kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber body with a huge frothy beige head that retained forever. Dark over-ripe banana nose with some light chocolate, fluffy yeast, and earthy wheat. Banana bread in a glass. The flavor is much the same, sweet crusty banana bread with some vanilla on the finish. Some light alcohol, cocoa, maybe a touch of nuttiness like black walnuts. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy with nice gentle carbonation. The was surprisingly good. For the price, this would be a nice go-to Fall beer.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy medium brown. Aroma of bread, bananas, and toast. Flavor of sweet malt. Nice yeastiness. a bit of clove. Medium bodied. tasty.
abcfan (919) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy brown with a white head. Bread and yeast on the nose. Wow, this is like drinking bananas! Strong banana, clove and spice taste on the tongue. Pretty good brew.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark amber pour fluffy off white head and some spotty lace. Banana on the nose. Spice, yeast and slight metallic flavor
joeneugs (5866) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my favorite of the Gordon Biersch beers. It pours kind of an ugly muddy brown color with a big off white head. The aroma is a little bready and herbal, with spices and berries. The flavor is strong with banana, clove, spice, herbal tea, and berries. A bit clunky, like most of GB beers, but tasty and not bad.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at LAX. Pours with a tan off white head over a muddy hazel. Aroma of toffee nuts and fruity esters. Taste is caramel, dark fruits, green raisins, candied apple, and banana. Watery mouthfeel, creamy carb.
Ron (3616) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Gordon Biersch of Las Vegas. Had this while the wife and daughter were shopping. Amber in color with a decent head. Aroma of yeast, banana and spices. Flavor much the same with citrus added. Decent.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Squires. Pours hazy brown with nose of banana, dark malt, clove, spice. Tastes malty, with banana, clove, spicy brown sugary, and caramel flavors. Solid balance and complexity but waters out a bit late.
IrishBoy (4112) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Gordon Biersch at the SFO airport! Excellent on draft! Nose of banana, cloves, and bready yeast. Murky red-amber with a big off hwite glass lacing head, the color and murkiness looks like tomato juice was added, but not! Flavor is caramel, banana, and a tiny bit of hop bitterness. Good thing I walked around the terminal while I had to wait three hours even if it was a 7:30 AM breakfast beer.
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesvlle, VA. Pours a dark brownish copper with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Big banana aroma with notes of bread and spice. Taste is bread, yeast, spice, citrus and banana. A bit thin.