deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy earthy yellow with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a rich wheat note with a hint of sweet banana and growing clove notes. Flavor showcases the wheat as well with only a bit of sweetness and clove.
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at FredFest 2013. Pours cloudy blonde with a decent white head and a toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied wheat flavor with a very dry finish.
boFNjackson (4119) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured cloudy yellow with a thick forming head. Aroma of bananas, cloves, phenols. Quite effervescent with nice esters and yeast spice. Hints of vanilla, and whetted malt sweetness. German ale yeast vastly improves Widmerís signature Hefe.
wlajwl (3772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is bubblegum, wheat and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is bubblegum, wheat, mild sweetness/cookie dough and a slightly tangy/mostly smooth finish. Why they didnít call this Hefeweizen as opposed to the original which wasnít I donít know, but it was a solid hefe either way.
maxwelldeux (3505) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a darker golden color with a moderate white head on it. Nose has a bit of citrus in there over top of a rather earthy yeast. Taste is actually a little sweet up front and remains mildly sweet throughout, with some citrus coming through subtly. Itís OK, but nothing special for me.
thegreenrooster (3175) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a cloudy blonde with a small white head. Aroma is corriander and clove. Kind of a surprise in a good way. Flavor is lots of wheat esters some bubblegum and banana. Maybe a touch watery but this was overall and pretty kickass hefe. I hope this makes it into their full lineup.
Frank (2783) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is billed as being part of a series of experimental beers. Itís a hefeweizen. I donít have anything against the style but making one hardly makes your brewery a bastion of experimentation. I guess it is a bit on the strong side. Itís a cloudy orange beer and pretty much headless. Kinda just looks like I poured myself a glass of slightly muddy water. This is very much a yeasty banana-centric hefe and it is pretty well done aside from the fact that it is a little bit oversweet and heavy. Because of this, it doesnít really have the light but creamy texture that makes this style so great. There is at least a firm enough bitterness in the finish to bring some balance though so I guess points for effort. This works OK I suppose but I wish they would have either made it a bit dryer or upped the gravity to be a weizenbock or something. Where it sits now is kind of an uncomfortable balance.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head, and good lacing.
smell is of citrus, wheat, and a little bubble gum.
taste is of ripe banana, wheat, and some citrus. ends a little on the dry side.
ajnepple (2001) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Mile High Wine & Spirits into a pint glass. Gold, pale and hazy with a small white head. Aroma of strong banana, spicy clove, sweet malts, bread, hay, and light floral notes. Similar flavor, starts out sweet and fruity and moves to a crisp, light bitter finish. Average body with ample carbonation. Pretty refreshing, I like it.
Ed5388 (1977) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle shared by Ptaz. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of wheat, Belgian yeast, banana, and light spices. Taste of of wheat, lemon, banana, and Belgian yeast. More of a lighter bland version of the style.