sistinas (108) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great summer beer. Pours cloudy dark golden color with a giant head that takes a while to dissipate, lots of carbonation. Smells sweet and wheaty and banana-like, maybe some clove in there too. Super malty with some honey and bananas, bit of a spicy bite at the end with a weeee bit of bitterness to make it interesting. I could drink lots of these... well, like, two.
beerbomb (222) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites-solid in every way-Pours light cloudy amber with small head-aroma is heavy wheaty banana with clove and spice background, epitome of a hefe beer. Flavor backs up aroma but also has a more cereal wheat flavor and yeasty prescence; very fruity and wheaty with a nice carbonation twinge throughout. Palate is creamy with a wheat with ripe banana aftertaste. Solid.
gnoff (9552) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Swedish "Systembolaget". Very shady kight yellow color. Big lasting white head. Fruity banana scent. Typical wheat beer banana taste. Very low bitterness. Sweet aftertaste.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - JUN 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a hazy honey with a white head. Aroma is fresh sweet wheat, bananas, lemons, honey. Flavor is uber smooth and balanced...honey, malt, pepper, and bananas. Mouthfeel is very smooth and a bit dry...extremely refreshing.
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another nice German wheat beer. It didn’t beat out Franziskaner, but the quality was excellent. Nice carbonation to complete the standard cloudy yellow appearance of a nice Bavarian wheat. The flavor was strong but good with a sour touch to balance the sweetness.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2006 (04.21.06) 16 oz brown bottle from Beergeek.biz. 5.4% ABV. Batch 9165. Puured hazy orange with large white head. No discernable carbonation. Sweet malt, fruit and spicy clove in the nose. Medium boded beer that starts with light sweet malt and smoky/clove/banana ester flavors. Finished dry with light malt fade. Light hop bitterness detected. Well-balanced and delicious, both this beer and the dark versions are probably the finest hefeweiss beers that I’ve tried thus far. (07.06.06) UPDATE. On tap at Firkins, Libertyville, IL. Spicy smokey aroma. Poured hazy orange with medium white head. Soft carbonation. Light-to-medium bodied beer that starts with light malt sweetness and smoky clovey flavor. Some banana esters noted. Finished dry and clean. Refreshing. This is an excellent hefe, as good as, if not better than the bottled version. One of my favorite hefe beers. Ratings stay the same.
vyvvy (5790) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy / cloudy yellow with a large pillowy head. Aroma has citrus and banana and a very clean smelling sweetness. There is also a bit of bread to the aroma. Light to medium bodied beer with lots of carbonation, but soft enough not to interfer with the flavors. Taste has lots of banana and light bits of orange. The finish has some prickliness from the carbonation as well as flavors from the intial taste mixed in with some cloves. Very nice beer.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange colored, strongly hazy appearance. Medium sized vanishing white head. Fine aroma with spices, sweetness, banana and yeast, spices fit here well. Medium bodied. Flavor has also spices with banana and yeast, aftertaste is lasting with yeast, mild dryness and alcohol. Fine weisse!
macbar (30) - ITALY - MAY 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy appereance, pale golden colour, huge and really persistent head. Spicy aroma with hints of banana. This wheat beer has the sweetest flavour I’ve ever found in this kind of beers, really malty, with some good banana and pear traces. Spicy aftertaste, with few bitterness. Very drinkable and pleasant, simply one of the best wheat beers on the market.
bigcat03 (263) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - MAY 20, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2007 Bottle from Johns Grocery poured into 20oz tumbler - Pours hazy gold with a LONG lasting 3.5 finger white head that leaves some nice lace; A pleasant aroma of wheat (duh), malt, and some light banana to the nose; Lots of citrus and a little malt on the initial taste (orange mostly); Slightly sweet, but not too much (they read my mind); A very wheaty backtaste that isn’t bitter or sour at all; This is a DAMN good beer! Possibly the best hefe I’ve had thus far.
ReRate of sorts: Bought a couple of bottles while in Germany. Just as I remembered. Absolutely wonderful from start to finish. The best hefeweizen I’ve had bar none.