Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2007
On tap at Onion. Poured a slightly-hazy paler golden with a short white head. Aroma picked up sweet bubble gum and well-toasted bananas.. sweet overall with very nice balance to it.. seductive. The flavor backed up the nose well.. sweet toasty candied bananas with a bit of bubblegum in there.. sweet and tasty all around. Nice interplay between the very sweet base and the tart wheaty notes.. well-carbonated. Very good stuff! thedm (6308) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2007
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a head of finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a hazy uncarbonated yellow-orange colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was malty wheat and banana. . The flavor contained notes of malt banana dough and yeast. A decent one that I would consider buying again. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 Interesting naming. I had this at the brewpub. It poured a hazy yellow with a billowy white head. The aroma was fairly faint, a light yeasty fruitiness, pear-like, with a whiff of lemon grass. It’s got a light spritzy mouthfeel. The overwhelming flavor is of bubblegum with a mere smattering of banana on the finish. Sadly, no trace of cloves or other spiciness. Still, a decent thirst quencher.badgerben (5282) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2005
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Hazy gold color with no head. Strong banana and wheat aroma. Very heavy and rich wheat taste. Strong malt base with a slight finish of banana. If I had tried this blindfolded, I would have guessed it to be a dunkelweiss. muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Sample at the brewpub. Everlasting thick foam atop an opaque lemon-gold body and thickly coating the glass as it disappears....simple but quite effective banana-clove nose, heavier on the fruit than spice but very very fresh and ripe...delightly full, soft body becomes more pillowy, soft and inviting with every sip....moderate but significant yeast and lively carbonation, delicate fruity flavor adn a hint of marzipan....though fairly typical in its profile, this is superbly done in every way and may well be my favorite American brewpub hefe; odd that the ratings are so split here, I’m certainly with the lovers. Splendid.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Cloudy Yellow Coloring with White Ring. Lemon and Yeast on the Nose. Dry Malty Background, Yeast, Wheat and Lemon Notes on the Tongue. Dry Tang of Lemon/Hop on the Aftertaste. Nice Hefe! frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Dense golden/sand colored with a white ring for a head. Aromas were big and spicy with allspice, whole cloves and incense. (They’re using an aswesome yeast for this and their dunkel weiss which held similar aromas.) A touch of new leather or rubber in aroma as well. Flavor was mellow with a spiced, smoked ending, and bananas that sneak up on you (the last time a banana snuck up on me was in a dream featuring Christopher Walken and a penguin that spoke French... but I digress). Dry & creamy mouthfeel. This was a big treat in the line-up. I’m not a hefe-drinker, but this may be my highest ranked one to date. I enjoyed it so much that I brought home a growler and my wife really enjoyed it as well (SHE’s the hefe-drinker).
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2005
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Semi-translucent pale orange with a white rung for the head. Aroma is bananas, linen spray, cloves and lively pepper. Creamy then rapidly thinning banana effervescence is the initial impression. Cloves and pepper help to liven a vanilla sweetening that presents itself midway through the tasting. Lemon sugar cream sweetness. Fairly well done. Zeswaft (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2006 A pretty big banana and bubble gum aroma. Served with a lemon. A pretty tasty little hefeweizen. Light and refreshing. Wish it was 80 out not 25. Rerate. This is just a fantastic freakin beer. so much flavor. awesome DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Very hazy dull orange body. Banana and sharp clove in the aroma. Huskiness in the flavor accompanied by orage, wheat malt and clove. A nice hefe but the astringency is a problem.