DaBearSox (7) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
• body- low body, med-high carbonation
• aroma- wheat, yeast
• flavor- hints of banana and clove
• finish- tart sourdough wheat finish
mfrato (99) - - JAN 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic amazing beer. On tap at the brewery, possibly the best German hefe I’ve ever had. Huge banana taste!
honcho (2) - indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma- Huge banana maltiness dominates. It just has this very nice balanced aroma reminiscent of banana bread.
Appearance- Nice light gold color with translucent like cloudiness once the yeast was roused from the bottle. Great lacing on the pint glass as the beer was consumed.
Taste- Balanced and very similar to the aroma. Bready malty banana goodness with just barely enough hops to balance.
Palate- Very easy-drinking and refreshing. As it warms up, more bready banana comes out.
Overall- Excellent example of the style. Great balance of banana esters and maltiness with just barely enough hops to give balance. Great beer for doing anything in the summer.
Cwrw42 (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good example of the style, my sample (bomber) was cloudy and had enough colour to it to suggest the presence of a little dark munich or crystal malt. He nose had the expected and desired banana and clove characters indicating that a true bavarian yeast was used. Mouth feel was appropriate, bready yet refreshing with a nice malt balance. Eminantly drinkable, easily passes the four pint test and one I will come back to.
Great summer beer - would pair well with grilled fish, seafood and salads.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 Draft at the brewery. Nice yellow hazy pour, cloves and some banana. Spice notes on tongue, medium body. Clean palate, dry on the back of the tongue. I am drawn to this delicious beer.
bcasadei (4) - Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Banana and bubblegum aroma, golden, cloudy appearance with white foam head. Banana flavor with a hint of clove. I’m not usually a fan of wheat beers, but I would drink this again.
tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well I’m on my 3rd growler of this stuff, as if thats not sayin enough. Here we go, as the description says huge banana on the nose, classic hefe color, thinner mouthfeel and a perfect carbonation, at least for my tastes. For the style it close to perfect IMO, when your not looking for a hoegarrden beer that’s heavy on cloves, this is awesome. Try it if you can!
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma - heavy banana, vanilla, faint clove;
Appearance - golden, very hazy, fluffy head, excellent lacing;
Taste - slightly sweet banana front, clean wheat back, mild notes of banana and clove throughout the finish;
Palate - smooth for the style, nice body;
Overall - quality brew, well built in all areas and very drinkable.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Better than average hefe. Typical hefe, but less watery. Has hints of banana, spices, and, of course, wheat. Tried at the brewery on my way to New Mexico.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light wheat malts on the nose, big banana clove aromas, but delicate. Hazy light amber color, big frothy head. Light malty backbone balanced by the spicy flavors, no hop aroma or flavor, no real bitterness to speak of, light and crisp. Lively carbonation, light body, easy drinking, but nice subtle complexities. This beer would stand up to the better German versions any day!