TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden color, fresh apple pie in the nose. Spicy yeasty mouth with a refreshing cold apple pie flavor. Refreshing fruity finish. Kick ass
joergen (18875) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange coloured with a huge off white head.
Fruity aroma with notes of bananas and spices.
Fruity flavour with notes of malts and spices.
A bit watery.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 33 cl) I had feared yet another thin and bland designer/yuppie Hefe with more emphasis on bottle design than what’s actually inside. But luckily I was terribly wrong. The special feature about this Hefe is apparently that the Xanthohumol from the hops is preserved (a powerful anti-oxidant, but "scientists believe you have to drink about 120 gallons of beer - or roughly 1,300 12-ounce bottles - every day to reap the benefits"!) Anyways, the beer is dark amber, slightly hazy with a handsome, creamy, tall, off-white head. Fruity banana aroma, with a soft almost cream-like mouthfeel. Short, dry hoppyness in the finish. Quite lovely. 201005
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Cloudy honey-amber with a nice chunky off-white head. Big sweet-corn wheatyness with lots of floral and lemony notes, and just a touch of spice. The aroma really needed some tanginess to balalnce it. Where this really shines is in the mouth; sweet, mild cooked banana, lemon butter, and some spicy floral notes. The hop presence is a unique juicy clean citrussy hit at the end. Requiring a little balancing but very pleasant nonetheless.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Hazy amber colour with a big and sticky beige foam. Aroma of sweet chestnut, banana and yeast. Light sweet flavour, light to medium body, fizzy carbonation. Slightly toasted wheat-malty start with a dry, fruity and nutty finish. A quaffable Weizen.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium honey hazy amber with a HUGE pale beige lasting head looked pretty attractive in the Weihenstephaner Glass. Aroma is pleasant floral fruity estery yeast and a bit of sweet malt becoming a bit soapier sudsy as it warm. palate is a bit lighter, less chewy that the regular hefe but still quite smooth. Flavours is a little bland, medium bitter hops, low acid, and ligher sweeter tropical fruity malts. Main problem - bottle is too small especially when you are used to the bigger bottles.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50% of the Xanthohumol offerings from the brewery/university Weihenstephan, a recipe Japan’s Sapporo brewery seem so desperate to obtain. Turned out to be quite a nice drop, overall. Tasted from the bottle and poured into a Weihenstephan weiss glass. Unexpected light amber body, opaque, with a high amount of carbonation raising a hallmark white head of foam a good inch out of the rim. Head lasted and left webs of solidified bubbles down the sides. Soft, sour and tangy, lemon, banana and clove nose with a light herbal note. Quite smooth and fruity in the mouth, citric with only a light amount of clove-like phenols. The mid-palate had the flavour of toasted malt and wheat with a light nutty note (may explain the amber hue) that followed into a clean, banana and bubblegum swallow that lingered. Quite light on compared to their standard Hefe-weiss, but it helped in making this one of the easiest drinking wheat beers I have tasted. I can’t wait for the lazy Summer Sundays and easy drinking beers like this one. Quite nice!!!
DuffMan (5793) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark cloudy orange-brown, big puffy beige head with long lacing. Banana, sweet spices, bready yeast. Estery palate, sweet fruity notes. A good wheat beer, even though it is surprisingly "gimmicky" from the world’s oldest brewer.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice hefe, as the others from weihenstephan. this one has a more pronounced hoppyness, yummy. dark weizzen with a fizzy palate and a thin mf. aromas of vanilla, citrus, and banana. taste: cloves, banana, spicy, bitterish and a bit sweet. finish: bitterish, sourish(citric acidity). xanthohumol is good for your health, they say. isn’t it an ingredient in every beer? cheers!
bluevegie (3029) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite liked this beer, it wasn’t outstanding but certainly easy to drink considering I sometimes struggle to drink wheat beers. Presentation of the bottle was good and that folllowed through to the glass with a muddy dull orange coloured body and a overflowing frothy white head on the top. Aroma was of cloves first and then some soft banana. Taste is not strong which makes it very easy to drink, smooth mouthfeel with a medium body, cloves are still there, a little citrus and some bubblegum. Cheers!