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RATINGS: 344   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 (2799) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3989) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours lightly hazy golden yellow with a small white head. The aroma has banana, clove, clean rich wheat, light bubble gum and caramel. It has a medium smoothish body with lots of fairly gentle carbonation. The flavor begins with banana, bubble gum and caramel. There is a smooth wheat and huskiness as well. The finish has dry caramel, cloves and dried bananas. Really nice hefe and much better than I remember it being. Could be getting it stupid fresh as it just arrived back in MO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (663) - Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Pours deep, cloudy yellow-bordering-on-orange with very little head and lacing. Aroma of clove and lemon zest. Lots of lemon in the flavor. Yeast prominent. Also some spice. Easy drinker; tasty and refreshing on this late summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1789) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2014
bottle into glass, pours golden cloudy with zero head, aroma of soap and orange some spice, taste is similar with the exception of soap

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (545) - Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours fairly clear golden with very little head. Nose is banana, clove and grain. Taste is similar. Okay hefe.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (382) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Really lacking in aroma but a really good flavor. Really has a strong flavor of banana. Would drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1162) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear brew with white head that soon fades. Good hefe aroma and good hefe taste - great for a hot summer day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AWISLguy (1289) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Notes from the Family Hefe Tasting. Pours like champagne or bubbly cider. No head at all. Aroma has grapes, and bananas & allspice. Taste is a clean grapey banana. 11.2 Finished last in the tasting, although I had it a touch higher than most.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nakedwhendrunk (2095) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Just found my notes on this. This was received in a trade with my cousin-in-law who lives in the Chicago area. Obviously, this was poured into a weizen glass. The appearance was a decent looking hazy orange color with a decent looking one and a half finger-ed white foamy head that once it died, there was barely any lacing. The smell had some apple/peach/banana-ness that was combined into a yeasty/estery/breadiness. Interesting, but unexpected. The taste was fairly sweet with the previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium in body with a pretty good sessionability running about it. The carbonation is exceptionally smooth and subdued. This is not bad for the style and good for me. Overall, honestly, its not a bad beer, it just seems a bit different to me and I’m unsure if I’d actually have it again. Maybe if offered, but I probably wouldn’t seek it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestlake (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 11, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 On tap. Color is typical wheat with a decently fluffy head. Aroma is malt with a little fruit. Taste is malt and banana. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1365) - Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2014
On draft at World if Beer in Tioga. Highly recommended by the waitress. Pours slightly cloudy yellow with a fluffy white head as expected for the style. Aroma is banana, clove, wheat malt, spicy and grassy hop presence. Flavor follows he aroma closely with big banana and clove notes on top of what is a slightly watered down wheat malt base. Could use a bit more flavor punch. Body is light with adequate plus carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel and finish. Overall all the hefe flavors are there but there’s something missing from this that I can’t put my finger on. Nonetheless a solid brew to have on a hot and humid Florida day out on the patio.

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