PickettsCharge (89) - USA - JAN 20, 2008
1.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
hate it thetaste is horrible a bad be taste not goods pour is ok then nothin but bad ess no no no good
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 don’t like Hefe’s, but this one is good. Why do I taste hot dogs? Nonetheless, it’s 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Seriously out-of-date bottle - by more than 2 years - and given that hefes aren’t reknowned for their ability to age gracefully my expectations were zero (will re-rate when I try a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 that’s 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 isn’t cloying. Full body. The consensus in the household is that this expired hefe is a winner - glad this 6-pack won’t 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.
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 it’s hint of fruit flavor.
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.
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. It’s got a dumb name and a Hunter S. Thompsan quote on the label, so I wasn’t expecting much. Even these hopes weren’t quite met. Sugary finish, hints somewhere of fruit and spices, but it’s lost in the... wateriness of it all.
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.
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. I’m rating this from memory, so maybe I’ll rerate next time I get it, which will probably be in another variety pack.