Brigadier (2600) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub (Normal)
Stopping in for a break on the way to the Great Taste of the Midwest I was a bit overwhelmed by the number of choices. Eventually I settled on a couple of lighter beers before getting back on the road. This is a decent hefeweizen overall and something I would definitely not turn down if offered.
Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy base has an orange and bronze blend. Wisps of white head fall quickly into the fluid body. Grapefruit, bananas, wheat, and nutty undertones put this in the middle of the road for the style.
Flavor / Palate - A mild tang of lemon zest starts off the experience with a zing. Orange peels, bananas, and wheat bread are sweet on the tongue. Finally a finish of watered down Orangina wraps up an enjoyable beer that shows Destihl can do more than just sours.
jandd1983 (1905) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Destihl. It poured a cloudy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of banana and clove with some spice and wheat as well. The taste was more wheat with the clove and spice growing towards the finish. Not bad.
jonas (5260) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled in Champaign 11.2012.
Dry yeast aroma.
Greyish yellow, low lace.
Dry spicy yeast, almost franconian weizen. Fairly light body, lacks chewyness. Ok spicy finish.
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from rbsg #19 poured a very small sized head of frothy medium sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a hazy dark orange colored body and a poor lacing. The aroma was citrus malty and banana. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild hops citrus and malt liquor. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
tmoreau (1916) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Normal, IL. location, and served to a 12 oz. tulip showing a cloudy, orange/golden hue, a modest, soft white, bubbly head that diminished rather quickly to a ring & film, and left some spotty lacing on the glass. The nose was banana over fruit & citrus, with light sweetness, soft grain, and a touch of clove. The flavor was similar, with a bit of tartness, but soft carbonation, and a light to medium body. A tasty, standard Hefe.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Cloudy gold body with a fizzy, white head. Aroma of clove, fingernail polish, husky grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Tart finish, almost sour. Medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation. Slightly hot, alcoholic. And then there’s that chemical, solvent aftertaste. Where’s the banana? Bubble gum?
nuplastikk (3824) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at DeStihl. Murky greyed orange-tan. Thick white head. The bigger ABV enticed me to get a 12oz...they said it was 6.9%..Creamy, this is like a good strong Cream Ale, lots of vanilla, more so than banana. Not true to style, but drinkable. Sweet and sugary, not so impressive after a few sips.
drdisque (457) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Champaign brewpub. Flavor is sweet and rich with touches of juicy fruit spice and of course yeast. Medium mouthfeel and body for the dtyle. Lingering sweet yeasty finish. Quite good.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft... not the best looking beer but a pretty nice, hefe, good banana notes and really easy to drink
Strykzone (4198) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4 oz sample at the brewpub. H hazy dingy golden. Light bubblegum and some cloves. The first sip was sour but that very quickly settled in as semi sweet. There is a hint of orange peel and some very soft spice. There are light peppers tasted. Huh? Flavor is muted and I wish it offered more vibrance.