Brisbane (24) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Tall, inconsistent, white head. Cloudy, mango colored body. Lemony
sweet punch-like taste. Dry aftertaste. Light, peppery, salty, not creamy.
Due to its fullness and sweetness this is considered a superior, middle-priced wheatbeer
(better than Erdinger & Franzikaner, etc). However, I find others sweeter. Abrasive in the
mouth. A typical Wheat with a little too much high-end: Pow! without Pug!.
Probably good with orange rather than lemon. Rolls down like any endowed wheatbeer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh on tap. Typically, I have not had the best on tap until the other night. Hazy dark straw color with a tall white head. Mild clove and sweet malt aroma. Light spice flavors of clove with only a touch of bananas, pears and raisins. Finishes clean and quenching.
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this was the reason i became the beer order writer at my job. i got this is a mix pack from a distributer..now it’s pretty expensive so i don’t know if i would have taken a chance on it..but man..it’s damn good.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2003 Excellent hefe-weizen and a very different taste on tap from the bottle. This beer is a highly recommended hefe!
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Winey, yeasty aroma, good spice and pepper. Peppery spice also comes through well on the palate with pear candy and banana, cloves, and a dry spice finish. Like Oakes says, a familiar flavor, but pretty impressive overall.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 Pour produces a frothy white head, color is a yeasty cloudy blond hue. The aroma is typical of a first rate hefe, strong wheat characteristic, yeast and banana’s. Flavor is wheaty, then banana’s then a hint of clove. Finish is equally appealing. The best hefe I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting.
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Subdued aroma and (especially) flavor for a Weissbier. When in Freising, I prefer Huber instead.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2003 A truly pleasant wheat beer from the world's oldest brewery. A beer to drink, but unlike Aventinus for example not a beer to study. Works great with onion rings, for example ... Taste starts with wheat and with very light touch of banana, then finishes with soft bite of clove. Can't do much better with a German Weissbier. // rerated 12 April 2003. After a side by side comparison with Schneider Weisse I realize that some of the softness that i found so appealing in this beer seems more like flabbiness when compared with the clovey spiciness and the long bitter finish of the Schneider.
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2002
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2004 This beer is my second favorite hefe-weisse beer. It should rank way up in the charts considering this stuff comes from the oldest brewery in the world. (since 1040) The Weihenstephaner that comes in a bottle tastes great, but tastes even better if you can find a good German restaurant that serves it on tap like one that I found. Anyone who rates this beer less than a '4' has either gotten a bad bottle, doesn't know a thing about weisse beers or simply has their head up their ass. One of the best beers in the world.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 16, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Predominant cereal aroma and flavor. Doughy. Lots of bright lemony citrus. A bit of bitterish spice, like cloves. Banana notes are there but not dominant like in many wheat beers. This is more complicated than most weissbiers. Recommended.