badgerben (5213) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Very hazy gold color with a medium, frothy head. Malty aroma. The taste is a little too filled with dirty grains. The wheat taste is muddled and lost. Slightly more bitter than average, but it makes it a bit more interesting. Some citrus (lemon in particular), but not much. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Nice malty aroma that is typical for the style. Appearance is cloudy and gold. Medium head. A strong citrus hop dominates this hefeweizen from start to finish. In my opinion its a little to much for this style of beer. Pleasant bread like aftertaste that is quickly eclipsed by the bitterness. Good start but needs some fine tuning. lemansgranprix (20) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Enjoyable, easy to drink, and pretty easy to find, at least out West. Creamy and slightly sweet, nothing special, but gets points for availability. jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Tap. A nice cloudy opaque pour. Little aroma, slight citrus nose. Full yeasty flavor with a hint of citrus flavoring. bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2005
light in color and flavor. a bit hazy as wheats should be. slight citrus and banana flavors as well as the standard yeasty aroma/flavor. nothing special.
SDalkoholic (2395) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2005
Beautiful glowing yellow thats is hazed and confused. Small head which is sad being that they call this a hefe. Nose is light and contains hay and yeast aromas. Flavor is quite bland, but somewhere in there lurks a small peck of wheat, lemon zest, and yeast. Ends with a small spice finish perhaps clove? Decent beer and fair price to pay when its on sale. mephisto (1288) - TAIWAN - APR 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2005 hazy w/ yeast in suspension. the aroma is mild, w/ a slight bitter finish. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
Cloudy Yellow unfiltered appearance. Medium Head. Sweet and Fruity aromas. Maintianing fruitiness into the flavor. Also flavors of clove. Nice crisp finish. FlacoAlto (4197) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2005
Bottle Date Dec16, 2004, Sampled April 2005pootzboy (1755) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
Pours a hazy straw color, that is topped by a frothy thinish off-white head. The aroma is bready and yeasty with hints of lemon and fresh cut herbs or grass. The taste is lightly sweet up front with a simple grassy grain character. There is actually some nice subtle spice character to this beer, it seems to be contributed from a combination of the hops and yeast. This beer is also fruity with notes of apple cider, a hint of lemon, and some notes of pear. The finish is fairly bitter for a beer of this style and there is a slight tartness as well, I like the way these elements balance the softer notes that are found up front.
This beer actually has quite a bit more character to it than I was expecting, granted it is still an American Version of a Hefeweizen, but it is tasty enough for a simple quaffing brew.
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2008 The surprise of the tasting session...thanks Sam. decanting put a murky yellow-gold ale in my heffe glass. Moderate merigue cap...modest small bubbled carbonation. The nose was wonderful!!....pure bubble gum with some sour dough tones. Very mellow well rounded character for a heffe...not sharp and spritzy...more soft and delicious with the strong banana-clove signature taste profile that rides to the finsh...which is surprizingly light and clean...a wonderful heffe...I will stock up if I have a chance.