EastCoaster (122) - USA - JUL 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brilliant pour, straw like in color and slightly hazy, very strong hints of banana and a more subtle clove character. A very refreshing brew and what I would make as my choice if seeking such.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy golden, white head. Aromas are strong. With banana & bubblegum pervading. Some kind of citrus fruit is present also. Taste is full of banana and bubblegum, quite sweet and a little watery in texture. A touch of coriander is there, but weak behind the banana.
gam (2915) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large frothy head strong carbonation misty straw pour aroma green banana clove yeast sweet candy flavour yeast green banana lemon a sweetness spicy clove well put together weizen has good retention too finish clove herb and fruit tastes sharp yeast and bitter goodness lovely aftertaste
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The label is beautifully designed and I’m intrigued... It pours palest gold with a fizzy white head that vanishes in half a minute. Some slow and sparse bubbles too. Aroma is wheaty and yeasty with some lychees but no banana for me in this bottle. A little spice and a hint of sourness. Refreshing tart/sweet balance in the taste with a nice finish. Here I get bananas in the sweetness, a briefest tart edge before yeasty sweet finish. This beer has a quenching medium body with light carb feel that makes it a great summer beer. Although a little too sweet for me, this will become a popular and accessible hefe. Nice one Croucher!
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
..bottle from Purvis, drank from the bottle, so no real comment on appearance, but id did seem to have a good bit of sediment, which must be present in any wheat\wit. I got some great cotton candy\bubble gum, fruity notes on this one, I was surprised. Hints of bananna, with a bsmall touch of clove in the background. A little thin bodies, but oh well, it was still nice. Finished yeasty, and candy-like, nice brew. I have been trying some of the NZ brews lately, and I’m rather impressed, I had no idea they could replicate wits\wheats so well.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 15/01/2008. 330 bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits (batch 10). Cloudy gold, with an airy - and disappearing - white head. The nose kicks up banana first, then some mealy wheat, followed by bubblegum and clove. Though the carbonation and malt give it a fullish feel in the mouth and the malt character is quite sweet, it’s nicely crisp with a lingering phenolic finish. Banana makes a late appearance on the palate. Nice beer that is heading in the right direction - a little too sweet to drink pints of but probably a good drop for breakfast. A couple of extra points for the label - there is nothing better, for the craft beer lover, than to see a batch number on the front of the label... top marks Mr Croucher!
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight woodiness maybe papery on the nose but has an overall good banana nose. Good palate and to their credit a very traditional flavour. Also tried the pale but it was dead flat and off so I won’t rate it
davidm (1871) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Underground. Very aromatic hefeweizen. Aromas of banana, and coriander. Taste is sweet, with average duration. Oily palate, with a thin-to-medium body. Yellow colour, with a frothy head.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Like most wheat beers the big white fluffy head of foam dominates and then settles. Amber and bright with some cloudiness but not too much. Bananas, cloves and bubblegum in the aroma and this carries through to the crisp clean taste.
bozoNZ (716) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle batch H008. Poured a pale emon colour in the glass some head but not alot. Wheatish nose with hints of mellow banana and a touch of spice. Light carbonation if a little ’spritzyl feeling. Very muted flavours. Soft wheats, sweet bananas and spicey hints with a surprising gentle dryness in the yeasty finish. Well crafted if a little under done flavourwise