Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2006
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bomber: I have a difficult time believing that they wanted the beer to taste like this. Sour, sour sour. However, they didn’t list an expiration date on the bottle, so they must think that it will stay good forever. I don’t think that it is too old, I was just complaining about people who don’t label beer correctly. Anyway, this must be infected. I thought I could drink it, but sadly this is going to be poured away...or maybe added to that keg of garlic beer.
3fourths (8103) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2006
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This stuff is terrible. IS THIS FILTERED? WHY? It looks completely clear, with a moderately deep straw yellow color, and a fizzy cola-like head that dies in about five seconds. It just plain looks terrible. I had some people tell me that they couldn’t finish a bottle of this, and after a few sips my impression was ’yeah, it’s bad, but I’ve had worse’, but about half-way through I gave up. Down the drain. This stuff is terrible. Full of fuesal corn and moldy straw flavors, acetone.... ugh, just terrible.
DYCSoccer17 (3330) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 9, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Town and Country in West SPringfield, MA. Metallic, sweetish fermented corn sludge aroma with very minute banana notes present. Not a big fan of this aroma. Moderately hazy orangey color with a quickly dissipating whitish head that is small. Spritzy, lightly sour, astringent, metallic flavor to start. Turns buttery and then musty to finish. This is off, and unpleasant. I expect more from a brewer like Weyerbacher.
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on tap at E&C served w/ a lemon slice. Which obviously enchanced the citrus aroma. Hefes seem to have that golden haze goin on. This hefe was almost sweet and w/o any bitters. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pistil banana nut barn-ohol hay booze aroma. Translucent gold beer with fast diminishing white head. Man, that smell kinda reeks, but at least it’s something. Quite fruity-sour citrus with a dash of wheat hay. Light palate, a bit astringent. Sour-(not unnatual?)chemical finish. Could you clean your floors with this? Flavorful, but not particularly enjoyable.
Suttree (5190) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange, big thick white head. Sour citrusy aroma. Slightly astringent. Sour citric flavors, and almost no wheat characteristics until the very end. More of a lemony, juicy sweetness as it warms.
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a typical American stab at the Hefe-Weizen style. Nothing glamour here just a tasty drinkable Hefe IMO.
Appearance: Pours a golden orange color with a two finger white head.
Smell: Typical banana cloves and lemon smell, with a bit of malt underneath to give it a backbone.
Taste: Solid flavors. I like that the flavors are not shy but it is certainly banana clove front, melon malty middle and lemon wheat yeast finish with a light lemon aftertaste. Straightforward Hefe.
Mouthfeel: There is actually a decent backbone to this Hefe-Wiezen -- a bit chewy through the center; nice.
Drinkability: This is a very drinkable summer beer apropos for the style.
Hope this is helpful.
GonZoBeeR (2936) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma:orange-citurs aroma,sour aroma....
Flavor:sour,wierd flavor of infection....
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow with a tall head.
Yeasty, tangy citrus aroma.
In the flavor the tangy comes out as a sourness that is a bit much more than it should be. Some underlying sweetness there, but this is not put together the way it should be.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4973) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 This sadly is a fairly poor excuse for a hefeweizen. Sampled from a 12oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy copper color with a small yellow-white head. The aroma is malty, vaguely nutty and has a sour banana element. The flavor is sour with a bitter tang and a light banana underdone. The finish is sour and tangy.