crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
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 drpimento (3641) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Great beer! Poured like a great, classic Bavarian Weiss with a huge, foamy, frothy, cream colored, thick head that lasts a long time and lots of lace. Color is a hazy to cloudy, medium amber. Sediment in the bottom of the bottle, so hefe even if not labeled as such. Aroma is classic Bavarian Weiss too- highly aromatic, spicey, banana, malt. Flavor is like aroma but the additional hop bitterness and some astringency comes out as well. Great body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and fairly long. A bit of alcohol at the end too. Session beer. dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 6, 2011
This is really a quite good hefeweizen. Quite a bit of hops, doesn’t seem all that wheaty. I’m not sure what the fruit is supposed to be, but mostly this is a light easy-drinking yet unique hefe. Yum. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2011
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. devmo (3) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2012 does not count
A nice lighter amber color, pretty to the sun, with a relatively full head and good lacing. The smell is more earth and herb and the palate is full; it gives the impression of weight without being dense. It’s very pleasant tasting, grain, earth, lightly floral. While not my favorite from this great brewery this is still a very unique and interesting wheat beer.
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Oh my. One of the best beers I’ve had in long time. This reminds me of Schneider Wiesse. The bouquet still has a mild banana aspect but is partnered by a caramel note. Beautifully sedimented and cloudy(these 2 aspects is what launched my into good beer). Flavour wise is also familiar to a typical Hefeweizen but differs. No where as citric or fruity. Rounded out by more herbal or Earthy tones. Fabulous. I’ll be drinking more of this. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy bright glowing golden orange with a super tall foamy frothy egg-shell colored head. Very rich and authentic smelling hefe, eggy souffle, bread pudding, phenolic, some banana esters, fantastic. Flavor follows, rich and creamy, sulfer/eggy, bread pudding, caramel, touch spicy, lighter banana. Medium bodied, flatter carbonation, heavy viscous feeling, alcohol is pretty noticeable. A great hefe! thornecb (5918) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Pours deep hazy bright orange gold into a hefe. Huge off-white meringue head takes it’s time to recede to enable a full pour. Bubblegum, cotton candy and banana aromas. Creamy sweet banana upfront turning to an sour orange creamsicle hop finish. Very different. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2010
20100604 half liter bottle from State Line. Medium amber with huge, lasting tan head of large bubbles, sturdy. Aroma is spicy and herbal with some cut grass, anise, five spice, parsley. In general, one of the fresher bottled Mahr’s beers I’ve had, and quite a nice one at that. Yeast lends soft banana, savory spice. Body is creamy and airy with a light acidit, clean hoppy finish, even some lingering grassy bitterness. Neat. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Pours amber with an off-white head. Notes of caramel, bubble gum, ester, clove, pepper and banana. Medium bodied with live carbonation. Very nice.