Chad9976 (1138) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I poured a 16oz can into a weizen glass. There was a freshness date, but it was smeared and unreadable. The can cost $3.60 ($0.23 per ounce).
Appearance: Yellow hue with slightly hazy body. Effervescence visible. Pours to a three-finger, white, foamy head which never completely dissipates but doesn’t leave much lacing.
Smell: The usual banana-like esters, though not as pungent as better examples of the style. Some lemon notes as well.
Taste: I think you can judge a brewery on how well they’re able to brew “standard” beer styles like a hefeweizen, pale ale, brown ale, porter, etc. These are styles that are hard to screw up, so I was a little surprised drinking Two Roads No Limits Hefeweizen since it was just decidedly average. It has the classic hefeweizen flavors, but they are much milder than they should be. You get the classic banana taste, though this brew has a surprising amount of lemon character to it. Not much in the way of clove spice, applesauce, or bubblegum sweetness. I suppose they’re there, but you really have to look for them. Upon my first few sips I tasted a slight vegetal off-flavor. It might be DMS, but a brewery of this caliber shouldn’t be making rookie mistakes like that. Otherwise it’s a fine beer, but it could be so much better.
Drinkability: While the palette may be a little boring, at least the delivery is nice. The mouthfeel is calm and soft, though there’s noticeable carbonation vibration as it rolls across the tongue. It goes down easily and finishes clean. At 5% ABV it’s a little too big to be true session beer, but also doesn’t seem to take full advantage of its weight. I appreciate that it comes in 16oz cans as I could see this being refreshing straight from the container on hot summer days.
glennmastrange (2226) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Moderate grain and cereal for the malt, light herbs and dough for the hops and yeast, with big doses of banana and clove in the background. Head is average size, creamy, with with fair lacing and is mostly lasting. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and faintly bitter. Palate is medium, slick with a soft carbonation. Pretty close to the true German Hefeweizens I just had in Bavaria.
Hansen (6495) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden coloured and unclear. Sweet aroma, some fruity notes, faint coriander. Flavor starts sweet too, faint-faint bitter finish. Fruity again. Creamy and slightly astringent.
Camons (5659) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Voldby tasting. Pours pale light yellow with a fading white head. Aroma of wheat, little yeast, light nutty, spice, coriands. Flavor is whet, bread, yeast, spice, light citrus notes. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation, rather dry finish. 250714
BrewBoxer (1886) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour at the Coney Island beer festival at mcu park. Cloudy yellow color with a nice lemony orange bready taste
CloakedDagger (522) - - JUL 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can 1 pint. Pours a cloudy, opaque greyish amber with a tiny, white head. Heavy banana esters up front. Loads of yeast and cloves as well. Medium body, very classic Hefeweizen characteristics, the banana esters come out rather sweet but the beer itself is pleasantly dry. And ends dry. Not a bad stab at the style at all. So if you’re into Hefes, this shouldn’t scare you away. 010714
mansquito (3297) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn 16 ounce can: Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is banana and a little bit of spice. Taste is rather much on the sweet side. Very fruity. Little in the way of hops and spice. Not bad, but probably too sweet for me.
chrisv10 (10824) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, 5%. Hazy dark yellow with big white head. Aroma is malt, wheat, yeast, spices and banana. Flavour is malt, wheat, yeast, medium sweet, banana, hop, spices and a little bitter.
Nocturne (752) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
473ml can. Pours out hazy golden. Initial large white head disappears to nothing. Nose seems nicely authentic with plenty of banana mixing in with malty notes and spice rounding things off. Taste is alright but a slight step down. Very bready with milder yeasty notes. Carbonation pretty high. Decent enough.
ClubGonzo (3948) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a slightly hazy light yellow body with a small white head. Nose is banana, grains, straw and hints of wheat. Taste is banana, wheat, grains and hints of citrus. Medium to full body and carbonation. Decent, but boring.