chinchill (3588) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle with some sediment on the bottom.
Lightly hazed amber body with a decent head.
Aroma: banana, spices and yeasty dough -- about what expected for style.
Flavor: also true to style albeit on the less robust side.
High carbonation is lightly prickly and enlivens the light body.
O: a respectable effort from this macro-brewery.
Darkmagus82 (2128) - - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-11-14-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice deeper orange-amber color with a small fizzy pure white foam head. The head fades rather quickly leaving a tiny bit of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is a wonderful mix bubblegum, yeast, banana, wheat and spice. The sweeter bubblegum and banana are the strongest of the aromas with the yeast and spice, which consists mostly of clove and coriander, coming in a close second. A lighter wheat as well as some light citrus smells are there as well, mixing with the rest to produce a very nice Hefe aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice wheaty and yeasty taste mixed with some hints of a coriander and clove spice. These spice flavors, while light at first, grow stronger in nature as the taste advances. While there is not too much banana upfront, this taste grows stronger as the taste moves on to the end. A bit of orange and some light grass flavors come to the tongue more at the end as well, leaving a still somewhat more crisp (at least for a Hefe style) and rather clean wheaty and yeasty spiced flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – At only 4.5 % abv., the body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side (again for a 4.5 %’er) with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. The higher carbonation is good for the session style, making it more easy drinking. And while usually a thin body helps with session brews, the flavor profile of this one, being a Hefe with a good deal of yeast, wheat and spice, actually did a nice job with a slightly thicker body. Pretty nice overall.
Overall – This was a very easy drinking Hefe with a low abv., that is a little on the drier side for the style. This coupled with the low price of only $6.50 for a 6 pack makes this one fantastic buy. Good and flavorful +cheap + low abv = one great session brew for the summer months.
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Julie says there is something there it okay not bad for 3.25. She gives a 2.8
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
WillRunForBeer (1814) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange brown with an off white head. Aroma is banana, clove, yeast. Flavor follows nose, plus wheat bread. Sweet up front, but the spicy yeast character dries out the finish.
Onslow (1318) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Hazy amber brew with creamy white head. Nice aroma of banana and bubblegum. Taste is tart and wheaty at first with a finish with banana, yeast, fruit. Tasty
Strangebrewer (1064) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Poured hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma of marshmellow bananas and clove. Light-medium body, creamy carbonation, refreshing mouthfeel. Citrusy wheat flavour with banana and alight pepper note, soft finish.
mlane76 (58) - Albany, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a German hefe....pours a clear amber and smells sweet and strong...the flavor is sweet, almost too sweet but with a crisp aftertaste
sloth (2717) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
German Heffe eh? Cute lil bugger. Lil nanner, bublegum. Thin, watery. Burp.Bottle from statelineliquors.
blutt59 (6355) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from weihenweizen in trade, no foam, nice banana aroma and flavor, tasty little hefe
tillmac62 (560) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden with a slightly amber cast against a slight haze. Very nice head and lacing retention is good. Very good nose of banana, clove and bubblegum. Light medium body with a smooth texture. Normal carbonation, with a touch of effervescence on the finish. Quite nice flavor profile that is well balanced with typical Weizen complexity. Banana leads then flows into a slight clove spiciness over a light biscuit. The finish is crisp and leaves you with a lingering banana/clove aftertaste over a hint of hops. While not as intense as Allagash White, for the price point, this one is world class. Great job Yuengling and congrats on the Gold.