NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013Capa (3251) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle from Corvallis. Pours a lightly hazed orange-gold with a white head. Nose is cloves, light banana and faint citrus. Clean. On tasting, light tartness, grainy wheat malt and banana esters. Some light cloves. Overall, perhaps a bit too light bodied to compete with the classics. Still, very drinkable and tasty.
Deep golden with a white head. Aroma is mostly malt and wheat and banana. Medium bodied. Clove joins the fray in the flavor. Finish has a lingering clove burn. Not a huge wheat fan but this was a nice change of pace. Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2016
(Bouteille provenant de Bottlecraft): Dans l’ordre d’importance: Clou de girofle, cannelle, banane, gingembre, miel et une moyenne acidité contrebalancée par un sucre franc. Tout ça sur un pain douillet. Excellent. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle:   Orangish, faint haze, a little sediment, little head and lacing.   Soft banana and clove on the nose.   Smells fairly German.   On the tongue its a bit more subtle albeit its there.   Wheaty, a little mealy, but the spices come across on the nose moreso on the tongue.   Otherwise fairly clean.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Soft sweet wheaty finish with very faint banana and clove.   Very soft German Hefeweizen example. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle (bottled on 8/23/16). Nice to see Heater Allen locally distributed. Pours with a hazy golden orange hued body and a smallish white head that has good retention and decent lace. A bit darker than expected. Aromas are spicy/phenolic with plenty of 4VG clove notes. Doughy, bready malt aromas, mild isoamyl acetate (which is ok by me). Some slightly sweet notes. Flavors are malt forward. Bready wheat like notes. Yeast character leans phenolic (clove) with some backing banana esters. Balance is towards the malt. Mild black olive note as well. Medium bodied. Medium to medium low carbonation (~2.3vol if I had to guess - it doesn’t really break out on my tongue like I was expecting) - really lacking here as it makes the body feel a bit flabby and oppressive for a beer that is suppose to be light, lively and crisp. Otherwise a solid beer with spot on fermentation notes. The body and flavors are muted and let down by the lower carbonation levels. weihenweizen (3748) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Refrigerated brown bomber, May 4, 2015 poured into a weizen glass. Cloudy orange with small white head. Aroma is clove, medium body, medium/low carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is clove, bread, some banana, and some grainy malt.
bhensonb (15088) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Poured orange gold with a white head. Aroma of stone fruit. Then goes banana. Near med body. Flavor is mild banana and mild clove, but something stone fruit as well. Drinks well. Much tastier than many wheats. marcus (10145) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours dark golden with a modest off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a hearty fruit and wheat flavor with a fair amount of spice. Homer321 (5039) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle thanks to joenugs. Pour is very dark orange, almost red. Medium white head. Light banana nose. Some pear. Taste is light caramel then shows off some traditional hefe character. Definitely ester focused which I prefer. Minimal clove but its there and in check. I hate clove bombs. A tad sweet but otherwise very good. After seeing how dark this poured I wanted to hate it but its really good. AirForceHops (7139) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2014
22 oz. bottle that was purchased in San Fran and consumed in my hotel room. I didn’t have a glass so I drank about 14 oz. right out of the bottle. Not the perfect condition by any means but... The flavor was rather good.popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Banana bread with spices upfront. Nice yeasty body with some cereal grain. The body is medium with a nice carbonation level. The finish is crisp and displays a lot of yeast phenol quality. Wish I could have had this in a glass because right from the bottle it was on of the best American made Hefe’s I have sampled in a long time. Nicely made.
The beer is a hazy light to medium amber, sorta orange. Bright highlights, glowy. Relatively small head for the style. The aroma is clean bready sweetness. Some banana, light spice. Definite wheat. Really nice grain flavor. Taste similarly brings a lot of precise and fresh doughy sweetness. Just a perfect level. A bit more spice. Light bitterness in the finish. My only complaint, and this is kinda hard to explain, is that it’s almost too perfect, too clean. The beer doesn’t quite have the depth and richness of the top German examples. That said, I still think the beer is excellent. It’s refreshing and incredibly easy to drink. The wheaty, malty sweetness is bright and inviting. Mouthfeel is full. The beer packs a ton of flavor for the abv. Heater Allen continues to impress. Thrilled that these guys are sending bottles out.