haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 4, 2016 zinvegas (10) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A lot of orange and banana on the nose. Color is very murky orange with a nice white head. The flavor was a lot of banana, which I liked, but which was surprising after all of the orange on the nose, and I would say a little less citrus than an actual German hefe would have. The beer also is a little thinner in texture than what I would expect from a German-style hefe. If you like the banana flavors more than the citrus in a hefe, though, this is a great choice.
Bottle at the United Club at John Wayne Airport (SNA). Pours a deep copper color with very little head. Strong, banana aroma with some malts and lemon zest. Smooth taste with a strong banana presence. I like this Hefe. Summery feeling with every sip. BlackHaddock (7507) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
12oz bottle in the sun on 23rd May 2016, poured into a Corsendonk badged tulip glass on my daughters patio in Southern California, about 20 miles from the brewery. Cloudy orange/amber bodied, creamy coloured head. Banana aroma and taste with a yeasty and slightly orange undertone. Nice and refreshing, one of the best ’American Hefeweizen’ I have had. Cimbasso (926) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2017 Sampled on draught. A hazy dark orange with a white head. Bready yeast taste with plenty of orange peel and ripe banana. Pleasant and refreshing. Not particularly spicy but not bad.
Sampled again one year later, and I found it fresh-tasting and highly drinkable, and have upped my rating accordingly. Idiosynkrasie (7708) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2015
355ml bottle. Cloudy, dark orangey colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Ester fruity aroma, hints of peach and banana. Identical taste. Lacks some yeasty spiciness to fully meet the style. madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
25th May 2015
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Hazy amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is dry and crispy. Tangy yeast and tangy orange. Spicy banana undertone. Light dry finish. Pretty drinkable.
On tap at the source. Pours hazy yellow with a creamy white head. Aroma is yeasty bready. Flavor follows with some lemons and a little tartness. Refreshing.
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bread, hay, cereal, nuts, roasty, resin, herbs, citrus, dough, barnyard, banana, smoke, golden, hazy, minimal head, light body, thin feel, sticky, average carbonation, DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/18/15] Draught at Bootlegger’s Brewery in Fullerton. Nice cloudy yellow with a white head. Pleasant classic aroma with banana and clove. Sweetish flavor, wheaty, fruity and spicy. Medium-bodied. vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Drank in Anaheim. What you'd expect on a quality hef. Cloudy yellow, taste was creamy, wheaty and fruity.
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Well-crafted and can really taste the all-natural all-original recipe. It's an unfiltered beer and there was definitely stuff floating in my beer. Feels like a beer-drinker's 312.
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