Strykzone (6633) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery. Some haze in the white gold beer. A small white layer of foam. Bubblegum aroma with grain and cloves. Some banana and yeast flavors with bubblegum. Sugary malts. Wheat. Light citrus. Pleasant stuff that is one the sweet side.
jhgrantjr (466) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh my...this is a great Weissbier. It's hazy orange, good carbonation. There's some bananas, clove, pepper, orange ... Wow. This is close to my favorite hefe I've ever had.
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ChadPolenz (1676) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2015 BJCP Category: 10A Weissbier
AROMA: Potent Bavarian yeast esters of banana and clove; wheat imparts bready aroma. Some orange sherbet scent in the background. 11/12
APPEARANCE: Hazy amber/orange, but translucent. Effervescent carbonation visible. Large, white, froth laces and retains well. 3/3
FLAVOR: Moderately strong banana bread flavor throughout (wheat + esters). Clove is prominent as well and imparts a light peppery sensation. Faint orange juice concentrate as it finishes. Hops are used sparingly and complement the natural spicy sensation. Each sip is delicious. 19/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body with a nice viscosity. Mouthfeel is soft, comfortable and smooth. Effervescent but too thick to be crisp like a lager. Aftertaste is mostly clean with minor banana flavor. Very refreshing and easily quaffed. 5/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Probably the best hefeweizen being made in the USA today and better than many German brews of the style. A near perfect beer. 10/10
TOTAL SCORE: 48/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
Ericular (953) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Banana, clove, apricot, moderate spice, Fresh, nice gold with lasting white head. Tasty!
SpringsLicker (3438) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy yellow with a fluffy white head.
Light bready aroma with some banana and clove.
Lightly sweet flavor with a bit of citrus. A bit light but no flaws.
I would prefer more body also.
PanMarek (221) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity - banana - nose with a little clove. Cloudy, dark golden pour with thick persistent foam. Dry wheat at first quickly gives way to banana and spice. Medium carbonation with slick mouthfeel. Maltiness around the edges and some citrus too. Maybe some yeast on the end. Certainly a sweet example of a wheat beer.
jw0406 (1106) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz draft pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of banana, clove, light citrus. Light bodied, refreshing and very good.
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Niko100 (2652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of wheat, yeast, clove, some bananas, and light spice; Flavor of wheat, yeast, bananas, and clove/spice; Nicely balanced; Very solid hefe.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow body with a small wispy white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is fruity with banana and clove, plenty of yeastiness, soft wheat. The flavor is pretty spot on, lots of fruity esters, soft wheat and bready pale malt, lightly spicy lingering finish. Soft and easy drinking with gentle carbonation. Pretty great stuff.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow. Aromas of bread/grains/ and some fruit. Had a taste of yeasty grains with some spice and bananas.