malrubius (2693) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Julio’s . Cloudy amber with excellent lasting dense head. Weird aroma in a addition to mild clove and banana there’s white wine and caramel candy. Sweet caramel and a variety of peachy and plummy fruits. Dry finish with lingering bitterness. Very complex for a hefe, but do I want a very complex hefe? I’m on the fence here.
WVHouseofBeer (1038) - West Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber color with a frothy off white head that leaves some lacing. Aromas of banana, orange and wheat. Flavors of banana, orange, wheat and spices. Medium bodied with the very slightest of hop bitterness. Overall this is an interesting and unique take on the Hefeweizen that works out pretty well.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle. Poured medium golden with a creamy off-white head. The aroma picked up lots of orange meat and other fruity character over vinous, banana, and bready notes.. almost juicy on the edges.. very interesting, and well-balanced. The flavor opened with tangy wheat and orange zest, with bready and banana notes following.. more orange bitterness and tart wheat around.. I loved the tangy and bitter notes on the finish, but there was too much sweetness in there. Medium-bodied with too much prickly carbonation on the palate.. overall a very interesting brew, that could be great with a few changes.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Crisp golden pour with a ridiculously foamy nine finger head that’s off-white with an almost pink tinge to it. The head also takes forever to settle into a glass coating lace. The label says this is supposed to be an over-hopped hefe but the yeast is still the first thing that jumps out on the nose; bready and fruity (apple?) with a nice spicy note. Very lively carbonation on the palate with a very herbal quality and a good level of spice. Lightly floral on the finish with a lasting bitterness.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours to a deep coppery body with a fizzy white head that mostly dissipated. The aroma has a bunch of yeasty banana and sweet floral hop going on. The flavor is yeasty bananas, subtle Bazooka Joe bubble gum, and some sweet perfume hops. The palate is medium-light bodied and finishes pretty clean. Perhaps a touch too carbonated. Needs some texture.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Pours a somewhat cloudy murky gold. Cloves, banana aroma with trace of some bitterness. Solid hefe flavor & mouthfeel. Saphir bitterness is definately present; adds a unique touch & flavor. Nice hefe
crossovert (11796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
500ml brown bottle with no date. Says it is a extra hoppy amber hefeweizen utilizing the Saphir hop.
Pours with a huge, uncontrollable white head that is slightly foamy. The body is an amber/gold that looks decently filtered. They head takes a long while to dissipate leaving some pretty nice lacing. On the second pour I swirled for yeast, even after a minute of swirling not all of it had come off the bottom- there is a lot of yeas hiding in this bottle.
The smell is as one might guess, yeasty, with heavy spicy clove and a hint of banana, but there is also a nice grassy, herbal, and spicy hop presence that is welcome.
The flavor is super-citrusy, almost like a witbier. Tons of lemon, almost tart. The clove makes a smaller appearance in the taste along with the wheat and a heightened bitterness form a normal Hefeweizen, though not at all super hoppy.
The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and prickly, this makes it refreshing on a hot summer day.
This is a great Hefeweizen right here, surprisingly it isn’t talked about much.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-12-2010 23:03:27
DuffMan (9746) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, purchased in Whitefish MT. Looking at the relatively few ratings for this brew, it would appear to be brewd for export, given that every rating I see is American--not a sigle European rating! Anyway, this beer looks magnificent: deep cloudy orange with an enormous cream colored bubbly head that leaves ropy finger-thick lace down the glass. Aroma has heaps of banana, some spice, and some faintly plastcy phenols. Flavour has some interesting caramel-kissed wheat, some citrus to go along with faint banana, and subtle spice. Very creamy smooth mouthfeel. Not getting anything to suggest hops though, but still a tasty hefe.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bubbly amber orange; thick white head. Lightly malty aroma. Very carbonated. A little toasty, a little fruity. End of the bottle brings a lot of floaties.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. The label lists the abv at 5.6% and on the back there is a short description of the beer its use of Saphir hops. There is no freshness date however.
Appearance: The body has a heavy haze and a dark brownish amber color. It is full of yeast and at the bottom of the glass there are some small chunks of yeast sediment. Up on top it shows off a thick three to four finger tall, long lasting head. This head is off white in color with a few spots of brown yeast sediment. Lacing on the glass is slick and slides right down the sides as I drink.
Smell: The aroma has fruity yeast with loads of banana with a little spice and a hint of apple. Hop notes are faint and way off in the distance.
Taste/Palate: The flavor reflects the nose with loads of banana notes from yeast as well as some light clove, bubble gum and a touch of apple. Towards the end I notice more wheat bread and bubble gum notes and a light touch of hop spice and bitterness. The palate is smooth and a little thick or full feeling.
Notes: Overall it was a very tasty and enjoyable brew. The only thing it lacked was the look and feel and even that wasn’t a big detraction.