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 (2443) - 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 (7123) - 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 (6413) - 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 (2850) - 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.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale, hazy gold with a tall, fluffy off-white-yellow head that has decent retention, pretty pale for a weizen bock. Aroma is lots of clove, lemon, ginger, yeasty bread dough, sourdough bread, light banana oil, tropical fruits and more spices. Flavor is sweet wheat bread dough, lemon zest, banana, dusty baseball card bubble gum, light notes of dry leaves, sweet cereal grain and light pear. As it warms the dusty bubblegum, pear and banana notes come out a little more, the lemon zest becomes a little less pronounced and the earthy flavors are present over a longer period of time. Palate is medium bodied, super creamy on entry, somewhat chalky, yet creamy to the finish and somewhat sticky.
CanIHave4Beers (3884) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very hazy yellow with a tall fluffy white head. The aroma is lemon zest, bread dough and light clove. The flavor is doughy and bready, spicy and clove like, there are light hints of alcohol and the banana sweetness is well controlled. Delicious.
WVHouseofBeer (973) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light hazy orange color with a lot of white head, could be a little darker for a Weizen Bock. Strong banana aroma. Medium bodied with a nice sweet banana and malt flavor.
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.