boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Can. An easy pour stimulates a thick, creamy, dimpled off-white head with superb retention. Slow recession leaves behind thick lacing and a cottage cheese-like texture atop the foam topping. The body is very cloudy, the color of apricot puree, settling down slowly and forming layers of different shades of ornage and yellow. The nose is full of ripe banana notes and plenty of yeast and wheat. Clove notes are minor, but adequate for the style. Additions include other fruit scents such as lemon and orange, dough, toasted grains, earth. Light hops are evident, as well as an odd touch of vegetation that’s thankfully very slight. Very nice so far. The flavor is adequately spiced without venturiong overboard. Banana is still heavy but supplemented now by plenty of hops and toasted malt. Clove and additional spice character are full and very well interlaced in the flavor. Sweetness is medium, bitterness light. The acidity is medium-high but just performs as a saw that cuts calmly through the sweet malt and fruit notes. Finishes balanced, leaning toward sweet, lengthy and eventually fades to a dry and banana tinged finish. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, with medium-high carbonation and great texture. This is a very good beer. I can sense some flaws but the symphony of aromas and tastes do a fine job covering them up. mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2007
From my Secret Santa! Pours a cloudy light orange with a medium white head. Big, orange citrus aroma, wheat, a little spice in there too. Clove and nutmeg come to mind. The taste is very full-flavored from the get-go. There is lot of orange citrus in this beer, mixed in with those spices and good carbonation. I get a little bit of cinnamon in the finish and a little in the aftertaste, which was mostly sweet fruits. Alot going on in this beer. Very sharp flavors. BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Poured from a 12 oz can. This was my first time with this beer. I’m not the biggest Hefe fan, but the Sly Fox was enjoyable. It poured goldish yellow, with a frothy white head. The aroma was as expected, with a crisp citrus nose. Taste was wheaty with plenty of fruit flavors. Good finish, and very thirst-quenching. theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - JUL 16, 2007
12 oz. can from willblake. Pour is a hazy orange gold with a nice big white head. Aroma is bananas, wheat and earthy yeastiness. Taste is really spicy, with cloves, banana and a bunch of wheat. Real nice, slightly tart wet finish. Some citrus in the body as well. This is certainly the best Hefeweizen I have had in a can. Very refreshing. Thanks Jon! iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Thanks to the mystery swap 2.0 (doclock?) for this undated 12oz can. Pours a cloudy orange with hints of yellow and 1 1/2 finger white head. Retention is low, but with a little rousing it picks back up nicely. Aroma of banana, wheat, yeast, a little grain and clove, and a tinge of burnt plastic. Some lemon does make itself apparent. Flavor has a good amount of lemon, wheat, and banana (not necessarily in that order), not really a lot of clove, though there is some spiciness. This isn’t terribly sweet by any means, but for sure almost no bitterness. Lemony wheaty finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation. A good rendition of a German hefe.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Canned. Beer is hazy light caramel brown with a small, white, frothy, quickly and mostly diminishing head. Clingy ring of lacing left behind.<P>The aroma is malty with light notes of toasted bread crust, cracker; Hoppy with a light floral note; Trace yeast notes of plastic, sweat; Moderate miscellaneous note of unripe banana and clove, trace of bubble gum.<P>The flavor is light/moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter with a long, moderately/heavily bitter, lightly sweet, lightly acidic finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.<P>Not out of the park, but solid enough. Ernest (7695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Can. Head is initially large, frothy, white, fully lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread/grain, popcorn), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with light notes of banana, clove, and butter. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. It seems like there’s some diacetyl lurking in this sample, but I could be wrong. This seems really promising, but as-is it’s a bit disappointing. kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2007
12 oz can (thanks to whoever sent this..i think Doclock!). Pours a hazy amber with a huge chunky head. Nose is bananna and spice. Taste start sweet then turns spicy ala coriander, then some fruitiness, banannas and strawberries, and some mild eathy/herbal hops in the finish. Light body, high carbonation. This is one of my least favorite styles but this one is actually pretty good. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Cloudy/Muddy Orange Color with Thin White Skin. Banana, Clove and Malt Aroma. Medium Mouthfeel. Lots of Banana, Yeast and Balanced Spice Notes...Clean, Crisp and Flavorful. Very Nice Summer Brew. Nice to See More ’Quality’ Micro Brews in Cans. FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2007
12oz can. Murky yellow-gold with a huge rocky white head. Heavy yeast aromatics, clove, banana, and tinges of bubblegum. Grainy wheat with minor vegetal hop tones up front. Spicy phenols then dominate, some fruity esters compliment. Tangy wheat tinge in the finish, with long residual clove and bubblegum. Mouthfeel is a medium light, rather smooth.