Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
C.loudy golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of spices and banana. Dry and slightly tart spicy flavour.
thewolf (11235) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As Samuel Smith Wheat beer. Hazy yellow with thick white head. Much banana and coriander in the aroma. The taste is sweet but spiced up by coriander and ginger.
imdownthepub (10641) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2006
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg at The Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street, London. Hazed, cloudy lemon with keged head. An unfortunate attempt at a Hefe Weizen, there are cloves and a sweet false banana flavour/perfume but it is fairly poor. Cloyng throughout with a mouthcoating spicy mush. Tis a shame and this was the first time I’d managed to find this historic pub open, what a place, even on the Friday evening crush from the City Suits.
FatPhil (9594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught (Cittie of Yorke, London)
Cloudy yellow - thin light head. Good german style wheat beer. Light wheat and corriander aroma. Fizzy and sharp in the mouth. Slightly corny - caramel and candyfloss - sweetness, some light banana. Very authentic. Sessionable at 5% no doubt.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at Sinclairs Oyster Bar, Manchester 21/12/2007
Some spice aroma. Golden coloured hazy in appearance hoppy and fruity banana flavour with a crisp and dry lasting malt finish.
Rune (8484) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half pint on draught. Hazy yellow. Only a tiny white head. Fruity aroma of coriander and flavour of sweet cloves. Refreshing and a good partner to French Brie (served in a stylish Ayinger glass at The Cittie of Yorke 20.09.2006).
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
God, I dislike Sam Smiths intensely. They have a really old and traditional brewery but (notwithstanding their highly regarded, but in my view over-rated, bottled beers) make just one mediocre cask bitter and insist on filling great old pubs with pissy keg bitters and fizzy lagers. So here we are at the historic former Courage brewery (long since gone) tap in South London, at the end of the RB London pub crawl on a Joeh inspired quest to try every one of those depressing products. At least I’ll get them all out of the way in one fell swoop. To be fair, the wheat beer is not the worst of the bunch. It looks OK and there’s even a hint of estery banana, but the butterscotch is definitely not authentic and entirely unwelcome. Not good, but drinkable.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Å Sim/Elena rate (draft at the Duke of Argyle): Very very wheaty aroma with a bit of vanilla. It’s like a freshly mowed lawn. Tastes like that milk bread. Very fizzy. Kinda like traditional lemonade. Looks like that coudy apple juice but with foam on top. Ooh, and it comes in a cool glass.
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Poured a yellowish gold with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma had notes of sweet bananas and cloves. Flavor brought out more of the wheat flavor with the bananas and cloves becoming more of an undertone.
swoopjones (6183) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Angel & White Horse, Tadcaster, Very good hefe. Really suprised by the low ratings. Slightly hazed yellow pour, Notes of cloves, wheat & slight banana in thearoma & flavor. Smooth, nice mouthfeel. Nice beer