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RATINGS: 113   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
Ed5388 (2435) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
12oz bottle from JohnGonk. Pours a hazy orange color with a small/almost non existing white head. Aroma of honey, wheat, banana, and light Belgian yeast. Taste of sour lemon, banana, wheat, and yeast. Meh!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1479) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2014
12 ounce bottle, one of my friends gave me a bottle to try. Served in a Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat glass, the beer pours a cloudy golden/orange color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like cloves, bananas, and some wheat/grainy malt. It tastes like cloves, bananas, lemon peel, wheat/grainy malt, and a lingering bubblegum finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s smooth, refreshing and easy to drink. This was a pleasant surprise, and since the Yuengling seasonals are usually priced well in my area (usually around $6.99 a 6-pack) I’ll have to buy some of this for the summer. I liked it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (6214) - Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a translucent orange with white lacing. Smells yeasty and clovey. Tastes like it smells, but less true to form. Average (at best) on the palate. Better than Bud.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3616) - 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 (4482) - 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 (4328) - 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 (9999) - 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 (8311) - 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 (861) - 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 (2015) - 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.


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