swanmann (750) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
slightly hazy orange with moderate amount of thick, sticky eggshell colored foam; sweet almost syrupy aroma of banana and caramel; flavor is sweet and yeasty as well, with a gentle bitterness. The palate is medium bodied, thinning fairly quickly. It’s a delicious hefe, straight forward flavors.
PorterPounder (7678) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 22 oz bomber. Hazy dark orange appearance, light snow white head that sticks around a while. Light clove and banana aroma. Flavor is standard hefeweizen with some artificial banana flavor, a hint of cloves, a touch of yeast. Mouthfeel is pretty thick. Refreshing - decent hefe.
Aurelius (5178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
OK label, standard 22 oz US bomber. Half-foggy honey gold beer, fluffy white head which collapses fairly quickly, large grained cabonation. Slightly peanutty, slightly fruity wet paper bag aroma. Nicely sweet and tangy. Not hefe-funky at all, not really spicy. Moderately hopped. This isn’t big beer, but it was handled well. Up there with some of the better hefe’s that I’ve had (notably Live Oak out of TX). A bargain at $2.99 at Trader Joe’s in Tallahassee. This will become a staple in my cellar (read: garage) especially during the summer here in Florida. Now, I’m going to throw a slug of OJ into it...
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz bottle, shared with friends. Bottled 6/28/13. Mostly clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Loose bits of lace. None really stick. Medium body. Lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Head fades to minimal. Rindy orange citrus aroma. Caramel malt, light spice. Tastes less like a hefeweizen and more like a cheap american "craft" wheat ale. Sweeter taste, lightly musty. Subpar, kind of biting, over sweet and simple wheat ale; not very well-rounded.
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22floz/650ml bottle into a weizen glass, served cold.
Aroma: Spice, but not the clove aroma like in hefes I’ve enjoyed in the past. Some mild yeast. Pretty timid. Harmless.
Appearance: Hazy, but bright, yellow/orange body with a nice, fluffy white head.
Taste: Wow, there’s the clove flavor. BURSTING with that nice spice. Good and malty. Pretty tasty!
Palate: Medium body, with a short spiced finish.
Overall: I wasn’t sure about this one at first, but it has a pretty fantastic flavor. Quite nice indeed!
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Trader Joes. Holy shit! This is probably gotta be the hands down best hefe for the money that is out there. Only $2.69?!? It was delicious and refreshing and a pretty spot on example of the style. Now that being said, it is definitely NOT the best hefe i’ve ever had. it is certainly an american imitation of the german style, and they manage to come pretty close. But it is not as peppery or banana/clove as the authentic versions. But for my money, this drink pretty damn good!
scarletfire65 (1382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Trader Joe’s. Small head by hefe standards. The aroma is fruity with weak hefe characteristics. Mild banana, mild clove, faint bubblegum. Creamy, smooth palate. More weak banana and bubblegum on the finish. Finishes a bit on the sweet side, maybe a hint of oxidation. Not awful, just a bit blah.
kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber from Trader Joes. Cheap. Great value beer! Taste was agreeable. Nice grapefruit forward sweetness. Perfect hefe.
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PhillyCraft (6654) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with Simon and Keith, pours hazy gold with light lace. Notes of rust, wheat, honey, and copper. Might be infected or way past its prime? Might just suck. Not really sure.
sawbuck (679) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of sweet wheat, some banana, and cinnamon. Cloudy yellow in color with a fluffy white head. Sweet wheat is the first taste, pretty one dimensional. Finishes with a mild bitterness that ends well. Missing the spicy cloves and banana esters typical of the style....not bad for the price though.