humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2004 It starts with a lofty head that lasts to the end. Wild aromas of sweet wheats and malty goodness cloaked in citrus, bananna and candy treats. The flavor is amazingly balanced with light cloves, nutmeg, almonds, vanilla and esters. The color a is muddled yellow-orange that is of medium cloudiness and no unsightly "floaties" (i liken them to sea monkeys). The sweetness is just noticable, as is apple and paw-paw. This is all tied together with a giddy carbonation that I haven’t experience in other wheats and that lends amazing spirit to the beer. There is no doubting that this is a champion beer. It is a shame that raters bias bigger beers because this is quality through and through. I envision this beer tasting its best after a long day hiking the german country-side admiring the small, simple farms and ancient vineyards. Then stopping in a small village’s square for a festive evening of dancing, feasting and drinking large litres of hefe-weizen.
jtw (1074) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
looks like this could be my favorite hefeweizen. cloudy gold color, largely citrus aroma but some hints of yeast and banana. very tangy on the tongue, with a sweet banana finish. very refreshing.
ross (2034) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
mmmm simply wonderful. i can see why this is rated #2 amongst the style. lemony sweet aroma and flavor. easy drinking. yellow unfiltered looking pour. a great german hefe, one of my new favorites. best served very cold. mmmm
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2004 Bottle from The Wine Company, Slough. I’m not huge fan of hefeweizens. This and Erdingers are my favourites though. Lacks the nasty clovey/spicy aftertaste that many other german hefes have. Good.
skortila (4311) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Weird... I thought I had rated this beer. Nose is grainy, yeasty and fruity (banana’s). Hazy, yellow-orange coloured with a lasting head. taste is balanced; grainy, some yeast, fruit (banana’s and citrus)and spices. Refreshing palate.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2006 Balanced clove and banana nose. Doughy yeast also. Lightly sweet flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly acidic finish. Medium-light body, watery texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: not full enough (body or flavor) for me to really enjoy it.
skaughty (642) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
She pours majestically, with round bubbles and a nice muted golden hue. The aroma and flavor are classic in the fruity "banana" style. The spiciness leads to a full, round palate and long finish. A classic.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2004
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled from Happy Deli NYC.Clouldy Gold color,smells really bad but makes up for it in the taste Department, very Refeshing Although i didnt rate this as high as others it might be i’m not into this stlye as much as others.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a hazy golden color with a huge white rocky head. Has the aroma of wet straw, banana, and light citrus. Flavors of banana, and citrus with a creamy palate.
fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice. Very nice. And after all this time and all the weiss beers, getting to this one and liking it, but just lacking words in pulling it all together. Quenching? You bet. have what I like in a weiss? That’s for sure.