5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy yellow, very thick and somewhat dirty, large white frothy head, nice lacing, strong carbonation. Clove on the nose, no real banana, slightly yeasty/bready. Slight banana emergence on the tongue, cloves, and quite bready/doughy. Wheaty mouthfeel, average body, but very clean and crisp. Very slight citrus on the finish, bready, with lingering clove and spices. An old standby when I want a German Hefe.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Got this one from Homebrewerguy and saved it for a hot ass summer day. Here it is, and down it goes. Not bad nose in this golden beauty, but not as spicy as I had expected. Pours bubbly with a fine carbonation and a quickly disappearing head. Nose of straw, clove, and slight malt. Nice wheat beer flavor with a little banana, a little clove, and some other spices. Great yeast used here as the carbonation is perfect for a weissbier. Refreshing and easy quaff... not as good as Penn Weizen, but a fine brew.
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2005 Aroma is banana big time, with clove and a little grassy. Taste is wheaty, clove and has a little sourness to it, which is a little different. One ill have again maybe after diner wasnt the best time to have it as it seemed a little bland.
Re-rating: Excellent hefeweizen, better than before and never a dull moment with it.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured with a deep white head that slowly diminished but some head lasted throughout. Little lacing. Strong smells of banana, with some mango and dough. Great lemon, hoppy flavor. Light body. Great for the warm afternoon.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JUL 1, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2005 Nice hazy amber color with a thick head. Aroma full of wheat and citrus. Very flavorful. Enjoyed this one a lot, need to go buy some more.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium yellow color with a slight orange hue. Think head and citrusy aroma. Nice bubbly body, with flavors of lemon, cirtus, bananas and honey. Pleasant tart finish.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[bottle from peckhams] pours a cloudy yellow/orange colour with a large fluffy head which lasts most of the way through the beer. the nose is fruity and musty with some banana, and a little citrus sharpness. body is light and spritzy with a good refreshing finish, an excellent hefeweizen.
DavidYoung (15) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[bottle from peckhams] pours a cloudy honey colour. smells of mango, sweet. light, spritzy body with a sour finish.
Braudog (6312) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a milky yellow-orange and 50% foam. Sharp banana juice aroma; sweet and frothy .. mellow fruit, yeast (for sure) and a nice tingle on the tongue. Beautiful.
Daredevil (76) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - JUN 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a nice Hefe-Weizen in a rather modern style ... drier and less ’sweety’ than Paulaner or Schneider Weisse, medium bodied .... a perfect thirst quencher for the hot season ....