slowrunner77 (10261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2015 "the only miss for Deschutes in recent memory. nothing wrong with it, but it was quite boring, especially when sampled before and then with the far superior Ivanna Weiss. Like a light, simplistic version of that beer. Danny Devito to TWINS Ahhhhnold."
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
on tap in PDX pub.
Much darker than anticipated - copper with etched surface foam and the beer is quite diaphanous. The nose is weak, some lemon faintly behind the wheat character. The flavor is really not impressive to me - wheat, sharp - this is the approach to tartness, but I found it less refreshing and more astringent in this setting. The wheat was still too sweet and there were some yeasty flavors like coriander. Medium carb on full body with a slick finish. I did not care for this one.
Serving type: on-tap
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeye’s tastings. The look is cloudy, golden in color, and has a white head. The smell is wheat, malts, fruits. The taste is malty, wheat, banana, and yeast.
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Hazy gold with a small off-white head. Aroma is of banana and citrus. Taste is of banana nut muffins and citrus.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Hazy golden/yellow with a white head. Scent is banana, clove and citrus. Taste is wheat and yeast.
ration (2138) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
140712. Tao at the brewery. Pours hazy golden. Aroma wheat, banana. Smooth wheaty taste. Medium palate. Well balanced. Not Bad.
Wombata (620) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft 2009. Aroma: Orange, orange rind and grain
Palate: Light body, soft rounded fruit.
Flavor: Rounded, dried orange and grains. Straightforward, fruit flavor evolves a bit.
Comments: Good balance; mild but flavorful.
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Missoula Brewfest. Hazed orange/yellow, frothy white head. Aroma of banana, clove, orange. Taste is nice, a little watery but still a good Hefe.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Firetap. Hazy golden yellow with a thick, pure white head and visible carbonation. Light aroma of bread, banana, clove and lemon. Flavor is light wheat bread with a tart yeast bite. Medium to light in body with active carbonation and a thin, slightly watery mouth feel. Kind of a mix between an American Wheat and German Hef, the yeast character is pretty light but adds a nice tartness.
VertBaconStrips (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - JUN 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Part of the 9hr epic solo drunkfest in Portland in Nov, 2010. Finally bowed down to a sampler tray so I can somewhat stumble out of here. Hazy gold with a white cap. Has a grainy aroma, light banana, more grains, light clove and cereals. The taste is average for a US Hefe. Weak and light citrus, lemon, grains, tart, cereal - boring. Waay too much bananaish for me. Finishes soft with a light and long lingering spice.