User37895 (3042) - - JUN 5, 2006
This beer is bull. German brewer, authentic German style? Not like the ones I’ve had in Bavaria. In any event, the pour was weak, very little head and a rather dark carmel-like color (they got the cloudy / unfiltered part correct, whoopie). The aroma was wheaty (musty) and somewhat hoppy with a sweet caramel touch (why so much caramel in a wheat?). The flavor was highly disappointing. Too much of: grassy hop flavors, caramel malts, and an American Wheat style flavor. Totally missed the style. Where are my spices? Where are my bananas? Good grief. They got some citrus right. Some artificially sweetened lemon juice. Boooooooo (yes, I’m booing a beer!). Boooooooooooooo, again. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Draught at the Brewpub: Golden cloudy color, thick head and light lacing. Nose of light sulfer, some creamy wheat and some esters. The flavor is creamy, lots of chewy wheat sweetness. Finishes light and tangy. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2006
This was way too sour and acidic for my taste. Has some yeasty bready notes, with just a hint of spice, some orangey fruitiness and not much more. austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2006
No German Hefe would be this bitter. It’s more of an American Wheat, so I’m changing the designation. Cloudy and orange color. Quite wheaty and yeasty with lots of citrus. Disagreeable (to me) as I hoped for less bitterness, with a hint of spice. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Pours a hazy golden orange. Aromas of bread/clove/ and some fruit. Had a taste of yeasty bread with some spice.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Hazy golden/orange color,decent small white head that fades slowly but manages to leave a slight lace behind when it’s done.The aroma was yeasty with a decent light fruit showing,some bannana and maybe some light citrus and spice as well.The taste was nothing special btu it was fairly drinkable,with a nice wheaty side coming through plenty of citrus and some bannana in the middle and end but mostly it has a sort of sweet sour thing going on with a little more towards the sour.The spiciness is mild at best with just small hints coming and going.Not bad but it could be a little better but it will do on a hot day if your looking for something on the lighter side. hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Bottle best before date of October ’05. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of yeast, light wheat, and if I really push some banana in the background. Tastes of wheat, light lemons, light oranges, light bananas and light spices (get the trend - everything on the lighter side). DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 13, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Belmont Station in Portland, OR) Sweet and estery nose is pleasant, but not very reminiscent of a German Hefeweizen. And, as the nose indicates, the flavor is also fairly estery, and mildly sweet. I’m picking up a lot of ripe orange fruits throughout this beer. I’m not getting the traditional banana or clove, and not really all that much wheat either, so this beer is really pretty far off the mark if this is intended to be a German Hefeweizen. Light-medium bodied, and lacking any crispness on the back end, so it just kind of sits there and gets tiring after awhile. Orange golden body is fully cloudy. The small, white head quickly settles to a film, but unfortunately, then it slowly fades to a ring. Really, just a fruity, light beer and not really something that should be labeled a hefeweizen. mjg74 (3093) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Bottled. Pours a hazy nectarine color. Sweet aroma with a little bit of a yeasty smell. Sweet grainy flavor. Not quite the typical german hefe, but it is nice and refreshing for a summer’s day. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Bottle: Hazy orange hued yellow, moderate fizzy white head that falls quickly, spotty lacing, subtle carbonation. Oat like aroma, wheat obviously, but very dull on the spices. No real banana or clove to speak of. Very smooth and clean wheat aspect. Quite palatable, but a bit boring. Moderate body and mouthfeel. Clean crisp finish with only a smidgen of any hefe character. Easy to put down on a hot day for sure. Thanks Bill!