pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Cloudy dark gold with a foamy smaller head. Soothing aroma of grainy breakfast cereal and mild bananas. Sweet flavors of bananas and cream soda with a bit of a soapy aftertaste.
Terminus (3482) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at old Chicago in Southeast Aurora, CO (right off the E-470) May 2012-pours hazy dark orange with a small fizzy head around the glass edge. nose is unasuming grains and lite lemon-clean yet boring. flavors of sweet grains and lite zest some sour mash in the finish, yet to me, its not a good thing. seems a bit over-rated if you ask me. Maybe i need to have this again sometime.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Safeco Field. Pours hazy darker blond with a finger head. Smell wheaty honey. Taste is a bit tart, a lot like a hef, banana and gum. Ok, but seems a bit odd. Not one of FW’s better beers.
That1Guy (2181) - Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a very hazy, orange with a white head. Aroma is wheat, lemon zest, orange peel. Wheat straight up in the flavor, plus more citrus yum. Easy, delicious drinking.
baraciisch (2667) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden orange in color... Aroma of light malts, citrus... Flavor is light and sweet, distinct lemon and orange citrus notes, enjoyable beer for the summer... Pretty good
RedSox2004 (1573) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow with a bright white head, long-lasting retention and ok lace. Citrusy hops are most evident on the nose, with hints of bananas and toasted maltiness. Bananas came through more strongly in the taste, with caramel sweetness but without the smokiness of the previous model. Light to medium body, high carbonation, and a crisp lemony finish.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a cloudy, straw golden color with a fairly small, white, frothy head which is somewhat diminishing and leaves minimal lace. The nose is bready, tart, lemony, very clovey, and faint cinnamon. The flavor is similar, clove, toasty, light tart lemons, bready, and slight earthy hop presence. The palate is nice with a silky mouthfeel, lively carbonation, a refreshing quality, and light to medium body. A very drinkable and summery beer but a bit bland.
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
New version, debuted at a tasting event at BJs Brewery in Chandler, AZ in April. Similar yellow hazy pour. There is more citrus and spice notes to go with the banana flavor and flavor just bursts. They improved a good beer to a great one. New weapon against drinking in the summer heat.
Ernest (7114) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot), lightly yeasty (basement/cement), with light notes of gum/banana, pepper, underripe peach. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. A weird beer...certainly better than the 6% version, but that’s not saying a lot since that incarnation was pretty bad. Why weird? Well, it seems stuck on the fence between an American wheat and a German one...or perhaps more specifically, it’s like a German one that’s holding back on you. Which isn’t bad, I think I can understand not wanting to go full-on banana-clove bomb, but there’s not too much else to fill in the gap. There’s aromatic evidence from all the ingredients, though, and the aroma is pleasant enough...the main gripe is that it’s just kinda plain and unsure of itself. The aftertaste could be cleaner too. All in all pretty good for this brewery though.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Firestone Walker. Pours a lightly cloudy yellow/gold color with a nice white head. This version is way better than the old. A great aroma bursts with citrus notes, wheat, spices, orange peel. Flavor is smooth, crisp, hoppy, citrus, tropical fruit, wheat. Damn fine little beer here!