thegreenrooster (4697) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Pour is a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is of definite banana and wet dough. Flavor is wheat malt and some more bread dough. Kinda loses the yeast aspects in the flavor. Finishes like just a plane old wheat beer rather than a hefe. Meh beer here. beerbaaron (1997) - Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Draft. Good looking beer. Wheat, and the usual suspects are there, but omg the creamed corn! Creamed corn city. I passed this off to someone else that didn’t seem to notice/care. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Hazed yellow. White head. Very typical wheat here. Sweet, yeasty, bready. Solid for sure but nothing special. MrTipple (7490) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Aroma: banana, wheat, caramel and bread malts. Appearance: hazy gold, small, creamy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: grain, wheat malts continue, light yeast. Overall: OK Hefeweizen, yet struggles to stand out. Pint at Escape, San Diego. fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pint at Mad House Comedy Club downtown San Diego. Not much head but nice wheat aroma and bubblegum flavor. Decent
GarrettB (1734) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 July 22nd, 2013 - Black Market’s Hefeweizen practically sloshes out of the glass, yielding a murky, cloudy looking brew with a heavy foam head (and one particularly large bubble that looks a bit like a frog’s eye.) The aroma is extremely chalky, as if someone clapped some blackboard erasers together and added that to the brew, followed by notes of banana and clove. This chalkiness belies a very thin, watery palate, which masks flavor that disappears as early as the mid-taste, and then returns, sheepishly surfacing in the aftertaste with a wan slap of banana flavor.
September 29th, 2012 - I think Whole Foods was slinging Black Market Hefe’s beer out of the new Torrey Pints bar. So what follows might be a critical review pointing fingers in the wrong direction, because this brew had some off notes that weren’t just minor flaws, but whiffs worthy of a drain pour. All the hefeweizen notes are there - banana, clove, a light graininess, and even a bit of butterscotch - but layered over everything is a shadow of artificial sweetener like that Aspertain off flavor found in Pepsi, and that kills the whole of the beer for me. After one or two sips, my small taster was left unloved on the counter. I am uncertain whether an unclean glass, sullied tap pipes or bad brewing are responsible, but it was an unpleasant drinking experience all the same. Theydon_Bois (22090) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Can in the hotel room, San Diego, from Public Beer &Wine Long Beach - 20/04/14.
Hazed yellow orange with a moderate off white covering that retains.
Nose is banana, yeast, toffee, light puke/sick rinse.
Taste is cleaner, light citrus, banoffee pie, bread dough, yeast esters.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok hefe. RedSox2004 (2007) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Cloudy gold color with a modest head and ok lace. Aromas of bananas, clove, wheat. Bready sweetness with a mild hop note. Light body, effervescent, prickly mouthfeel and a dry finish. Brigadier (3830) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2014
On tap in San Diego (CA)
rick_91709 (547) - USA - APR 6, 2014
Eschewing the local house beers at Stone I opened a flight with a sample of this passable hefeweizen. Parked squarely in the middle of the spectrum it is neither a banana bomb nor a malty bread dough experience. Instead it maintains aspects of both.
Aroma / Appearance - A yellow golden base has a nice warmth to it that pairs well with the clean crisp head. Bread dough, yeast, lemons, and other citrus flavors ground it effectively. Lacking the fruity bite of some hefeweizens it instead favors a more balanced approach.
Flavor / Palate - A malty sweetness soon coats the palate with a mixture of lemons and three day old bananas on the verge of spoiling. Cascades of wheat build on this before a chewy finish that sticks to the palate. For a session beer it is effective although I think that I would go in favor of other examples instead if I had a crazing for a wheat beer on a warm summer evening.
Poured from a can. Hazy pale gold. Little head or lacing. Typical wheat beer smell and taste. Not great.
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