muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Significantly better than the Smuttynose I just rated, but so what? Still nothing special. Hefes are something I seem to be able to get in decent numbers here in VT, but I still keep going back to Paulaner after mediocre stuff like this. Starts out ok, with nice rich-looking orange/yellow body, thick lasting head. Nose is sweet, banana, simple but full and malty. Flavor is a letdown though, too soft boring and sweetly banana at first but harsh and lemon-juicy (not in a good way, not lemonade, acid lemon juice) towards the finish. Why did I buy a six of these? Oh, on a closeout sale. Wonder why...
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2004 nice yeast smell; cloudy as would be expected, but with an almost orange color; moderately bittter hops flavor; good, but not great
Dorwart (2403) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin head from the pour but good carbonation keeps it around for a while. Not much wheat aroma. Slight floral hops presence and a touch of malt. Color is a nice cloudy, medium amber/orange. Flavor is a little on the thin side. Slightly gritty from all of the sediment. Decent hops flavor though. Hops prominent, again, at the finish which lends towards a dry, bitter finish. Quite nice finish. A good beer but besides the cloudiness, does not resemble (taste) like a traditional wheat beer (i.e no yeast, hay, wheat flavor)
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really one of the better American Hefe-weizens. Very cloudy upon the pour. Nice wheat flavor. Very good for the summer.
Reid (1968) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance : mm bright , cloudy, dark golden almost orange in colour , with a white creamy head which is small and fades to a nice lace down the glass.
This one had a slight hoppy scent for a hefeweisen. Then i smelled lemon grass..some very slight banana aromas too.
Very crisp, can tatse some hop bitterness, very creamy and not too acidic. I can also taste some banana and also apples. The bitterness returns right at the very end..nice.
Very nicelly carbonated, smooth on the tongue..I like this.
All in all an excellent American wheat, would drink this again and soon!!
BeerandBlues2 (10243) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow with a white head. Fruity aroma. Initially bitter and then a light bitter finish. Medium and bitter on the palate.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kurt Widmer was giving out samples of this at Market of Choice last weekend. Nice guy. This is their flagship beer. Nice cloudy ligh gold color. Light taste and stature.
bu11zeye (11975) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy yellow with a medium foamy white head. This wheat is very light tasting; not near as complex as I would have liked.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
now this is a good beer i have particles floating in my beer but back to the beer the taste is very sweet with a small bit of bite at first but to cure that just add a lemon and your good to drink away.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The sketchy bars of San Francisco crawl continues. This dive had a waitress who told us to drink more, "because we weren't smiling yet." I think I would have smiled more if she weren't glowering at us when she said it. The bar was indicative of the beer: it sucked. It poured cloudy and rather nice, but smelled empty (no esters? who came up with the idea of a wheat brewed with American yeast anyway?) and I had a sip that was bland and chalky, with a flat finish and no taste other than wheat discernable. I turn around to talk to someone and when I turn back to the bar sketchy woman is busily squeezing a LIME into my beer. Then she drops the rest in like it's a Corona and says, "Sorry, we're outta lemons." I should have said, "You sure? Looks like there's one on your face to me," but I was too busy trying not to yak at the sight of the emasculated lime wandering haplessly around my glass with the air and appearance of a fish embryo that knows it shouldn't have hatched yet. Wisely, the lime stayed away from my lips as I slugged back the rest of this, cringing at the sheer nastiness of it. Before lime: innocuous. After lime: more than slightly repulsive. Ew.