beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewer. Cloudy yellow pour with a thick white head. Scent is citrus, clove and wheat. Taste is typical but balanced.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub, served in a nice longstem glass. Quite a handsome pour, a deep cloudy gold of the sort you expect from the style. Nose is inviting, with little of the perfunctory banana that sometimes mars American weissbiers and instead a ripe yeast complemented by a nice tartness. Mouthfeel was crisp and lively, and the taste full and well balanced. More of a malt presence to taste but appropriately understated. Dry hops and more medium tartness, a very nice one overall.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 day old growler. An aggressive pour yields a tiny, quickly disappearing head. Soda-like bubbles are visible in the slightly cloudy straw yellow brew. Nice banana/clove nose. Initially tastes a little sour, then progresses to spices and hay notes. Leaves me wanting another sip.
emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is actually one of my favorite Bull City beers to date. Pours a cloudy bright lemon rind yellow with one finger of creamy white head. Nose shows isoamyl acetate and raw sourdough upfront. Yeasty with a nice malt sweetness and touch of clove. Banana very well checked and balanced by spicy phenolics. Very very nice flavor, round and full malt profile with a touch of spice and lemongrass. A hint of acidity helps with the body. Medium weight, but dry and crisp. Boss-ome.
TURDFERGUSON (4042) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bull City. Only wanted to try this beer and they will only do their samples for 3 or more beers so I was forced to order a pint. Did get a taste first to make sure I wasn’t throwing all my money away. Cloudy orange yellow, frothy white head. Nose is light clove, citrus, lemon. Flavor is similar, light banana, nicely balanced, not too sweet or spicy, thankfully. Not a style I particularly love but this was pretty well done and actually did me well on a very hot day in North Carolina.