Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap from andy’s. Poured a hazy golden yellow. Aroma of mostly yeast. Not my fav style but was refreshing and crisp. Slight taste of clove and banana? Sweet dry finish.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a hazy yello body and a white head. Aroma from banana and fruit. Sweet taste and yeasty.
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - JAN 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks perfect on the pour. Nice foggy orange color. Has a thick head that stays.
Smells of bread dough, cloves and tropical fruit.
The best I can come up with is; it tastes like beer and banana bread. It’s certainly sweet, too sweet. Candylike.
Feels very viscous. Oily.
Needless to say it’s not very palatable.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Hazy dark gold, smooth creamy texture, citrussy, very yeasty and a touch spicy with some banana, clove, bubblegum and smoke notes. Long sweetish finish. It is a little sour for my taste.
Homebrewerguy (303) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2005 Now zis ist vhat talkink abowt i am! A fine hefe it iz, brewt in der fadderlant. Ve hav better bier zhere but zis bier vill do you gut by trinkink.
Earlier Rating: 12/31/2004 Total Score: 4
Nice foamy head, well balanced flavor with less ester and more malt flavor than most wheat beers, rather high alcohol for a wheat beer but is acceptable, more carbonation than most wheat beers. I’d like this as a draught beer even more. Outstanding beer!
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2005 A good example of an authentic hefe. I’m surprised that it beats out franziskaner and some others on the rating scale though. Nice on the palate, initial flavors very citrusy, smooth and well-blended with the more sublte aspects. But I think it finishes weak. It’s just missing a little something.
Stew41 (1663) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dull orange in the glass. Lively nose with spice and liquered banana skins. Faithfully replays in the mouth; more spice, cloves and banana. Has quite a bold flavour profile and could probably be drunk quite chilled if one wished.
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Have been drinking this for about two years, but thought it was time I judged it. Poured from the bottle into a wheat beer glass, it quickly formed a big dense rocky white head. The body itself, an opaque golden straw. An initial slightly lactic nose, lead to hints of sweet malt, wheat grains and vanilla. On the palate it performed an orchestral piece, with a lot going on at once. Flavours of honey & lemons, bubblegum, citrus fruits and mild clove-like notes. Carbonation bites at the front of the tongue (minor demerit), but is balanced by the big body and foamy, long ’sweet and sour’ aftertaste. A beautiful Hefe Weiss.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice big frothy off-white head which stays thick throughout the drinking experience. Maintains a good orangish/yellow cloudy appearance while fizz rises to the top. Smells strongly of banannas, vanilla, grass and cloves - slightly spiced and citrusy. Very clean taste, with cloves, wheat and warm baked bread being the most discernable characteristics. Finish is light and lemony with hints of bananna.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of wheat and banana, cloudy yellow, good sized, off-white head. Flavours of wheat, yeast and some banana. Medium bodied, refreshing. Very good.