FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 10, 2007
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m giving this a pretty high rating, but then I’m a fan of a really good hefe, and there are so many that let me down. This one does not let me down, and in fact it may be the best I’ve had to date. Very nice clove and banana flavors that come out strong. Truly impressive.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden colour hazy with a small white cap. Aroma of clove, banana, wheat and hints of spice. Initial taste is wheaty with an overlay of a spicy banana. Finishing light and crisp. Palate duration is decent, and slight lacing of the glass. Enjoyable hefe.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with light carbonation and a big head. Banana, clove and cinnamon are predominant but I swear I smell some pear in there. Light flavor than the aroma would suggest. Hints of banana and clove and again, vaguely of cinnamon. Very light flavor with high carbonation level and light/medium body. Fair.
truebluehes (189) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark yellow color with a disipating head. Aroma is of wheat and citrus. Flavor is wheaty and citrus with hint of banana. Smooth and very drinkable... great summer brew.
drfabulous (5231) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Your typical German hefe. Nice and fruity. Banana. Cloves. This is what you want. This is what many American hefes don’t do. Why?
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a lager like yellow beer. Produces a lively head. Notes of wheat yeast, pine and banana. Body is light but soft. Taste is of wheat and yeast. Some sweetness with a crisp dry finish. A quality hefeweizen.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy strawlike colour, with huge white head. Aroma is banana / spice / wheat / citrusy. Taste is banana / cloves / wheat / lemon. This beer looks great and tastes even better
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy hay colored brew. The aroma is of banana and spices. The sweetness along with that banana yeasty flavor impart something that is unlike any other type of beer. Very refreshing and thus drinkable. This brew is light but also liquid bread a the same time. This is probably due to the carbonation which keeps this one from being too heavy. One of my favorite Hefeweizen from Deutschland.
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Great color and aroma, scents of citrus. Lasting off white head. Strong citrus and lemon flavors. A tad harsh on the palate at first but a good finish. Worth trying.
mschiefelbein (1) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
For all of you who have never tried Weihenstephan, I encourage you to go out and have one. Like many other German “Weizenbier”, it’s very different from Belgian “witbeer”. It has a much fuller and smoother flavor. It has a wonderful cloudy appearance when poured into the typical tall half liter glasses and will charm you with its herbal and yeasty fragrance.
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