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Nothing refreshes you more than this naturally cloudy wheat beer with its wonderful yeasty fragrance and taste. Goes well with dishes that do not have too intensive a flavour, especially that Bavarian speciality 'Weisswurst' or white sausage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
23-Jul-06 (500 ml bottle, Bottling code of 7106 (97-Ot-06?): BevMo in La Jolla, CA) Part of the $15 Weihenstephaner gift pack (5 beers & 1 glass), Iím serving this in the authentic Weihenstephan Weizen glass that is part of the set, and I must say, it makes a huge difference to serve it in this glass versus a clumsy, heavy American pint glass. This is quite simply a gorgeous beer when served in the proper vessel. Cloudy, golden body fills this foot-tall glass and is capped by a tall, white, stiff, meringue-like head that takes ages to settle down to where I can actually sip actual beer, not head. Small carbonation bubbles creep slowly up the side of the glass until the glass flares out, and then the bubbles pick up some momentum. Lots of patchy lacing is left on the glass. Banana, clove and pepper form the spice triumverate in the nose, with wheat contributing a nice base. Similar flavors, with spices and wheat being the obvious components here. Some banana, but more clove and pepper. Itís lightly sweet and minimally bitter. I think the beer gets a bit too bready as it warms up, which is an obvious problem with this glass -- too much surface area, so the beer warms up very quickly. Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, but could be cleaner if the beer didnít finish with that breadiness. A good Hefeweizen, certainly above average for the style, but donít let it warm up.

17-Dec-05 (500 ml bottle: $2.49 at BevMo in Oceanside, CA) Having just sampled the Ayinger Bršu Weisse, this one comes up a bit short in virtually all respects. Light banana and moderate clove in the flavor along with mild wheat, but thereís a distinct bitterness toward the finish that seems too prominent and distracting to me. The nose is only mildly aromatic, with light banana and wheat being the only real aromas I pick up. Medium-bodied with moderate to strong carbonation, Pale golden in color and fairly cloudy, I can barely make out the few streams of carbonation bubbles rising through the beer. On the initial pour, the off-white head rises to well over two inches, but that soon fades to a thin, filmy layer, and all subsequent pours, the head never exceeds half an inch. And thereís no lacing either. Honestly, Iím just not all that impressed with this beer. Perhaps it sat on the BevMo shelf for too long, a possibility that is not too difficult to imagine. Still, I donít know how the bitterness would be caused by excessive aging. (6, 3, 6, 3, 12 = 3.0)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2006
Offwhite medium head over light hazy orange body with ongoing carbonation. Light, spicy milky wheat aroma with faint fruity notes. Light wheaty taste with some banana notes, aftertaste is light, spicy banana and wheat. A good weizen, but very light, and lacking in character. (0.5l bottle.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2006
I can see why this is one of the best hefes. Pours hazy gold with a thick white head. Lots of banana, clove, yeast, and wheat in the nose. The taste really follows through with the same, adding a little more spice and a lemon/citus bitterness. Thicker mouthfeel that is lightened slightly by the carbonation. An excellent beer all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spporras (259) - FINLAND - JUL 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 (Bottle BB 21/02/08) Aroma of fruits (banana, lemon), wheat and yeast. Brown yellow colour, hazy and large, white head with fair lacing. Acidic, slightly soar (finish), banana, lemon and yeasty flavour. Medium to full-bodied, slightly sticky and lively carbonated palate. Very good beer and one of my favourite wheat beers. 02/07/07 (original rating was 6/4/7/4/14)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alcamp99 (72) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Top notch wheat brew; banana and citrus aroma; clean, slightly spicy finish; easy drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Poured a hazy yellow color with a medium white head. Yeasty aroma with notes of banana, cloves, and dough. The flavor was acidic and citrusy with notes of lemon and clove. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Classic - label says "contains malt liquor" - yee haw! Pours very hazy yellow with a huge lasting off-white head. Aroma of candy malt, tons of yeast, banana, lemon and more than a little slightly sour cream, with pungent spices drawing it all together - really interesting. Taste of spices, banana, yeast, sugary malt, lemon juice and dry wood, almost like bubblegum in the finish, really well done - mouthfeel is fairly thick, a little acidic, almost sticky, with decent carbonation and a shifting, dancing yeastiness on the tongue - I see why this is so highly rated, complex, refreshing, not overly demanding but a great quaffer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2006
0.5 liter bottle. Huge foamy yeasty head, hazy yellow/golden color. Standard array of hefeweizen aromas... Complex mix of citrus, nutmeg, clove, banana, bubblegum flavors...refreshing, perfect example of a hefeweizen

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2006 Bottle. Poured yellow-gold with a white head. Strong wheat, banana, and clove smell. Taste is the same as the smell however personally I can taste clove more than anything. Tastes like a clove cigarette to me. Not my favorite style of beer but better than other hefeweizens I have tried in the past.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Pours a yellow color with a white head.heavy banana and clove aroma.Huge banana taste that lasted a long time.Great weiss!

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