BeerandBlues2 (10531) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy orange with a small, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is spicy wheat malt, moderate banana esters and light bubble gum. Flavor is spicy and prickly wheat malt, light lemon notes, earthy hops and medium bitterness, banana esters with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is yeasty and wheaty. The appearance is golden. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a pretty middle of the line beer.
Palidor19 (3036) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malt with a very prince of banana and spicy hops. It gives a mild refresh to the hot summer nights
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
puboflyons (2372) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Thanks to jcwattsrugger for the trade. Pale yellow pour with a huge head and a slight haze. Lively carbonation. Aroma of light wheat, pale malts, and crisp clean hops. The body is light and refreshing. The taste does bring out that wheat character along with toasted pale malts and a clean finish. An easy to drink Hefeweizen.
CharmCityCrab (190) - Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The overwelming taste here is of bananas and cloves, which is basically correct for a hefeweizen. Thereís definitely wheat in this thing. The backing beer is kind of a thin gruel, but Iím surprised. I donít really like the way Dick Yuengling runs things at his plant or the things he mouths off about to the newspapers, so I was prepared to not buy this and then run it down if I somehow got a free beer to try at a gathering of some sort. Two things happened, though. First, the beer went on sale at like a buck less a 6-pack than Budweiser- give me a psuedo-craft seasonal beer at that price and Iíll buy it every time, issues with the owner of the brewery and his union-busting tactics and whining about taxes he should be paying more of and not less of be damned. And then, you know, it tastes better than I expected, and I want to be fair if Iím going to review the thing. The Bock (late winter/early spring seasonal) is good, too. So far their Oktoberfest is their only seasonal "washout". I make an exception from my semi-boycott of Yuengling to buy a 6er or two of the Bock each year, and I might make one for this, too, if it goes on sale again. The funny thing is, no one is really making a decent priced summer Hefeweizen anymore thatís widely available. Seriously. So many people have switched over to those shandies and generic wheat beers with fruit and such as their summer seasonals that this is the first time Iíve had a truly decent hefe with the right flavor to it in years. Dick Yuengling should be careful, lower the regular price a buck or two to the sale price and heíll force all of us Democrats to start drinking his beer. ;) A stronger tasting Oktoberfest and a good winter seasonal to follow, added to the Bock and Summer Wheat, and heíll have a pretty good lineup of seasonals, too. Could he at least stamp a *year* on the bottle labels for the seasonals if heís not going to do a real bottled on or freshest by date for his line of beers, though? Itís pretty much the industry standard now. Heís behind the macros heís competing with in terms of dating his products, as well as the craft brewing seasonal lines like Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada that these are probably supposed to be competing with.
obxdude10 (2102) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wasnít expecting a whole lot out of this Yuengling seasonal offering. Letís face it, they donít have the reputation for brewing outstanding beers. With that said, perhaps thatís why I am so surprised that this weizen is a pretty decent interpretation of the style. The beer pours a hazy light orange color with an ample white head. The head leaves some nice lacing around the glass, as well. The nose isnít all that full, but does have some hints of banana, clove, esters, yeast, wheat and light hops. I found all those qualities in the body of flavors, too. The beer is smooth for the most part. I found the body a little overly carbonated. The beer finishes bright and crisp, with lots of notes of fruit, banana, clove, yeast and wheat. This is a fairly nice weizen.
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
5/24/14. Bought a 6 pk from CBO for $7.99. Was surprisingly good. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has the typical wheat characteristic although the flavors are not as strong.
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jdjuice (398) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nope dominated by bananas. Slight bitterness at start, turning quickly to bananas and light grain. I donít like bananas and wheat beers, but this is probably one of the tastier ones Iíve had.
douglas88 (6811) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty solid brew. Iíd pound a case. Pours a cloudy orange color with a medium white head. A big yeasty banana ester nose. The flavor is light citrus, a bit of yeast, banana, a bit of bubble gum. Pretty good.
Leafs93 (1818) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma is wheat, spicy clove, banana and florals. Taste is very muted sweetness, almost dull all around. Very faint trace of bitters. Medium bodied with some stickiness.