rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2006
I had this on tap at E&C served w/ a lemon slice. Which obviously enchanced the citrus aroma. Hefes seem to have that golden haze goin on. This hefe was almost sweet and w/o any bitters. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. 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...) 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. PhillyBeer2112 (2876) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2000
A good American wheat. Slightly spicy,
with some lemon/clove hints in the aroma and
flavor - but by far the strongest flavor
component is bananas. This is the most bananaish
wheat I've ever had. Very interesting and good.
Its just a wee bit too sweet though, making it less
refreshing and less drinkable than some of the classic
hefeweizens. Color- dark gold, a little too dark. As it finishes,
an unfortunate aftertaste develops - perhaps because it paired
quite poorly with my steak. 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.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Bubblegum, banana, and clovey yeasty nose. Cloudy golden yellow body. Looks and smells like a German hefe...Tastes like one too. This is nicely carbonated, nicely balanced, wheaty and pleasantly quenching. A tad bit off...Cabbage and vegetable, faintly sour. This is quite good for an American brewery. ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 20, 2002
while this has the banana/clove notes it leans towards the tangy yeasty flavours giving a nice fruity sweet and sour balance. pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 On draft at Johnny Brendas. Another fine example of a true german style hefeweizen brewed in America. Thumbs up!
Rerated 7/1/05 - Draft at Johnny Brendas - huge banana presence, absolutely delicious guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2015 Cloudy orange appearance with a large, white head. Aroma provided a nice blend of wheat, banana and clove, none of which was overpowering. Medium-bodied mouthfeel that was crisp and smooth. All the characteristics of a well made made German style hefe. Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2002
I thought it was interesting. Definitely more leaning toward the sour wheat components than the banana. I thought it quite hefty; yes, dark, head dies immediately, but I still liked it. A bit off style (not too much, I don't think) but good.