thegreenrooster (3893) - 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.
boFNjackson (4198) - 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.
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.
blipp (7898) - 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.
argo0 (12931) - 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.
Ratman197 (12822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a hazy golden yellow with a lasting cremy white head. Aromas of wheat, banana, spice and light sulfer. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of wheat, banana, spice, light carmel and light sulfer with a smooth spiced finish.
Pecan (49) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour with light white head. Aroma of yeast, clove, and banana. Initial taste is of sweet malts and banana. This is followed by spices and finishes with banana, other fruits, and mild spices.
AGAquino (666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bodegar, in San Juan. Cloudy ochre with tall off-white head and no lace. Noticeable aroma of bready yeast ripe apples and banana. Flavour of bananas, dried fruit and some over-ripe apples. Nice carbonation. Lingering sherry alcohol finish.