nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2011 DrnkMcDermott (3101) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Port Washington's brewmaster Jeff Kolar has moved to his own brewpub, Hops Haven Brew Haus in Sheboygan, and has renamed this as "Hops Haven Triple "H" Hefeweizen".
Draft. Despite the description, the usual hefe spice flavors are not as "in your face" as, say a Hacker Pschorr or any other American micro trying to imitate it. Instead, they're in a very pleasant proportion to the beer flavors, and there's even a slight nutty aspect. The usual slice of lemon adds a little zest to the last part of the glass. Excellent work for a brew operation that just moved and reopened after several months.
Sample at Hops Haven. Orange-tan with a slight, thin haze. A decent Hefe, with some orange-banana tones. Mild clove as well. A little sugary. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2008
On tap at Hops Haven Brew Haus as Triple H. Unfiltered yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of vanilla, banana and yeast. Taste of lemon, banana and clove. Over carbonated body that has some astringent qualities and finishes with some banana and clove on the back end. An ok beer that’s about the best the brewpub has to offer. phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Pours with a cloudy bright golden body. Head is fairly large and fluff. Packs lots of citrusy and other tropical fruit flavors. it has a beautiful aroma and soft sweet taste all the way through. RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Very attractive hazy golden pour, releasing a pretty potent typical banana and cut grass aroma. The flavors were spot on to style, bananas/cloves/grassiness/yeasty fruitiness, etc. Quite nicely brewed and refreshing. Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2007
On tap at the brewpub in Sheboygan, WI as the "Triple H Hefeweizen." Pours a hazy golden brew with a thick fizzy off white head that dissolves slowly to a good lacing. Aroma of bananas, a touch of wheat and some vanilla. Taste is smooth, creamy with a solid banana aftertaste. This beverage is lacking any yeast aroma or aftertaste in which I consider very refreshing. One of the best hefeweizens I have tried. I hope to find this beverage packaged in bottles sometime soon.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2006
On tap at Hops Haven as Triple "H" Hefeweizen. Poured damn near clear dull golden with a short white head. Nose had a whole lot of sweet bubblegum and banana.. accented by lemon zest and peppery spices. This is the most concrete example of bubblegum in a beer that I’ve come across. Flavor was rockin’ the sweet bubblegum too with bunches of bananas.. clove and white pepper accents.. sweet overall and very well done. Creamy middle of the palate with ideal carbonation.. tart wheat and citrus going outward. This was an excellent hefe. kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Straw/cloudy color with minimal head. Minimal clove/ banana in the aroma. Nice wheat sweetness with hints of banana and cloves in the finish. A very respectable Hefe, good job Jeff!
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Cloudy straw color with a smallish white head. Light clove and a hint of banana in the aromas. Full wheat sweetness with hints of banana and cloves. A touch too sweet for my liking. but otherwise not bad. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Barely cloudy and solid orange in color. No head, but numerous bubbles breaking at the surface. Aroma is 99% bananas and 1% cloves. Honest to God, nothing else exists in aroma. High carbonation and a little watery and slick at first. Some flavor elements of orange rind, lemon juice and dried banana chips. Effervescent and tingly on the palate. Some pepper and cloves on the backend for the aftertaste. A decent interpretation and one of the few tolerable beers from this brewery. JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Festival tap: labeled "TRIPLE H" for Hops Haven Hefe. Cloudy hefe with candilike nose. Only hints of banana. Thin and dominated by the candy flavor.