beerwench85 (1) - USA - DEC 16, 2009 does not count
One of the best hefe I’ve ever had. slightly heavy on the cirtus. It’s second only to homebrew! 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. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Had this one on draught at the brewpub in Lake Placid, New York. Cloudy, light yellow pour with a light nose of orange and spice, sweetness of banana bread and spiciness of lemon, with a nice, tart finish. Great job! ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2011
A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a finger of crisp white head atop. The head fades down fairly quickly to a thin layer leaving behind some spots of lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of wheat and citrus fruits (lemon and orange). There are also some spices that are very noticeable in the nose.
T - Starts off with some wheat flavor and some lemon flavor as well. There is just a bit of banana in th background as well that grows. Through the middle, some stronger banana and spices come out. The finish is a mix of lemon and wheat flavors that linger nicely.
M - Medium-light bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Feels really smooth and crisp. The finish has a nice amount of sweetness and is fairly clean and refreshing.
D - Very drinkable. The banana flavor is really nice and everything feels really balanced. The finish is really clean and only a bit of wheat flavor. muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2007
6 ounce draught sample at the Vermont Brewer’s Fest (July 2007). Opaque bright gold with just a bit of head....assertive, dry, spicy aroma with light clove and banana but mostly lots of fresh bready wheat tartness....the body is quite full and thickly malty, even heavy at first but at the same time the wheaty sourness refreshes, the banana-bread character is fulfilling and the lightly tart-berry notes at the finish are lovely....I don’t know what I got out of this that everybody else didn’t, but this was really a pleasant surprise for me. Well done!
Darkmagus82 (2303) - - JUL 25, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-4-12-
Poured from bottle into weizen glass
Appearance – Pours a hazy orange color with a huge white head. The head faded relatively fast at first, but then formed a very persistent one finger foam. This thick foam lasted for some time but eventually did fade to give a moderate amount of lacing.
Smell – Aromas of pepper, yeast and lemon are the heaviest. Mixed with these are aromas of wheat as well as a light banana smell.
Taste – The taste begins big of wheat and yeast. These flavors are soon meet with a lemon and sweet orange citrus flavor which overall sweeten the flavor. These flavors carry the taste to it’s middle, where they are then met with some yeast and pepper flavors. These flavors intensify and take the taste to the end.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side with a carbonation level that is rather average.
Overall – A pretty tasty hefeweizen. It has nice sweetness that melds well with the yeasty, wheaty, and citrus flavors. beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2006 Pours a hazy yellow color with a thin white head. Good aroma and flavor of banana esters and bubble-gum, very classic of a hefe. The body is medium with a creamy texture. This is a good, classic hefeweizen. crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2011
poured a cloudy golden blond color with a thin white head that needed a little more retention and lace, but was still nice. Aroma had a nice spicy profile to it pepper and clove mix with some citrus. Initial flavor was of bread which gave way to a delicate spice quality was finishing with a nice lemon note. Body was smooth and medium bodied. sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Clear blue skies, a large picturesque lake, rolling green mountains, and a canoe. That’s just the label, lets hope the beer also can transplant me to some summer getaway. Pours a darker shade of orange, like tangerine on the top half, cloudy and golden on the bottom half. Head is minimal despite gentle pour. Bit of an odd wheat bread aroma that mingles with a sugary candy sweetness. Partners in crime, banana and clove provide flavor upfront. A solid amount of wheat malt settles in with clean fruity esters. As far as German hefeweizens are concerned this is a pretty good American representation.