motnot (8) - USA - AUG 4, 2001 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer had surprisingly (and disappointingly) little flavor, most of it later on. I kept waiting for more taste, but it never came.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
While quite beautiful in a glass, itís not the most flavorful beer in the world. Itís a good U.S.-style Hefe, but lacks the body/flavor of a nice German one. Quite refreshing on a hot day, though. A good summer beer that lacks enough complexity to make it enjoyable all year-round.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad as a light, íwheat beer,í but a little under par for a íhefe.í Nonetheless, refreshing on a hot day. (Iíve only sampled the bottled version)
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2001
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bactine aroma predominates. Smells and tastes like a medicine chest. Iíve had this on draught in Portland, so I canít attribute these problems to staling -- itís uniformly bad, no matter where itís served.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 5, 2001
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well, if you like American hefes, then I suppose this is the best one youíre likely to find. Of course, this beer is a pale shadow of a true German hefe-weizen. Iíve introduced so many American wheat drinkers to the real deal, and NONE of them have gone back to this comparatively weak, mild brew. Still, it can be refreshing on a hot day.
Jimmylib (169) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stove Top (43) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great beer on tap, nice noble nose with a spicy bitterness (cascades and tettnang 32 ibuís). Lemon accentuates the overall flavor. In bottle this beer lacks some umph! (for a better word)...... Highly recommended on tap but in the bottle go with NorWester Hefeweizen if you desire a american hefe - widmer loses a lot of flavor in the bottle
weeicemon (126) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 23, 2001
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Semi-typical American wheat beer. Weak carbonation and head for the style. Should be a little more yeast flavor apparent. Gets sweeter in the middle and finishes quite dry. Iíve had worse but if yout looking for something better, it wont take you long to find it.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2001
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was the first Hefeweizen I ever had and I loved it until I had a couple high quality German Hefeweizens. I still find this to be refreshing, but it lacks the character and complexity I appreciate in a Hefe.