Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish amber weizen with a thick moka head. In aroma, pleasant fruity esters with light nutty notes. In mouth, a nice sweet smooth malt with bananas, cloves, berries, a bit of licorice, oily mouthfeel, medium bodied. On tap at Volo, August 7 2010.
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, at CíEst What Spring Festival, May 29, 2010. Murky brownish-amber pour with a thick creamy lasting straw-coloured head (4+, looked great!). Mouthwatering aroma, thick sweet yeast, banana, a hint of cocoa, and raisin - not boozy. The flavour let me down a touch - I was expecting big bold maltiness and flavour for days - it seemed a bit wan, both the fruit and yeast really didnít deliver - not bad (7-) but I wanted to have my socks blown off, and that just didnít happen - the cocoa didnít emerge, just some slightly earthy bitterness and a grassiness I didnít get in the nose. While the flavour profile was weak, it was oddly thick-bodied, but it was also a little still, and the quick-finishing malt body really left a generic fruit (banana and apple) sweet aftertaste, not the bold yeasty goodness the aroma promised. Still good enough, and maybe I was just expecting too much.
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Volo Toronto
Appearance : thick , cloudy brew with mid creamy pour , fragmental lace.
Nose: sweet nose , caramel with blend of brown malt with yeasty lighter top. Sugar ending. 6+
Flavor/Palate : mid light bodied. Bit metallic up front with short burst of carbonation. Follow up by softer , sweet feel.
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[2748-20100204] Tap. Banana fudge brownies aroma with wheatie brown sugar caramel hints. Hazy, brown amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Banana wheat caramel flavour has a little rough alcohol. Medium body. Wow, quite tasty, just a tad boozy.
(@ Volo; Toronto, ON)
GregClow (2819) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Volo. Orange-brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is just as expected from this hybrid - mixture of clove, yeast, slight banana, roast and mild cocoa. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly creamy. Flavour follows with the same notes as the aroma. Really nice!
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at Chauncey Smith in appropriate glassware. Brown colour, minimal had, lacing followed. Average mouthfeel. The cloves come out, not the bannana, the sweetness of the dunkel makes it drinkable.On a whole itís unoffensive. Neutral aroma.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Chancey SMithís- Deeply hazed and murky mocha, has a thick and creamy off white cap that laces well. Nose of spices (clove mostly), banana, yeasty esters, milk chocolate, earthy malts. Tastes somewhat sweet, of banana, clove, a bit nutty, milk chocolate. Very drinkable, medium body, creamy. Very good.
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010-02-04. Hazy chestnut brown body, modest foamy beige head and lace. 4+ Flavour is interesting, mild weiss base with light caramel notes and nutty highlights (or are chestnuts on my mind after describing the body as such?) a sharp bitterness at times almost like a hard water note but not? The bitterness is not unpleasant but noticeable. 7+ Aroma is mild, sweet wheaty esters, light nutty grains. 7+ Smooth medium bodied palate is pleasant. Quaffable, but the overall impression is on the mild side. Usually I ask for more wess and less dunkel, but in this case I think a bit more of the dunkel aspects would give it a touch more oomph. On tap at Volo, Toronto
grimestown (9) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours to a cloudy bronze in thickest part of glass. Minimal head which dissipates fairly quick but leaves some light lacing. Moderate carbonation. A very suitable candied fruit nose and you can tell this beer has a ton of personality, while maintaining a well rounded character and very rich and velvety on the palate. Thereís a lot going on but didnít find it overpowering. Could feel the alcohol without it being boozy. Delicious.
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It tastes like what it is... very interesting and complex, but can be a bit overwhelming at times. It has a sharp metallic finish that makes it pretty characteristic.