HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big, rocky, white head. Cloudy gold appearance. Clovelike aroma. The taste has hints of banana and a tangy clove. When tasted side by side with four other wheat beeers, this was the best. No lemon needed.
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber colour with a small, mostly lasting, creamy white head.. The aroma is citrus and banana. Good wheat and banana flavors. Good hefe
FROTHINGSLOSH (5136) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 Probably my favorite hefeweizen. I have had this numerous times on draft and bottled and my rating for both is essentially the same. +++ Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle. Pretty label. The brew pours a slightly orange golden color. Very hazy. Has a large foaming head that is slow to diminish. There is a moderate sweet fruity aroma. Sweet front taste with a sour tangyness that lingers. A world classic in my book.
CEZ (399) - Milano, ITALY - FEB 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sadly average. Nice color, but short-lived head. Nice aroma (yeast, citrus, banana). Slightly sweet malty and wheaty taste; dry yeasty finish. It feels like all the right flavours are there, but they are a bit too light and bland, especially when compared to my favorite hefeweizen, like Ayinger or Franziskaner.
mnbeerguy (11) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good stuff. Pours a nice hazy yellow with a big white head. Great yeast flavors aith sweet lemon and banana thrown in there. Wheat predominant on the finish. One of the best hefes
TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled - drinked from Weizen class
Huge foamy head. Classic hazy weizen colour with orange shades. Florish sweet aroma with some yeast! Soft palate. Banana flavor. Sweety taste with carbonation holds till the end.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy and dark yellow. Big fast diddapearing white pillowy head. Spicy banana and wheat aroma. Flavour of banana and spices. Crispy and yeasty finish.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2006 Pours a deep cloudy yellow/orange with a fluffy white head. Nice wheat aroma and flavor. Very nice.
Rerate Mar 2006: this may set the standard for a German Hefe. nicely flavored with yeast. Great aroma of banana and clove. A very good beer.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a hazy orangish color with a thick white head and quite a bit of carbonation. Smell is a combonation of wheat/yeast/banana/clove. Taste is a bit light of banana/clove and has a crisp, almost a little to fizzy, finish. Overall a pretty good wheat, but a little to light to be great.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy deep gold w/a lasting frothy white head. Typical clove and banana esters w/a wheat malt lagging behind as it warms. Also lightly papery. Wheat malt and cloves predominate flavor, but also has light banana esters and lightly oxidized(papery). Otherwise not much else going on. Well balanced with a dry finish. Highly effervescent, lighter body, and a light acidic bite. Unfortunately, this bottles a little old and past it's prime. I've had bottles that were more fresh and will rate this accordingly. Normally a pretty thirst quenching beer and quite enjoyable under most circumstances.