OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a amber color very cloudy with a beautiful healthy head. Aroma is mostly cloves with some banannas. Very similar to the Hefewiessbier dunkel that I just finished. Maybe a little lighter and a little more grass/wheat taste to this one. Light in body and carbonated well to make it very refreshing. Starts out sweet with a taste of bananna then to clove taste and finishes with just a little bitter sourness lemon maybe. I think from the wheat. Tasty beer and very nice.
BoomerSooner (17) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a cloudy color with a big nice head. Taste of cloves and bananas. Pretty good stuff.
Cornfield (5341) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good hefeweizen even looks refreshing, and this one was certainly that. Pouring a hazy dark yellow with a fluffy white head, this has a banana dominated aroma supported by cloves, some grassiness, and a drop of lemon juice. Nicely carbonated and light in the mouth, this has a yeasty banana flavor along with some sweet maltiness and a touch of wheat tartness. Clean refreshing finish. After all this time, these guys are still doing things right.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(on bottle) There´s not much to say, but this is the standard other german wheats should live up to. Perfect balanced between sweetness and a slight hopping, exelent carbonation and a freash rush of malts to follow with a new sip. Thanx to the monks 1000 years ago, really; thanx!
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
lovely wheatbeer. dark yellow cloudy appearance, taste of banana, citrus and very spicy (cloves koriander) finish is fruity and a little sour. all-in-all very good brew!
vanvenlo (1145) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
18 Nov 2004 - Banana and clove aroma. Appearance is same as Kristall except cloudy. Nice fruit complexity and spiritous floral hop aroma. Thick mouthfeel and a lingering fruit finish.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
an excellent brew, goes down very smooth with a great aftertaste. this is one of the best german beers that you can get. very smooth beer with a hint of wheat in the taste. very enjoyable
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer #1 in German Bier Night. Cloudy yellow/gold color with a bubbly head that settles into a very thin sheen. Banana dominates the aroma with some yeastiness. Taste is more yeasty banana but not as much than whats in the nose. Medium body with a light carbonation in the mouthfeel. Although good, I doubt this stuff handles the journey very well. I guess I’m off to Germany to try a fresher version.
maeib (8284) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2009 Bottled. A cloudy orange coloured beer which pours with a tiny head. The aroma has bananas, a little lemon and maybe some cream. The taste has more of the same and is typically hefe although maybe the mouthfeel is a little fuller. I really struggle to say much about this style. Most hefes I’ve had are pleasantly drinkable but unexciting.Score 3.1
Subsequent rating scored 3.2. Score unchanged
afatty (6) - North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer that suffers from $2.50 pint night pour. Very little head in a "regular" pint glass. A little work with a straw after a few sips brings the head to life and awakens the hidden aromas developed in this beer. Still not a great presentation for this wheat monster that defines the style for me. Slightly cloudy with dark straw/ amber color. Truly a great summertime beer. But, when it’s 65 degrees in February.. it just feels like summer. Malt/fruit flavor complimented by spice/citrus. One of a very few non-killer-hoppy beers that I could drink every day and that I actually keep in the beer frig. Choice is good.