jbruner (3185) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 Pours a hazy golden yellow from the can with bubbly white head that dissipates quickly to leave little to no lace. Aroma of sweet citrus notes over German wheat esters. Taste follows, clean and to style, maybe a little heavy on the citrus. Carbonation is lacking, but otherwise decent.
dmac (4958) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallboy can from TRT. Poured a murky bright yellow with a dense white head. Aroma is lousy, wet grains, dusty, bad lemons, cardboard. Flavor is much better than the aroma, grains, sweet bread, dry banana peel and a light touch of cloves. Palate is super strong carbonation over a watery to medium mouthfeel.
Chad9976 (1502) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
When it comes to beer, Iíll readily admit that my personal preferences change over time and my actual palate evolves and becomes more honed. So when a beer I didnít enjoy at first tastes good later Iím happy to give it a re-review. Case in point: Two Roads No Limits Hefeweizen. This was a surprisingly bland beer when I first tried it a year ago. However, after visiting the brewery and sampling their entire lineup (literally) I re-discovered this beer and realized how good it actually was. This is a solid, to-spec, classic German-style hefeweizen. It may not re-invent the style, but itís one of the best American offerings thatís widely available.
I poured a 16oz can into a weizen glass. It was canned on 2/23/15 and cost $3.30 ($0.21 per ounce).
Appearance: Extremely hazy shade of caramel gold/orange (last time it was more of a pale yellow and clearer). Pours to a large, white, foamy head which retains well but doesnít leave much lacing (I think it might be this glass).
Smell: Banana bread, light clove, a hint of lemon rind and cinnamon.
Taste: Last time I drank this beer I found it be surprisingly mild. It was to-spec, but all the components were just way too weak for my preference. This time around itís still very much to-spec as far as traditional German hefeweizen goes, but the palette is much more robust. This is even more impressive considering the can I drank for this review was over five months old at the time.
You want a hefe, you get it here: Light banana bread sweetness up front with just a bit of a lemon citrus tang. I also notice a bit of a caramel candy flavor, though itís quite subtle. Not much in the way of bitterness (not that there should be), though it does seem to change on a dime and become quite lively with a nice clove-like spicy flavor. Thereís also a floral character in the background from beginning to end which is a nice bonus.
Drinkability: Two Roads No Limits Hefeweizen is very refreshing at all times. The mouthfeel is very soft and smooth, though itís still plenty carbonated to give it some energy. At only 5% ABV itís arguably a session beer, especially due to the fact it comes not only in cans but pint-sized cans!
damzz (391) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a white head the leaves little lacing. The nose is fruity. The palate is full bodied. The taste is restrained heff, a nice difference from the usual. A good sessionable taste heff.
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at the BeerTemple in Amsterdam, in the company of a brewer of NŲgne ÷, who is apparently an acquaintance of the Two Roads brewer in Connecticut. Moussy, stable, off-white head, cloudy yellow blonde colour with greenish hue. Sweaty aroma, hint of H2S even (sewer water), but fortunately more charming aromas of apple, pear, dough, wheat and pineapple as well. Soft applish onset, white grape, hint of banana but less so than in a Bavarian Hefeweizen, light citrus freshness, bready and a bit yeasty middle, dryish finish with light, basic wheat sourishness and hops only for structure, not really noticeable as such. Does not travel too well I guess, this is allegedly a lot better when fresh.
OnTheTrail (175) - Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Levees in Brooklyn. Banana and soft fruit on both aroma and taste. White hazy color. Okatly mouthfeel. Not bad.
Ratman197 (11760) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can poured a cloudy gold wth a small lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, clove and bubblegum. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, yeast, clove and light banana with a smooth lingering clove finish.
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Isaacs. A good representation of the style with notes of
banana, bread some clove. The brew finishes with a hint of citrus and sugar.
johnnnniee (3152) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The American Craft Beer Fest Yesterday.
Bready grainy with hints of banana, not bad.
Quick3Beers (522) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy yellow from the tap. Nice yeasty aroma, bananas are up front, in the flavor as well. Good all around hefeweizen.