omhper (25160) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2005
Draught in Glenfair, Pretoria.
Hazy yellow rich lively head. Estery banana aroma. Medium dry with crisp soft mouthfeel. Refreshing and well balanced - the estery yeast character is kept under control by the somewhat bready maltiness. A class act! mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2005
Sydney thingo. I liked this one a lot. Very pale. An intensely clovey, lemony aroma with a reasonable tartness and some yeasty flavour in the best way. Great lively mouthfeeI. I thought it was somewhat different to the Bavarian stuff - specifically I thought this had a lot less malt character - but it’s unique and brilliant in its own way. Yum. eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2005
RBsydneyXMASG ’05 - in a way this was my favourite of the night, even though we had a ton of big fat beers that can obscure the simple pleasures of a good hefe. big banana aroma, creamy, grainy, bready in the mouth, with a delicious touch of acidity in the finish. really well made, authentically bavarian tasting stuff. thanks per! Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2005
Bottle (RB Sydney XMASG ’05): One of the highlights of the gathering. Cloudy pale gold with a small oily head. Classic Hefe aromas; smokey, clove laden, a little banana, a touch of ham, and some exquisite lemony herbs and floral notes. In the mouth this sang beautiful, yet very simple harmonies; lemony wheat paired with bursting juicy sweet grains; spicy wheat malts paired with a frangipanni lemon fruits. Simple and soulful. Delicious. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2007
rbsxg, bottle. quite pale yellow with a hint of murk and a lasting head. authentic hefe aroma - vanilla and banana and a bit of shortcake. mellow texture, bready with some light peach and a little dandelion tea tang. well-made, obviously no accident, and very drinkable
Tim Webb (443) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
16 cl taster at Capital Craft in Pretoria. This I liked. Spiced to the eyeballs, chewing tobacco, galangal, a bit of ginger even, sweet and yet still acceptable on a hot summer’s day. The brewery may be in danger of missing the boat in the whole new craft beer scene but were it to start building on a classic like this they would give a lot of the newbies a good run. [Glad I didn’t read the other reviews since Oakes!] Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 7, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2006 Straw yellow, cloudy with large white head. Good head retention. Aroma of light bread and grain malt, yeasty dough, banana and light clove. Light malt flavour somewhat acidic with hints of banana and cloves. Very light hop bitterness. Finish is fresh , lightly acidic with just a hint of bitterness. Light body, watery texture and lively carbonation. A very good hefeweizen , maybe not quite as good as ol’ Franzy (Franziskaner Hefe Weissbier) but easly beats Erdinger. Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2005
I used to avoid rthese beers in the past but a number of pleasurable experiences have turned me around somewhat. This presents as expected with a hazy light golden body and small ead. The nose is quite a diversion from the numerous hoppy styles had on the night, typical cloviness and big banana esters. The wheatiness of this beer is quite prominent and balances beautifully with the citric and spicy flavours. Thanks Per, gor this and many others. bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2006
Pale cloudy yelllow, with a decent head. Lovely, strong banana and cloves aroma with a touch of tarty lemon. A little bland on tasting, but it proved to be a good quaffer. Not too much in terms of body, but a decent hefe. highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2005
From memory, this was easily the best of the African beers at the Sydney Xmas ding-dong. A surfeit of crap Australian wheat beers has rather turned me off these styles, but this was a classic German hefe by any measure. Cloudy lemon colour, short head. Typical hefe nose of wheat yeast and bananas.
Very refreshing, a little tart, with the usual bananas and cloves. (Bottle, Sydney RateBeer Xmas gathering 2005)