raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - FEB 8, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.5 l. Cloudy yellow, big white head. Nose is yeasty, a bit sour and wheaty. Flavor has wheat, yeast, some spiciness and sour acidity. Maybe a bit of citrus peel. Not much sweetness. Not as good as I would’ve hoped, too sour.
grikmok (132) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured to a golden beer with aromas of yeast and wheat. The palate was exceptionally smooth and had a good yeast and spicy flavor. Good beer.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours yellow with a huge head. Aromam of yeast and other spices. One of the best hefeweizens that I have ever had. Very good.
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a cloudy light peach color with a creamy white head. Has a sweet banana aroma with a yeasty presence. light sweet malt and banana flavor with a hint of spice. Very good overall.
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a cloudy yellow with a large white head. WOW! Take one whiff and the aromas just overtake you! Bananas, cloves, all the things you expect from a true german hefe! Then you take a sip and enjoy all those wonderful things that make the german hefe such a great beer! The flavors of course emulate the aroma, bananas, cloves, etc... this is one well crafted beer and is an exemplary testimony of what a german hefeweizen should be! Cheers!
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy gold with a big white head. Fantastic aroma of yeast and banana, with hints of clove and hops. Slightly sweet and citrusy flavor, with the banana showing up again. A nice medium palate rounds out this deicious hefe.
Rune (10493) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served comfortably chilled from a 500ml bottle. Hazy, orange body with a thin, white head. Spicy aroma of cloves and some sweet fruits. Sweet, late banana flavour mixed with citrus fruits that help to counter some of the sweetness. Wheaty and spicy aftertones. Foamy mouthfeel. Well balanced weizen (Linköping, 26.01.2008).
rds (230) - USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Here’s a beautiful golden looker, with a wonderfully suspended cloudiness throughout, just below it’s modest head. The taste is a little too subtle to make it a favorite of mine, perhaps a little more citrus is what I’m looking for.
illidurit (2278) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The first beer to be poured into my brand new Franziskaner weizen glass. 3 fingers of head form instantaneously and I have to be cautious with the rest of the pour to maintain that amount of suds. The white foam lays atop a gorgeous, hazy organic unfiltered apple juice-colored body. OK lacing, good retention.
The definitive weizen aroma: bananas and cloves. Very appetizing on this hot night.
This beer is extremely mellow. Every flavor blends immaculately with the next. Soft banana and clove flavors meet honey, lemongrass, very subtle hops, a faint hint of pear skin, a bubblegummy note, cereal grains. Deeper than your average hefe.
This beer has a nice crisp finish despite the cloudiness. Great balance, ample carbonation, mellow and sweet flavors, and low alcohol make for an insanely drinkable beer. Nice and refreshing. On a hot day I could easily imagine 3-4 of these disappearing.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 Bottle. Cloudy, hazy orange color with a fluffy white head. Aroma: Sweet and spicy with notes of cloves, mango, banana and yeast. Flavor: Sweet and spicy, banana, mango, cloves, yeast, and light lemon. Strong carbonation.