alexanderj (3555) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; from Big Lots Bavarian variety pack. Poured a dull, ruddy amber color with an off white head. Aroma of wheat, sweet malt, wet bread and a bit of banana. Flavor had quite a variety of flavors; wheat, banana, vanilla, earthiness, a bit of spice/lemon and some breadiness. Strange, but nice finish. Worth the dollar I spent.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Hazy straw, a little dirty, HUGE fluffy white head, light lacing, little to no carbonation.   This one smells delicious, loads of Banana and Cloves.   Its about two feet away from me and I can easily smell
it from here.   Lots of Banana on the tongue, some Clove, certainly wheaty.   Quite airy and spritzy, not as heavy as other examples.   A light and flavorful example for sure, but easily more bubbley than others.
Refreshing, and one that would really work well on a hot day.   *BURP*   I would prefer it a little less airy, but as is I still find it pretty damn tasty.
argo0 (13439) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Medium white head atop murky apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, apple, lemon, bubblegum, some banana, light clove. Taste is moderately sweet, bubblegum, some banana, lemon, light clove, cookie. Creamy light-medium body.
obguthr (5835) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of creamed bananas with vinegar on the edge. Hazy yellow, thin white head. Banana and lemon flavor. Tart finish. Refreshing and very sessionable. Not a particularly strong hefe, though.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light orange copper with a white head quickly diminishing. Faint pear juice, banana and light apple. Wheat and light spiced notes. A bit bread y and slick. Nice brew.
JPDIPSO (5796) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy straw color with a tall, cream colored head. Looks like a hefe. Cream of wheat, bananas and cloves all in the nose. Smells like a hefe, although I like my wheat and malt to be a little cleaner. Wheat and light malt flavors in the start. Light banana, and a bit of spice and citrus in the middle. Finish has a bit of citrus and bubblegum. Not bad, but the for me the malt does not come out at anytime. Still a very drinkable hefe.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet Jesus. I found this beer at Big Lots for...well, $1 a bottle. I didn’t expect much, nor did I know how old this bottle was. But tomorrow I’m going back to load up because this was a fantastic hefe and I think the rest of this summer will do nicely drinking this beer.
The beer pours out a solid yellow body, cloudy with a rocky white head that had nice retentionn and really appealing lacing. Aroma is big banana, citrus, and yeast. Flavor has some buttered crackers, sweet french bread, light citrus, clove and banana. Quite a suprise.
Drake (12487) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 ounce bottle from Asheville Wine Market. Pours a hazy orangish yellow with a medium head. Good head retention and decent lacing. Aroma is strong citrus as well as bread and caramel. Taste is very bready with notes of yeast, citrus and stone fruits. Medium bodied and very drinkable.
Oakes (15820) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy straw. Bright happy banana and malts on the nose with hints of nail polish phenol. Slightly spritzy. Wheaty body with light pear esters and a hint of banana. Clean, refreshing example.
ChainGangGuy (4826) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
$2.49/4-pack at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
The bottle gives the current ABV at 4.90%.
Appearance: Pours a hazy, golden-yellow body with a tall (though collapsing), meringue-like, white head.
Smell: Sweetish, slightly tangy wheat aroma with notes of banana, citrus, spice, and chewing gum.
Taste: Sugary sweet, tangy malted wheat begins, soon followed by a zip of freshly-grated lemon zest, banana juice, a light pinch of clove, but a big hunk of bubble gum. Very mild spicy hop character and bitterness. Lingering touch of lemon on the drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation, but it retains a nice, creamy mouthfeel overall.
Drinkability: A very enjoyable, highly drinkable all-around hefe. Sure, it may be even better in summertime, but it’s still very pleasant when it’s 39°F outside.