biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy but not cloudy in pour. Dense meringue looking white head. Slightly sharp and minerally with banana and a hint of clove with a little cardboard. Thin and watery in body. Fast finish with a bit of lingering banana flavor. Not my favorite hefe. That said, the draught version is worlds better. Look at the extreme difference in ratings. Even with German engineering, Paulaner can’t give us the Hefe that we would like to have. Try Live Oak.
haukur (1848) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice floral nose, lime and banana maybe also. Really refreshing, nice body considering the style, nice moutfeel with the taste buds having a little bit of a fiesta
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initial strong banana smell. Has a nice finish more floral than banana. little lacing
Kevin (2193) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
i could have sworn i had rated this. one of my standard goto hefe’s when i need a hefe. this one is bottle. pours cloudy orange tinted tan with a towering white foamy head. aroma of sweet banana bread and pepper. taste is sweet pear and banana tangy yeast flavor that mixes with the clove/pepper in the finish. very thick mouthfeel that leaves a a lot to chew on when it is gone. a good beer all the way around
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml brown bottle. Poured light amber/orange with expected yeast haze. Abundant white head, large soapy bubbles, foamy and rocky. Slowly settled into a smooth creamy cap. Fruity nose - banana, light pears (?). Also yeast spiciness. Sweetish, notes of apple, banana, lemon and clove-like spice. Pleasant mouthfeel, light carbonation. A pleasure.
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Cloudy yellerish pour, medium white head. Bland nose. Bland flavor. Wheaty but bland. Drinkable? Yes. Memorable? Hardly. I
slothgar (39) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love it! Cloudy, thin foam on top (From the tap) Smells and tastes a bit of citrus, lemon mostly, a bit of orange, slight grapefruit? Goes down rather well, little to no aftertaste. I can drink these all night.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber with a big creamy head and lace. Nice fruity, hoppy aroma. Very Tasty! Excellent flavor, and everything perfectly balanced. Very enjoyable.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great German hefe. One of the standards when it comes to the style. Looks beautiful - a hazy, orangish/bronze that’s cloudy and balanced. Small, off-white head as expected. I can smell it from about 18" away as I’m writing this review. Smells spicy, and of orange zest, bananas, hints of lemons and sweet vanilla. Tastes wonderfully smooth and balanced. Yeasty, like sourdough bread. Trademark characteristics - such as spice, vanilla and banana - are well done. Mouth watering. A great example of a perfectly carbonated hefe. Paulaner always manages to brew a fantastic beer.
jimlintott (13) - CANADA - JAN 20, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Like drinking liquid bread. Very tasty. Pour carefully as a thick creamy head developes easily. Cloudy in appearance but just screams drink me. Very smooth and enjoyable. I purchase this beer regularly.