HopTsing (575) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
From the bottle poured a cloudy, brownish brew with a white head. Floral aromas of hops and malt, Full bodied, sweet, malty, and alcoholy. magsinva (1423) - Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle from State Line Liqours - catching up on old ratings from Oct/Nov 2012 timeframe. One of the more successfully entries from this series, though the juxtaposition of an IPA with the hefe yeast is a bit odd. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle and served in my Ayinger lil’ weizen glass: Pours a deep cloudy hue with a long lasting frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of banana, clove, wheat husks, bread, grassy and herbal hops with a hint of passionfruit. The taste is a bit bitter but mostly malt and yeast driven. Plenty of wheat notes and clove like spice along with some fruit. The mouth feel is baggy and a tad metallic with a moderately dry finish. I would have like to try the finisher but alas I rate what I got. airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Appearance: extremely dark for a hefeweizen, brown, almost can't see thru the glass, little black specs floating around, big creamy beige head, cloudy
Aroma: fruity, banana, very sweet smelling, cherry, molasses
Taste: very frothy on the tongue, sweet, cherry, finishes with hop bitterness,
Palate: not overly dry on the tongue, a bit too much hop bitterness that lingers for a hefeweizen
Overall: interesting, not like most hefeweizens, I don't prefer a hop bitterness on a hefe
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone varanid99 (1316) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2012
Cloudy mid-brown pour, frothy pale brown head settling to about 1cm thick. Malty, yeasty caramel odours, caramel tasting with bread, lemon. Thiskcish texture, sticky - almost chewy. Good bitterness and fairly long finish
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
11.2oz bottle from Gomer’s Lees Summit, MO. Totally forgot I had all these. Pours a cloudy, brown-orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is bready malts with a bit of a caramel sweetness, citrus fruits, esters, and florals. Flavor is caramel and yeast with a light spiciness. Slightly bready with some esters, citruses, and light florals before some apples come in. Finishes with a bit of a spicy clove and a light, grassy bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, I wasn’t a fan of this. Weird mix between the malts, hops, and yeast. An odd one, but looking forward to the remaining 3 in the series. mcberko (18583) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2012
11.2 oz. bottle, pours a murky, opaque brownish orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma is quite tropical fruity heavy, with some nail polish remover, some caramel and citrus hops - quite dirty and messy smelling. Flavour of pungent citrusy hops, very bitter grapefruit peel, yeasty, but not really anything like in a hefe (no clove or banana), and some feint tropical fruits. Not so well-balanced, as the hop leave a harsh astringency. Not sure what the hell this was supposed to be. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Sampled on 5/5/2012. This IPA pours a slightly cloudy orange gold color from a 330ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, caramel and yeasty. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy and herbal. Decent carbonation. Touch of banana and clove. Yeasty esters, but not all that hefe banana and clove like. A touch of residual sweetness which intensifies as the beer warms. This one is fairly hoppy. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
23rd August 2010Habanero (4798) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
Cloudy amber beer. Foamy off white head. Light palate, semi soft and dry. Creamy malt - soft and minerally but with a crisp trailing edge. Hops here are tame and repressed. Finishes soft and creamy. Nice.
Bottled: Pours slightly hazy and deep amber beer with a huge off-white head. Nose with yeast and notes of caramel and banana. Sweet flavor with spice, yeast, caramel, citrus and notes of banana. Medium bodied, creamy texture and average carbonation. Ends up dry and bitter with some lemon notes. A fine and quite hoppy hefe.