superspak (1471) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of lemon, pepper, pear, apple, clove, caramel, bread, wheat, earth, and yeast spiciness. Pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of lemon, apple, pear, pepper, wheat, biscuit, caramel, earth, and light yeast spices. Light bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruit, wheat, bread, caramel, earth, and light yeast spices on the finish for a short bit. Good balance of flavors, but it is pretty watery. Medium carbonation and ; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a decent wheat ale. Fair amount of flavors with good balance; very smooth and easy to drink and not offensive. Enjoyable, but I have a feeling this was an old bottle from the taste profile.
DrSilverworm (2702) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Thick foamy white head, leaving plenty lace. Half-hazy golden color. Very light carbonation, light body, clean more dry finish, creamy texture. Interesting but very light wheat aroma, light belgian spice, a little banana in there. Light sweet, light tart taste. At first, I was thinking, what is wrong with this? But as I went, it seemed more and more right. Pretty light in flavor, but what’s there is good and it’s easy to quaff.
nuplastikk (3275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
End of the keg at Sugar Maple. Massive creamy white head on top of a filtered looking orange yellow body. Creamy, mellow mouthfeel. Medium bodied, quite creamy, smooth golden malt tones. Hyper sessionable, straightforward beer, not so yeast dominated, some faint banana, more clove, but mostly golden malt. A little watery, but very refreshing.
jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bobby G’s. Pours a clear light light amber with a small white head that has good retention and leaves big streaks of lacing on the glass. Aroma is some bready yeast, clove, pepper, some light floral notes, and biscuit. The taste is a peppery spicyness, clove, some floral notes, and biscuit. The finish is bready yeast with a light bitterness. Quite dry throughout. Light bodied. Heavy carbonation. Good, but not great.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Straw colored beerw ith a whitish head. Wheat and orange aroma with spice. Wheat and spice flavor. Medium bodied. Wheat and spice lingers with light citrus.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold with a white head.
A is mildly banana, wheaty, slight spice.
F=A with a lemonish mid palate.
Med body, a little starchy.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a slightly cloudy, dark golden yellow color with a one finger white head that slowly fades into a thin ring. Splotches of lacing left behind.
Zesty spicy aroma with hints of corriander and peppery cloves along with subtle citrus and some bready yeast. Lots of lemon peel with faint banana. Mostly citrus and spice.
Medium bodied with a crisp hop bite and prominent spice character up front that lingers over the sweeter notes into a dry slightly tart finish. Lots of zesty coriander/peppery clove followed by sweet fruit and bready yeast. The yeast character is stronger than the aroma suggests adding fullness to the body and some depth. I’m also picking up more banana than I did in the nose. Still some lemon peel but banana, spice and yeast overpower it a but. Decently balanced and easy to drink but nothing out of the ordinary.
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[3922-20110820] Tap. Light banana yeasty wheat notes in the aroma. Clear, orange brown body with quick foamy off-white head. Yeasty wheat flavour has a bit of a plastic straw note. Medium body. Would be a good pairing for French onion soup, I think. (6/3/6/3/11) 2.9
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marcus (5003) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at River Rock Tap House, Sacramento. Pours clear yellow with a modest white head and a citrus aroma. There is a carbonated wheat flavor with some banana ester and a nice yeast presence. Balanced and tasty.
nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at GABF. Clear golden-straw color with a fairly large white head. Banana and sweet fruit and malt notes on the aroma. The flavor is too sweet and rather simple. Sugar, banana, and esters. Thin on the mouthfeel with average carbonation. Dude, no.