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RATINGS: 134   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
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Draught at Karl Strauss La Jolla: Hazy orange tinged yellow. Nose of light soapy wheat and light yeast esters. The flavor has a nice body with creamy marshmallow blended with the esters. Finishes light and nice, good. Why is it that these brewpub hefes are a large amoutn better than their other attempts at some styles?

3.5
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - APR 24, 2006
A very nice suprise, tasted on draft at Strauss Universal city. Much more flavor than I was expecting, nice fruitiness, creamy, nice on the tongue, Good example of an American brewer doing a German style hefe.

3.5
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 On tap at California Pizza Kitchen in Wetwood, CA. Pours a hazy dark gold. Small white head with good lacing. Aroma is of banana esters, clove and vanilla. Taste is sweet wheat, with banana foster ala mode. Creamy body fizzy bubbles. Good solid hefe.

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.

3.5
ARH (1135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On tap served into a weizen glass. Initially, I thought I picked up notes of blueberry, peach, and even some yeast on the nose, but after awhile, the standard banana and clove dominant, with a hint of lemon. It pours a hazy pale with a thick, creamy white head that retains well and leaves lots of micro bubble lace. the beer is a blend of medium-light sweetness and a very light bitterness along with a trace amount of sour citrus. The beer is light bodied with a thin, watery texture. It kinda has the feel of a watered down lemonade. It’s very crisp, and clean with a low amount of soft carbonation - very refreshing summer session type beer. In the mouth, it’s mostly a banana and caramel taste that finishes with a faint orange rind and leaves a mild bubblegum aftertaste which doesn’t last long.

3.5
BeerandBlues2 (13669) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Tap at the brewery, 4S Ranch. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is spicy and earthy wheat malt, coriander, cloves, and bananas. Flavor is earthy wheat malt, cloves and bananas with light hop bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.

3.5
tiong (7452) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Draught @ Karl Strauss La Jolla, San Diego, CA

Pours hazy yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of fruits, yeast, earthy notes and some citrus. Taste is sweetish, wheaty and slightly yeasty with some citrus and earthy notes. Finish is crisp, wheaty and slightly sweetish with some yeasty notes. Okay.

3.5
DuffMan (10560) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
On tap @ the brewery, downtown San Diego location. Translucent yellow with a thick meringue of a head. Light banana and clove, lemony undertones, a bit of vanilla cookie, creamy wheaty mouthfeel. Nice.

3.4
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2005
On tap @ Islands. Cloudy, nice yellow color. Served with a lemon slice, wheat was dominated by citrus, but nontheless it was very easy and a great session beer. Nice rich feel, I was suprised at how easy this went down, and down and down...

3.4
patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2006 Tap - This is a nice pleasant hefeweizen. It’s very drinkable, mild citrus flavor. Sweet and smooth while not really being fantastic in any way.


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