dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Before pouring in the yeast sediment the beer looks exactly like a Pilsener, than it turns into a hazy gold. Aroma was a bit strange, somewhere between banana and kerosin. The beer was actually a bit bland and the body a bit too watery. Otherwise a normal Weizen taste with a hint of grass. Not one of my favourite Weizen, though decent.
CapFlu (4762) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2004 (500ml bottle) Sampled at Smokeless Joes in Toronto. Pours a cloudy, gold body beneath a th, white head. Lactic nose. Doughy flavour with tones of malt and hops. Hoppy finish. Average.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cL bottle, wheat glass, 50 degrees F. Tall, rocky, white head lasts well and sits on a hazy peach colored body that has fizzy carbonation. Cookie malt (M); doughy yeast (L); banana, grape aromas. Moderately sweet throughout with a light acidity in the finish. Medium-light body, watery texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: lacks the fullness, banana esters, color, and acidity of a good Hefe.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weak familiar yeast, clove aroma.Medium dark blond sparkling appearance with quick head.Mildly sour at first then yields to spritzy hoppy dry mouthfeel with bread dough and clove flavors.Dry hoppy finish.
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another one of my favorite beer styles, but unfortunately this one fell short of what I would call a really good German Hefeweizen. It poured a large white creamy head that contained fine-small sized bubbles that mostly diminished. The body was clear with carbonation observed and a yellow hue. The nose consisted of banana and clove with a sweet flavor to it. The mouthfeel was smooth, but on the thin and watery side. The lacing was sparse with this beer. There was nothing outstanding about this beer as it lacks and needs character.
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Banana is light on the nose and fainter in taste. Soft fields of wheat and toasty, dry bread mix well with sweet malts. Finish is toasty and dry.
thedm (5067) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew poured a small head of finely sized white mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a hazy yellow colored uncarbonated body. Its aroma was fruity with banana notes and its mouthfeel was bubbly with a lingering banana finish. The flavor was also like banana and bread.
CEZ (404) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 20, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden, hazy, high carbonation. Usual beautiful head. Aroma was surprisingly dry - despite what others have to say, I couldn't find any trace of banana or bubblegum. Dry taste, slightly tart finish: nothing too original, but the result was very thirst-quenching. Nice.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 20, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Middle of the road. Pale and cloudy, aroma of banana and vanilla. Thin body. Some acidic notes.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well-blended, not overarchingly banana, some minor bitterness, a tad thin. Some clove, tartish and crisp but not at all sweet - nice and very drinkable.