mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, - APR 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[4356-20120329] Tap. Toasted lager grains aroma. Hazy, orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. More smoked grains and grassy burnt straw notes in the flavour. Medium body. Not a fan, also no bananas on the radar. (4/3/5-/2/10) 2.4
(Beaulo @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
herrbrown1974 (411) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at bar hop. Very light cloudy, true to style. Yeasty and yes, banana on the nose. The smoke unfortunately wasn’t as prominent as I hoped. Sessionable, refreshing, but not too challenging. It’s balanced because it lacks anything extraordinary.
kevinsenn (818) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty much what it promised it would be. Banana character of a heffy, with lots of smoke and wood. Not bad, but I prefer an un-smoked Hefeweizen.
Jayseppi (98) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light yellow colour below a fizzy, quickly dissipated head. Banana esters give way to some smokiness in the aroma. The flavour is much the same with a smokey finish. The mouthfeel leaves something to be desired as it is quite thin.
Ferris (1267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Smells like heavy yeast banana with light smoke. Pale gold with a thin head. Lightly smoked with banana. Interesting.
bdettweiler (56) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale yellow with light haze and a thick foamy white head, quickly reduced to a film that remains due to a constant stream of bubbles. Aroma of bananas, spice, wheat, wet leaves, light smoke and just a hint of citrusy hops. Light and bubbly on the palate. Taste is sweet banana and wheat at first, followed by spice and subtle smoke. Not my usual style, but definitely refreshing and delicious for a change of pace.
OntBeerDrinker (346) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Banana, smoked meat & spice in bottle. No smoked meat smell in glass. 2 finger head, some fades, constantly carbnaded. Light pale lager watery look. Taste lightly sweet w/ banana bread, brown sugar n cloves on throat. The smoked meat smell show’s in the taste the warmer it gets but most of it is at the end on last galp but smoked part is more in the smell. Still it’s fine/ not bad. Cheer’s!!!!
thorongil2 (917) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) clear pale yellow colour with a small white head; aromas of banana and wheat; refreshing, slightly sour flavour; did not find any smoke, like a kristallweizen with some banana flavour
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden pour. Fairly light aroma with a whiff of smoke and light clove esters. Fairly watery palate. A bit of soft bitterness and a touch of pepper. Meh - I like the idea but they could do a whole lot better than this.
Sammy (7720) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at The Rhino AutumFest.The aroma is banana and light smoke A nice balance, although lighter mouthfeel than expected from a hefe. So-so drinkability.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a dirty yellow color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of solid wheat malt with some cloves notes and light smoked notes. Taste is quite refreshing with solid wheat malt backbone with some nice cloves notes but the smoked portion of the beer is more subtle then I would have anticipated. Body is about average with good carbonation. Solid job of exploiting all the subtlety of the wheat malt backbone but smoked notes are a bit too subtle for my taste.