zdk (1860) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Much better than I was expecting. Arouma of musk, spice and cloves and some fruit (no banana, sorry). Taste of spice and cinnamon. Very smooth. Finishes with alcohol.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a copper body with a milky white head. Berries, fruit esters banana notes. Pear, and citrus ester, some lighter spices clove and a light warming. Dam fine brew.
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.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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.
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.
thegreenrooster (3977) - 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 (4200) - 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.