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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leafs93 (1919) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy aroma. Fruity wheat malty spicy flavor with weak hints of banana. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy yeasty weak banana finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5431) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold body under a one inch fizzy white head that faded quickly to a thin ring. The nose is pretty nice, lots and lots of fruity esters in here, bubble gum, a bit of spicy clove, and a little yeastiness. The flavor is better than expected as well. A touch thin maybe and lacking in a certain roundness due to the lack of yeastiness, but it’s very solid for Yuengling. Lighter bodied with soft gentle carbonation. Nice effort, this one’s for real.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (3036) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
An OK beer. More tart than a traditional hefe, but that’s not really a bad thing. Aroma was yeast, clove and wheat. Pour was a hazy medium gold with a thin white ring for a head. Taste was OK. Tart and wheaty with a slightly acidic flavor. Mild clove flavor. Not much of the banana flavor associated with the style. Medium carbonation. In my opinion, American brewers have not been able to nail this style yet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1094) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Slightly cloudy orangish pour with a thin white head. Aroma is banana and light citrus. Creamy body. Lemon, banana and yeast flavors up front. A little bit of bubblegum towards the middle. Lingering wheat past the finish. Pretty darn good for a commercial brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle @ Bus. Thanks, John. Hazed golden pour with a big white head. Slight cardboard and lemon, but a lot of bready malt and a touch of clove. Some grass and cotton candy. Flavor is fairly sweet and bready on the front end. Good amount of banana as well. Sort of bitter and tart on the finish, however. Lots of grass and lemon peel. Mild clove spiciness. Kind of watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (942) - Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2014
12oz bottle. Cloudy dark golden color with orange tint with one finger head. Banana and clove aroma. Smooth palate and sweet taste. Impressed with this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (5481) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Poured a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma was of banana and yeast Flavor similar, light orange Peel. Solid yiengling offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8568) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle, thanks for sharing! Pours a cloudy light gold with a white head that lasts through the beer. Aroma has lots of sweet grains with a hint of light fruit and clove. Flavor is similar, sweet grain and wheat with light spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3621) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle generously gifted to me by jcwattsrugger (aka cheersjohn) on my way out of the hotel on Sunday, thanks John!
Pours a hazy orange with a decent sized head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is spicy, sweet, & clove forward. Fruity but not all together banana like.

The flavor is awfully sweet, I mean it hits a lot of marks for a Hefeweizen no doubt, it’s very spicy & has a nice banana character. The bubblegum character is extrodinarilly heavy here and really tends to dominate any more subtle or pleasant flavors.

The beer sits remarkably heavy on the palate and doesn’t display the sort of liveliness that this style needs to carry the sweeter fruit and clove notes happily across the tongue.

I am surprised at how true to style they were with this one though.

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