zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2011
(draft @ Tap and Mallet - Rochester, NY) Hazy gold pour with a thick white head. Standard wheat, banana and clove aroma with some mild spice. Dry and slightly bitter flavor with some sweet fruity notes and a dry wheat finish. Nothing that special but not bad. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to Cavie) clear gold with fine creamy tan head. Nose of banana laffy taffy, white pepper, cream, and butter. Taste of cream, ripe bananas, clove, and smooth carbonation. j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a large white head. Soft musky wheat, sweet notes of wheat and caramel. Sweet wheat, a little thin, very light citrus notes. Soft and wheaty on the finish, gentle musk. Easy drinking and inoffensive, but not a ton going on. zvikar (6575) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2011
Pours honey with a medium head, aroma of bubblegum, over-ripe banana and lemon, flavor of malt, wheat, coriander, lemon and mint, medium bodied, OK michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of wheat, banana, spices, and yeast. Poured amber in color with small, creamy, white head that lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of banana, spices, and wheat. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Banana and spice finish is dry.
drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2011
9/23/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie! Hazy orange pour with a small khaki head that fades to a ring that laces a teensy bit. Slight citrus notes in the aroma with definite phenolics and a touch of creamy banana. Lightish flavor, plenty of wheaty citrus tang, a bit of creamy banana, and less phenolics than the aroma. Not bad, but a bit light, and not as creamy or complex as my favorite Germans. fmccormi (21) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Straight pour from a pry-off 12oz bottle to tulip, no date
Appearance (8/10): Hazy golden body just clear enough to see the outline of your fingers through. Big, fine off-white head settling at 2 ½ fingers before finally dying down to half a finger. Some lacing.
Smell (4/5): BANANAS! Lots and lots of bananas, with clove coming in second but never replacing the bananas. Some nice hefe yeast scent. Very nice—approachable, but spot-on for the style.
Taste (8/10): Wheaty, hefe yeastiness comes in first, followed by some bananas more moderate than in the nose, with some clove flavor underneath. A little spiciness with the yeast. Relatively mild, which is more than okay—this is a highly sessionable hefe, and I could easily see myself enjoying a few. Front to back: a little mildly spicy hefe yeast, with banana and mild clove on the mid-palate, with just a little spice and more banana in the finish. Really enjoying it. Spiciness increases as it warms.
Mouthfeel (4/5): Relatively watery, with carbonation on the low side; even so, the body of the beer imparts a smooth silkiness to it, in spite of low carb and almost non-existent hop profile. Not chewy by any means, this beer still resembles a beverage, unlike many.
Overall (18/20): Maybe not a perfect hefe, since it doesn’t explode with this flavor or that, but it’s balanced, goes down smooth and invites second and third sips very quickly. This is an excellent session hefe, so kudos to Lake Placid for that. Pick up a sixer, because you’ll want more than one. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a hazy yellow body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of vanilla wafers, wheat, and banana. Flavor of vanilla, wheat, light clove, and citrus. BiddleBrau (1238) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Beer of the month club brew. Hazy light amber orange. Light head. Lemony pine nose. Spicy bite, slight dry flavor. Not a strong replica of a german hefe but crisp and light. Good summer beer. DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle. Label says "Lake Placid Craft Brewing Hefeweizen Wheat Ale", no "High Peaks". Beer of the month club. Cloudy dark orange color with a medium white head. A somewhat restrained aroma of wheat, fruity esters, bubblegum notes, light graininess and some yeast. Sweetish wheaty fruity flavor with light acidicty. Medium-bodied. OK.