maeib (8286) - 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.
jgentgesdo (663) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy yellow with small white head that quickly diminishes. Nose is Banana, allspice, and faint soap. Banana and wheat flavors combat each other as well as some spicy notes. Finishes with clean banana flavor. Very good.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I hadn’t really been a fan of wheat beers until the number of quality imports increased. They are still not in my top styles but for a hot Sydney summer day they work very well. Especially in the generous weizen style of glassware that encourages a billowy head over the plae cloudy beer. Great diacetyl nose character with banana and some light cloviness. Very enjoyable mouthfeel that is smooth rather than harsh. A bit of effervescence there as there is a bit of a belch factor. Oh well, beer was made to repeat like this, I mean beer was made to repeat like this.
tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours cloudy with a nice thick head. I have to admit I didn’t like it at first. It had an aftertaste I couldn’t put my finger on. After reading a few reviews, it was apparent that that is banana, and somehow that made me like it just a bit more.. (I guess it makes me feel better to go mmmm... banana, instead of hmmmm... what the hell is that?)
Juelze (1131) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2007 Pours a cloudy yellow color with huge frothy white head that grows and grows. Aroma is of banana, clove, and the usual hefe chracter. Taste is just like the aroma with a great balance of banana, clove and yeast. It’s creamingly smooth and probably one of the best hefe’s out there.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tons of yeasty banana going on with this one. Not overwhelming though. Pleasant and thirst quenching. Very soft and just a very nice example of the style overall.
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 From a bottle in a genuine Weihenstephan weissbier glass. I just love this stuff. It was my intro to the world of real beer when I stumbled upon it accidentally in Freising (fresh from the brewery) where beer is cheaper than soft drink (soda). Bottled version suffers a little from the long journey to Oz. Pours hazy goldish yellow with a HUGE head that retains well. Classic aroma of yeast/bread, bananas and clove which also comes through in the taste in very large measure. Full mouthfeel with medium carbonation and a yeasty/malty aftertaste that lasts for ages. Did I mention it was smooth and goes down without any resistance? Unable to stop at one.
Tejas (844) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can’t put my finger on the aroma but it smells good. Love the big frothy bubbly white head. Yeastier than I expected. A tad fruitier/sweeter would be nice but nevertheless this is a good one. For a hefe this one has a lot of flavor.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice reddish yellow. Slight head retention. Awesome aroma of spices and fruit. Flavor profile similar and complex. Very nice.