BlackForestCO (958) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a clear golden-yellow color with a thick, rocky white head that faded very slowly to a thick, bubbly layer and left thick sheets of lacing. Aroma of doughy yeast paired with strong fruity esters, namely banana, along with a moderate spiciness (clove, nutmeg, and something else I can’t quite put my finger on). Smooth, moderately sweet entry with a light citrus fruitiness leads into a moderate dryness with undertones of lightly sweet, doughy yeast that imparts a nice spiciness. paired with banana that linger into the lightly dry finish. Lively carbonation and moderate, crisp mouth feel. Overall, the hefeweizen yeast pretty much takes over on this one. Decent warm weather beer.
Pawola22 (3180) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery in Aurora, CO. Pours a crystal clear, light gold colored body with an inch thick, dense and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is banana esters up front with a light clove spice and maybe a hint of nutmeg. A very lightly sweetened pale, bready malt backing. Flavor is similar. Thinner, bready pale malts with a very light sweetness up front with some banana esters. A touch of clove and nutmeg as this finishes a bit dry because of the yeast spice and just a touch sweet from the banana esters and light bready malt. Medium length aftertaste following a pretty malty feeling, medium-light body and a moderately lively, soft carbonation. Overall, a decent German Blonde. Banana esters stick out the most with a bit of a bready pale malt backing and light yeast spice. Nothing special, but not bad.