notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2011 Lively golden/orange, glowing beer, with a foamy, well-sustained head - yeasty aroma, with notes of orange blossom honey, citrus, wildflowers, perfume/herbs, wheat, and a light nutty character - light yet creamy body - very subdued sweetness allows the herbal character and soft wheat notes to come through a lot more than in other hefes - yeasty, but not overly so, and the yeast combines with the grainy notes to give the beer a bready character, despite the fact that it remains light and refreshing throughout - very soft and subtle - phenolics come through just a bit, as do some light lemony notes, but herbs, flowers and wheat remain most prominent - this is an exceptional hefe, and one that I can’t believe I’ve taken so long to try.
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a yellow-orange colour with a white head. Aroma is some perfumy yeasy, citrus, wheat and some herbs. Flavour is well-balanced and very mild wih some sweetness. Lots of wheat, some yeast, citrus and banana and a hint of malts. Very good indeed and presumably a perfect beer to go with lighter foods.
jkm (235) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark yellow and hazy with a medium sized white head. Wheaty banana flavours. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Quite a sweet finish. Pretty nice. - 500ml bottle.
btree (14) - New York, New York, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is one of THE classic hefe weissbiers out there (also try Schneiderweisse). Delicious fruity, citrus aroma. Substantial, yeasty head and dingy orange color. Hefty mouthfeel. crisp follow-up from the carbonation. later swallows leave it mellow but still complex due to the wheat. It balances a variety of foods. Especially simple Chinese dishes.
vinimania (8) - Cuiabá, BRAZIL - APR 7, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Santa cerveja. Cremosa e intensa. Sabor marcante, com toques de banana, cereais e frutas cítricas. Ainda bem que já chegou ao Brasil e está com preço bom. O problema de quem bebe uma Weihenstephaner é que nunca mais vai beber uma Skol.
BeerFanDan17 (1080) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cleaning out my beer bottle collection as pictured in my profile and utilizing ratebeer.com)
As I recall, one of the best hefeweizens I’ve had. Not being a fan of hefeweizens, this was interesting with flavors of vanilla and light citrus.
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden with a thick frothy white head, yeasty aroma has notes of coriander, vanilla, and banana. Tastes of wheat and banana with a bit of citrus and clove; crisp slightly seet finish. Great creamy mouthfeel. This is an excellent beer; I’m sure I’ll be stocking up on this for the summer.
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangish in color with a big foamy white head. Aromas of clove and a lot of bananas. Taste is banana with wheat. Very refreshing in the taste.
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap. Pours a deep cloudy amber with one the nicest heads I’ve ever seen on a beer. The aroma slight citrus and banana with some subtle floral notes. The flavor is superb. Clean, dry citrus, banana, a sweet yet refreshing floral component, nice wheat/malt backbone to support it all. The palate is equally excellent, on the thick and creamy side for a hefe, but with just enough carbonation to keep the beer truly refreshing. This is a really great beer. Go drink one now.
stetzel (22) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cloudy pour,big huge white head.the aroma is yeast ,banana taste is yeast,and major banana,with wheat backbone.this is a textbook german hefe.or beer geek lawn mowing beer