BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2007
I had this on draft at the Old German Beer Hall in Milwaukee. I thought it was very similar to Franziskaner, which I’ve had many times from a bottle, but not quite as spicy nor as good. Still, at least when fresh and on-draft, I’d recommend it (not so much after it sits on a shelf for a year).
Color was a hazy dull yellow with excellent head formation. Served in appropriate glassware, which added to the experience. Aroma was lightly fruity with a good amount of spiciness. Taste was clovey and good, but as I mentioned, not as crisp nor as spicy as Franziskaner. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky, and appropriate for the style. Very drinkable. anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2007
Draught @ Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Pours a hazy golden/yellow color with a longlasting white head. Sweet malty spicy aroma with hints of bananas. Sweet malty wheat flavor with some hints of bananas and clove. Malty finish with some hints of bananas in the aftertaste. ekstedt (6944) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Draught at Bishps Arms, Göteborg, Sweden. Pours cloudy and pale yellow with a firm white head. A quite bland hefeweizen, a bit watery. OK, but not more. rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2007
(Bottle at Bishops Arms, Järntorget, Göteborg) Pale golden, white head. Rather carbonated. Fruity aroma, some bana, citrus and wheat. Quite malty. Banana flavor, a bit spicy and dry. Somewhat thin but otherwise a good beer. IrishBoy (4228) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Bottle; Nose is wheaty with some hop and clove notes; darker golden with a big white head that laced some on the glass as it slowly receded; Tingly mouthfeel, the flavor coming through as malt with banana esters, along with a light hop note! Decent but not great.
ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Bottled. This was pretty sour and bad. My wife has begun liking Hefe’s..so we did a 3 sample taste test, this was bad. Can’t even compete against Franziskaner. Only thing worse is Trader joes hefe... chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Why import something this bland and mediocre? Light watery, banana, clove. sour yeast. Little malt.
AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Bananas in a glass, not much else to say here, otherwise classic hefe profile ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2006
Bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a white head. Has the hint on bananas and oranges. takes a regular wheat. muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2006
12 oz bottle from Table and Vine in Northampton, MA, served fairly cold from a Ramstein weizen glass. Nice, typical big creamy head, slow-dying atop a slightly darkish hazy gold body, little lacing or staying power from the foam.....banana-clove notes of course but also a dull and somewhat artificial lemon-lime soda character which mutes the usually enjoyable esters.....body rather watery and dull, low malt presence; 7UP-like fizzy, dry and extemely bland finish....artificial-feeling carbonation; really pretty weak.