SONOFWODEN (65) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2017 mcmisko (358) - New York, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Smells like wheat, yeast and spice. Taste is med clean wheat body with clove and creamy banana. Nice body. Med-light bodied. After taste is a little sweet, with a slight chalky texture. Good solid wheat beer.
This beer was not what I expected at all. It reminded me much more of a Summer Saison or Farmhouse. Light in color, a lot of carbonation with a good head, aroma and taste of a brew that was fermented with a wild yeast. Spicy, some pepper and more aqueous that I was expecting. It was tasty and I drank it down like it was nobody’s business -- but -- not what I was expecting from a wheat beer. I guess I have more to learn and need more experience. Lager43 (48) - Watertown, Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Very nice craft beer example of a German Classic beer. Great, refreshing beer for the summer. A light interpretation of a classic German Hefeweizen.
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UPDATED: MAY 31, 2017 Really good wheat beer. I’d say it is semi strong tasting in the wheat department if that makes any sense. BuckeyeBoy (7901) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2017
On tap at the brewery pours out golden topped with a white head. Nose is banana clove spice pepper and some bubble gum. Taste is more of the banana esters spice a light bubble gum sweetness. gripweed57 (2584) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Bright medium gold color. Moderate sized pillowy white head. Fragrant wheat malt nose has hints of banana and clove. Light fruity malt flavor benefits from the addition of the Munich and Pilsner malts. They add a touch more balance and body. Banana and clove flavors are more subdued in flavor. Grassy hops in finish. Tasty as an American Wheat, with Bavarian influences.
floydslip (407) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Slightly hazy copper beer with an enormous fluffy bright white head. Nose of banana, clove, and lemon. Flavor is similar with the banana and clove taking prominence followed by sweet citrus and a light flowery bitterness. Easy drinking with perky carbonation, this is an enjoyable beer, although a little generic. PanMarek (460) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Clear golden pour with thick, slow, white fizz. Light bodied with moderate fizz and a sweet finish. Good, strong spice and a touch of banana in the nose. Pepper, clove and anise in particular.
PhillyCraft (7348) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Hazy orange gold, medium to large white head, no lacing. Aroma is wheat, spice, belgian fruit, and nutmeg. Flavor is fruity wheat, and munich malt. Medium bodied. A solid hefeweizen but not my favorite style Franckg (1695) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
Bouteille sans date. Robe dorée légèrement voilée avec un mince col de mousse blanc. Arômes de malt de blé, banane soyeuse, muscade, clou de girofle, sucre en poudre. Notes citronnées. En bouche, goût plus citronné, banane verte, un peu de clou de girofle et pain frais. Saveurs un peu fade. Finale légère avec petit goût de bananes et jus de citron. Texture plutôt aqueuse et corps mince. CharmCityCrab (244) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Aroma is banana and a little bit of pepper. Taste is banana and a hint of smokey thick bread with a smooth backdrop. Very slight burn, maybe a little more than some hefes, but not really what I’d call a significant hops presence (And, to be fair, the style doesn’t call for one anyhow). Tastes like a hefeweizen with just a hint of dunkelweizen, in beer terms. Mostly hefe, though, which is how ratebeer is categorizing it, I feel correctly (Though the bottle label itself makes no claims as to style and just calls it a "wheat beer").
There’s nothing wrong with it, but I have to admit the last one from an old mix pack the rest of which was long gone sat in my fridge for a long while. But that’s just because I’m not a huge fan of wheat beers, not because something is wrong with it within the bounds of the style. I think it is a reasonable variation on the style and if you’re in the mood for what it offers, you’ll be reasonably satisfied. Nothing too special, though- the flavor is stronger than some of the real watery hefes that sometimes get mass marketed, but it’s not a real rich hearty flavor that some fans of these type of beers may be seeking (For my part, I’m okay with that. Too rich in this style might not be my thing. If I wanted a rich tasting wheat beer and price were not a factor, I’d probably prefer a tripel or trappist style ale.). One thing I will say is that despite all the wheat beers that flood the US craft market, somehow many of them avoid the basic banana flavor hefeweizen taste, which I imagine could be quite frustrating to hefe fans. This beer doesn’t run away from what it is.