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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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High powered with all German malts and the subtle, spicy complexity of our special yeast, Mad King's Weiss offers a quenching quality that can't be beat.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2363) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Nice, large bright white head of medium sized bubbles that reduces rather quickly. Light carbonation. Aroma of lemons, cereal grains, straw and some paper. Color is a medium gold with decent clarity for a wheat beer. Light and crisp flavor that is very easy drinking. Some pasta, lemongrass and wheat in the flavor. Rather dry with a lingering late bitterness. This is actually a pretty good and easy drinking brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AWISLguy (1195) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Notes from Family Hefe Tasting. Looks like Miller High Life in the pour, with a spongey head. Aroma was grapey with a bit of plastic. Taste followed with a touch of spices. 10.8. This one finished next-to-last in the tasting, only beating Two Brothers Ebelweiss.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (494) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: July 27, 2014... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephan weizen ... OCCASION: another chain saw and tractor day in the yard--but a sweet reward...APPEARANCE: handsome three-finger snow-white head that stays thick and creamy for a duration; appropriate, unfiltered hazy golden yellow body with steady effervescence; lacing is inconsistent but observable ... AROMA: alluring yeast of banana and fragrant candy; malts are understated but provide a doughy hint with some licorice to boot--a bit more complex than the ordinary hefe... PALATE: active, impactful and reasonably bodied--more weight than a weizen--with a heavier aftertaste as well; an astringent, creamy combination that makes this thirst-quenching but substantial... TASTE: banana and pepper, with some sweet malts mixed in; some warmth too... OVERALL: worth a bomber’s price, this beer is a bigger, somewhat bolder take on a refreshing style--like the Whirlwind with a little V Lager mixed with some nondescript spices that engages with strength...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1251) - Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bomber thanks to tepp. Light with a white head. Not as sour or funky as I expected. Nice and light.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3382) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Tap at lazy dog. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is banana, cloves, bready malts, wheat, and faint fruity pebbles. Flavor is malty with wheat, toast, spicy hops, banana, and light cream; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1950) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Draft at Lazy Dog. Pours clear light gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like sweet wheat, light banana, nice and smooth. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like what, toasted almond, light banana

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (311) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2014
It pours light golden color with a pillow white head. There is a heavy aroma of yeast, hay, and spices. It has an excellent compliment of spices combined with the yeast and other malt flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours golden with a huge fluffy white head and a spicy aroma. There is a sweet wheat flavor with some banana ester and a dry slightly bitter finish. A typical hefe.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drdisque (510) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
From a large bottle poured in a glass. Looks like a typical hefeweizen. Flavor is fruitier than normal but not bitter. Good richness of flavor but still fairly light in body. Outstanding for an American beer of this style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2477) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2014
22 ounce bottle into weizen glass, best before 10/2/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon zest, banana, orange peel, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, light honey, light bubblegum, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, banana, orange peel, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, light honey, light bubblegum, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, banana, orange peel, pear, apple, clove, light pepper, wheat, bread, light honey, light bubblegum, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and hops flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hefeweizen! All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale, malt, and hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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