jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy light copper color with a thick, creamy head that last. Aroma is full of the nice hefe phenols...cloves and bananas along with a hint of wheat. Very nice....somewhat subtle. Flavor: big bananas upfront, finishes with a hint of spice. Some bubblegum in the finish. Carbonation is high and the body is light. Overall, a very nicely done beer....refreshing. Definitely a nice beer for a hot summer day. Banana is a little too prominent for my own taste, but I can’t knock them for that.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy darker golden in color, huge white head. Aroma rather subdued rotten banana and yeatsy wheat. Flavor much the same with some fruit esters just hard to pinpoint. Re-rate in the future as I really don’t think this bottle is too fresh.
larsga (7444) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big, offwhite head of fine lace over opaque yellowish brown body. Grapefruity aroma with notes of yeast, and some wheaty sweetness. Taste is sweetish wheat dominated by tart grapefruit with notes of yeast, coriander, and soap. Milky, muddy mouthfeel. Aftertaste is bitter grapefruit. Very nice! A refreshing, clean weizen. (0.5l bottle.)
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle produced 12.05. Poured a hazy orange/yellow with a two finger, frothy, white head. Both the aroma and flavor found a nice balance of banana, citrus, and clove. Light body and slightly watery which was very refreshing on a hot day.
Beersnob77 (8) - Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s hefe season for me and this is a favorite. Citrus notes with some slight spice elements and a clean taste. Nicely carbonated and finishes well. No need to "hang fruit" on the side with the citrus notes. Best on tap.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Long lasting head, good fruity ester aromas. Nice carbonation. Full palate without being overpowering. This is really nice.
Furseth (2154) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Yellow clear colour. Nice white fom. Aroma of sweet banana and a citrus in the end. Sweet vine/banana, and citrus, with a nice balanced bitternes in the end.. Short to medium sweet and balnced bitternes in the end. Thin body.
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refreshing without being watery or bland. Perfect summer beer. Orange and cloudy appearance, with Incredible head- in a weizen glass you can get it inches above the top of the glass without overflow. Yeasty aroma. Lemon/citrus taste, some spiciness. Walk to the nearest place that carries this (preferably more than a mile walk), work up a sweat, then drink about 20 oz to really appreciate it.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2008 Thick white head on an yellow-orange body. Fruity hints in a very well-balanced brew.
eaglefan538 (3038) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2006 Pours typical for the style, nothing to stand out, but nice initial crowned head, good lacing. Cloudy and golden. The aroma was a soft balance of spicey phenolic compounds and a smooth wheaty base, some bananas. Definitely doesn’t overwhelm on either side, again decent balance within the hefe world. Mouthfeel was moderate for the style, this thing was really drinkable, as the flavor wasn’t cloying or too strong (I love Franziskaner, but can’t session them). One of my limited draft experiences was a little bit sulfury, not sure if that is typical for this beer.