Crit (3075) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy gold,small white head.Light spicy yeast nose and palate (cloves)Not much else.
Nikiel (790) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light and very cloudy yellow. Lots of wheat flavor with hints of cloves and bananas especially in the aftertastes.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black Raven Brewery – Redmond, WA
Golden in color, hazy and thin head. Nice wheat malt lots of banana and other fruit like aromas. Flavor was strong in wheat malt with banana and clove flavors. A strong flavored wheat beer.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Hazy golden pour with a thick white tuft of head. Bubblegum, bready wheat, clove, and banana nose. Flavor is pretty similar, a bit more banana-ish somehow than the Sun Thief filtered version. Smooth light body, not a lot of carb to it compared to Sun Thief. Pretty decent hefe, slightly overshadowed by its fellow weizen.
OldMrCrow (1518) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy hef pour with a lingering head. Sourgrass and lemon, yeasty, coming off a bit hollow. Fine but not in the league of the sun thief.
after4ever (5290) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at the brewery. pours a deeply cloudy bright gold with a slim white rim and some loose white lacing. delectable hef nose, plenty of banana and some light cloves mixed in with some faint bready undertones. creamy medium body with soft carb...would be nice to feel some more tight bubbles and even a little bit of graininess. pleasant and refreshing banana, cream, clove, and brown bread mid palate, with a long banana finish. goodie.
gracefullypunk (667) - Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours cloudy yellow with minimal head. A lot of bubblegum in nose. Wheat, clove, bubblegum in the taste, but nicely balanced. Not a bad hefe.
Bradrcr (808) - Renton, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2/2/10 on draft at the taproom. Aroma citrusy and clovey, but not as heavy on banana notes as most; more biting. Appearance is hazy straw with a fluffy white head. Flavor is sweet/sour citrusy wheat malt forward with a spicy yeasty, but not bready, finish. Mouthfeel is quite creamy, with a light spritzy carb texture and dry, grainy finish. Overall, not as agressive as many of the hefs I favor, but this makes it a bit more drinkable in a way, so no complaints.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: September 10, 2009
Appearance: muddy yellow, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet banana aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet banana flavor, touch of clove
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy golden with a white sheen. Sulfery, tart wheat aromas. Light/medium body. Grainy malt and tart wheat flavors with some honey sweetness. Didn’t find any spice or fruit in this.