thome50 (1083) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Beachwood Long Beach. Pours a clear yellow/orange with small white head. Aroma is bread, slight banana and some grass. (Taster glass is not always forgiving.) Taste is clean, bread, grass, slight banana but more so a pear syrup taste. Ok, not sure of this in terms of style.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this on tap at Beachwood in Long Beach. This nearly clear yellow pour had muted notes of banana. I didn’t detect much in the way of clove. It’s a very subdued hefe
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a kind of milky, yellow hued body with a small white head. Pretty decent lace and retention. Aromas are grassy and carbonic, mineral in the nose as well. Grainy, mild isoamyl acetate, peppery phenol, but not strong on the 4VG. Flavors are grainy, pretty dry, some pear esters, exceptionally low isoamyl acetate, grassy, peppery, a little strong on the bitterness for my take on the style. Full bodied, grainy, medium-high carbonation. Cleanly made.
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very hazy yellow color with a white head. Slight citrus peel aroma up front, but decent malt sweetness, some hints of banana, and very mild clove. Decent malt sweetness of bread and wheat. A touch of citrus, light tartness, and a hint of banana. Very mild clove notes in the background and a hint of straw.