MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Citrusy wheat and dusty yeast combine in an astringent imbroglio...A strange back bitterness for the style raises an eyebrow...Unchallenging and not quite pleasant enough to be a session weizen...
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy light golden color with a large off white head. Heavy yeast and wheat aromas, with undertones of light citrus and mild spice. Seems to lack a real malt backbone. I would have to call this an american hefe. Better than most american wheats, but not up to par with the german hefes.
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth and fruity. A cloudy golden color. A very wheat-like aroma. A foamy white head. Not bad at all. A refreshing wheat beer with lunch.
zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
There is not much to complain about this Hefe. Upon setting up to review this, I was pretty skeptical. That's probably due to the fact I had lost faith in the American Hefe....see Pyramid...blech!
This pours a very cloudy yellow/orange tequila sunrise look. Smells of lemons, wheat...I found the taste suprisingly chewy, with a nice body despite the style. Citrus and just a pinch of banana that does not hinder. Less-than stellar mouthfeel, but I cannot argue how refreshing the brew is on a whole . This is not as spicy as say a German, but this malty-wheat brew is a winner. Do not compare this to Pyramid, it's not even in the same league...not even in the same sport! To quote Pulp Fiction if I may.
milljame99 (24) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cornflakes anyone? Very mild flavor with a citrusy nose. Cloudy yellow appearance with a quickly diminishing head. Actually a nice beer.
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, but that really that great. Would hardly know its a Hefe if it didn't say it on the bottle. Has good taste, and a nice aroma.... just not enough of it. If they made it more potent, could have great potential.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellowish, cloudy color. Not much head. Thin bodied. Slight hint of what a hefe should taste like are in there, but you really have to be looking for them. Won't take one of these home again.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 I have a soft spot in my heart because it was one of the first micros I ever had back in the early 90’s, but I know now that this really isn’t that great of a beer. Very little head, very cloudy appearance and very little aroma. Flavor is somewhat bitter and not very complex. Had a couple before the U of O/Michigan game and it tasted pretty good, but mostly because the Ducks won.
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Solid cereal-colored beer, completely opaque with a solid creamy-air head. Little aroma and actually little flavor, but smooth, sweet and vaguely corn-flaked.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden, somewhat cloudy with a decent head that faded leaving nice lace as I killed the beer.
Fresh nose of spicy floral hoppiness--maybe Tettnanger?
Nice light body with a mild maltiness, some yeast presence and mild wheat wang on the back end. decent session beer.