GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Black Market. Full haze glowing straw. Weak foam. nose is mild peach, white grape. Taste is green apple jolly rancher, vanilla, slight vinegar twang. Atypical for style.
madvike (2378) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine Huntington Beach. No clue on how long it’s been sitting on those shelves, but based on the other bottles I bought probably mid-2012. Anyhoo, this pours a beautiful hazy golden amber. Not as big of a head as I like, but it’s foamy and off-white. Nose is sweet and wheaty, but a bit subdued. Not the in-your-face bubblegum and banana that some hefes are. Some mineral, white grape, pear, and subtle clove spicing. Taste is the same, with the sweet fruity wheat transitioning into canned pear and lightly spicy clove. Mineral throughout. Again, not much in the way of banana or bubblegum. Big thick body with ample smooth carbonation. Solid all around, but I like a little more pungency in my hefes.
Sathorael (133) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a foggy light brown with big frothy head. Nice lacing. Aromas of clove, spice, banana and bread. Also a little hot phenols in there. Taste is big banana, a little spice, and bread dough. Medium mouthfeel; slightly chewy.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-rich offwhite-hazy yellow. A-banana crème pie. T-banana/lemon, wheat, slight spice hops.
queenholly (2414) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Banana, pineapple, clove, and wheat malt aroma. Cloudy golden with a large white head. Dry banana, lemon, clove flavor. Medium body, lively carbonation.
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Banana, pineapple, clove, and wheat malt aroma. Cloudy golden yellow with moderate head. Tart lemon, orange, banana, clove, and wheat malt flavor. Nice body. On the drier side - very good.
jtclockwork (6226) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of banana, wheat malt, lemon peel and light spice. Medium body. Some sea salt on nose.
bhensonb (9833) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours very hazy orange tinged gold with a creamy white head. Nice aromas of banana and citrus. Med body. Flavor of banana, citrus and clove. A tasty hefe.
peteinSD (1178) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Hazy golden, yellow pour with a slick of white foam. Aroma is bright banana, clove, and clean wheat malt. Taste is heavy on the banana and clove up front with slightly bitter spice toward the finish. Light, airy mouthfeel. Refreshing, well made, and true to style. Excellent!
BeerandBlues2 (8458) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Hot’s Kitchen. Pours hazy orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is banana with light wheat malt, citrus notes and spices. Flavor is malt and banana with light citrus and spices and a dry finish. Light body and warmth, medium carbonation.