SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
This must be had fresh at the brewery to have the full effect. I agree that it is between a helles and a dunkel, and it leans toward an English style in hop flavor. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Mmmh? Some of these previous posts contradict what I detected. Maybe I had a bad bottle? Probably just differing opinions. Anyway, I found its appearance to be not unlike unfiltered apple juice (except that apple juice has more head). I didn’t detect a big ’cidery’ flavor. I thought it had a wet cardboard-like nose. Heavy, syrupy mouthfeel. Silky, yet had a needle-like, tingly carbonation that comes out of left field. Sticky and sweet; not refreshing. Flavor is bitter-sweet, and that’s not necessarily in a good way. Not very complex or interesting. Noticed a little clove, and a slight banana flavor, but not very distinctive. Won’t buy again. HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2003 Much better than last years edition. Clove dominates the nose while banana is most evident on the palate. Good carbonation. A fun summer beer. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2009 Maybe I got a really good batch on tap at the PA MicroFest, but I really liked this Hefe. Beautiful wheaty, banana aroma. Cloudy and pale. Smooth, watery palate. Banana and wheat taste, very clean with no cidery taste at all. quiksilverxtc99 (99) - USA - MAR 9, 2002
German wheat? Delbomber had it right, cidary in taste. Another wheat blunder by an AMerican brewery.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 30, 2001
If I’m in the mood for cider (NOT LIKELY!), I’ll drink cider, not a a cider masquerading as a wheat beer. Pumpkin, pear, and apple in the nose, accompanied by a dry, hard apple-cider like taste and feel. Cloudy, golden brown with no head. I think the people up in Pottstown, PA need to take a look at our style guide. This is definitely not a ’German Wheat’. fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 27, 2001
Orange with a quick, lacey head. Smells like a hefe with apple juice added. Tastes like a hard cider, which I would normally enjoy, but not while I am drinking a wiess bier. Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2001
Good aroma, nice and clovey. My only complaint is that it’s too dark to be a helles hefeweizen, but too light to be a dunkel; perhaps a ’Grenzeweizen’ (boundary-wheat...) tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2001
A decent hefeweizen - mild citrusy flavor not too overpowering. jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2001
I felt this tasted similar to their Blanche. I think I just don’t really like the style of these 2 beers.