Thanks to Henry Lapka for donating this beer to the blog. Evening tasting, midweek.
Appearance: Strong 3 finder head with a soapy appearance. Laces the glass as it deflates into the beer. Semi-clear with a straw coppered appearance. Served in a Pilsner glass.
Aroma: Pungent and full of yeast, with far more bready overtones than most. Citrus takes a background smell while a lagered aroma makes a prominent stance.
Taste: Sweet but tart with a barnyard aspect to the finish. The yeast plays a noticeable part in the flavor, with a bready, stale-like flavor. Wheat citrus is more apparent with a complementary grainy taste reminiscent of nuts. Some finishing clove spice, but banana isn't really anywhere to be heard of. Alcohol is nonexistent in the taste, though the beer finishes with a noticeable bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Fluid, with an aggressive carbonation. Leaves the palate very clean. Body is faint, but the mouthfeel is creamy. Swooshed around, the carbonation bites the tip of the tongue.
Overall Impression: One of the better Hefewiezen's I've had, especially for a Cosco brand. Though I don't see myself as tasting again, it would definitely pair well into a comparative American Hefe tasting, IF one was so encouraged to do so.