9er (75) - Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Way too sour for my liking to even be considered good. The bartender described this as sweet?? WTF! Nothing sweet at all here. The cloudy mess was redeeming for its alcohol content only. Good ridence...
lamas (1371) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Ava’s Pizzeria & Wine Bar, St. Michael’s, MD on 07/26/13. Arrived at the table a hazy gold with a skim of a beige head. The aroma featured plenty of zesty citrus rinds, candi sugar, ripe bananas, and cloves. Went down fairly thin-bodied and watery. The taste started quite sweet with lots of candi sugar, bananas, and a strange soggy graham cracker flavor. Honey and lemons followed. Zesty citrus rinds and some spiciness comprised the finish. This tasted a little odd to me - like it was brewed with dirty water or something.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: Draft at the 45th Street Tap House. Pours a cloudy yellow with no head. The nose has slight lemon, banana, and clove notes. The flavor follows suit with a touch of yeast and wheat notes. Dry, clean finish. Nothing remarkable but inoffensive and drinkable.
BeerandBlues2 (10039) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is banana, clove, wheat malt and light earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness, banana and clove with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Meatmerchant (4) - Lakewood, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Man The banana and clove pop in this one. Nice creamy mouth feel. On tap all over Ocean City. I have had it multiple times this week!
MadRobin (2065) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap 3 oz. sample at the brewery tasting room in St. Michael's, MD.
Hazy, tawny amber with no head and no lacing.
Aroma of banana, wheat, orange, lemon, clove and pepper.
Taste of pepper, banana, wheat, lemon, earthiness and honey. Slightly astringent.
Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation.
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argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Small white head, hazy lemon-yellow body. Aroma is moderately sweet, honey, some peach, orange, lemon, light cotton candy. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, light cotton candy. Light body, some acidic effervescence.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2011 Peppery and lemon nose with a bit of bubblegum and cotton candy. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, some stale wet grain, light honey, peppery yeast.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy gold, frothy white head drops quick to a small bubbled white collar clinging to the edges of the glass. Nose is a bit harsh and unripe, incredibly dusty, some fruit skin, green banana and grains. Flavor is sweeter, less rough with more banana than nose, light citrus at front, more grain and pepper in finish, bit of plant stalk as well.
callmemickey (3005) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Had on tap at the brewery. Also had a growler filled to go (apparently the first person to have a growler filled since they were permitted by law to fill them!).
A: Pale yellow-wheat colored body with an inch or so of white foam on top. Spotty lacing and good retention.
S: Very clean and bright aromas. Banana, wheat, light lemon-citrus, a little orange zest and clove.
T: Like the nose, this is bold and bright with lots of light citric fruits and a healthy dose of banana. Undercurrent of wheat throughout and clove in the backend.
M: Smooth, light-medium bodied. Refreshing finish with a nice effervescence.
O: Right up there with some of the better American hefeweizens like Live Oak. Nice to see a small brewery pumping out a quality brew like this.