jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2002
It is about the same overall as Leinenkugels Honey Weiss Bier with a slight attempt to taste more like the true German Wheat beers. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - APR 4, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2006 Wheat beers are among my favorite so I am extremly critical of mass-brewed attempts. This one is ok, nothing special. Looks nice in the glass, not a great aroma. Citrusy, kind of sweet - interesting mix of flavors. Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 Although basically good and certainly drinkable and pleasant, this is a fairly bland and boring beer. It has some good taste but it doesn’t have very much and the body and aroma are somewhat weak. Also, while somewhat tasty, it is not really like a hefeweizen. douglas88 (9059) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a medium fizzy white head. The aroma is lemon, pepper, and some other citrus notes. The taste is full of wheat, spices, a ton of fresh citrus, and some honey. Seems like a hefe to me, and a pretty good one. mjg74 (3093) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2008 Bottle from Hamilton, MT. Slightly hazy amber color. Slightly sour grainy aroma. Lightly spiced grainy flavors. Finish is a little watery. Only the slightest hint of yeast.
Ratman197 (14692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle poured a cloudy orange gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of wheat and bread dough. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, bread dough and light citrus with a crisp wheat finish. blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2010
bottle, cloudy pulp orange with thin foam ring, aroma of mostly banana and some metallic notes, flavor is banana, wheat, gravel, sour syrupy finish CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2010
12 oz. bottle from a 6-pack from the local Safeway. Not a horrible beer. Hazy orange body with a fluffy head. I think it looks great. Lots of wheat, orange, and a little bit of cream comes through as well. Quite pungent fro a "cheap" beer. Texture is a bit thin, but it’s not horrible, relatively speaking. Flavor is sweet with a bit of orange, and again, a little cream. Not very a very interesting flavor. Hops and honey don’t seem to exist here. It’s very meh, and middle of the road. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Ewww! Bottle from Fred Meyer in Portland, OR--Poured a dull hazy golden-amber body with a dying white head. Sticky artificial honey nose with dumb wheatiness and drab grains. No phenolic attitude of a Bavarian hefe and less hop bite than say Widmer or Pyramid. A waste of wheat, basically. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2010
Bottle, brought back from Washington for me by my friend Rachel. I had no idea this was brewed by Full Sail, which strikes me as a bit odd, as I can actually remember the Weinhard’s line being sold in Canada back about 12-15 years ago. Opened this one due to the forum post on Hefes. Pours cloudy orange, with a thick, though not very persistent white head, looks very Hefe-ish. Nose is simple, tart citrus and sour malt, kinda reminds me of sourdough bread a bit, I find Cascade hops an interesting choice for a Hefe, but there’s no trace of them here, nor are there any honey notes in evidence. There is an odd green-olive note here, which I tried to dismiss, but as this warms has become unmistakable, and is starting to distract me from the rest of the beer. Flavours are citrussy, and some hop bitterness shows through in the mid-palate, as well as a generic "yeasty" character, but non of the banana-clove notes that I would normally associate with a Hefe. Finish is mildly spicy, and I suppose this is refreshing, and dry enough (at least its not an over-sweet mess like Blue Moon, or any of that rot), but very middle of the road and pedestrian. Would not purchase again, there are far too many excellent wheat ales on the market for reasonable prices that I would have to pass over, in order to purchase this one again. Forgettable.