bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dull, just cloudy, pale lemon coloured with a decent white head that almost hung around for the distance. Aroma of lemon and zest. Some banana in the taste, pear, medium body and a watery finish. I am not a big fan of wheat beers and this beer did nothing to help the cause, I found it pretty boring really.
vanvenlo (1788) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dec 2004 - Has a yeasty vegemite aroma, but lacks fruit. Cloudy yellow-gold with a good head. Strange earthy flavour but not unpleasant with good fruit. Good medium mouthfeel and a pleasant finish.
omhper (24097) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Muddy yellow, little head for a hefeweizen. Aroma of lemon and malt. Sweet and softly malty with almost no esters or banana character. Low bitterness. Too streamlined and neutral.
Stew41 (1960) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUN 4, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a big fizzy head that hangs around for 5 minutes. Bright yellow in the glass, could be mistaken for a pale larger. Not particularly cloudy despite the claims on the label. Slightly strange nose, seems neutral at first but has a medicinal feel with a confectionary edge. That said, I used to think Hoegaarden had a similar nose. Now I concede I may be drinking this a tad too cold but the flavour profile is subdued (at best). Some hefe flavours are trying to poke through (banana and a little spice) but an excessively fizzy structure makes it difficult initially but it does settle somewhat. A bit disappointing and not really up to par with the other beers.
Choos (735) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: hint cidery, a little pear and a tiny bit of banana. Apperance: cloudy yellow with a bubbly lasting head. Flavour: sweet pear and banana with a hint of wheat. Palate: great medium mouthfeel.
Lunkie (1860) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yeasat aroma with a hint of malt. Cloudy yellow colour with fair head. Uneventful flavour with hint of malt. Fizzy palate.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2005 Retasted 04/02/2005. 500ml bottle from Malthouse Wellington.
Murky gold appearance with a big white head releases a citrus, spice and yeast aroma, background sulphur notes. nice tart flavour but the wheat taste is a little too grainy for my liking. Light body.
Better than my last effort on this one, but Iím still not a fan of this one. Iím sure the weiss beer dunkel was a good one, but obviously this was more popular as the dunkel got the axe.
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2004 Left to warm to room temperature (today was a bitterly cold day anyway) then poured. Massive, foamy and rich head - looks great. Colour is a cloudy, murky pale yellow. A fruity aroma of limes, lemons & rockmellon underneath, with a tart hint of vinegar and yeasty smokiness. Taste is a big tangy banana hit with the tingly and satisfying medium fizz. It's a taste you want to chew over. Aftertaste: fruit and the slight tartness of cooked banana (say in banana cake or on grill) with gentle yeastiness lingering. Makes you want more. This is a refreshing beer with good flavour - will try again in warmer months with blue cheese.
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a fruity style and one that will be good to drink in the coming summner months. A good golden cloud showing bottle conditioning and a crisp white head. It is quite fruity on the nose and similiarly when consumed. The seetness level seemed fine and the balance quite good. Agree that it is a bit like the JS seasonal
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy golden colour, poured with a big head, white and fluffy. Fruity taste. More of a summer beer.