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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Hallertau hops and Bavarian-style top-fermenting yeast deliver a thick, creamy head with overtones of banana and clove esters. This authentic German weizen style beer, with a slight hazy appearance, concludes with a crisp finish.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3599) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle from Yuengling. Pours golden an cloudy with a thin white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Slight banana note on the nose. Not a lot of clove or bubble gum on the tongue which makes the whole thing a bit dry. Clean finisher. Good to see Yuengling tackle a traditional style but this needs some work.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4474) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2014
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Dim, clouded orange body with a thin, whitish head.

Smell: Basic nose smelling simply of malted wheat, thin toasted edge, and hints of clove and banana.

Taste: Slightly sourish wheat malt baseboards with a lil’ toasted honey for a low, overall sweetness. Faint, faint lemon, slight clove, and a smidgen of banana. All flavors drop off the palate for the neutral finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: It’s doable, but not the best wheat, well wheat-anything, by far.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4317) - Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
12oz, twist-off bottle. Pours cloudy, orange-brown color. No head. Yup, smells of banana. Flavor of malted wheat, lemon zest, banana esters, caramelized sugars. Finishes dry, quenching, and a touch bready, with hints of clove spice under the flavors of cooked bananas. It’s a weak American take on a German Hefeweissen. (4049)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Draft at Sedona, Charlottesville. Pours a hazy orange color with a large creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of wheat, spice, bubblegum, mild earth. The taste is wheat, strong bubblegum, scuppernongs, marzipan, candied banana. Thin bodied, soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (8241) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy deep copper with off-white splotchy head. Nose is orange marmalade, caramel malt, wheat, mild hops. Tastes caramel malty, not sweet, with hops, some wheat and white peppery finishing notes.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanscourt (858) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
Traditional German here weizen tast. Nice banana sweet nose. A little more sweet than spicy. Solid hefe for a macro. Would definitely get a taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1981) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours cloudy deep golden with small white head. Aroma is nice malty, medium body, medium carbonation, and some big bubble lacing. Taste is clove, banana, some spice, and some slightly ruff wheat. A nice surprise especially for the price point, but more like a double than a home run as far as wheat beers.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bropgh (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
For the price, the beer is remarkable in my area. 6 bucks for 6 beers is amazing! This beer isn’t at the top of the profile charts, but the beer makes up for it with its price point.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1251) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, golden yellow color with a foamed white head. Grassy hops and spiced aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet with a fair amount of banana and clove. Definitely more of a German style hefeweizen. Very clean and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11463) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Poured an hazy dark orange color with an average to large frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus, banana and clove aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer.


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