Served chilled from a 16.9 oz bottle and poured into my German beer glass. Pours a clouded golden color with a frothy four finger white foam head. Smell is of lemon, orange, banana, clove, wheat, yeast and coriander. Carbonation is moderate with a medium body. Taste is yeasty with banana and a biscuity malt as the strong flavors. Finishes crisp and clean with little lingering bitterness.
I will admit that I am not a big fan of Hefeweizen beers. Had this not been my German beer week I would never have purchased it. But how can you have a German beer week without a Hefeweizen? I'm glad I had the chance to try this one, as it was a complex brew that was well balanced. However, I still don't care much for the style, and likely will not be buying this one again. For the hefeweizen fan, though, I am sure this would be a hit!
Given my disliking of the style, I am going to refrain from my own personal score.
92/100 Beer Advocate