IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell is incredible! Fresh, balanced, excellent yeast character, with some clove and banana flavors. Color is a nice golden hazy color. Man, this is good. Lots of carbonation, creamy head. Mouthfeel is perfect, head retention is great. Everything about this beer sings. Finishes with banana, clove, and a chalky note. The flavors arenít all that different then other wheat beers, they just really come together fresh and meld so nicely. Finish also is tart and faint of hops with some cider apple flavors. There arenít any weak spots in this cowboy.
MattChiasson (51) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of the bottle, poured a deep gold, hazy, with a huge rocky persistent head. I got notes of banana, clove, boozy banana bread, wrigleyís juicy fruit gum, candy sugar, and wheat malt. Bottle purchased directly from brewery does not have an ABV written on it, but RB is listing it at 7.2% which feels right - it packs a punch for a wheat beer. Love it.
thepatrickman (894) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Greg (gregwilsonstl) -- cheers! This is one intense wheat beer. Itís got all of the classic elements of Hefeweizen -- the grain and hay taste from the wheat and the bubblegumí/orange/clove esters from the yeast -- but itís all amplified, especially the yeast notes. Really good, really bold.
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intense esters, sweet grain and bread malts, caramel, bubble gum, more molasses. Hazy gold, medium, creamy, white head. Heavy sweet. More sweet grain malts, bread and caramel, sweet esters, soft carbonation, heavy bodied. Very nice Weizenbock, maybe a touch too sweet for me. Bottle from brewery, New Glarus, WI.
skortila (5339) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Small sample. Old note. The aroma has light cloves, banana, some grain. Hazy, yellow coloured beer with a medium sized white head. The taste is light bitter and refreshing. Good one.
muzzlehatch (4830) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, served in a New Glarus weizen glass at cellar temp or so. Huge pop when the cap comes off, and it pours an enormous gout of foam, which subsides fairly quickly atop the lightly oily-cloudy golden body...on the nose, itís bubblegum-bubblegum-bubblegum; I donít often use that word, maybe because I was never a bubblegum guy and havenít chewed it for decades, but this beer more than any other I can remember brought me back to the days of Bubble Yum, Bubblicious, and especially Bazooka and the Bazooka Joe comics. Man, the memories! Who knew that bubblegum aroma in a weizenbock is my madeleine? Anyway thereís also some banana and I could swear some mint in this utterly entrancing nose, and I keep going at it for minutes, forgetting to drink, reveling in the past...finally I take a sip, and (no surprise), the rose-colored glasses are off, and Iím back to the present, and not 8 years old again asking for another quarter to put in the candy machine for another pack of Bazooka Joe, just inside the entrance to the Beloit Kohlís grocery store...sigh...itís decent enough, with that bready malt fairly rich, sweet - perhaps too sweet - but with enough sourness coming through on the end to keep it from getting TOO cloying, or it would be if not for the rather low carbonation level...finishes sweet, bready, thick. I have the feeling this bottle was a little old - a mix-a-six bottle and I think this is one of the lesser-selling varieties, at least at this store. Hey, Iím burping gum! If a bubble should come out, thisíll get a 5.0. Wait for it...sigh...no. You canít go home again.
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at the brewery. Poured hazy golden, huge foamy white head. Aroma was banana, spices, bubblegum, clove. Taste was clove, banana and bubblegum. Excellent.
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear pale gold with nice white head. Nose and taste is bananas, bubblegum, clove, strawberry cream. Slight tartness in the aftertaste.
GenDV138 (6101) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Local DC Tasting. Hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, banana, yeast. Tastes of banana, yeast, herbs, light citrus. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle at the July DC tasting. Poured a hazy straw yellow color with a white head. Aroma was lots of Wheat, hay. Banana and light cloves come out on this one too. Pretty solid wheat ale.
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light florals and some wheat. Potpourri sense. Golden pour with good head and lacing. Light sweet finish with some tang. Great balance and easy drinking. Bottle shared at tasting, big thanks to iphonephan.