Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2008
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at Cool Springs. Hazy vibrant yellow pour with no head. Amazing banana, citrus, clove, and a hint of pepper, not much yeast aroma. Flavor has a sweet cloying start, turns to a bad funky cardboard finish. How can a beer that smells soooo good taste so bad? I’m guessing it must have been a bad keg. I’ll have to sample again.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I loved this beer. Big hefe fan. Aroma was light citrus. Flavor was heavy clove and banana with some other minor spices on the end. Hazy color typical of most hefeweizen beers. Good selection.
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler-Memphis. LOTS of clove and sweet banana in the flavor. Maybe some cinnamon in the nose as well as clove. This one takes me back to Germany, no doubt. Love this beer!
knights97 (109) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
had this one on table, very good, light beer, head was white with a golden body with a sweet fruit taste to it, well balanced and one of their better, balanced beers
argo0 (12851) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Savor, draft) Medium off-white head atop cloudy straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, banana, bubblegum, some cream, light clove. Taste is medium sweet,lemon, some clove, light banana. Watery light body with low carbonation.
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle conditioned. Nice cloudy light gold color. NO head. I think our bottle was flat and the yeast had died. That being said, it had a light citrus aroma with heavy banana flavor. Notes of lemon and nuts. Would probably be great if the yeast had held up.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, Nashville brewpub, into a shaker glass (no weizen glasses here, no sir). Pale, hazy yellow like orange juice concentrate mixed with too much water. White head is initially fluffy but diminishes into a very thin dusting with foamy lace creeping up the side (like TLC used to do--Left Eye, RIP). Bubble gum and banana cream on a soft but pungent nose, with a little clove lurking underneath; delicious smelling, but for some reason it seems kind of hollow and artificial (like the best, most realistic movie set piece ever, still with nothing behind it). There is something behind it, though, and it’s rather good. Pretty thick body like a pureed banana was added to the watered down concentrate, and bubble gum additive was thrown in too. The soft banana flavors are clearly dominant, and not really balanced by the yeasty notes competing for attention. I would enjoy more spiciness (clove, corriander, orange peel, whatever) to cut the softness; right now, the only thing cutting it is an initial burst of acidity and fizzy carbonation that dies pretty quickly into soft bubbles.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Really unfair for me to rate because definitely not my style. After consuming, I couldn’t shake the banana aftertaste. Probably a great example of this style but not to my liking.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
upon first glance, this brew looks highly carbonated and it looks a bit like it was frozen in an ice cube then thawed then served in a glass. However, the aroma promised thick vanilla ice cream and banana, wheat and walnutty scents. The flavor is not watered down, as the appearance mistakenly gave off the impression. The vanilla, lemon, cloves, banana, walnut and oak come out in the flavors of this hefe. A very decent interpretation, but could use a little more body.
charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Memphis location. Hazy, almost neon yellow-orange with a small white head. Typical aroma of banana, clove and slight hint of apricot. Tastes the same with the addition of a mild acidity. Medium mouthfeel. A well-rounded hefe in my opinion. I could have done without the huge chunks of orange and lemon that accompained the glass, though.