MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, - JUN 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle, from the LCBO. Pretty bottle, to say the least. Pours golden -- actually, pours pretty much like the Schneider Weisse, which is the "base" brew for that one. Thus, hazy, and really dark for an hefe, but not quite in dunkel territory. Aroma is white grapes, vanilla, spices and a touch of pure yeast. Awesome. Taste is ... well, take a really well-made (albeit a bit heavy bodied) Hefe, and add in some Nelson Sauvin. The result feels like something between an Hefe and White wine, with the best characteristics of both. The hops give something of a slightly dryer feel the beer, which is not THAT common on Hefe’s, but in the end, it’s extremely enjoyable. Now, there’s no point to drink wine anymore. Best beer I’ve had in 2012 so far !!
skortila (4931) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Old note. The aroma has caramel, banana, grainy tones, tropical fruit. Bit hazy, golden coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is light bitter and has some grain, caramel, banana and tropical fruit. Nice one.
liquidbread86 (75) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle, very dark pour. Rich in flavor, but well balanced. Notes of coffee and chocolate.
jamaty (1547) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ambar anaranjado, turbia. Un dedo de espuma duradera. Aroma a platano bastante marcado, y flores. Excelente cuerpo, tono cremoso y sabor muy especiado y frutal. Complejo, con dulce final. Alcohol?. Excelente.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - APR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 750 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Unclear dark golden with white head. Yeast and banana in aroma. Sweet, malty, dusty, light to medium fruity, yeast. Somehow expected more hops and fresh fruitness.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1004) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold-to-light-amber, 5mm of butter-colored head, medium-coarse, moderate-fast rate of decay. Aroma is grass/hay with a big dollop of honey and cereal (oatmeal granola). Body is watery with some oily-syrupy, medium weight, moderate-light intensity, medium fine carbonation with moderate, slow burn. Flavor is light caramelized malt, touch of roasted marshmallow, a hint of cloves and cinnamon. Bitterness is light and clean, aftertaste is more melanoiden than hops. Overall, an excellent lager. I really like the bottle. Not sure how they managed to make this so expensive; I don’t see any evidence of barrel aging, etc... Still, a fine, balanced, malty, weizenbock with restrained yeast.
chinchill (3357) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at RBWG-2015.
Sweet and way less hoppy than expected ... but then I thought at first that this was a pale ale. Very malty especially for a beer featuring NZ Hops.
Feel: full syrupy body with light but adequate carbonation.
O: excellent for style.
DrSilverworm (9107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle, tasted during RBWG. Clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Loose bits of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Tasting mostly oxidized right now. Mild fruity hop. Moderate sweet taste, some astringecy. Past its prime.
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle during RBWG, pours a cloudy orange with small white head. The aroma is strong fruit and grass. Thin mouth with strong wheat grass and pine with light dryness. Good.
heavy (2280) - Split, CROATIA - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jun ’14. A 0.75 l bottle from Vrutak store, Zagreb. It poured hazy dark golden to brown body with big head. Fine wheat aroma, besides yeast and banana there was some peach and a touch of caramel. Flavor was sweet and yeasty, followed only a little bit by some caramel. Medium bodied with longer finish, more of the same, but a bit finer. Alcohol was not evident but neither were the hops. Priced like quite a better wine it was really not bad as this review might sound, but way too simple for such a brew, no subtlety, plain sugar and yeast, I doubt it was much better fresh. Complex, as they market it. Yeah, right.
XaenDovet (1239) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy gold. Aroma of sour wet wheat, juicy fruit. Taste is slightly tart, fruity sweetness, with a hearty bitterness. Gently effervescent that finishes with a sticky, long dry finish.