Onslow (1539) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2011 Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Cloudy pale gold brew with a thin white head. Ample lacing as the glass is drained. Excellent aroma of wheat, close, citrus. Flavorful for a hefe, with a smooth and almost sweet wheat flavor blending into a spicy end with lingering lemon sour in the aftertaste. This owuld probably be great with a slice of lemon in it - I don’t have any on hand to try. Nice palate - thin as you’d expect but still satisfying. As with all Frankenmuth brews, very refined with good complexity, absolutely noting off or unpleasant. I hope this is around all summer... Gorilla9 (10) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Has a good pour, cloudy and hazy. Have had from bottle and tap, as a wheat advocate its very comparable to some of my favorites, like Paulener. Not quite near the Bells wheat series best offering but a solid Hefe you can get if you can find it. Tastes like a Hefe and the grains, background of Hefe are present especially in aftertaste. One of the better beers out of MI, for an ABV of its nature. I’d purchase this more than once as it is a completely solid beer. Frankenmuths finest. jthg (86) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2012
This beer is close to franzincaner (sp?) - clove like aroma and taste. There is a slight emptiness to it when the yeast is not stirred in. overall, delicious, refreshing, and smooth... A bit more up front esters would suit my tastes better. superspak (6200) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2015
12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 8/10/2015. Pours hazy bright golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big banana, bubblegum, clove, lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big banana, bubblegum, clove, lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and light-moderate yeast spiciness after the finish; with lingering notes of banana, bubblegum, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice hefeweizen style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering. ralflott (13) - Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014
A very good, albeit second-tier, Bavarian Hefeweizen. Not in the same league as true Bavarians Weihenstephan or Schneider, but one of the better American offerings. The Weissbier from Redwood Lodge (Flint) , Jim’s Hefe, is closer to the Bavarian ideal.