heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cloudy and a little orange. Large white head. Long lasting with some lacing. Orange peel and ginger in the flavor. A little metallic tinge in the earthy and grassy flavor.
rickgordon (3833) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2009 Bottled. Rerate.
Hazy pumpkin yellow, cotton-like head. Big aroma from banana and clove. Notes of banana, ginger, clove and chewing-gum in the flavour. Spicy, fullbodied and refreshing beer this.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I love the sweet, wine-like aroma and golden color. A nice head formed unlike any I've seen in a while. This is my first Weissbier and, even though it's not my first choice of a kind of beer, it's not bad. I appreciate this beer as being a good beer, but not one that I would drink often. Not quite wheaty enough for me on the initial taste. The aftertaste, on the other hand is remarkably wheaty. I like the alcohol kick, reminds me of Juebel Dunkel in that aspect. On all other aspects, it is not very similar.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2004 The aroma was pleasant wafting thru my nostrils, the appearance is of quality - but the flavour and palate were mildly disappointing. With a rating like this has from fellow Ratebeerians, I definitely expected better. What's more, I much preferred the full-of-personality Weissbier from Oberdorfer to this one. Hey, this one just lacks something in flavour and palate - and those are the most important aspects, really, of enjoying a good beer - not packaging or appearance. The aroma is something to be considered, but not the determining factor in a beer's worthiness. 2nd rating: Upon further examination, this is a quite good Weissbier. I suppose Weissbier is somewhat of an acquired taste because when I had Hoegaarden and Franziskaner I hated the stuff. Perhaps I should re-try it and see. Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier is very good, a beautiful golden yellow colour with a full, lingering head of whiteness with a graceful lace and good mouth filling flavour. I still do not think it quite worthy of its so-high rating though and think Ayinger's Weissbier to be superior. However, Weihenstephaner *is* the world's oldest brewery...and definitely worth a shot. = )
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ginger and lemon spices perfectly balanced to complete a great hefeweizen. A great beer for a hot summer day.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured a golden color with a fluffy white head. This beer was dominated by a VERY spicy flavor reminiscent of ginger and oranges. Even though the flavors are potent, they're BALANCED. My new favorite wheat beer.
craven5000 (87) - Westville, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big white smooth moderately lasting head. Fruity, banana aroma. Dirty cloudy yellow body. Light in mouth. Sweetish, fruity and banana followed by a light tanginess that popped a bit on the tongue.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. This beer with a cloudy mocha golden body, topped by a big thick white head, released all the expected hefe aromas quite nicely - banana, yeast, cloves all balanced nicely. Then a creamy mouthful refreshed the mouth and was a great accompaniment to a late night bite to eat. Slightly tangy citrus flavour lingered. Nice.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big, rocky, white head. Cloudy gold appearance. Clovelike aroma. The taste has hints of banana and a tangy clove. When tasted side by side with four other wheat beeers, this was the best. No lemon needed.
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber colour with a small, mostly lasting, creamy white head.. The aroma is citrus and banana. Good wheat and banana flavors. Good hefe