and plenty of fruity yeast esters. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2721) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Draft at the Clarendon. Pours hazy gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like light creamy orange, wheat, dried fruits, and toasted malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like creamy wheat, citrus, light gum and dried fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighlanderOne (1041) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Poured from bottle. Smells like a jelly sandwich. Ugly orange gold with no head. Pear and banana dominate flavor, with clove and a bit of pepper in a dry wheat base. Could use a bit more carbonation. Bottle is just past its "best by" date, which might explain its feel. I like this, and will look for a fresher one in the future.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ghostbeer (32) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Stylistically, this was pretty good, I thought. Thick, dense long-lasting head with the phenolic aromas I expected. A good amount of funk but drinkable. Solid but there are others I would buy again first.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2121) - Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Nice golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, bananas, & some clove/spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, bananas, and clove; Nicely balance; Pretty decent hefeweizen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1415) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Very enjoyable. Strong malt notes. Lower ABV, which is always impressive. Recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EyeAmBaldman (339) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours a clear gold with almost no head. Aroma is sour apples and banana. Mild carbonation in the mouth with tastes of clove, banana and slight malt. Not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AbbeyRoade (432) - Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Mildly tart. Other than that, this is a good fruity wheat hefeweizen. Yeasty, not much banana but more clove and other fruit flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2499) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Gift from Tyler. Nice notes of banana, wheat, clove and orange. Body was a tad too thin for my tastes, but over all, a good representation of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2359) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
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

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