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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.


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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (3840) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Draft: Lemon, bubblegum, clove nose with a base of banana bread. Cloudy amber, thick head, good lace. Banana and lemon on the front end, wheat bread on the back. Medium body, normal carbonation. Well, I’ll be damned. This was good and fairly authentic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (195) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlane76 (23) - Albany, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1324) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Their best offering, IMO. A good take on a wheat. Definitely superior to Blue Moon, Shock Top and the like, and that’s the category I see this in. A cheap American try at a German or Belgian beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1249) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Yuengling Summer Wheat has a thick, off-white head, an initially clear, very bubbly, orange-gold appearance, some residual lacing, and a descending, gray-brown cloud, when the bottom contents are swished and poured in. The aroma is strong, with sweet, spicy, yeasty holiday bread, banana, and cloves. There is even a bubblegum pickup. Taste is not as full, but one can detect sweet, spicy wheat bread, higher-than-average bitterness, tap water, and a shade of banana. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Yuengling Summer Wheat finishes crisp and easy drinking. RJT

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
On tap at Brunzies. Nice mild German wheat aroma, banana and cloves, some lemon peel. Cloudy warm amber-golden with thin white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice sweet start with banana, clove spice, and mild bitter yeast. Solid, if not light, German hefeweizen, and a real surprise from Yuengling.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
I enjoyed this one a lot. One of the few American breweries to capture a real German style weizen. Not too sweet or sugary. Grainy with just a touch of lemon and orange peel. Cloudy yellow pour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4534) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
12oz bottle at Philadelphia Airport. A slightly hazy pale amber pour with a thin white head; expected Hefeweizen aroma of yeast, wheat and banana; a grainy body with a pleasant banan taste; and a clean, crisp finish. Lacking the spiceness of some German examples, but very drinkable.


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