jc1762 (1609) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2017 Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
64 oz. growler served in a Hacker-Pschorr weiss glass. Huge, huge, huge thanks to cfh64 for the growler and hitting a long time top want. Thanks Brad!!
A: Pours a perfect hazy golden color with a little amber mixed into the body. A thick and fluffy pure white head forms on the pour and it recedes slowly to a thin film. Soapy lace is left down the glass.
S: Great hefe smells. Cracked wheat, some banana with clove and other great phenolic yeast sweetness. There is a nice citrus hop profile in the background as well. As it warms a touch of bubblegum starts to come out of the nose.
T: Nice fruity yeast flavors with a little clove. Some minimal citrus hops with a nice strong wheat backbone. There is a stronger flash of bubblegum-like yeast in the taste than the nose. The flavors mesh incredibly well and it just tastes great.
M: Medium to light bodied with a little bit of yeasty heft to it. The carbonation is just a little low, but it didn’t lose much in the growler.
O: This is a great American Hefe. I truly enjoyed this and the subtle hops gave this hefe another layer that made it very enjoyable.
Can into a snifter showing well filtered orangish yellow with sparse white foam.
The nose shows pronounced notes of banana and bubble gum.
The palate is light bodied and well carbonated. Dry but pronounced flavors of banana and bubble gum throughout with more on the finish. KyotoLefty (10688) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2017
Can from my man Justin, carried back from TX. Lemony wheat nose, cloves and apricots. Cloudy pastel yellow with lace. Rich whaet flavor, clove, light banana, orange, stone fruit. Rather oily, very low carbonation. Almost flat. Nicely spicy finish. Seems a bit old, but don’t see a date. Tasty, though not up there with the best, imo. drakeharl (1) - - SEP 29, 2017 does not count
This is my favorite Hefe, my favorite wheat, and one of my most favorite beers I've ever tried. Its drinkable, refreshing, and yet has robust sweet flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone brewperman (22) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Is this the best American hefe? If not, I’d love to try the ones above it. Very straight forward German hefe- no gimmicky flavors. Straight banana and clove in perfectly balanced bunches. Nice thick white head on a muddy body with an almost Guinness like creamyness and mouth feel. Medium carbonation with a soft finish. Almost perfect. Not surprisingly, it’s better on tap, but excellent any way you can get your hands on it. rejtable (2838) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2017
Tapmat ginger man Austin. Pours slightly cloudy straw some head tons of lacing. Nose is dough and banana. Notes of yeast banana, citrus, grassy bitterness. Taste med bitter light sweet. Fullish body sticky lively carbonation.
Homer321 (5191) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Can from keith. Tons of banana and vanilla. Flavor follows. Solid beer. Really like the pleasant zezty. PhillyCraft (7923) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Can, pours a hazy golden with small white head. Heavy banana, potpourri, Belgian yeast, cloves, coriander and other heavy handed spices. I guess I don’t like hefeweizens if this is one of the best out there. It’s over the top perfume nuplastikk (6452) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2017
12oz can. Unfiltered bright yellow-tan body. Thin but fading head. An enjoyable beer. Medium bodied. Restrained but present yeast tones...could use just a hint more of banana character..clove too. Either way it is hyper sessionable, clean, well done. Solid beer. jbruner (5279) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2017
Pours a clear golden yellow from the can with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of nice peppery and banana yeast esters over a bready grain. Taste follows with a hint of light citrus notes. Easy drinking and pleasant, a solid hefe, a little to clear though. User134089 (1644) - - MAR 23, 2017
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear 23-oz. wheat glass
From: My friend, Jay
Purchased: N/A; Received March 10, 2017
Consumed: March 11, 2017
Reviewed as: Hefeweizen
Misc.: No COD; Poured too warm
Was lucky enough to receive this as part of a 10-beer package sent by Jay. Had heard great things about this one. Really looking forward to trying a good Hefe.
Poured a light yellow semi-hazy color with one finger of fizzy gray head, which thinned out immediately. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Decent lacing. Average retention. (Sight - 3.50)
Smelled a nice whiff of Hefeweizen notes, including banana bread, dried banana chips, cloves, Circus Peanuts candy, Juicy Fruit, lemon zest and hints of coriander. Very juicy on the nose for a Hefe. (Smell - 4.50)
Taste followed the nose, although not quite as good overall. Got banana bread, sugary Circus Peanuts candy, honey, Juicy Fruit, lemon zest, coriander, hints of tangerine, peppery spices that I really didn’t get in the nose, pears and a touch of green apple. (Taste - 4.25)
Light body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Long, juicy finish. (Feel - 4.50)
Wow, very good. Probably my second-favorite Hefeweizen, only trailing Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. (Overall - 4.50)
4.34 96 A