koppertone (60) - Alberta, - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Like all of Granville’s beers it’s heavy on grain and malt. I can’t say I taste any hops in this. Its color is actually a little dark for a Hefeweizen and it’s a bit heavier than you’d expect for the category as well. That said I thought it was a pleasant surprise. It tastes more like a light ale with a touch of citrus and I actually came away quite happy with the taste. So it’s not really true to the category but what they do with it seems pretty good and I’ll be picking up some more in the future.
bcBelgianbrew (96) - , British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a balanced beer. Too thin on the finish. It's drinkable, nothing outstanding. It's no Schneider Weiss hefe.
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MunBro (685) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Meh. Decent Hefeweizen flavours but not well balanced. Hazy pour, big blast of banana flavours and some spices. Needs a good dose of subtlety.
climberbob (240) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy golden. Grassy yeasty aroma. Strong banana and clove notes. Malty yeasty. Not much hops. Ok
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Beardbeerman (227) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nother product by Granville Island which was part of their Summer Mingler 12-pack I got at my grocery store.
341ml bottle served in a weizen glass at 4 degrees:
The pours is orange/golden and slightly hazy. Microcarbs are spotted through the glass and you only get a thin white head which dissipates quickly, not even leaving a trace.
The nose is mostly grainy and sweet with cloves melon and banana coming through. You don’t get many hoppy or yeasty features except a faint grassy element way in the back.
On the tongue, you get a mix of caramel, banana and melon all wrapped in a thin grassy blanket. The brew shows a moderate density and finishes very abruptly. A timid bitterness tickles the back of the palate some time after your sip.
Overall I liked this beer. I’m not well educated when it comes to Hefeweizen brews, but I think it would pair up nicely with hearty brunch or on its own on a hot summer day. Light, sweet and easy going brew. Cheers!
TaktikMTL (6290) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canette de 473 ml achetés chez LCBO (Rockland, ONT) au coût de 2,80$. Arôme: Légère odeur de banane avec une pointe de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de banane avec une pointe de cloux de Girofle. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de banane en arrière goût. (Rating #5923)
shaynsawchuk (615) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 mL can. Murky nectarine with a froth of white head. Some peach and banana notes with some wheat malt accents. Strangely muddy flavors; neither here nor there. Slightly sweet and a little bitter on the finish. Moderate carbonation and light body. Did not enjoy. Lingering bleh.
lbcgreg (46) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma and a strong taste of banana. Cloudy and light appearance and a sweet aftertaste.
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Granville Island Brewing. Cloudy golden pour with a white head. Some decent banana and bready malt aromas. There’s a lot of citrus, a bit of bubblegum, and some clove. Taste is kind of a spicy banana bread. A little bit tart and citrusy. Some bubblegum, lemon zest, and clove. Kind of grainy.
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2014 Obvious clove and banana esters are present immediately. Amazing aroma noticable cross-room, great hop presence as well. Carbonation was low.. Very sessionable and I would recommend to others, but nothing too memorable.
OOKPIKABLE (158) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours like a weiss. Aroma like a weiss. Banana-ey taste like a weiss, but there’s more: a full, well-rounded, sweet banana flavour. Very nice.