sketchmind (18) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy orange/gold with a nice head that dissapates fairly quick. Esters stand out here in aroma and flavor. Fruity, with just a slight bitter to balance it. Just a tad strange though, with a banana-pineapple-pepper taste - good, just hit me a bit odd. What I do have to really give this beer is it’s wonderful palate. Smooth, full (but not overful or chewy) mouthful that made it so very drinkable. Got even better once it opened up for a few minutes - and the 7.1% is completely hidden. Good. I’d drink it again.
beastiefan2k (2404) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours prototypical weizen bock-like. Got a strong medium head that sits on top of a very cloudy and hazy dark golden body. Visible carbonation bubbles bum-rush the surface of the beer. The head just sticks around and around and around. Some light passing through the beer but generally a medium clarity. Aroma, aroma, aroma, what can I say about the aroma... its exactly what the Germans do best (no not kill), make beautiful and bountiful wheat beers. Aroma is fully of grainy, brown banana smells. Its wunderbar, love the esters, very well done, I could smell this for a while. The grainy aspect and a very earthy type of banana ester versus an overly fruity one makes this very good aroma. Flavor is toned down dark banana esters as well. A nice estery beer without being overly fruity. A nicely fuller yet light mouthfeel really works well with the structure of the beer.
500mL bottle in a Blind Tiger Brewery weizen glass, was able to pour the whole bottle and still have room to spare.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange color with a white head at pour that disappeared completely. Aroma is very hefe like, bananas, cloves, wheat, a touch of bubblegum and light citrus. Flavor is really smooth, drinkable, lightly bitter almost.
SSSteve (3751) - - NOV 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. really thick appearance pouring from the bottle. a dark gold colored beer under a large creamy white head and lots of speedy bubbles. a lively appearance to say the least. a wheaty banana aroma with touches of pineapple. flavor has mostly banana or weizen notes. a bit of cinnamon lingers in the finish. thick, full body. i wish it were a little darker.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of wheat, spices, clove, slight banana, light coriander, and hints of pepper and ginger. Poured flaxen/yellow/brown in color with a small, loose, fizzy, off-white head that disappeared. Cloudy. Opaque. Very sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of wheat, spices, coriander, slight pepper, slgight banana, and a hint of lemon. Medium body. Bubbly, lightly dry texture. Lively carbonation. Wheat, spice, coriander, and light banana finish is tingly and lightly dry. 7.1%ABV is totally hidden.
asedzie (592) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma is rich wheat, yeast overtones, mild spice. Flavor is lightly sweet, very mild bitterness, nourishing bread, light fruit. Finish leaves a wonderful aftertaste. Simple and exceptional.
douglas88 (5898) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from the Utah State Store. Pours out a cloudy apricot color with a large white foamy head. The aroma is super sweet spicy malts. Banana and pepper. The flavor is similar; a smooth rich banana, pepper, citrus and overall malty flavor. A great mouthfeel. Nice.
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great spicy banana bread nose with a good frothy white head. Pale dark yellow/light orange pour. Very crisp and clean. banana taste immediately with a nice bread flavored finish lingering on the palate.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - OCT 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Bayou. Salt Lake City, Utah Pours a very hazy golden honey color with three fingers of head that dissapearing to a froth. The nose is of bananas, cloves, bubblegum and a little pepper. The taste starts with a huge spicey maltiness. Then comes cloves, banana and citrus. The end is slick with peppery alcohol and bubblegum. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slick and creamy with good carbonation. This all German wheat beer. Perfect example of the style. Drinkability is good. It is slightly on the boozy side, so watch out. I could bite you in the ass if your not carefull.
Hermod (3126) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle, Alko. Large head, yeast and banana aroma. Full bodied, must try again, nice one.