Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Bad Apple in Chicago, served in a 16oz. Hofbräuhaus stein.
A: Pours a very hazy dark brown with a pillowy one inch, bone colored head that has some great retention. The head sticks around for quite sometime and leaves some sticky and plentiful lace down the whole glass.
S: The peppery and clove like yeast hits you in the nose right away. There is some banana bread like sweetness and some oaty malts as well.
T: The taste is much like nose. Nice notes of spicy fruity esters and banana like yeast. It is a touch more peppery than the nose. The malty sweetness on the finish brings it together.
M: Full bodied in flavor, but not to heavy at all. The drinkability was very nice and the stein went down easy. Carbontion was spot on.
O: A very solid brew from an up and coming brewery. I’m excited to try more from Greenbush in the new future as more kegs come to Chicago.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-16-2012
b3shine (3474) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks decent for the style; a murky golden brown with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes yeasty and malty with some dark fruit and spices with a bit of tartness. Average on the palate. Okay.
574deadzone (757) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a dark brown that transforms to a ruby/garnet when held to the light. A thinner khaki to mocha head settles to a ring and leaves a few heaps of clingy, intricate lace. Big clove immediately on the nose, followed by banana, cherry, a touch of vinegar, raisin-bread, and other Belgian yeast sweet-spice character. Very malty sweet with a fair bitterness that helps balance. Heavy side of medium bodied, a fair active carb, with a long spicy finish. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. It seems well hopped, which helps considering how sweet the style is prone to being. Paired nicely with a hearty meal.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Greenbush brewpub. Hazy caramel with a creamy tan head and some lacing. Aroma of banana, caramel, grains, light spice and a touch of yeast. Taste of banana and alcohol with toffee, light clove, malt and some sugars. Sweet throughout and decent.
Mittenator (866) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at French Laundry. Dark brown with a thin head. Big yeasty smell. Odd sour taste.
Loineshawn (3002) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with a big thanks to bbb. Notes of smooth toasted dough and caramel, mellow raison and light plum tang. Soft double wheat malt backing. Creamy. Touch of grassy plum bitterness. Good.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap and in bottles numerous times: Hazy deep amber with a frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma acts the part... banana creme pie, clove, wheat bread, bubblegum, hint of milk chocolate and caramel with a light handed herbal and spicy hop ester. The taste has a nice balance between weizen and bock where neither dominates the other. Spicy, fruity, roasty, bready, and slightly roasty... is a touch tannic however which leads to my biggest critic of this beer. The mouth feel is clean, too clean and dry for the genre IMO. I do like this a lot, just wished it had more depth of mouth feel.
Theis (12123) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Hotel Room - Special Thanks to Derek. Cloudy dark red/brown - offwhite head. Wheaty, ryebread, light caramel, citrus, some dark sugar, light fruity, yeasty, light banana notes.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at oe... Dark mahogany, a bit dirty, creamy tan head, good retention... The aroma is a bit plain, clove, caramelized sugar, bit of spice on the finish... The taste as first is really nice at first, fresh banana, dark fruit and caramel, but as you drink it becomes cloying and hot, way too much alcohol gives me a burn... above average but I wouldn’t seek out
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Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Revolution. Pours a deeper amber-brown colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel and banana up front with some cocoa, a moderate clove spice, light wheats, a touch of bread, and more of a yeasty pepper spice as this warms. Flavor is richer caramels with some bready toast, banana, and cocoa up front. Some clove and yeasty spicing comes on nicely in the middle with some wheat and a few dark fruits. Cocoa picks it up at the end a bit as well as the spicing before this finishes dry, but balanced with a nice sweetness and a light bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-full body and a soft, creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice winter weizenbock. Smooth caramels, slight toast, light wheats, and a nice cocoa balance well with a pleasant yeasty spice and banana. I liked this one.