bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours lightly hazy yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of vanilla, orange, banana, and wheat. Flavor of wheat, light lemon, and earthiness.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @GABF-pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is clove/banana. Taste is clove/banana, pepper, wheat/light malt.
bhensonb (10359) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Natomas BevMo. Note that the GT website carries the HW Weizenbock as a past Cellar Reserve Release - and that was at 8%. This beer is a new Signature Brew. This beer is bottle conditioned. Pours hazy gold with a creamy white head. Nice aroma of banana with some spice underpinning. With the creamy/foamy carbonation this hits medium body. The flavor is mostly banana, very nice taste, and the spice is quite mild. The finish is cleanly done. Not a hint of that nasty paper/wheat so many hefes end with. To style? Likely. But who cares? It’s really good. Ought to be very sessionable.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma of grapefruit bubblegum. Taste is similar.
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy dark gold to light copper with an average to small, fizzy and bubbly white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy German yeast esters of banana with light clove notes, and wheat malt. Flavor is medium-light malt with heavy German yeast esters, light spices, hops and bitterness and a dry and spicy finish. Light body, no warmth, medium carbonation.
daknole (8557) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow. Orange, bubblegum, lemon and yeast aroma. Lemons, banana, gum and light spice.
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle @ home. Hazy, golden orange appearance with an off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Spicy yeasty, rich clove, herbal, wheat, light banana aroma. Fairly spicy, bready wheat malty, a bit toasty, clove, dull flavor. Bleh.
3fourths (7801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
unfiltered gold, effervescent. soft and delicate doughy yeast and wheat in the nose - mild banana and clove. light body, delicate and soft throughout. light lemon zest, medium pale malt, medium wheat. effervescent on the tongue. appropriately crisp and refreshing.
Ughsmash (7008) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured slightly cloudy straw golden with a short, sticky white head. The aroma picked up sweet, juicy banana, bubblegum, and vanilla with earth and biscuity accents.. solid components, but it seemed a bit old. The flavor found banana and dank wheaty notes at the core with odd fruity notes and tangy wheat around.. finished funky with strange sugars and metallic tanginess. Light-bodied and fairly sharp on the palate.. this got worse as it warmed up.. I’ll give ’r another shot if I see a fresh one.
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Banana, lemon, clove, and wheat malt aroma. Mostly clear golden yellow color with small head and moderate effervescence. Sweet ripe banana, clove and light wheat malt flavor. Pretty good - would have liked it better if it were a bit maltier.