DrnkMcDermott (3096) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2003alobar (3754) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 New rating, 2/26/06. Got a fresher bottle this time (best by 1/30/06), so let’s recheck this pup: I can see I was seduced then by malts that get concentrated with age. This one pours a darker gold color, and a bit more haze than in most American iterations of a weizen. Big banana nose at pour, but not much in the glass, just a sprightly wheat character under a fluffy, short-lived head, poured into a 12-oz. weizen glass. Banana comes back in the taste, with mild notes of clove, and a touch of bubble-gum and vanilla. Not quite the heady feeling I get when drinking a properly-presented Hacker-Pschorr, but I think real Hefeweizen fans will enjoy it.
<hr>Original rating, 9/28/03: 7-3-7-4-15
Another 3-year-old bottle from my stash, so this is a review of how well it ages, which a weiss is not meant to do.
A slight flowery nose when opened, then pours a dark weiss color, with a little less than standard haziness. The spicy flavor has subsided, leaving the malt to deepen to an almost syrupy richness. Hop flavor is subtle, more to make the alcohol feel a little warmer. Taste is well out of the style profile, but ages to a fine beer nonetheless.
Pours a hazy maize color with no head. Aroma of clove and banana.Vanilla, banana flavor with some wheat. Very nice. basaywhat (272) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2017
12 oz bottle. It pours a light golden color as you take in the aroma of bananas. There is a very good banana/wheat taste to it that make for very smooth and easy drinking. djd07 (14354) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Tap at GABF. Pours a clear orange gold with medium white head that lasts. The aroma is strong floral, banana, clove, yeast. Medium body, clove, banana, light dry finish, good. hayduke (5187) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015 and posted my my lasting notes. In the tasting glass cloudy yellow. Nose of banana and clove. Medium body. Flavor is banana, close, and citrus. Finishes drew. To style and good. Reynolds314 (3433) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Decent hefe but not great. Hazy pale with no head. Light on banana and clove with sweetish wheat and some lemon. Taste is a bit sweet and muddled and laxks clarity.
TheMattBrewer (11) - - JUN 4, 2016
Fruity and bright, with a full palate and a crisp finish. Everything a Weiss should be: refreshing, but substantial. sinfull (1632) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Hazy , golden color. Thin , weak head . Banana , clove and wheat malt in aroma . Sweet, fruity and yeasty taste. Well brewed hefeweizen. hackobock (4007) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
July 27, 2015. On tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Block (2673) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2016
Cloudy yellow with a small creamy white head. Aroma is sweet banana, wheat, grain, some cloves, white pepper. Taste is medium sweet with ripe banana and cereal, light bitterness with a dry spicy touch and some floral notes in the finish. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.
Hazy yellow pour. Aroma is wheats and floral. Flavor is sweet, some orange and what but not too heavy. Sweet finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2016
On tap at Beer Culture. Orange body with big head. Nose is floral, fruits, bananas and oranges. Taste is similar of fruits, sweet, some vanilla and similar notes. Nice and creamy texture.