Brigadier (2590) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub
A well rounded hefeweizen falls more towards the fruity end of the spectrum. Almost like a glass of bananas with some wheat and cloves thrown in the result is a very drinkable beer that I think is a regular tap. It is certainly worth at least a sample size pour.
Aroma / Appearance - A hazy golden base shimmers underneath the light shelter of white head. Mild spices - mainly cloves - temper the nose of bananas, wheat, and sweet ripened fruits.
Flavor / Palate - Bananas, cloves, and a sprinkle of other spices brighten the palate. The result is neither cloying nor bland. The alcohol does make an appearance in the finish. A solid pint was worth the cost despite not being able to try a few more of Grand Rapids’ other offerings. I’m sure I will be back based on this data point.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Grand Rapids Brewing Co. Hazy banana yellow with a thin white topper. Aroma of banana, clove and yeast. Taste is a standard hefe with a little sugar to boot – banana, cloves and yeast. Okay.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Golden with small head. Light spice, banana and clove. Pleasant and smooth.
joshwoodward (409) - - APR 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice hefe interpretation. A slight bit on the sweet side. Banana more than clove. Delicious.
artmcd8 (1078) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This shit is bananas b a n a n a s. typical wheat beer of bananas. Cloudy appearance. Yellow.
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charule (601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught GRBC Flight. Cloudy yellow color. Banana fruity aroma. Classic hefe taste. Solid for summer.
Tmoney99 (9583) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured hazy yellow color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate banana, clove and citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a solid sweet wheat finish of moderate duration. Good refreshing brew.
574deadzone (757) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at GRBC. Straw gold, hazy appearance. Lemon and spicy hefe yeast notes. Quenching tartness. Definitely a hefe, and not a bad one.