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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered traditional German weiss beer. Malty wheat bouquet brimming with clove and apple aromas. Wheat and barley balanced by imported German Tettnanger hops. The finish is smooth and refreshing.

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TAR (2777) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Obscure dark peach. Surprisingly minimal foam. Dominant fresh clove notes envelop the olfactory, leaving in its wake traces of toasted malt, light lemon zest, flowers, sherbet, apricot, medicine, vanilla, and faint metallic traces. Smooth palate, perfect mild effervescence. Elegant flavors exhibiting numerous mild transitions. Beginning clove flavors quickly countered by floral tones, light perfume, honey, yeast, citric fruit, damp wood, and hop leaf. Amazingly balanced midle of vanilla glazed doughy malts, banana, and mild acidity. Finishes with a hop leaf edge and classical sharpness. Unarguably one the most delicious wheat beers produced in the states. Impressive.

3.3
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
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4.1
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 25, 2002
One of the better wheat beers out there, by far. I find it hard to believe this isn't actually made in Germany. Very authentic. Malty, very smooth, medium bodied, and a pleasure to drink. I can imagine this being terrific for an afternoon cookout. Possibly with grilled chicken, some corn on the cob, and a few friends. Buy it.

1.9
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2002
Very pale cloudy gold color with a little to medium thick head. Slightly sweet yeasty aroma. Yeasty malt flavor with very slight hoppy undertones.

2.8
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2002
Decent hefe, I've had better. A good attempt. A little lacking in complexity.

4.2
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2002
Very fruity esters with bananas and clove weighing heavy on the palate. Hazy, golden appearance with a low hopfeel. Good head retention. A great USA interpretation of a German Hefeweizen. Thanks for the tip VENOM.

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austinpowers (2832) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 16, 2002
A bit of bitterness is present here, though it's not overpowering. This is a solid brew that comes in middle-of-the-pack for a wheat. The fact that it's brewed in the US is to its credit! Good job.

5
PaulK (2) - Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2002 does not count
A dense white head on a slightly hazy copper/gold body. Malty, spicy aroma with a hint of noble hops. Medium body and a lasting complex flavor. A solid malty base with notes of clove, apple, nuttiness and restrained banana from the brewery's exclusive yeast strain. Better than the German wheats because you can get it fresh, at the peak of flavor. Outstanding brew.

2.4
Ducati (37) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2002
I after having the classic from Ramstein, I was sadly disappointed. Although if it was fresh I'm sure it would have been very good. The problem was an overpowering oxidized aroma (wet cardboard) & flavor. I look forward to getting a fresh one so I can revaulate my rating.

4.4
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2001
Really quite spectacular. Loads of clove, apple, and a bit of banana in the flavor. Very crisp. Appearance-wise, a beautiful golden color with a full head. Excellent wheat.


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