gripweed57 (2460) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2017 3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Best by 07/2010. Consumed 04/19/10. 25oz bottle) I always stay far away from the import aisle. German, Polish, and other countries’ ales and lagers have always turned me off, and have never seemed to stand up to an American micro. On a whim, I bought a $1.49 bottle of this. [A] Banana. Wheat. Bready pale malts. Quite grainy. Cereal. Light citrus fruity aromas. Good start. [A] Very bright, yet extremely hazy yellow. Beautiful smooth white cap that just sits and stares. Drippy lacing. [F] Wheat, banana, and fruity bubblegum qualities upfront. Doughy, yeastiness. There is a grainy/barley taste that shows up as well. Either way, it is a great, refreshing balance. Not overly sweet, if at all sweet. [P] Quite pleasant. A great, easy drinker. Very thin-bodied. You could say watery. But what are you looking for in a hefeweizen? Extremely light, crisp feel. No real hop bitter, which doesn’t hurt. Clean finish. No booze, either.
[O] Really glad I gave this one a shot. For the price, I had nothing to lose. I’ve had Hacker-Pschorr before, but don’t recall it being as good as this German brew. Highly recommended to anyone. I’m not very fond of Hefes at all. Yet this was still satisfying. Seems like a great thirst quencher. I’d prefer more hops, but it still does the trick. 4.9% is just right. Why in the hell can’t I find a great AMERICAN micro hefe at this price point?
From old tasting notes. Cloudy deep gold color with a fruity, bubbly white head and lots of effervescent bubbles. Strong yeasty wheat malt aroma has a huge citrus character. Flavor is initially sweet malt flavor, becoming tart and then mildly bitter, while having that wheats, tangy quality throughout. Sweet brief aftertaste. Good balance and flavor. kapusil (1432) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 26, 2017
0.5l bottle. Hazy orange body, white head. Aroma of banana, cloves, lemon zest and peach. Taste of banana, peach, cloves and spicy hops. Balanced between the fruity sweetness and the hops. Great hefeweizen. wombat23 (1417) - Texas, USA - APR 9, 2017
500ml bottle. Hazy golden, large creamy wheat head. Aroma of bananas, wheat and yeast. Taste is banana, wheat, clove, spice, yeast, spice. Heavy carbonation. Decent. Jabic (586) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Ar: Tart peach and medium-ripe banana; a little soapy; touch of wet clove; some fresh, pale, bready malt. Ap: Very lightly hazy gold; massive white head with great retention, leaves a semi-dense cap of foam, airy chunks of lacing on the glass sides, and multi-sized bubbles speckled throughout. T: Tart peach skin; moderate banana; doughy malt; very low bitterness, no hop flavor; light sweetness mid-palate, mingles with the banana to give a faint banana bread impression; hints of cloves on the finish. P: Medium-light body, with a creamy qualify from the high carbonation coupled with the wheat; finish is crisp and medium-dry. O: Top-notch German hefeweizen; all the hallmark flavors are present, and the beer has great mouthfeel and a nice aroma; easy-drinking, flavorful, and delicious! FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy golden color with an enormous creamy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet, tart, citric and yeasty. The flavor was tart and slightly bitter with sourdough bread, lemon, orange and phenol. Long finish. Medium body. Quite nice.
migwell (365) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Large bottle half of it poured into a nonic. Cloudy pale yellow, little foaming but persistent, nose of bread, faint spice, lemon. Flavor of sweet, light malt, lemon and mild spices. Rather heavy body for the style and with a unobtrusive carbonation. Very well balanced and pleasant wheat beer, free of that offensive banana taste of the cheezy, mass produced clones. A keeper. Ronritter (728) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2016
One of my favorites from my military days drank this too many times to count in giblestadt germany. jb (3252) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Some beers, like this, I’m amazed I’ve never rated. On tap at Tap and Mallet. It was fresh and delicious and served in proper glassware, 4.9 ABV. Nose of ripe bananas, Taste was similar, with a touch of cloves. A dry finish indicating some hop presence. Cloudy and bright yellow with fluffy head. True to style and a bit above average, not the best, but very good. tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle. Not a bad German Hefeweizen but there are better ones out there. Cloudy gold in color with a two finger head. Taste and aroma were the usual banks and spice. Skyview (6034) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Picked up a single 500 ml bottle from Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours a semi-clear golden pale colored brew with a thick off-white head that has some good retention. Aroma of banana esters, golden grain malt, a hint of honey and a touch of clove. Taste is medium bodied with flavors of both banana, clove esters, a hint of honey, a touch of bubblegum and sour dough bread. Finish is semi-sweet with a banana ester and floral hop aftertaste. A solid German hefeweizen throughout.