corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy golden yellowish orange color with golden ripe banana yellow hues when held to a light source and a lot of visible carbonation bubbling up. Two finger frothy white head that quickly fizzles into a lasting cap. A lot lighter colored than I expected.
Yeasty aroma with hints of fresh bread, crisp light fruit, citrus peel and subtle zesty spice. Hints of ripe banana, apple, lemon peel, zest peppery spice and subtle clove. Slightly earth and funky.
Fuller end of medium bod with a lot of smooth bread yeast. This gives the beer a lot of it’s full body and contributes wonderfully to the flavor. Lots of zesty, peppery spice and crisp citrus fruit are very well integrated making this beer extremely flavorful and quite complex. Plenty of ripe banana along with hints of apple, lemon zest, pepper, clove and citrus lemon peel. All of these flavors are extremely well balanced with no one flavor overpowering the other and the ABV is excellently masked making this beer extremely quaffable. Highly recommended for German wheat beer fans or anyone really. Excellent!
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2011 In bottle; color-golden, honey. aroma-spice, banana, citrus.Taste-very good, I was expecting a little stronger of a taste at 7.1% but solid citrus (lemon) notes, with subtle banana, wheat, grassy, and spice notes. Overall a very good beer.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Liquor Barn @ SpringhurstThis one has been on my wants list for a while, so I was very excited to see it locally. Pours hazy yellow/golden with a thin foamy eggshell head. Notes of banana, mild clove, sweet pale malt, thick mash, and spice. Full bodied with lively carbonation. I did enjoy this beer quite a bit, but I can tell it’s basically their hefe with more malt. Still quite enjoyable.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5340) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy golden color with an enormous yellow-white head that lingered forever. The aroma was bready, yeasty and had notes of bubblegum, clove and citrus. The flavor was sweet, tart and yeasty with a strong bubblegum and clove presence. The finish was long and reminded me of sourdough bread. The body was thick, full and chewy. Well done.
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Recent bottle. Pours big head on lighter yellow body. Aroma is pure bannana, good thick mouthfeel, and bannana in the taste. More like a hefeweizen. Drinkability was good. I was looking for more of an edge and complexity I love so much in weizenbocks. This was full, just the bannana overode the taste department.
EithCubes (5207) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
125h rating for this beer - my 19th Weizenbock and easily my favorite. Bottle. Ooooh baby! Bottle itself hasn’t even been recycled yet. Nose is super malty, dry though, light brown sugar and light cloves. Light golden body (surprisingly so) with visibly strong carbonation. Head is a pillow, soft and densely bubbled. Medium body, soft and smooth. Taste of medium bananas, heavy bubblegum, seemingly a little candy sugar, indistinct berry. Malt profile is gentle on the whole but there’s a frisk side lurking under the surface. Aftertaste is dry and pure honey-malty goodness. Vanilla, cream, light meringue, light lemon zest. Light and refreshing, no muddy or grainy malt, absolutely no sign of the strongish alcohol. A pleasure to drink, and an extremely promising offering for a style that was leaking hope. Manna, poetry, gift of the ancient eagle, stolen by Odin and given to man to reward his faith.
vyvvy (4583) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy dark yellow / orange with a fluffy white head. The aroma has creamy wheat, some banana esters, light spices and is a bit rich. Medium / full body with lots of flowing soft carbonation. The taste is like the aroma, but is very smooth and full with smooth wheat and some cinnamon-like spice on the finish with lots of effervescence. This is very nice. It’s not as complex as some in the style, but everything that is her is solid.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an oddly hazy golden, expecting something darker, huge sustained rocky head... Aroma of overripe banana, clove, big floral aroma, wheat, yeast, bubblegum... Very flavorful up front, notes of banana and clove dominate, taste is of strong hefe... Almost a thin finish for the style/weight, overly drinkable, lingering banana flavors, medium bodied, Very Good, but not at the top of the list...
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cL bottle, no date. Opaque goldenrod (damn you crayola), stark white foam, decent retention and great lacing. Big banana nose with some bubble gum. Flavor falls real flat, bubble gum up front that fades rapidly to... not much, a little bit of wheat grain and not much else. Palate seems really thin also. Big letdown for me, came into thinking "ZOMG I LOVE Celebrator and Brau Weisse, this is going to be AWESOME". Stupid expectations.
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into weizen and produced a large foamy head that released a lovely aroma. The aroma includes spices, grain, wheat, and some light fruits. Taste expands on those with a definite banana, bubblegum, and alcohol palate and a nice smooth finish. Not very carbonated or biting. OK weibock