wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2009 Stone fruit and banana aroma with light vanilla and cream accents --sweet and seductive. Cloudy peach hue under a tall, creamy, white head. Medium sweetness made to feel sweeter by the aromas, bright and tangy acidity, low bitterness. Spicy retronasal of cloves and pepper. Medium bodied, vibrant carbonation, alcohol tingle, very creamy texture. Clean, well-built, balanced. Might be great with a spicy chicken salad or another piquant and creamy chicken preparation.
CheersMate (1313) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle picked up at Mac’s on West Peachtree. Nice looking brew. Murky orange/yellow color with a beautiful fluffy head. Very aromatic brew. Sweet orange, banana, and yeast coming through. Sweet cream and bubblegum as well. Ah such a fucking lovely smelling weizen. A lovely banana and yeast flavor. Citrus orange comes through more in the aroma than in the taste, but still a damn fine beer. Nice extremely creamy, but has an average palate. Very impressed with this offering.
ilovedarkbeer (2405) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a orangey light golden color, with a medium to large sized foamy white head. Lively somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Taste is honey, bubble gum, caramel drizzle, orange rind, a little bit of banana and bread pudding.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a very nice looking cloudy, dirty yellow with big white head. Aroma and flavor just loaded with wheat malt, banana, a little clove, orange and lemon grass, a little earthy. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, great shit!
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is superb. Light banana and grain aroma. Rich mouthfeel, with a flavor that is rich yet ephemeral.
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear, just slightly hazy, glowing golden orange with a very tall thicker foamy dense white head. Aroma is lovely German, meaty yeasty, sweet ripe banana, lightly nutty, hint of alcohol, straight banana laffy-taffy, hint of spiciness. Flavor follows, one of the most banana tasting beers I’ve every tried, sharp sweet banana taffy, with supporting nutty, yeasty and spicy notes, almost like the banana is perfectly framed by the subtleties. Finishing more nutty and yeasty with a trailing off just a bit hot, lingering banana candy. Medium bodied, fuller, thicker syrupy, sparkling carbonation helps relieve the viscosity. Overall a great beer.
Ernest (6574) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2012 Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium to dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (bread), lightly to moderately yeasty (basement, cobwebs), with a strong note of banana. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Overly sweet, but otherwise pleasant. Big banana bread nose...simple but clean and enticing (the yeast helps).
blutt59 (6165) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, orange julius color with lasting foam,
Aroma of wheat and orange, flavor has good
sour wheat notes, banana and clove
Maverick34 (2506) - New York, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured a hazy gold with lots of head. Actually very hard to tell this one from a regular hefeweizen, just a very subtle bit of maltiness added in. Not my favorite for the style but objectively still pretty good. .
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - NOV 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle served in a Weizen glass. Bottle conditioned. Poured a hazy gold with three fingers of white head. Lots of carbonation per style. Nice mix of clove and banana in the aroma. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Good and spicy with clove in the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Very easy drinking for the ABV. Classic rendition of a Weizenbock.