Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy dark straw color with a white head. The main aroma is bready malts and German yeast but you also get some banana and clove. The flavor is heavy on the banana and clove but the bready malts are still there. Thinner mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I had read reviews stating this was basically a souped-up hefeweizen and those reviews were correct. Whatever it is, it is very good.
s0me0nesmind1 (15) - Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint Bottle. Pours a Golden Orange with white head. Aroma consists of banana with a bit of wheat. Smells somewhat off to me - but yet goes down easy. Very drinkable, and overall not a bad drink. Taste of malty wheat, full bodied.
zdk (1824) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Much better than I was expecting. Arouma of musk, spice and cloves and some fruit (no banana, sorry). Taste of spice and cinnamon. Very smooth. Finishes with alcohol.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a copper body with a milky white head. Berries, fruit esters banana notes. Pear, and citrus ester, some lighter spices clove and a light warming. Dam fine brew.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours rustic grey yellow with a head that rises swiftly to the occaison. Tart banana must on the nose. Medium nectar w/ moderate carbonation. Almost oily in texture. A defined tartness precedes a tropical dispoition. Like milky high pulp banana juice with tons of kiwi. The finish lingers forever.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
.5 liter bottle. Pours a lighter than expected hazy deep blonde- moderate white head- fades a bit. Aroma is big with fruity banana esters- yet balanced with big fresh restrained clove-phenolics, slight vanilla as well- good fresh doughy wheat malts as well. Good full sweet wheat malt flavor, doughy, cracker, banana, clove, pepper, good fresh malt sweetness and a clean finish- extremely well done. Nice.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful aroma,mostly clove, with a solid dose of banana esters to balance. Color looks beautiful, hazy golden orange with a massive white head. Flavors really showcase the wheat and yeast charcacter. Full bodied, dense mouthfeel, with a rather dry finish. A prime example of the style; outstanding.
thegreenrooster (3499) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is a nice clove/banana with a bit of lemon in there. Flavor is creamy with notes of bitterness and wheat malt. A decent beer and easily drinkable.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a lightly hazy golden-yellow color with an 1 and 1/2 inch, dense white head that receded to a 1/4 inch layer and left some spotty lacing. Sweet, doughy yeast aroma with hints of wheat, crisp fruit (tangerine, lemon peel, banana), a moderate spiciness (clove), and a light grassy hoppiness. Crisp, lightly sweet entry with hints of sweet dough, wheat, and clove transitions into a moderate fruitiness with hints of crisp citrus paired with sweeter banana that finishes with a lightly dry grassiness and light undertones of doughy yeast. Light, yet lively, carbonation rounds out a crisp, easy drinking mouth feel. Overall, a tasty, enjoyable beer that does seem to share a lot of common traits with it’s hefe brethren, but that certainly doesn’t make it any less enjoyable.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright golden brass with a frothy well-lacing white head. Aroma of light sweet wheat and banana esters with some doughy Bavarian yeastiness. Starts with pretty good fullness and a sweet light malty body with some lemon citrus and clove spice before a drier toasty toffee finish. A true to style and enjoyable heller weizenbock.