emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2008
Pours a very hazy soft orange amber. The head is about two fingers thick, creamy, white. Fades quickly. The aroma is banana, spicy, clove, sour hefe yeast. The flavor is wheaty, Hefe yeast, clove, spice, crisp, banana. Crisp well carbonated mouthfeel. Finishes fairly clean, leaving some residual banana flavors. Alcohol plays more of a role in the mouthfeel and flavor than I expect from a Hefe. phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2008
Very impressive for an organic beer. light basement aromas, the color is golden and hazy. bitterness is medium as is the body with a lively taste. Overall Impression; Wow! extremely well balanced HefeWeizen, with traditional taste. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2008
Bright, clear-gold pour with a 1 finger white head. Sweet banana-clove aroma with a hearty bread malt backbone. Flavor is lots of banana, chewy malt, caramel, spice, wheat and a hint of fig. Sticky medium body with a healthy amount of carbonation. BuckeyeBoy (7543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2008
bottle pours out a clear straw color topped with a white head. A very nice aroma of classic German hef. Spice and bannana. Tast of spice manybe clove. One bad thing this brew is pretty thin. O well. It still tast good. kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 Bottle from Brickskellers in D.C. Poured in the traditional style into a nice big weizen glass, allowing the yeast in the bottle to mix with the rest of the beer, leaving a nice thick head. Smells of banana, orange, cloves, wheat and flowers. It has a very nice, light and carbonated mouthfeel. It’s a pretty complex beer, I could pick up lots of different notes but it seemed to be dominated by citrus, bananas, cloves and slight hop and alcohol presence. One of the better hefeweizen’s I’ve had the pleasure of drinking, although it reminded me of other German hefeweizens (like Paulaner).
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
500ml bottle and it’s organic! Filled to the brim of my trusty Duvel glass. Two fingers of white head sit atop a murky, hazy brew, with an apricot, pink grapefruit hue. Pinkinsh at the core, but yellow and dull around the edges. Strong and layered nose. Hints of flowers, bananas, cloves, bubblegum, slight cedar, straw, citrus zest. Playful on the palate. Definitely not too heavy or overly sedimented. Lively and zesty with citrus notes popping out. Typical Hefe flavors, bananas and cloves, but so much more. Dry bitter pine hop finish. Ever so slight alcohol burn at the back of the throat. Vanilla and pepper. Cloying sweetness that holds the bitter burn! Yep, this is good. Not the best Hefe I’ve ever had, but its up there. jcr (2692) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Bottle. Hazy, dark yellow body. Hefe aromas of banana, orange and spice (clove) along with notes of toasted grain, flowers and yeast and just a hint of vinegar. The flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Lively carbonation in a medium body with a watery texture. Finish remains lightly bitter and a little tart. Nice enough, but a bit of a mess in the balance and texture. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2008
500ml Bottle - Gravity Beer Market - Olympia, WA MontereyJimbo (79) - Monterey, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Aroma – Big wheat malt aroma. Very little other aromas.
Appearance – Golden in color, Nice head and very hazy.
Flavor – Good wheat malt flavor. Has a great banana and grapefruit essence through out.
Palate – Huge wheat Alcohol Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry sweet finish.
Overall – A very nice wheat beer. This was wheat with a capital W. Great with some dinner and this will sit heavy on the tummy.
This weizen beer has a pretty good wallop, 6.2 % alcohol. It is spicier than most weizens with a complex group of esters, none dominating like the banana or citrus that characterize so many. It is a pretty good weizen but not the best of the Bavarians. I would definitely buy it again.SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Earlier Rating: 3/2/2008 Total Score: 3.7
Unlike most German weizens this one has a hint of bitterness. It is full of the fruity esters characteristic of its type. The bottle was stamped "organic", so God knows what kind of bug defecated in it. Nevertheless it is a solid weizen, not the best but very good.
On tap: Cloudy yellow in color with aromas of clove, banana and dough. These flavors followed into a medium-bodied beer that was dense and quite enjoyable with just a touch of sweetness.