jbruner (1117) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a translucent gold on tap with fluffy white head that doesnít really stick on the way down. Aroma of german esters and wheat, slight citrus, taste follows minus the citrus. Bubbly and dry, easy to drink, but not a great example of the style.
stevencon (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On rap at daliaís. Mostly clear pour white head. Aroma of wheat dry earth and vanilla. Similar taste finishes dry.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine on 9/11/12. Clear yellow color with a thick white head. Aroma of banana, clove and light berry. Banana and clove flavor with a sweet finish. Not really my thing.
lushawn (2644) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. notes of softed toast, creamed wheat, touch of vanilla. soft herbs. touch of overripened pear. pretty good, but not as good as weihenstephenaoisf or ayigiger hefeweizen IMHO
MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
least transparent, least effervescent of three, longest lasting spotty white head+ring. Nose more wheat than mad king, less banana and more bubblegum esters. Flavor highlights wheat more, more simple but less sugar, dryer across mid before light grain and fruit finish, even field-like, soft and creamy texture highlights malt better than mad king. And I donít even like wheat beers.
Whirlwind v. Mad King v. Sunrise all on tap at brewery go:
2. Mad King
JAXSON (480) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprised I havenít rated this as Iíve enjoyed it from the brewpub many times, still reviewing this from memory though. Pours a fairly hazy straw gold with a fluffy white head. Color is a touch darker and hazier than the Whirlwind. Nose is aromatic esters, dry earthy yeast, light citrus, fresh wheat grains. Mouth is wonderfully fluffy and soft, noticeably more so than Whirlwind or Mad King. Light esters, fresh cracked grains, a really good yeast strain on the finish where soil, grass, and other dry flavors shine. Unfiltered, more complex and interesting than Whirlwind. Softer and way less hop-forward than Mad King. Fresh on tap this is wonderful stuff.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral, banana, wheat with some lemon citrus. That about sums it up the flavor and aroma. Fairly fizzy makes it feel somewhat soda like.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
color is straw gold, not as hazy as most, aroma of banana. clove, wheat, and coriander, taste of banana, clove, wheat, and bitter orange, high carbonation makes for an champagne feel, very good representation of the style
ddemmingjr (591) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy straw, two finger off white head. Banana, clove, grass and herbal notes on the nose. Lemon, yeast, wheat, sweet malts. reminiscent of Franziskaner. higher carbonation, crisp, refreshing and solid for the style.
callmemickey (1335) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes (2007).
A: Hazy yellow with a moderate white head.
S: Citrus, wheat and banana power forward
T: Lemon-Wheat standard for a hefeweizen with a hint of spice that adds some charm
M: Light and smooth.. goes down clean
O: Refreshing and drinkable when the weather is mild/warm