RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
An unfiltered Bavarian-style wheat ale. The special Bavarian yeast used lends a distinct clove and banana aroma with just a touch of citrus bitterness on the palate. A very light summer beer with a very full mouth-feel. Available June-September

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iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
12oz, no date as an extra from Eugene, (beastiefan2k), thank you. Overcarbonated. Cloudy soft orange yellow with a four finger off white head, with about three ounces left in the bottle. The carbonation doesn’t take long to die down. Aroma has lots of lemon and banana, but not the big sweetness that I get sometimes with the banana notes. There is also some light spicy wheat and dusty yeast. The flavor seems to think that the yeast got stale. The lemon took over here and almost completely masked the banana, and it kinda became a bit of a sour mess. There is also a light toasty quality Sharp overcarbonation with medium body. Not impressed.

ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Hazy yellow with a thick white head. Light estery aroma of banana and clove. This does have some sweetness, but compared to most hefes it actually falls on the dry side. Banana notes are there, but I actually get quite a bit of lemon tartness, along with a zesty yeast bite in the finish. If you are looking for a super estery hefe, this may not be for you, but I think I found my new favorite beer for the dog days of summer.

blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Brewery Tasting: I got three flavors from this, banana, clove and yeast. While i liked the beer, the yeast could of been toned down slightly.

kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 9, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, medium golden-orange color; fluffy white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Pleasant clove and banana in the aroma; a bit of spice. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lively carbonation at the tip of the tongue, with a dense, almost fluffy banana and clove presence; light presence of esters; some bitter citrus notes come through at the very end. Very enjoyable and drinkable. I feel like some of these Wagner Valley beers are sorely underrated.

beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2007 Another surprisingly nice brew from this brewery. Pours golden pale with a small head that quickly fades and leaves absolutely no lacing. Some thick sediment comes out as well, usually more used to seeing this in tripels. Aroma is strong, lots of banana and lots of clove, just the way I like it. Nice bananna sweetness. Taste is lemon-y and zingy. Too bad most other beers labeled as "summer" beers dont end up this good. Just my type of hefe. Nice light-medium body, very low bitterness.8/3/7/3/15

Rerate: 7 months later, now about a year old bottle. This has aged nicely and has really turned into a sweet yeasty bomb. Aroma is straight sweet candy and taste has went Belgian-esque with thick sweetness. Also a very fizzy head and palate. Looks very nice with the thick sediment making clarity low and the large fizing head thats loud as heck. Gotta love a good yeast!8/4/8/3/16

ABUSEDGOAT (2761) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Hazy golden body, fairly large head, varied lacing. Big nose of bananas and cloves. Very fruity. Smooth finish with quite a bit of tartness. An interesting Hefe. Nice, I liked this.

roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Poured a hazy yellow color with a nice amount of froathy white head. Aroma is sweet and slightly banana-ey. Flavor is likewise very smooth, essence of banana and some citrus. Overall, nice summer beer.

Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2005
Rather clear golden colour for a hefeweizen! Nice white head, creamy and lacing. Rather strong cloves in aroma, overpowering, with maderized honeyish overtones. In mouth, not half bad, with bananas and cloves as expected, but rather thin in mouth. Actually, this bottle is more than a year old, and still decent.

MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2005 The Lure:
A dessert-y herbal sprout (old cloves?) is muffled by sweet peaches and oranges which in turn are smothered by the power of restraint. A nearly headless being of a pale apricot color, attempting to hypnotize with its thousands of tiny, floating yeast particles.

The Festivities:
A yeast powder does not mingle with the stale, bloated banana sweetness. A hefty, sticky body, not helped one second by the low carbonation, awkwardly offers this obese fruity sweetness.

I agree, a child’s first attempt at making Jell-O is fun to watch.

CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2004
(Bottle) First off: Its a deep orange and a bavarian hefeweizen? Huge white chucks are sloshing around the glass. It poured nearly no hear and has no carbonation. Nose of bananas is not there - its more of an adjuct lemon. Flavour is slightly more to style though it is neither crisp nor refreshing. Its got more of a lemony, English ale that is weak on taste and strong on the water. Below average.

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