argo0 (12122) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Large white head atop murky apple cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, clove, bubble gum, light banana. Taste is moderately sweet, clove, some bubble gum, banana, light alcohol warming. Creamy medium body.
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.
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.
thegreenrooster (3537) - 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.
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.
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.
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.
blipp (6974) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange with a fluffy white head. Sweet fruity banana aroma with nutmeg and other yeasty spicy notes, and a light lemony citrus hint. The flavor has spicy notes up front, with notes of nutmeg and anise, and some sweeter notes of banana. Love it.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Orland Park, IL, Binny’s: This pours a hazy yellow body with a substantial head and laces the glass nicely. The aroma is sweet and doughy with fresh bananas and a light spiciness. Pretty much the same wth the flavor, except that it has a hit of alcohol near the end. Except for that hit and a dryness to the finish, I would’ve been sure that this was a hefeweizen.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Last rating of 2009] Bottle... Poured a vibrant, cloudy, golden/orange with a huge white head. Aroma of cloves, coriandor and wheat malts. Crisp, refreshing, on the dry side with a fruity, hoppy balance to the otherwise sweet, wheaty base. Finished with banana like notes.