LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy gold with a large white head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Definitely taste the malt in this bock, slightly sweet, obvious wheat flavors. A little bubblegum in there. An interesting beer, as I like Bocks, but don’t generally like wheat beers. But this is nice.
UrbanCaveman (159) - Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Standard bottle, poured into a weizen glass at ~40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a deep honey gold, so cloudy one can barely make out the shadows of their fingers on the other side of the glass, and forms a pale just-off-white head which dies away rather quickly. Lacing is fairly pedestrian.
Smell: Not unlike a wheat field near a mixed orchard of banana and pear trees bursting with ripeness, with bush-sized clumps of coriander and clove dotting the landscape.
Taste: Starting cold, this is heavy with coriander, intensely orange and citric, with supporting buttresses of banana and bubblegum flavors. As it warms, the coriander recedes to being one of several small towers, alongside the banana and bubblegum, with notes of clove and faint pear. It still strikes me as almost more wit-like than hefe-like.
Mouthfeel: Light, lively, bubbly, and refreshing.
Overall: A darned good beer, if not quite up to the standard of their Brau Weisse for me. This feels less like a concentrated weissbier and more like a blend of one with a wit, but that’s hardly a bad thing in my book!
thorongil2 (1551) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) hazy orange amber colour with a small pale beige head; aroma of spice, banana; clean, balanced flavour; creamy palate
arnold931 (774) - Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy peach with pretty white head. Nose is bananas and cloves. Taste adds some nutmeg. Good.
HopsandBolts (172) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from the LCBO.
Appearance: Pours a
hazy golden yellow with a couple of fingers of dense white head. Good retention but little lacing.
Banana, nutmeg, yeast, allspice, bubble gum.
Creamy with dense carbonation.
Overall: This one was so nice and smooth without being too carbonated. The banana comes through loud and clear in both the aroma and flavour and it is wrapped in yeast and spice notes. I’m not really sure where the Bock part comes into play as there are no Bock characteristics that I could detect.
cattaneopapa (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. 8,5% alc/vol. Pours a hazy deep golden colour with one finger of lasting white head. Aroma of yeast, peaches. Complex taste with fruity notes, banana, yeast, and has a rich full- bodies sweet malty finish. Creamy palate. Lively carbonation. High alcohol content is concealed well.
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
April 6, 2015
The beer pours a hazed peach-gold colour with a generous off-white head which lasts. The aroma is wheat, citrus, and bubble gum. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is sweet wheat malt, with hints of coriander and citrus rounding it out.
tekstr1der (126) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good wheats have sort of fallen off my radar, and those I’ve had recently are not too exciting... until this. Straw color pour with clinging white froth. Aroma of yummy yeasties and esters along with some bread and banana. Flavor is unadulterated wheat maltiness with some fruit and tanginess along for the ride. Very smooth finish, and pleasant fading aftertaste. This is one of the best weizens.
kevinsenn (1384) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from LCBO. Banana and vanilla aroma. Super smooth wheaty banana taste with clean lager finish.
DrGD (104) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Beautiful appearance of hazy orange colour with big white foam. Aromas of banana and yeast, fruity and fresh. Taste has banana, spices, yeast, some hops, hint of honey. Nicely balanced. A delicious (winter) beer!
GregClow (2961) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Hazy yellow-orange body with a full and foamy white head. Aroma has all you’d expect from a good hefeweizen - banana, yeast, a bit of clove - along with some peachy notes that round things out nicely. Flavour is similar, with a solid hefe at the core, but surrounded by sweet stonefruit nectar and a bit of cotton candy. Body is full and creamy, feels great on the palate. Alcohol comes through a bit in the finish, but is mostly balanced and well integrated. A really fantastic beer.