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RATINGS: 3215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our golden-yellow wheat beer, with its fine-pored white foam, smells of cloves and impresses consumers with its refreshing banana flavour. It is full bodied and with a smooth yeast taste. To be enjoyed at any time (always a pleasure / enjoyment), goes excellently with fish and seafood, with spicy cheese and especially with the traditional Bavarian veal sausage. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2009 Bottle courtesy of Philip. Hazy gold pour, lots of cloudiness, with a head that tops most, that is beige, and lasts for a while. Not what I was expecting in the aroma at all. I was expecting a banana whallop, but instead Im getting a yeasty punch with a smack of cloves and spices to folow it up. Very much a clove flavour, with spices, some fruit, and creamy oranges. Smooth finish, with lingering wheat finish. Thanks so much Phil, Im glad I got to try it finally.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - APR 3, 2006
50 cl bottle. Yeast at the bottom. Light amber cloudy colour with a great huge head. Great aroma of bread, yeast and hints of banana. Very fresh flavour og wheat with a great combination of the fine yeast, very little bitter. Very lively palete.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1539) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2006
This is a good hefeweizen, but I still rather stick with a fraziskaner. Cloudy golden, slight aroma of fruit, taste is a bit wheaty, maybe a hint of banana.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2006
Golden unclear, very fast disappearing white head leaving thick laces; A little citrus in a otherwise clove, yeast dominated nose; Little acidy in the body but great carbonation (not all that big in comparison with other weizen beers), very little power; Long, but watery finish with lots of clove and some late acidity.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2006
0.5 L bottle, bbe Sep 06. Light veiled dark golden with a fine sparkle. The head is not huge yet stable and quite lacy. The aroma is yeasty, floral, orangey, also slightly sulfurish and acidic. Very round and full taste, slightly acidic. There is an elegant, fruit stone or nut-like bitterness in the aftertaste. Yeast notes appear when the beer warms up. Full body, lively palate, dry finish. Great balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2006
12oz bottle ink jet on back label: 7425 -pours a big 4 finger, foamy to creamy white head that laces with hazy straw/yellow color. Aroma is cinnamon, clove. Taste is cinnamon, clove, spicing is a bit strong although the beer is smooth. Mild carbonation. More than an occasional beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Pour is hazy golden yellow with a nice fluffy white head...smell is banana and clove...wheat flavor is more apparent than most german hefes Ive had...some nice spicy notes throughout...nice subtle fruit finish...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (14225) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2006
Bottled, 500ml. Lemon gold cloudy, bubbly head. Initially thin and light on the pallate, making a search for flavours imperaive. Then comes cloves and banana, a boiled sweet note with pear drops. All very well, but it is a mish mash of flavours which never gives the impression of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2006
- I poured this from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass. So, shoot me. I find that at 45 I need to update my beer glass collection. I poured slowly and then dumped the last little bit of the bottle in. I held it up to a light in time to see the yeast come down like an octopus through a very clear straw colored beer. Then things got cloudy. It had about a 1/2 inch head that died to soon. It smelled of clove and banana and had the same taste. I am disappointed. Ive had this on tap before and there was a definite difference. Ill have to go back to the pub and try another.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2016 Bottled. Hazy dark yellow pour and an acceptably fluffy off-white head. Massive aroma of wheat, yeast, and citrus. Banana and bubblegum/cloves aromas are muted. Smooth! Tongue makes up for the banana the nose was missing. Citrus is louder in the mouth, as well. Spicy with a lasting, complex aftertaste. Fresh, thirst-quenching, and unlike its neighbor, Paulaner, clean. Have to agree, this is overrated, but that doesnt take away from the enjoyment - should be one of the top Weizen in the world, a toss-up with Maisels for my favorite. [2006.03.17: 4.0]

There are bottles that come in too clean, even bland, but thats part of the charm. I generally have a pretty high banana threshold, and so this isnt really doing it for me there, and it certainly isnt overflowing with cloves. I do love the yeast, though, which makes smooth all-rounders, and this old classic remains one of my go-to favorites, even though others may surpass it; theres something to be said for extreme consistency in such an inherently unstable product. [2016.11.16: 4.0]


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