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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our take on the traditional Bavarian Hefeweizens that inspired Kurt and Rob to brew the Original American Hefeweizen in 1986.

Reid's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1968) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Pint from Growl Movement in S.Salem. $5. In appearance this is a very murky golden yellow with a small white head. Bubblegum,sweet over-ripe bananas,cherries and clove lovely lovely aromas. Taste is similar to the aroma( thank goodness) with a little more spicy clove. Luxuriant mouthfeel..medium with low carbonation..great. LIke many have said why oh why is this not the flagship instead of the lame version?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1908) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle, bottled on December 13, 2014, compliments of shrubber85, poured into a weizen glass. Hazy deep golden with small white head. Aroma is light banana, medium body, medium carbonation, and some small bubble lacing. Taste is banana and some clove.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6477) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. A big bready spicy nose. The flavor is strong banana esters, yeast, a bit of bready toast, some sweet sugary malts. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8080) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Banana, clove, hay, and wheat malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Slightly sweet banana/orange, strong clove and wheat malt flavor. Nice body. Very solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4249) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle: Slightly hazy gold with a tall white head. Crisp, lemon/banana/clove aroma. Taste is tangy citrus, wheat malt, banana. Sweet....and rather delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9251) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Harris Teeter Charlottesville Barracks, opened 6/26/14. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized fizzy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of wheat, tropical fruits and a yeasty finish. The taste is yeast, wheat, citrus and tropical notes in the finish. Thin bodied, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7443) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap Widmer, pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings pungent notes of clove, followed by banana. Flavour is very smooth and balanced, with lots of clove and banana balancing each other out. Dry and vibrant - correctly made to style. Very nice hef.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1101) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Nice murky golden pour w/ a thin white head that leaves little lacing. The aroma is an awesome blend of Belgian spices. The taste carries over most of the aroma flavors but finishes just a tad plain & a touch watery. Overall though, it’s still a very nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (842) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Je l’ai bu dans la bouteille quand je faisait le camping... C’était bonne. Il avais les clous de girofle, du levure allemand et c’était aussi un peu fruité. Ca va valoir la peine la prendre encore, mais dans une verre!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1495) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellowish orange color, small off white head, looks like a hefe. Aroma is wheat spice and sweetness, hefe yeast good balance of banana and clove, touch of lemon, fresh malt. Style appropriate light sweetness, good fresh grain flavor, a little spice. Light to medium feel, pretty normal carbonation, probably should be higher but it’s a bar tap. Solid hefe, not going to blow anyone away but it’s easy to drink and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2014
This is billed as being part of a series of experimental beers. It’s a hefeweizen. I don’t 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. It’s 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 doesn’t 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.

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