Ron (2651) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty solid Weizen bock. Aroma is loaded with bananas, vanilla and clove. Flavor is similar, with some hints of citrus and yeast. Alcohol is warming with a smooth mouthfeel. The vanilla was a good addition.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden orange color with a medium size head that recedes quickly. Aroma of clove, banana, wheat, bread. Mouthfeel is more carbonated than I would have guessed. Reminds me more of a strong hefeweizen than a weizen bock.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle thanks to fidelis83 (also available locally now). Pours with a large, fluffy white head over a milky to muddy deep golden body. Aroma is grassy with clove, banana, suntan lotion, caramel, raisins and some other spicy phenols. Taste is nice and clove like with rum and light banana. Some raisins. Tastes fresh and green. Lively bubbles.
dyetube (1183) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a cloudy dull yellow with a large white head. No noticeable lacing. The aromas are banana, bubblegum, and clove. The flavors are Bananas, light cloves and some bubblegum. This is a great beer! Cheers!
3fourths (8214) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 bottle. beautifully hazy bready yellow colored body with a fine-bubbled tall white head. nose is wonderfully vibrant and fresh lemon zest, dried grass, mild banana and light clove. very much like a hefeweizen, active floral yeast, very fresh, very refreshing. rich, crisp and vibrant up front - tight carbonation with a mildly chewy wheat character form the rich but light body, while zesty yeast esters of floral banana and lemon linger. very nice.
tmoreau (2528) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured to a fluted fest glass at Brixie’s Holiday Beer Tasting in Brookfield, IL. The color was a hazy straw tone, with tight, small white bubbles to a modest head, almost nitro-ish. The lacing was merely clingy spots. The aroma was lightly grassy, a hint of yeast, some mid-tone fruit, banana, spice, and a little tartness. The flavor was similar, adding some lively carbonation with maybe a medium to medium light body. A nice, enjoyable example of the style.
Pailhead (5036) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of banana, light bubblegum, yeast, clove, and some faint mustiness. It pours a cloudy orange with a large white head with excellent retention and spotty lacing. The flavor starts with moderate citrus along with some light banana and bubblegum. The finish is light-moderately spicy with some clove. It’s medium bodied and the carbonation is lively but never gets to the point of being prickly. In my opinion, it comes across more like a bigger Hefeweizen rather than a Weizen Bock.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours hazy lemon-golden with white head. Nose of minerals, eggs, bananas, and cloves. Flavors of banana, clove, hawain bread, with a cashew finish. Spritzy carbonation, light body.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep, cloudy lemon orange with an explosive aroma of banana and clove; litereally, after the bottle is opened, the aroma shoots into the nose. Flavor is a bit of a let-down, a watery banana finished off by blunt and boring clove. Nice mouthfeel. Overall, not too bad.
notalush (4960) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - hazy light orange - effervescent body that kicks up an impressive head, but fails to sustain it well - aroma of earthy wheat, mustiness, yeast, clove/banana phenols, some orange-like tanginess, - smells like an imperial hefe - carbonation is full in the mouth, but soft - fairly yeasty - a mild sweetness serves only to balance a moderate acidity and tartness/tanginess - phenolic flavors are more subdued than the aroma suggests - some wheaty/grainy flavors make way for a more dry malt character that carries through the finish - things are capped off with a moderate alcohol warmth - this really is, basically, an imperial hefe, and a fairly good one at that.