ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky tan/oxidized-(not greened)-copper. I prefer this to most hefeweizens, as it does not punch you in the nose and mouth with its wheaty citrus glove. It makes for a less defensive (thus more confident) brew. Finish is malty and sweet--again, not going overboard on these features. I hope to try this again--next time on tap (this time from bottle).
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a strawy colour and had a brilliant white head, the nose was spicy/yeasty. This was similar to other spiced wheat beers I have tasted, but with few surprises. There is quite a wheaty flavour and hints of clove, citrus and banana. Its not a world class beer, but is refreshing, clean and well worth the try.
codewritinfool (3) - Chesterfield, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An outstanding example of the German hefe-weizen. Beautiful rusty orange color, major clove & bubblegum, with banana underneath. Lots of sparkle on the tongue. Nice apple-like aftertaste.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours golden orange, almost apricot, very white head. very cloudy. tastes quite fruity, very sweet.
AndrewGeoff (27) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy, golden amber beer with a huge initial white head which despite dying rapidly leaves behind ample carbonation. Decidedly yeasty aroma with a slight nutty character. Sweetish with a slight fizz on the tongue. Yeasty flavours with some apple undertones. Overall an easy drinking beer but lacking any “stand-out” feature demanding attention or setting it apart from the rest.
mjg74 (2604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden/orange color. Aroma is very yeasty and strong banana as well. Flavor is somewhat spicy. Kind of grainy with a hint of sweetness toward the end.
asheft (2613) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost opaque from the beige, yeast cloud that I formed from pouring every last drop of yeast and beer into my glass. Nice foamy, white head, but not rocky. Orange-amber around that cloud. The phenolic aroma blows you away after a good pour--lots and lots of cloves with a burst of lemony bubblegum mingling with subtle banana undertones. As for the flavour, it tastes a lot like it smells, except malt comes through in the flavour that was not apparent in the nose; lemony clove with bubblegum and banana at the very end. Bitterness is pleasant and refreshing, underscored by the effervescence. Light bodied with a clean finish. I like this beer.
Lunkie (1496) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2005
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 1/20
Hoppy spicy aroma. Cloudy yellow coliur with desent head. Sweet malt hop flavour. Smooth palate.
highalphafan (18) - albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty standard German Hefe appearance here. Aroma is as to be expected as well (banana/clove). Funny how these beers aromas translate into exactly the same flavors. In layman’s terms, it’s not quite as good as Ayinger, but better than most I can get here in Nuevo Mexico. A perfect BBQ beer.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden with a disappearing small white head. Pleasant yeasty aroma. Flavor is wheaty, citrus, and banana. A little more hops show through than the average hefe. Nice smooth flavor. Overall a pleasant and drinkable hefe.