markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured from a 500mL bottle into a tall tulip weiss glass (consumed: 2/14/08)
A: Pours a gorgeous hazy, tawny, gold, with a huge rocky white head, which in turn seems to last forever & a day. I think I could take a nap on this beer’s head. Throughout the beer, it leaves behind huge chunks of lacing that remind me of the Archipelegos.
S: Yeast is right there in your face, lots of cloves, bubblegum and a slight tart lemony scent are all present too. Some nice fresh-baked bread brings it all together, this is an amazing smelling beer.
T/M: Sweetness hits the tip of the tongue immediately, but not cloyingly so. Followed by a very creamy, almost buttery body and some nice citric bite. Loads of bready malt & cereal grain flavors combine with the tanginess of the wheat and lead to a enjoyably astringent finish. A delicious beer that often winds up being gulped and not sipped.
D: One of the all-time greats, probably THE wheat beer that all others are measured against. One of the most drinkable beers around.
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not a great fan of hefeweizen, but his beer truly surprised me! Notes of banana and spice made this a delight for the palate. Definitely not a one dimensional beer as has been my experience with so many other hefeweizens.
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500. Pours a gorgeous cloudy medium buttery amber with a towering fluffy platinum blonde head. Intermittent starry lacing persists, along with a little dab of head. Mild banana nose. Medium body with soft carb. You can pick up cloves in there...mostly because you know they’re appropriate to the style. The flavor here is pretty battered from all its time in transit and the rigors of the journey.
taunusmies (351) - FINLAND - FEB 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very bavarian and bananian taste indeed. However, one of the finest weissbiers that I have had a privilege to taste. Pours hazy and golden with a huge foamy head. Taste is malty, sweet, aromatic and citrusy. Hail to the Germans.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy orange yellow pour flavors of bananas and yeast with a slight after taste of spices but over all very tasty nice beer
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 [2.14.08] Hello bananas! Huge banana aroma when you open the bottle. Smells the most like actual bananas that I’ve come across. Lots of dusty yeast in the aroma too. Not very hazy pour, kinda like a golden pilsner with a giant creamy froth white head. Definite sour grassiness with fruity, dried banana, and yeast notes. Find it really similar to the Paulaner hefe. Sweet and sour banana & spice aftertaste. Filling body, despite the lively carbonation it feels a little flat and disconnected. There are many smoother hefe’s out there. Definitely not the end-all be-all of hefe’s. 188.8.131.52.13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[rerate 3.1.10] Meaty hefe yeast aroma, med sweet, nutty, lightly floral. Flavor follows, a bit watery, med sweet, ripe banana, lots of nutty meaty yeast (bottle wasn’t totally settled). 184.108.40.206.13.
maniac4016 (114) - bill clinton, ICELAND - FEB 11, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
coriander, cloves on nosing. thick head with good lacing, on 2nd pass bananna comes through. coriander/clove/ a little gum. very clean from start to finish with long clean wheat finish. damn good!!
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours a pale orange/yellow with a pillow-like white head. Aroma is amazing with some banana, orange peel, wheat, and nutmeg notes coming through. Medium bodied mouth feel. Spiced-up citrus wheat flavors pound the taste buds and not one time do they yield. I’ve definitely garnered a newfound appreciation for this style. Very good.
RSRIZZO (1960) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is yeasty with esters of banana and coriander. Color is a hazy orange yellow with very good carbonation and a big thick head. Taste is light and fruity. Starting with medium body it goes down with a crisp feel. Finish comes on with a fruity yeast flavor and a mellow citrus taste then ends with a faint banana and coriander flavor and a gentle bitterness. After taste is clean with the citrus taste riding out the longest. This is one of the best Hefeweizens I nave ever had.
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.