Oakes (13136) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hazy dark amber colour and a footy, chocolatey nose. Some light apple and banana notes, a fair bit of acidity, but mainly stale, lifeless rudderless malts. Poor example.
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, clove, banana. Taste is medium sweet, clove, banana, some lemon. Light-medium body, some effervescence, very refreshing.
Tmoney99 (11470) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Indiana. Hazy copper color with a medium head that diminished slowly and produced good lacing. Good spicy fruit aroma. Medium body with smooth texture. Moderate wheat, spice and fruit flavor with a average sweet finish.
shrubber85 (8323) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2007 Bottle. Clove and over-ripe banana aroma. Tannish yellow color - cloudy with little head. Mildly sweet banana, clove and wheat malt flavor and a light lemon finish. A very well crafted beer that is comparable to its German brethern.
after4ever (6470) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-ounce bottle. Thin and soapy, light head that fizzles, fairly bland-looking amber body. Undistinguished in every way, though, other than the soapiness, not an obviously flawed beer.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber with a generous white head. Smells of bananas, sweet wheat, coriander. Tastes citrussy and wheaty with some touches of clove on the finish.
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Upland- Unfiltered brown "apple cider" look with a little head and some lace. Banana, sour apple, spicy, and lemony aroma. Traditional hefeweizen taste: wheat, yeast and lemon detected. Smooth on the palate with a lingering yeast aftertaste. A nice version of an hefeweizen.
b3shine (6155) - Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster at Upland. Labeled simply as "Weizen" on the draft board. Looks solid; transparent for a heft though. A very slightly hazy gold with ample white head at dissipates into lacing. Smells of dough and heft yeast with mild notes of clove and banana. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flight pour on tap at the Indy Tasting Room (Indianapolis, IN). A new rate. Pours a richly hazed golden hue, like a lemon milkshake. Healthy bright glow, good haze, and big cakey bright white head that dies to a thicker film, good lacing throughout. Aromas are rich touches of banana esters, some apple and pear, with firm lemon, touches of spicy clove. Flaked wheat, bready malts. A vibrant banana life comes in and takes hold, touches of lemon and other fruit. Initial is creamy and smooth, light bodied overall, but on the more girth end with banana, a bunch of apple. Gentle lemon, flaked wheat and bread dough. Firm growing estery banana, touches of pear, with gentle spice, more apple and crisp malts into the middle and backend, apple and banana take over, touches of lemon, gentle grassy element. Doughy and crisp cereal malts. Finish is mellow sweet, a touch tangy tart fruit, apples really take over with firm banana, a rich fruity element. Still, quite a drinkable wheat beer. A unique spin. Nose is a bit muttled but flavors are good and the beer is quite pretty.
EithCubes (5152) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2009 Bottle. Murky golden-amber pour with no real head. Aroma is unbalanced and stale with strong wheaty and light citrus notes. Taste is wheat, citrus, and spice, more indeterminate than clove. Nice and spicy, medium body, at least it has a good palate. Light sweet fruitiness and some good lip smacking. Strong carbonation. Good level of acidity and medium-dry finish, but the taste just isn’t here. [2.3] Update in July 2009: draught at the pub. The wheat and citric notes remain from before, but a little heavier on the phenols with no esters whatsoever (though I have a high perception threshold for esters). Biggest plus addition is a sort of dry cookie dough that permeates the end and aftertaste. Sticky but a little thin, and I’d definitely give it another go. [3.0]