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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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German-style wheat ale. Mit hefe (with yeast) this cloudy, classic German ale is light in body yet big in flavor. Lots of clove and a bit of banana make a big aromatic presence

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4.7
TheBeerBabe (6) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 5, 2010 does not count
Very banana smell, very sweet banana wheat taste. I like this very much, and eagerly anticipate its return to the tap list each year. A great local hefeweizen with national merit. Cheers!

4.4
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2008
On tap at the brewpub during the KtG release: One of my favorite beers of the lineup on tap that day. This had wonderful power and concentration with classic banana and clove aromas. This just really hit my sweet spot on this day!

4.3
MaBeer1972 (2143) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 27, 2010
On tap at Portsmouth. Served in a regular pint glass. A decent glowing light orange color brew with good banana-bubblegum aromas. Flavor is dominated by the banana creme pie flavor, but the clove does come through a bit. There is also a bit of a citrus note with this one. A very refreshing and highly sessionable hefe! Right up there with the best German ones I’ve had.

4.3
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - APR 19, 2017
Reviewed from notes. Bottle brought home and poured into a weizen glass. The appearance was a soft semi-cloudy pale yellow/orange color with a two finger white foamy head. Stringy sliding lace. The aroma bled of sweet wheat malt, nice balance of clove, light bubblegum and normal amount of banana esters. The flavor blended the sweet to the spice exactly the way I wanted and expected it to be with a shining example of the expected sweet wheaty bite just nipping the tail of the aftertaste and giving off that quick wheaty sweet to spicy clove of a finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a great sessionability about it. Fairly low yet acceptable carbonation. ABV felt great as projected by the brewer. Overall, for the style and since this was consumed in a weizen glass, I say yes and a half to this. Probably one of the best brewed true to style hefeweizens by an American brewer.

4
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Pours a caramalized sugar color wth blonde highlights throughout leaving a small white head. The aroma is fig, banana fruit, small amounts of citrus, cloves with a similar smell to "Mr. Clean" in a good way. The taste is buttery and malty starts with a fruit background followed by a wheat, grainey taste then takes you to very light honey hop mild carbonated finish. Very nice Hefe, I find it nice and true to the style.

4
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Pours rather dark for a hefe. Super intense bubblegum banana aroma, but the flavor is not overpowering. Very nice.

3.8
snoworsummer (5959) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours cloudy dark yellow. Light body and medium carbonation. Tastes sweet, with a little spice and citrus.

3.7
RIXbeer (102) - USA - NOV 28, 2008
It’s been a while since I had a really good hefe. Everyone’s making one now. Tod Makes his better. I think it’s called caring and having taste. 64oz brown growler. Filled today at the release of KTG. Seriously, no need for a random time like 2:27pm. No need for this kind of hoopla on a Tuesday. I took the day of for this sh!te. No need what so ever. 6 Hours later in a pint glass (one of those new Sam Adams glasses). A hazy orange-gold beer pours out with a thin head that fades in a few minutes. Sticks to the sides and leaves a visible trail of suds. Huge banana with a nice and very inviting citrus aroma in the background. There is a slight hint of yeastiness in overall smell but it’s very subtle. Huge banana-nana-nana with a nice mild citrus and some spice that really helps keep the beer grounded. Otherwise you’d loose bready and malty (wheat) undertones that linger in the mouth after every mouthful. Feel like a decent mouthful without being either to thin or heavy. This beer is quiet complex enough without the fact that it feels good in your mouth as it slides down into the throat. It’s a great hefe to drink in this New England humidity. it’s cooling off but it was hot. This beer is also quiet refreshing. Bonus. O yeah, back porch with a growler after a nice summer day, after a long day in the heat, just needing a good one, this beer is incredibly easy to drink. Awesome!

3.7
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2009
"Light, sweet wheat with a good fruitiness in the aroma. Hazy yellow, good lacing and head, low carbonation. Mildly tart, light to medium bodied, nice and zesty. Thick wheat flavor, spicy and fruity with a prominence on banana.

3.7
Goodgrief (2056) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Poured cloudy, with nice head and lacing. Banana like esters dominate this one with subtle clove spice finish. Definitely heavier on the banana, which I prefer in a hefe. Mouthfeel was highly carbonated. Not as smooth as I would have liked, but deliciously flavorful. I’d rather have this if I ever come back in hotr weather.


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