rajendra82 (979) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2004 The beer poured out of the bottle had a magnificently tall creamy beige head underlain by a translucent golden pale body. The whiff out of the bottle was wonderfully spicy. Out of the glass the beer smelled more musty, grassy, and yeasty. Tasted wonderfully crisp and spicy with a creamy wheat malt backbone supported by extremely flavorful hints of clove, banana, citrus, and peach. Dry, very refreshing and drinkable as a hefeweizen should be. One minute I had a full bottle, next minute it was gone.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A classic weissbier, hazy golden colour with big white head. aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavor is banana and bubble-gum. Palate is nice.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 Hazy straw color, high dense head that lasts. Big classic aromas; banana, clove, vanilla... This would seem a bit cliche, but it's the original. Juicy, fruity flavors and a medium mouthfeel. Very well done.
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cloudy and a little orange. Large white head. Long lasting with some lacing. Orange peel and ginger in the flavor. A little metallic tinge in the earthy and grassy flavor.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2009 Bottled. Rerate.
Hazy pumpkin yellow, cotton-like head. Big aroma from banana and clove. Notes of banana, ginger, clove and chewing-gum in the flavour. Spicy, fullbodied and refreshing beer this.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I love the sweet, wine-like aroma and golden color. A nice head formed unlike any I've seen in a while. This is my first Weissbier and, even though it's not my first choice of a kind of beer, it's not bad. I appreciate this beer as being a good beer, but not one that I would drink often. Not quite wheaty enough for me on the initial taste. The aftertaste, on the other hand is remarkably wheaty. I like the alcohol kick, reminds me of Juebel Dunkel in that aspect. On all other aspects, it is not very similar.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2004 The aroma was pleasant wafting thru my nostrils, the appearance is of quality - but the flavour and palate were mildly disappointing. With a rating like this has from fellow Ratebeerians, I definitely expected better. What's more, I much preferred the full-of-personality Weissbier from Oberdorfer to this one. Hey, this one just lacks something in flavour and palate - and those are the most important aspects, really, of enjoying a good beer - not packaging or appearance. The aroma is something to be considered, but not the determining factor in a beer's worthiness. 2nd rating: Upon further examination, this is a quite good Weissbier. I suppose Weissbier is somewhat of an acquired taste because when I had Hoegaarden and Franziskaner I hated the stuff. Perhaps I should re-try it and see. Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier is very good, a beautiful golden yellow colour with a full, lingering head of whiteness with a graceful lace and good mouth filling flavour. I still do not think it quite worthy of its so-high rating though and think Ayinger's Weissbier to be superior. However, Weihenstephaner *is* the world's oldest brewery...and definitely worth a shot. = )
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ginger and lemon spices perfectly balanced to complete a great hefeweizen. A great beer for a hot summer day.
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured a golden color with a fluffy white head. This beer was dominated by a VERY spicy flavor reminiscent of ginger and oranges. Even though the flavors are potent, they're BALANCED. My new favorite wheat beer.
craven5000 (107) - Westville, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big white smooth moderately lasting head. Fruity, banana aroma. Dirty cloudy yellow body. Light in mouth. Sweetish, fruity and banana followed by a light tanginess that popped a bit on the tongue.