emacgee (4405) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a pretty pale hazy amber/golden. The head is thick, creamy, offwhite. The aroma is nice, banana, citrus, spice, sour. The flavor is sour, spicey, banana, and more citrus. The palate is smooth and crisp while remaining full. This is a delicious german hefeweizen and I am beginning to adore the style.
malrubius (2134) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 28, 2007
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle in Weinhestephan glass. Pours cloudy pale yellow orange with lasting white head and nice lacing. Aroma of banana clove bubblegum. Perhaps the best hefe aroma. Extremely refreshing flavors of sweet orange fruitiness. Medium light body. Perhaps a hint too much carbonation, but refreshing mouthfeel nonetheless. Delicious, I’ll have twelve.
ekstedt (6030) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2010 Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy golden with large but short fluffy white head. Standard weizen aromas of banana, clove and yeast. Medium bodied and smooth, still with a vivid carbonation. Very nicely balanced with a noticeable bitterness and a refreshing acidity. Very enjoyable.
glennmastrange (2445) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is dominated by the yeast’s soapy/musty smell. The malt has a grain aroma and the hops of lemon. Pear, allspice and clove are also noticable. The head is fizzy, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is a clear yellow/amber. Flavor starts out acidic and finishes lightly bitter and salty. Palate is light and is between dry and watery, but is very crisp and semi-refreshing. Carbonation is fizzy and finishes slightly astringent. A good hefeweiss.
StumpMe (30) - Bellingham, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The aroma of this beer was citrus, pear, and apple. There was a hint of bubblegum flavor. Dry, light/med body, hazy yellow. Good carbonation, but no lacing in the glass. Classic hef.
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hints of lemon notes - I didn’t get the banana aroma that I normally get with a good hefe. Aroma was more like a witbier when I first poured it, but the lemon/citrus aroma became more pronounced as it warmed a bit. Beautiful golden hazy appearance. Insanely frothy head. Citrus flavor was refreshing. Great summer beer. Very dry on the palate.
bhensonb (12587) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of yeast, supported by a bit of lemon and banana. Hazy orange gold color with many, many tiny bubbles. Ferocious white head that does not seem to plan on leaving. Starts with a mouthful of citrus, spice and pleasant fizz. Passes to a dry, barely bitter finish. This one is all in the middle, and it’s great.
cheap (4625) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 12 oz brown bottle from Vintage Estates, thanks to Nuts. Pop the lid and you get an interesting aroma like no other. Spicy wheaty perhaps coriander, I’m not sure. Whatever it is, the aroma is volatile! Pour is that typical wheat color, orangish with those swirling precipitants in there, very nice show. There is some gunk on the bottom of the bottle. Very good initial flavor, I like it. The carbonation is medium high, enjoyable for a brew like this. The taste of this is good and wheaty but there are plenty of spices in there, it is not your run of the mill hefe. Comes across almost like a wit bier. There is a building medium bitterness that gathers on the back of the throat as this drink is depleted. Better than Penn Weizen. Almost as good as other cleaner Deutch hefes that I have tasted such as erdinger or Michelob barvarian wheat.
downender (7040) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008 Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with a rocky, long lasting white head. Great wheat beer aroma of cloves, bananas and yeast. More spice and bananas in the flavour with some bubble gum. Very smooth to drink. Along with Schneider Original, the definitive hefe weizen. Re-rate 27/7/08: A similar experience to before, but tried alongside Schneider Original, the aroma and flavour were very light and the bubble-gum a bit too pronounced - re-rate at 3.5.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9oz bottle served in a weizen glass. Pours cloudy gold with an easy two fingered head. Aroma is a nice mix of clove and banana/fruitiness. There is also a yeasty component to the aroma. This is what a hefe should smell like. Taste is sharp wheat, cloves, pepper, spice, phenolics, and earthiness. It would seem there is a tartness to the beer, maybe from the phenolics? The carbonation helps the mouthfeel, but the beer itself seems thin. A nice drinking beer and I would be overjoyed to drink it fresh with a white sausage, but I think this beer probably has its best days behind it due to the long ride from Germany. I did not like this style until I started drinking fresh, homebrew versions of it, it truly is a better beer fresh.