phaleslu (6554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in a sampler at the brewpub. Pours a hazy, pale yellow-gold with a finger of soft, resilient bone white head. Aroma of bready malts, banana, bubblegum, coriander, and wheat. The flavor is identical, with just a hint of lemon citrus. Light-medium bodied, with a soft, bready, wheaty, estery mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Sweet take on a hefe.
notalush (4872) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the brewpub - looks like a hefe alright - sadly, that’s as good as it gets - aroma and flavor are very sweet and sugary for a hefe - loads of banana and fruity esters - some undercurrents of off phenols - just a touch of spice, but overall really just too sweet to be enjoyable.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes. On tap in August 2009.
Pours a hazy light apricot color with a white head. Starts out at about two fingers but dies down quickly without all that much lace. The nose brings a lot of clove with just a bit if banana. The yeast is a bit more quiet in the taste with a light amount of semisweet malt. Pretty good body and nice drinkability on a hot summer day.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-11-2010
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler filled five days prior (at the brewpub). Pours a hazy dark straw with a dense, fluffy, meringue-like white head with sticky cascading lace. The nose is of big banana esters and soft, sweet wheat. The banana note is so pronounced it’s almost like straight banana extract or banana Now & Later candy. Light-bodied and wheaty with a lightly astringent sourness at the back sides of your tongue. Soft, light, sour wheat with a solid, yeasty, banana backing and a touch of spiciness (clove?) at the finish. This is a solid hefeweizen. I’d certainly order it again.
beastiefan2k (2441) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint @ brewpub. Pours a completely hazy, cannot see through it, golden/thick yellow color. Has a nicely sticky lacing as well. Aroma is candy sweet bubblegum. A bit sweeter smelling than standard Hefe. Taste is slightly less bubblegum and more just sweet candy. With a light herbalness in the aftertaste. Hey I like estery brews and this is definitely got plenty of that.
theisti (3243) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a growler into my ,4 liter Kulmbacher glass. Growler was generously transported from the brewpub to my house by csbosox. Pour is hazy straw yellow and orange with a big white head. Nice thick lacing left behind as the head retreats. There are a bunch of carbonation bubbles clung on all sides of the glass. Bubbles rise to the top as well. Aroma of bready wheat toast, perfumey lemon citrus and bubble gum. The bubble gum comes on last but certainly is the strongest. Taste is the wheat, with a touch of lemon citrus and standard Hefe yeastiness. Palate is medium. Overall a nice hefe. Thanks for being my Free State mule, Chris.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy straw yellow with a big white head. Very corny nose. Some spicey phenols, but where in the hell is the banana? Grassy and some pepper flavor. Dry finish. Blah.
desurfer (1219) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall pretty mild in the typical hefe spice notes. Not really memorable at all.
TAR (2499) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Cloudy lemon. Faint musty aroma. Lightly estery. Notes of white grape, straw, phenol, dough, and banana. Soft mouthfeel, restrained carbonation. Initially it's moderately acidic. Chalky flavors are only slightly countered by a trace of clove and hop. Finishes bland with oodles of pale malts and a subtle wheaty twang. It still needs some work, but is heading in the right direction.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2003 I thought that this was a good interpretation of the style. Unfiltered beauty along with light lemon flavor. More filling than one would expect. Didn't notice any banana, but the clean aspect of that fruit definitely was present. Perhaps that was why it was so refreshing. Update: I did notice a bit of banana this go-round, along with esters, black pepper, cream and coriander.