NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dirty yellow body topped with a dense white head. Nice lacing. Big banana/wheat nose. Very rich mouthfeel. Full of rich wheaty flavors, banana bread, and other light fruit. Nie Hefe.
htsprint1 (53) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask @ GI Clybourn. Poors a cloudy light brown/dark yellow with a creamy head. Aroma of bananas, berries, apples, cloves. It’s a fruit salad in a pint glass! Sweet fruity flavor with some pleasant spicines. Banana notes, subtle hoppiness. Goes down creamy, velvety smooth (that would be the cask..) An excellent summer refresher that’s best sampled on cask.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautifully cloudy, deep orange/yellow in color with a thin creamy head. Aroma rides high with fried, dried banana chips, anise, cloves and vanilla. Taste comes in as more lemony and yeasty. Light croissants, pepper and Orange Dream soda round out the flavor. A little thin with a creamy interjection. Decent.
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub: Big banana aroma. Very tingly on the tongue. Yeasty and fruit-salady. Authentic enough hefeweizen.
Nuffield (4080) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just slightly hazy, yellow-golden color, just a titch more orange than the Pils, with a ring of head. Nice aroma, more complex than the flavor, with mostly banana and bubblegum in the aroma. Much spicier edge to the flavor, deep-down citrus, lemon-orange. A bit flat actually, limping through the swallow. Good drinking on the whole but to me a bit below the average for the style. (on tap at Clybourn location)
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught: Yellow-orange color. Lightly cloudy with particles. Also hazy. Diminishing, small, white, creamy head. Fair lacing. Heavy malt flavors of molasses, grain, and nuts. Light hop citrus flavor. Average bacteria flavor. Also tasted of banana, nutmeg, corriander, honey. Medium body. Creamy, slick texture. Average carbination. Bitter finish. Well balanced. Good hefe.
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at the Goose Island Clyborne location
This beer has a thin off-white head that sits a top a hazy deep gold colored beer. Clove notes dominate the aroma, but there is some banana and a pleasing tart lemon character here as well. The taste is soft and smooth up front. It finishes with a nice clove element and a certain sharpness that seems to be derived from the carbonation, a certain acidity, and an overall yeast character. Once again, I am quite impressed by these beers. This is a great quaffer on a humid Chicago afternoon: light, refreshing, fruity, with a good crispness & flavor from the wheat. I really like the sharpness that is in the finish, it helps to balance the rest of the flavor components found in this beer.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the wheat is apparent in the nose. also in the taste as well. this beer would go excellent with a BLT.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straw colored, good sized head. Bubblegum and banana nose, sweet and slightly bready flavor with touches of banana, bubblegum. Very standard hefeweizen, and there’s not a thing wrong with that.
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At the brewpub. This was fairly clear and had A light taste. Still had the character of Goose Islands wth bitterness. Ok, but there are lots of other wheats out there.