ALLOVATE (2098) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Zum Uerige Brauhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Mid-afternoon and this place was mad, and then there was me with a notebook and no chair to sit on - the kerb outside became a new best friend. Big crack as the swing-stop released from the seal. Very lively indeed. Cloudy, yellow gold as it settles down into the glass provided. Massive, flustering eddies of fine bubbles saw it become 40% head atop the beer, a rocky, snow-white crown that lasted to daub well down the sides. Dominant wheat nose, strong beyond your typical grains. Soft wholemeal bread, yeast, dough, in fact this smells like a bakery at dawn - no wonder Düsseldorfer’s call it morning beer. Underlying notes of sour lemons tickle the nose and grow more pronounced as it goes. Again, quite wheaty in the mouth, toasted cereal grains, whole wheat kernels, wheat bread, wheat, wheat, wheat! This is liquid bread. Its bready and yeasty across the main of the palate, sour, tart in back with a slightly plastic finish that scars it deeply. The body is ultra-light despite the grainy flavour, the carbonation quite soft. This was nice, though flat-line for complexity, yet sat second fiddle to the other strange Düsseldorf wheat beers I was to taste. Different!!! (50cL swing-stopper, no date marked)
diabel (1584) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at the Uerige Pub Murky, yellow body. Creamy white head. Fair lace. Lacks aroma. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavour (somewhat fruity: oranges).
eaglefan538 (2778) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite hard to rate, as this beer doesn’t fit a classic hefe style, and didn’t meet to my likings. Poured a cloudy pale yellow color with a nice head, yet not overwhelmingly impressive. Retention was ok, as was the lacing. Aroma was fruity, melons, maybe a touch of hops. Flavor included light fruits, citrus (some sourness behind it all), melons, pineapples, and a touch of bubblegum. Bananas were noteably near absent, and the spicing that is typical of a hefe yeast was completely absent. I asked if this one had a standard hefe yeast in it and the waiter said it does, but that it was a yeast customized for Uerige. Well, that’s all fine and good, leading to a unique take on the style, but missing some pretty basic fundamentals if you’re expecting a hefeweizen. Mouthfeel was light to moderate and not overly carbonated. Surely drinkable, an interesting interpretation on the style, but I’d rather just have a Franziskaner, Paulaner, Schneider, or Erdinger. Don’t waste much liver on this one if you’re at Uerige: head for the alt or the sticke.
3fourths (6948) - Straßgiech, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Zum Uerige in Dusseldorf, May 2006. Flavor is sweet pineapple and mango juice up front, along with the requisite semi-gritty, pasty yeast flavors. Light tartness up front as well. Texture is somewhat smooth, lightly creamy. Mildly sour creamy fruit flavors, with some funk from the yeast, I would guess. Color is a murky yellow, overall a very soft and pleasing appearance. A decent hefeweizen, but not great.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Hazy golden-yellow with a creamy, small white head. The aroma has toasty cereal among notes of pear. Soapy palate with soft cereal and light fruity flavours. Even a touch of tartness in the finish. Not a whole lot of flavour but I’m thinking that because it’s cold and rainy that my mindset is a bit skewed. Tried this at the brewpub in Düsseldorf on May 26, 2006.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy/cloudy golden in color with a one finger white head. Light bodided with an aroma and flavor of citrus,spice wheat tang and yeast.
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light orange with superb creamy head on top . Flavour was of citric tropical fruit . A bit light . Felt to be as simple weizen . Forgettable . Expected more from them .
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the brewpub. Was good to take this as a breather from the alt for a glass, however the waited did not seem happy about me asking for it, and i was brough a glass which i assume was from a tap but i coulnt see it. Aroma is hoppier than most wheats. Taste is similarly hoppier tan expected but a good smooth drink which could easily be made into 10, if only the waiter was more willing!
pivnizub (7999) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swing-top bottle: Very pale "golden" coloured, mid-sized white fluffy head, slowly diminishing; fruity nose (lemon peel, citrus), but only a faint tinge of bananas or cloves; slightly sweetish, fruity flavour, soft mouthfeel, light bodied; very faint tart, citrusy/sourish finish. Deceptive beginning, pretty bland finish, but refreshing, though................
bierkoning (8953) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewery tap, unmarked glass. A-typical weizen. I smell and taste hops in stead of the obvious banana character. Absolutely dry with some orange fruit. Likeable and full of character.