PubTrub1 (1) - - SEP 9, 2017 does not count dzzz333 (35) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Out of bottle..let me start off by saying this was a perfect example of a Hefeweizen. color and aroma are on point. I feel the Aroma is very complex but I feel the taste was the most complex cuz I felt it touchs on multiple taste bud notes....from slighty sweet to a nuty peachy type of flavor that i cant put my taste buds on but its mos def a flavor transition that is appealing. Not taking anything from the beer gods but its sumthing about that flavor! and be warned the head of this beer can be dangerous after a few of these! Head is med/high. ENJOY THIS HEFE BABY!
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2017 I must say this beer isn't the same as it was maybe five years ago. I don't know what has happened but it has totally changed.
It used to be a delicious, tightly carbonated, flavoursome and full bodied beer, with a refreshing fruity minerality. Now it is flabby, with a head like soap suds and the appearance and texture of washing up water. The flavour also seems on the sour side too and it just seems to be a shadow of what it was.
Every bottle I have had in the past couple of years has been of substandard quality (but then admittedly the standard was extremely high).
Whatever production fault has ruined this beer and made it little more than a mediocre Heffe, where before it was simply the finest beer in the world, needs to be tracked down and reversed.
Not to say it's bad, it's just a bitter disappointment after all these years to find something else where quality has been allowed to deteriote. After nearly a thousand years too. Seems a darn shame. hawkdog911 (2) - - SEP 4, 2017 does not count
I really like this beer. Not the best beer ive ever had but very tasty. Happy to have it any time
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DamMag (5) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2017 does not count
Well balanced banana and clove in both aroma and taste. Pillowy head driven by carbonation. Golden colour with a yeasty haze. Creamy mouthfeel helped by head. Yeasty, doughy, mildly sweet finish. Classic example. Maersk (311) - MOLDOVA - SEP 2, 2017
Light golden, hazy, small fluffy head. Aroma: bananas. Medium body, zesty, yeasty with more bananas. Sweet but a bit watery in the end. Good lastbutnotyeast (9) - Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2017 does not count
There might be different versions of the beer. I had a pasteurized one - probably like all exported versions. And this beer is ridiculously overrated, one of the bad German beers and only popular because Weihenstephan has a brewing faculty and its international students promoted the beer all over the world. An example what marketing can do. It has a numb taste in comparison to non-pasteurized beers.
GvanGool (113) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2017
Pours hazy amber with coarse brownish head. There is some clover in the taste.
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A pleasant aroma of white bread, bananas, a little yeast. Orange, cloudy beer with a small white foam. The taste is white bread, wheat, some fruit. Average body, pleasant carbonization, smooth. coil (90) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2017
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s.co.uk. Amber colour with large white head, some lacing. Banana, banana bread, floral/perfumy notes, citrus, sweet malt, yeast. saintbase2 (827) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 23, 2017
Barwa jasnopomarańczowa, zamglona, pod światło słomkowa. Piana obfita (po nalaniu połowy piwa nie mieści się już w szkle), drobnopęcherzykowa, koloru biało-kremowego. Powoli zapada się tworząc grubą czapę. Po kilku minutach formuje solidny kożuch, po następnych paru minutach tworzy obrączkę przy szkle i tak pozostaje do końca. Lacing średni. Aromat mocno bananowy, lekko pszeniczno-drożdżowy, w tle bardzo lekkie nuty wędzone (jak w piwie grodziskim). Smak bananowy w tle lekko gruszkowo-goździkowy, lekko słodkawy. Na finiszu lekka kwaskowatość. Pisząc o smaku gruszkowym, mam na myśli smak gruszek w zalewie z goździkami. Warka 28.09.2016 Tezminator (271) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2017 Aroma: cloves and banana. Taste the same, but banana is quite mild. Nice lemon tones as well. Balanced finish. Such a lovely beer.