3fourths (8038) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light murky yellow. Big soapy nose full of lemon, banaba and pineapple. Very carbonated, with some nice citrus and fruit flavors. Finish is slightly abrasive due to carbonation, but overall it's quite light and is enjoyed very much in 100+ F summer temperatures here in Oklahoma.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is yellow with a nice white head. The taste is spicy and fruity. It has a nice but not to longlasting finish.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2003
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
This smells like dickcheese. The flavour is yeasty, wheaty and sour. A terrible beer.
Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 17, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap-maproom, Chicago, IL-Hands down, the best hefe I have ever had. The aroma, body, appearance and palate are all right on par for excellence. I must get more!!!
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap: Map room - Chicago. This is what I think about when I want a hefe. Nice and cloudy, bright yellow with a crisp white diminishing head. Smooth mouthfeel. Spicy and yeasty. Very refreshing and traditional.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2007 Thick, spumous white head and cloudy honey-colored body with moderate carbonation. Pleasant aroma of banana esters, yeast, and fresh biscuits. Great depth of flavor with a pronounced fresh wheaty character, and notes of Mandarin orange, some mild nuttiness and a hint of phenolics. Continental hops make an appearance and lend some light but detectable flavor and bitterness. Mostly dry except for a touch of honey-like sweetness. Medium fullness on the tongue with some crisp and lively effervescence. This beer can slake a mean thirst but still has tons of character. One of my summer favorites.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I'm not very familiar with the Hefe-weiss style but I certainly enjoyed this particular beer. Poured from the bottle into a glass, I was amazed at the initial carbonation and the very thick, "pocky" head. Color was a cloudy gold with the gorgeous meringue-looking head, which took awhile to settle down. The taste of cloves & bananas is noticeable but fairly subtle. Very smooth mouthfeel. I found myself wanting to grab another bottle of this once I finished the first--it's very good.
Sigmund (5120) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2005 (500 ml bottle). Cloudy golden colour (fairly dark for a Hefe), large head, not very strong aroma of cloves, good refreshing flavour, hints of bitterness (which often seems to be lacking in other Weissbiers).
drywallman (329) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The sample I had was at least 9 months old, having received it at Christmas as part of a gift pack. Astonishingly, the head, color, aroma, etc. appeared to be intact, and was quite refreshing. As others have said, it has the banana, clove, and other spice components without being overpowering. Great for the summer!
guzzler67 (1503) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poster child for the true Bavarian-style hefeweisen: the appearance is unfiltered gold; the nose is true to the style; the taste is yeasty and develops the banana and spice attributes that one associates with a good hefe, but it does not overwhelm the senses. Very smooth finish. Most enjoyable.