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Nothing refreshes you more than this naturally cloudy wheat beer with its wonderful yeasty fragrance and taste. Goes well with dishes that do not have too intensive a flavour, especially that Bavarian speciality 'Weisswurst' or white sausage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2006
Offwhite medium head over light hazy orange body with ongoing carbonation. Light, spicy milky wheat aroma with faint fruity notes. Light wheaty taste with some banana notes, aftertaste is light, spicy banana and wheat. A good weizen, but very light, and lacking in character. (0.5l bottle.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
23-Jul-06 (500 ml bottle, Bottling code of 7106 (97-Ot-06?): BevMo in La Jolla, CA) Part of the $15 Weihenstephaner gift pack (5 beers & 1 glass), I’m serving this in the authentic Weihenstephan Weizen glass that is part of the set, and I must say, it makes a huge difference to serve it in this glass versus a clumsy, heavy American pint glass. This is quite simply a gorgeous beer when served in the proper vessel. Cloudy, golden body fills this foot-tall glass and is capped by a tall, white, stiff, meringue-like head that takes ages to settle down to where I can actually sip actual beer, not head. Small carbonation bubbles creep slowly up the side of the glass until the glass flares out, and then the bubbles pick up some momentum. Lots of patchy lacing is left on the glass. Banana, clove and pepper form the spice triumverate in the nose, with wheat contributing a nice base. Similar flavors, with spices and wheat being the obvious components here. Some banana, but more clove and pepper. It’s lightly sweet and minimally bitter. I think the beer gets a bit too bready as it warms up, which is an obvious problem with this glass -- too much surface area, so the beer warms up very quickly. Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, but could be cleaner if the beer didn’t finish with that breadiness. A good Hefeweizen, certainly above average for the style, but don’t let it warm up.

17-Dec-05 (500 ml bottle: $2.49 at BevMo in Oceanside, CA) Having just sampled the Ayinger Bräu Weisse, this one comes up a bit short in virtually all respects. Light banana and moderate clove in the flavor along with mild wheat, but there’s a distinct bitterness toward the finish that seems too prominent and distracting to me. The nose is only mildly aromatic, with light banana and wheat being the only real aromas I pick up. Medium-bodied with moderate to strong carbonation, Pale golden in color and fairly cloudy, I can barely make out the few streams of carbonation bubbles rising through the beer. On the initial pour, the off-white head rises to well over two inches, but that soon fades to a thin, filmy layer, and all subsequent pours, the head never exceeds half an inch. And there’s no lacing either. Honestly, I’m just not all that impressed with this beer. Perhaps it sat on the BevMo shelf for too long, a possibility that is not too difficult to imagine. Still, I don’t know how the bitterness would be caused by excessive aging. (6, 3, 6, 3, 12 = 3.0)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2007
Not the best hefe Ive ever had, but it was pretty good, no complaints. I probably need to taste this is a different setting, and not after Ive already had a few. Little to no head. Decent aroma and flavor. Pleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StumpMe (30) - Bellingham, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Bottle. The aroma of this beer was citrus, pear, and apple. There was a hint of bubblegum flavor. Dry, light/med body, hazy yellow. Good carbonation, but no lacing in the glass. Classic hef.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftbeerdesign (2197) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2007
bottle, huge frothy head, cloudy and golden color.... citrus and fruit tones.... Hefeweizen is not one of my favorite styles of beer - but this one was enjoyable in it’s appearance, and citrus aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2007
16 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with light carbonation and a big head. Banana, clove and cinnamon are predominant but I swear I smell some pear in there. Light flavor than the aroma would suggest. Hints of banana and clove and again, vaguely of cinnamon. Very light flavor with high carbonation level and light/medium body. Fair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Pours a light cloudy yellow with a fizzy head. Aroma is mostly funk. Tastes of citrus, sour tart, wheat. Finishes with a sharp lemon taste on the palate. Carbonation is solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elmowl (12) - Annandale, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Murky blond beer; head creamy but dissipated quickly. Fruity aroma and lemon wheat aldehydic flavor with mild sweetness. Smooth mouthfeel. A little flat but could have been the tap. Good but not great beer; will try again on a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Poured from a 500ml bottle and served in a weizen glass. This beer poured a cloudy golden orange hue with a thick head of slowly fading white fizz. A small amount of slippery lacing was left around the glass. The aroma of the beer was made up of flaked wheat, ripe bananas, and a stong note of spicy clove. The flavor consisted of mild banana and some lightly spicy yeast. Everything that the nose displayed seemed muted or toned down a notch. The mouthfeel was crisp and light-bodied with moderate carbonation. Refreshing and highly drinkable, but as far as hefes go, this was pretty average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On tap. Poured a cloudy yellow with a nice white head. Very typical aroma, wheaty, citrusy. Good round body. Wheat and banana flavors. Was more pedestrian than I was hoping but a good hefe nonetheless.

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