larsniclas (7217) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2010
Bottled from Systembolaget
Slightly hazy golden. Medium white head.
Spicy, chewy aroma.
Fresh and spicy flavour; some citrus.
Light bitterness. Miksu (5052) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2010
0.5 l bottle from Systembolaget. Very hazy yellow brown color. Perfumed and berryish aroma with vanilla. Peppery, yeasty, tart fruity, slightly biscuity and slightly toffeish flavor with notes of lemon. Full bodied, very gassy mouthfeel. Tastes and looks like a Danish microbrew. Jonte (1496) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle. Hazy deep golden/orange colour with a white head. Aroma: phenolic bubbelgum, banana, citric hops, wheat, herbs. Flavor: phenols, banana, bubbelgum, oranges, spices (mostly cloves), herbs, wheat, paper, lightly acidic, light bitterness. The carbonation is a bit too sharp for my liking. Not bad, not great. holdan (260) - USA - FEB 25, 2010
Yellow with little head. Aroma from yeast. Taste is sweet yeast and hops. Medium body, fizzy carb. finish little bitterness. A nice swedish german hefe. OleR (4849) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle from Systembolaget. Big, mostly lasting white head. Body is near-clear, orangey-gold. Unusual aroma; medicine, candied citrus and herbs. A soft wheaty scent is coming through. Taste has a quite edgy malt profile, not particularly wheaty, with a light acidic-citrussy fruitiness. Papery/dusty mouthfeel. Light-bodied. Mildly spiced, sharp fruit accented ending. Drinkable, but a little rough and unrefined.
omhper (25743) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2010
Bottled. Hazy deep golden, rich firm head. Aroma of grapefruit bublegum and sugared bananas. Really sweet with soft, spritzy mouthfeel. Biscuity malt, mashed banana, sone light bitterness. Quite interesting flavourwise, but I usually prefer my weizens drier as it gains drinkability with dryness. Perhaps it is not fair to rate a spring beer at -15C and blizzard conditions though... Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2010
Tall foamy head. "Belgian" smell. Slightly misty. Deeply aromatic, round in flavor, some metallic undertones. Distinct bitterness but no excesses. ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2010
Bottle. Hazy brown golden color with a big off-white head showing good retention.
The aroma is of wheat, sweet banana, tangerines, yeast and Sigtuna’s strange house character malts (toasted, stale bread, almost burnt). Some hints of fresh hops.
The flavor lacks all the freshness of the aroma, if that had any, All in all, muted and blurry, Some yeasty notes of earth and hints of banana. Murky malty notes and burnt toast. The finish is short with hints of slightly tart wheat flavors, minerals and fruity hops.
Medium body, low carbonation and a cloying mouthfeel.
This is not good. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2010 Bottled.
Clear charneol colour with big white head, yet dimnishing. Spot on with the Co2 here. Outspoken clove and tin, i.e. phenols in aroma - that is the Jenka-Guajacol woppa, along with (really) subdued esters. Bit artificial maybe. Added clove or other spices? Vanilla? Earthy backbone in flavour with the expected high Co2, and phenols again, along with subtle fruity esters, camoflagued hops (yeast destroys) and a touch of Northern roots (Swede is one). The clove is too much for my liking - and for the style too. Not so solid "Rheinheitsverboten Hefeweizen" and miles from the classic examples. Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2010
(Bottle) Pours cloudy oranges with a large creamy head. The aroma holds typical clove spicy phenols and light bananas esters (banana cake) alongside more untypical citric hints from the hops. Doughy wheat, vanilla bubblegum, roots, potatoes, postage stamps and maybe a whisper of coriander. Aromatic, yet soft on the nose. The flavour is light sweet, light bitter and light acidic with tones of banana, mild clove, wheat, bread, roots and mild citrus. The mouthfeel is fairly clean and soft from the wheat. Well carbonated. Phenols and hops plays well in the finish. Medium bodied. A well made Swedish wheat beer, still not as good as the best examples from south Germany.