dcteas17 (1) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2007 does not count
Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a weizen glass. Color is a golden yellow with notable cloudiness and visible yeast in the bottom of the bottle (poured into the glass, of course). Head is very big, slightly sticky, and white. No lemon added.
Smells of ground wheat with whisps of banana odor and a very slight ester.
Taste starts out with a strong wheat and fades to a more malty flavor, with evident elements of citrus, banana, and cloves.
Mouthfeel is medium weight with lots of carbonation as expected in this type, and a nice smoothness at the end. The initial "hit" of the carbonation and wheat is very refreshing, and the barley notes ensure a finish thatís not too harsh.
Many say that this (and other hefeweizens) is a beer for the hot summer afternoon. I could drink it all day, all year round. Absolutely delicious; light but flavorful. By far the best of its breed. Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2007
12oz bottle. Hazy gold body, hints of banana. i need to buy more of these. A+ brew cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2007
UPDATED: APR 17, 2012 GBBF bottle tasting session ... VEry clowdy wheat yelllow ... banana and bubble gum nose ... very fruity lovely rich fruit ... soft banana ... very refreshing ... very good example ...4.1
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
hazy amber yellow ... small bubbly white head ... sweet soft toffee malts ... very light banananana nose ...way too fizzy ... soft juicy fruits ... bananananana and lemon ... little herbal spice ... soft toffeee ... its ok. 3.5
had at T.O. beerfest. Lots of head nose is banana and cloves, very yeasty flavor, smooth creamy refreshing, good beer Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Orange-gold with large 2-inch white head. Strong nose of creamy wheat. Taste is same as nose with a full mouthfeel and a hint of orange and banana. Extremely drinkable; alcohol is well hidden. Medium carbonation and medium body. Very good.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Bottle. Hazy gold with bg white head. Nose of faint lemon, banana, yeast, pepper, and some sour wheat. Flavor is a nicely balanced combination of all of these, quite spicy on the tongue, and with a biting carbonation and clean finish. Very tasty. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2007
Draught, a hazy gold with a large pillowy white head. A good yeasty wheat aroma with citrus and banana. Quite a good yeasty hefeweizen flavour - refreshing. jredmond (8204) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2011 12 oz bottle I believe. Aroma is very nice and yeasty. Taste is great. Smooth and refreshing and with great flavor. Second sample: liter with vi at the most fantasy German bar in NYC. Ours a deep amber body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is thick banana and clove. Mouthfeel is thick with notes of wheat, banana, clove, yeast, and spice. joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Binnyís Orland Park
Hefes arenít my favorite style but Iíve been in the mood for one today and what better way to go than Weihenstephaner? Pours a hazy yeast laden golden. The entire glass fills with big carbonation bubbles that speed to the creamy bright white head that forms on the pour. Leaves moderate lacing after each sip. A very nice looking hefe.
The smell is 100% hefe. The benchmark for others. Green bananas have a big spot in the aroma with clove coming in a close second, very spicy. Possibly some white pepper. Solid wheat twang backbone with a drop or two of lemon juice. Smells great.
Flavor is spot on with the aroma. The banana is leaning more toward banana bread as opposed to green bananas. Clove with a twangy wheat backdrop and the lemon shows again..
Lighter bodied with a highly carbonated creamy mouthfeel. Very thirst quenching.
On a warm summer day like today this is about one of the easiest drinkers to find. Thirst quenching and enjoyable.
To me Weihenstephaner is the pinnacle all other hefes try and reach. Like I said not one of my favorite styles but when Iím in the mood none are better than this.
7/16/07 LinusStick (3447) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2007
The best German Hefe Iíve had hands down. Aroma was a beautiful thick banana with a hint of lemon. Pour was a near perfect cloudy gold with an inviting 2 finger white head. But the taste...woah the taste. Sharp tartness and banana with heavy yeast tones and a delicious citrusy note. Very heavy carbonation...tongue biting carbonation I call it. Almost perfect!