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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sarah Billick, a friend of Lisas, spent a year taking classes and interning at the Isar Brau Brew Pub in Munich. She brought back the recipe for their Wheat Beer, and we made it here at the brewery. The Isarweizen will vary from year to year, but usually has some clove, nutmeg, banana, and tutti-frutti aromas, with the clove and nutmeg taking the lead. A little acidity balances with the sweetness of the beers fruit flavors. Crisp and refreshing - just the thing for summer. Available in late May (1.012 BG, 4.8%, 15 IBU, 5 SRM)

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6297) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Thanks to Prufrockstar for the trade. I remember when I was first getting into beer, back maybe 15 years or so ago, I like wheat beers. As time moved on, though, wheat beers became wheat ales, and suddenly wheat beers had to have a bunch of hops, or fruit, or spice (with some hits and a lot of misses), and fresh well-made hefeweizens became harder to find. Soooo, that said, I really enjoyed this beer...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6314) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 17, 2014
22 oz. bottle dated 6/2/14. It pours a lightly hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma has some mild toasted grains, subtle hints of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and banana. Maybe a hint of powdery baseball card gum, but very subdued. It definitely smells like theres some banana bread in the oven. The flavor is similarly toasty with more baking spices, hints of banana and gum, crisp wheat character and a firm floral bitterness in the finish. Perfect carbonation. This was super enjoyable. If more Hefeweizens were like this, I would drink them much more often.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Prufrockstar (2078) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bomber, thanks to Ryan. Surprisingly dark amber, clear pour without much head. Aroma of banana, cloves, cereal, cherry, and plastic pool toys. Moderately sweet throughout. Medium body, average carbonation, slick texture. Overall: I have another bottle Im going to try of this, because this feels uncharacteristically off to me. If the second bottle is markedly different, Ill wipe this rating out in favor of the new one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap at Horse Brass Pub in Portland. Pour is slightly hazy golden in appearance with a small white head and good lacing. Big bubblegum, clove, light banana, citrusy, doughy, biscuity, and floral aroma. Taste is bubblegum, banana esters, phenols, waxy, coriander, basil, and white pepper with a lightly spicy finish. Full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Tasty hefe.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
At horse brass pub with Taglor Stephen and Dina. Aroma is clean wheat, air. Taste is super drinkable hefe, light wheat, malt is present but soft. The beer is just like Stephens mom; super poundable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7596) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Heater Allen Isar Weizen (bottled Jun 09, 2014) Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, popcorn), with notes of banana, clove. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Popcorny malt note brings down the aroma, but the banana and clove are certainly prominent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Bomber from Whole Foods. Pours a cloudy orange color with a medium white head. A nice of nutmeg, clove, banana esters, some grains. A smooth rich flavor with big yeasty spiciness, some lemons, a light earthy almost smoky flavors. Really nice clean and tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2474) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2013
22 oz bomber poured into a totally inappropriate Warsteiner mug, from "Lifesource" ,Salem. $4.99 Cloudy yet almost glowing sunshine golden beer..tiny head..good lace. Good phenolic,yeasty,hay,fresh baked bread andherbal aromas. Taste is like the aroma maybe got a bit of juicy fruitiness, cherrys and more "bubblegum" Nice palate..OK for style..goes down well on a 90 degree night. Good hefe..but i still prefer my Paulaner!!!!!!!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle @ home, very generously shared by 3fourths. Been wanting to try this one for ages. Apparently this is an Amber Weizen. This entry currently states that its an Autumn Seasonal and the description states it is available in late May but theres no born on date to confirm this. Pours a cloudy, bright orange appearance with a thin, off white head. Very spicy- big nutmeg, big clove- caramel, burnt banana, a bit peppery aroma. Again, incredibly spicy flavor and fairly effervescent. Caramel, burnt malty, a touch watery, banana, nutmeg, light cinnamon, citrusy, strangely a touch smoky flavor. Really not like the kind of German Hefeweizen that I typically enjoy. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
In short: A full bodied round wheat lager with a tiny bit of a smoky twist. Very good.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed relatively fresh a few weeks after purchase. Bottle forwarded to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Cloudy dark amber body topped by a off-whitebeige head with low retention
In long: Nose is banana cake, light spicy notes (cinnamon, cloves) and some pleasant smoky notes. Body is full but the carbonation is rather low, soft bubbles here and there. Taste has wet hay, sun dried hay, soggy banana cake, freshly baked apple pie, spicy notes (cinnamon, cloves), browned banana peels, dried yellowed grass. Overall a very good lager, but to me very good is disappointing from Heater Allen with their Pils and Costal being so excellent. Im not sure my bottle was supposed to have such a low carbonation, will be worth trying again to see. This is my 5400th rating, thats quite a lot, fortunately Im not afraid my wife finds out about my ratebeer account and realizes how much time and money I spend on beer, if you ever see that I entered a rating that says "www.google.com", thats my wife trying to use the internet, leave her alone.


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