wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, served in a pint glass. Average sized, creamy, white head is mostly diminishing but does leave fair lacing behind. Body is a deep murky straw color and looks and sounds as thick as motor oil when being poured from a pitcher. Aroma of grain, flowers, dough and bananas. Scent is very soft. Moderately sweet to start; finishes moderately bitter and moderately acidic. Medium to heavy body with a creamy texture. Soft carbonation. I don't know how this beer tastes out of the bottle and I'm not planning to find out. As long as I can get this massively thick wheat beer on tap I'll be happy.
MaBeer1972 (1792) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 Re-rate: This was a very good brew the few times I had it out west several years ago. The bottled versions are made by Redhook, or at least last I checked, the bottled version is too hoppy for my liking. Sorry.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy yellow, thin cream head. Subtle and unexciting nose of wheat, hops, slight clove and yeast. Wheaty, bitter palate, no phenolics or esters as far as I can tell, metallic aftertaste as well. This is a shitty wheat or this my one of the very few american wheats I have had and am comparing it unfavorably to their German counterparts.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
VERY opaque, orange-yellow color, not much head. Pretty full mouthfeel. Not as much yeast character as I would like. Sort of bland for a potentially exciting style.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap. Not merely cloudy - this one was opaque. No sign of banana or clove; beery smelling and tasting with a bitter note.
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
after a long hot drive this tasted pretty good. Very apparent that this is unfiltered. I did make good use of the requisite lemon slice to take the flavor up a notch.
egajdzis (6071) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew poured a cloudy orange color with a medium sized head. Strong orange citrus taste. Pretty decent beer for a lunch break.
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange, cloudy, little to no head. Hoppier than most Hefes, with a little tarntess in the flavor. Pretty weak as far as Hefes go.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick, malty and cloudy wheat. Lots of citrus in here along with some herbs. It had a real bitter lemon/orange peel flavor at the finish
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Murky light yellow hue with a small slighty off-white head. No lacing. Light to medium-bodied. Light malty, light lemony, and a hint of horse blanket aroma, no banana detected. Clean with slight hops and spice taste, short dry finish. Creamy and soft mouthfeel. Boring, not up to the level of most hefes.