BillKismet (3165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It must have been the name association because years ago, when I tried it, I thought it had cheesy overtones in the aroma/flavor. Looking at it more critically today, this beer has a cloudy, banana liquer appearance with a healthy head. Fruity, yeasty esters dominate the prickly aroma that smells of overripe banana and what may be raisins. Taste dissapoints, however; this beer has a watered mouthfeel with the diffuse detection of yeast and ester. Flat and parching on the palate--just not any excitement here. The aroma is pleasant--but the beer rates poorly from that point.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma just wasnít present, but the taste was almost like a íliteí weiss beer with a bit of an almost peppermint flavor (coriander?). It was enjoyable and different, but nothing I could have often.
talman99 (9) - Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of my favorite beers. Very smooth, smells and tastes almost sweet, very fruity and spicy. I havenít noticed the soapiness others have.
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I loved this beer. One of the best I have had in a while. I wish I could drink this all the time instead of milwaukees best. But I am cheap so I wonít complain.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like most people have said: It is a different taste. I like the citrus flavors, but not to sure about the almost soapy aftertaste. Overall a very smooth and refreshing brew.
HighlanderOne (934) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2007 Re-Rate - One of my old favorites revisited. Love that coriander/orange peel flavor. A wheat beer that stands up well on itís own. And a beautiful looking beer when poured into a glass.
olympian (107) - USA - APR 8, 2002
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
As a devoted fan of IPA and Guiness, I probably should have known better than to try this - and my review should be taken in that light. The first sip screamed
íCelery!í to me, but the orange/spicy kicked in after that. Well-made for the type Iím guessing, but not my kind of thing at all. Above all, TOO SWEET!
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
i dont know what to say about this, different??
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting Spiced Tasted. The flavor is not as rich as I would have liked.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 2, 2002
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a bottle of this after work. This brew pours a murky light gold with an abundance of dusty particles. The average frothy white head doesnít stay around long, and has no lacing. The bold nose is very complex and pleasant. Toasted cereal, caramel, perfume, herbs, citrus, soapy dough, raisin, pear, coriander, ginger, clove, and pepper round out the aroma. The yeasty pepper flavor is balanced between moderate sweetness, and acidity, with a slight bitterness. The light oily body is a little too carbonated for my liking. The finish is very dry. Belgian White is not my favorite style, but this is a pretty solid offering for the genre.