Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, Capitol Hill
Cloudy dark amber. Not much head. Fruity aroma (banana, with hints of smoke). Whoa - really pithy hop bitterness. Fluffy body (that’s good malts) but kind of fizzy (and bad carbo). Interesting - a way overhopped weizen - but the components aren’t working all that well together. The grapefruity bitterness is doing its own thing, the sweet banana weizen is doing its own thing, but they aren’t coming together and the beer suffers as a result.