hellomynameis (877) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Cloudy golden yellow with a medium head. A bit of banana nose. Medium mouthfeel that is quite nice. This is a real good hefe. The flavor is strong of banana and has a strong wheat finish. Not bad, has a bit of hops in the end as a bit of alcohol. thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a light straw/golden color with a nice white head that has decent retention but falls a little short on the lacing. Aroma is very nice. There are hints of sweet candy and a touch of malt. Flavor is very nice as well. Normally golden ales don’t really impress me but this beer has it. Lots of flavor, mostly caramel flavors, a little sweet and just a slight bitterness to make it very balanced. WOW! I like this beer. GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2004
I gotta say I liked this one, it had a very paulenar/schell/berghoff hefe flavor, but had a little nip of hops at the end, I will have to have this one again sometime josh55408 (7) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013 does not count
Tasted at Autumn Brew Review, Minneapolis. Was so sick of beers that taste like they were made with hop syrup that this less strong ale was a joy. Cloudy, foam sat on top like a biscuit, bready hefe taste without much fruit or odor, just a good beer. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Rush River’s "own version of the classic hefe weizen with a Midwestern twist", brewed with white wheat from Wisconsin, but only 40% of the grain bill, "engineered to appeal to those favoring a lighter beer." I think they did the drink with this one.
Pours out a pure, golden hue, hazy, with a slim white head, at least in this sampling. Aroma is zesty, and promises some of the typical weizen aromatic delights, but falls a bit short. There’s a lively, citric feel in the nose, but it doesn’t flower as full as a Bavarian weizen would, nor does it intend to, I hasten to remind myself.
Taste is smooth and lemony, mixed with orange, lacking the twang and the bite one might look for in a hefe, but, again, that’s not what this is, it’s built for smoothness, and that’s what it delivers. There’s just enough taste here to make a beer fan happy, and enough lightness to make a non-beer fan satisfied. It’s a niche that needs to be entertained folks, and this will do it. Not if your idea of a "light beer" is yellowy water, though, for the flavor fills the mouth, feels flush with fruit, though never too much, and then mellows, and ultimately finishes dryly. Bright orange and lemon charcter continue throughout the drink.
A very interesting alternative, I’d like to see this as a next step up from "lite beer" drinkers, though who really aren’t into hefes, but would like a little more in their glass of beer than what BMC are putting out.
Congrats, Dan and Nick!
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Pours a very hazy golden yellow with medium cream-colored head that slowly dissipates. Aroma is yeast, not necessarily banana but a creamy fruit. Flavor is creamy, hints of banana, yeast. Carbonation is fair to high with medium head. ladyhops (45) - - NOV 25, 2012
As my friend said, "Beautiful color, didn’t like the taste." It’s ok. Very corn heavy flavor. I am maybe mistaken that heffeweizens are sweet, and that would have been nice to taste. Generally unremarkable, but I might buy this again in the summer when I’m in the mood for fresh post-mowing the lawn beer. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle courtesy of tytoanderso. Pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Smells earthy and crisp. Tastes of light citrus, crisp malt, some bitterness on the finish.