Dorwart (2363) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
AWISLguy (1195) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Dacrza (494) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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...
Mittenator (1251) - Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to tepp. Light with a white head. Not as sour or funky as I expected. Nice and light.
sonnycheeba (3382) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
snoworsummer (1950) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
hman43 (311) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
drdisque (510) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
superspak (2477) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.