Another misnamed beer, either that or another beer horribly not-to-style. I was expecting a nice malty ale, with a solid lemon background, and very effervescent. You know....like a hefeweizen. Instead, the Saaz hops were more overpowering than anything. I checked the Rogue website, and they describe it as a Belgian-style ale, which it actually was. A light golden ale, the coriander was there a little bit, but the hops put a stranglehold on the flavors that make a Hefeweizen taste so wonderful to me. And there wasn't that nice, explosive head like you should have on a Hefe. A good ale...but not a good Hefeweizen.
Reviewed: September 19, 2009