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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Bavarian-style unfiltered wheat beer with banana and clove flavors up front and a hint of vanilla in its smooth refreshing finish.
Color: 3 SRM
Bitterness: 12 IBU
Gravity: 12.8° Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs Only

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3.5
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Draft. Chunky yeast & wheat nose with a touch of clove. Cloudy yellow/orange beer, frothy suds. Simply, clean wheaty yeasty hefe flavors..some clove. Decent and to style, a style I’ve been enjoying more than usual lately.

3.6
bulldogops (2500) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Rating #1509 - 16.03.2015 - On tap @Moray’s Lounge (Catamaran Hotel) .Pours a hazy, golden orange colour with a frothy, white head that fades fairly quickly to a foamy ring. Aroma is yeast, banana bread, and a floral whiff. Taste is very much a bready, banana flavour with a spicy/herbal note lingering into a smooth finish. Medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is clean and superb. Excellent.

3.7
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
Draft at Black Angus. My favorite of all the Karl Strauss I have tried. Cloudy yellow color with a decent head. Citrus aromas and flavors. Very smooth mouthfeel.

3.3
SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 28, 2005
draft: Gold in color with haze and not much head developed from the pour. Nose was light. Flavor was of moderate amount of wheat and small spicy note of clove. Fairly decent.

3.3
csaso (2284) - Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Tap - good size foamy head, hazy medium straw color, pretty good size typical hefe banana and clove aroma and flavor, sweet wheat backbone, good typical hefe ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours hazy golden yellow with white head. Aromas of banana, clove, and some yeast. Flavors of wheat, light lemon, banana, and a bit clove. Decent Hefe. Pretty drinkable.

2.3
Foxbush (2029) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2006
This beer replaced the Extra Special Bitter that was out stock. The beer was cloudy and yellow. There was flavors of fruit like banna with some head. This was too sweet for me and was the lowest of all beers tasted.

3.4
MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 12, 2016
This Hefeweizen by Karl Strauss seems to fall right between the American and German wheat beer approaches. Naturally, there’s a slightly cloudy yellow appearance. Bavarian-type aromas with banana, clove, and hay. Flavor starts off with those same notes, then there’s a more American-style grain sweetness that takes over (rather than a dry, yeasty finish characteristic of a German wheat ale). There’s a subtle vanilla sweetness, which is nice. Right at the end, there’s an overly sweet canned corn note, which is not so nice. Apart from that unfortunate ending, Windansea is a well-executed wheat beer with a lovely, creamy depth to its body and a great range of flavor.

3.7
Mark_Eck (1949) - - SEP 8, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow color. Aroma and taste are bananas, wheat, and some cloves.

3.8
wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2007 I’m usually not a fan of lighter beers, but I love this one. Great lemon colored cloudy unfiltered beer. Served on tap at Karl Strauss brewery in Carlsbad. Good medium head with great lacing. A bit of corriander,very little bitterness. Try again and brought rating from 4 to 3.8


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