ChetLemmons (87) - orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy, golden amber, not good head. kinda citrus in aroma, but nothing inviting about the scent. light bodied, slight carbonation at first, and goes down smooth. slight apricot/ citrus flavor.
bendz1 (87) - Ankeny, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow colored beer. I half expected some red tones given the name. I was suprised by itís hint of fruit flavor.
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours cloudy golden with a nose of malty wheat. Flavor is good, typically I donít like Hefeís, but this one is good. Why do I taste hot dogs? Nonetheless, itís good, but the IPA is the best in the 12 pack mix.
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seriously out-of-date bottle - by more than 2 years - and given that hefes arenít reknowned for their ability to age gracefully my expectations were zero (will re-rate when I try a fresh one). Flying Dog must use an excellent yeast strain, because this bottle has somehow conditioned over time into very drinkable, very malty ale thatís far closer to a Belgian blonde than a hefeweizen. The banana has long disappeared but there is instead loads of bread, fruit-cake, spice, and sweet soy sauce (!!). Quite sweet, but mellow and earthy enough that it isnít cloying. Full body. The consensus in the household is that this expired hefe is a winner - glad this 6-pack wonít go to waste.
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy straw color. Taste is slight citrus, hay and spice. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Very clean finish.
VAAC (86) - Middlebury, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing spectacular, fizzy head with yellow-amber color, tastes of fruit. A tad generic.
FarFromHome (85) - Philadelphia, Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Cloudy orange color; no head worth talking about. Itís got a dumb name and a Hunter S. Thompsan quote on the label, so I wasnít expecting much. Even these hopes werenít quite met. Sugary finish, hints somewhere of fruit and spices, but itís lost in the... wateriness of it all.
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A drinkable wheat; nothing special. Iím rating this from memory, so maybe Iíll rerate next time I get it, which will probably be in another variety pack.
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was not very impressed by this one. It had the traditional banana and citus flavor. But it was weak and watery.
MtStateBeer (84) - Hurricane, West Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a a clear a yellow golden color with a small, quickly diminishing frothy white head, no lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, wheat, bananas, bread, and lemons. Flavor is wheat, bananas, yeast, cloves, and some spiciness at the end. Mouthfeel is light, watery, and a little fizzy. Kind of boring beer, but wouldnít be bad on a hot day.