coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tab at brewpub. Pours hazy, golden-orange. Aroma is (suprise) very wheaty with yeast and spiciness. Pretty good hefe.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this poured directly from Grumpy Troll brewery in Mt. Horeb, WI into a to go growler. Pours a nice cloudy orange with a nice white head. Smell of bananas right away. Flavor is citrus, bananas, wheat. Nicely done.
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Pours a cloudy straw-yellow with very little head. Aroma is a nice intense burst of clove, bubblegum, and banana. Flavor is bubblegum and banana with a very light citrus tart and some bready grains. Grassy hops show up after a while too. Thinnish, flat palate. Pretty good stuff.
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick milky brownish yellow-orange color. Solid banana clove aroma. Fresh and smooth. Clean but yeasty body, nice and refreshing. Clove-lemon edge. Nice.
MadIndian (2724) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gift from my Wisconsin hook up. Thanks Jamie. Hazy golden amber pour. Banana and nut aroma. Nice dry medium body. Finished nicely. Well done.
dwyerpg (5538) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 31, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a lot of aroma, some banana right away in the flavor. A bit too much wheatiness in the flavor for me.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Very dense and hazy dark yellow, I’m assuming this is unfiltered. Light banana and clove aroma, some lemon as well. Smooth, more banana and a light sweet spiciness, quite good.
shigadeyo (3632) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11/16/2007: Grupty Troll Trailside Wheat has a yeasty aroma and is hazy golden in color wtih a white head Its flavor is comprised of wheat malt, lemon, banana, clove. It is medium-bodied and good overall.
Sample (draught) at the Grumpy Troll Brewery, Restaurant and Pizzeria in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Rating #28 for this beer.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky gold pour, small active white head, leaves a few spots of lace. Somewhat faint yeast-clove aroma. Flavor has a lot of spice, mostly clove, on the front, moves on to fruit, lemon zest, not-quite-ripe pear. Finishes with banana, wheat husk, some fruit syrup. Medium body, very zesty up front, finishes a little flat and heavy. Lots of flavor here, but it just didn’t come together for me.
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub, pours cloudy, exciting aroma. Very banana/yeasty nose. Taste is similar, it almost has a banana pudding flavor. This is one of my favorite hefies. Talking to one of the brewers, he said they had recently changed the yeast to a Belgian strain, and he was quite pleased with the improvement in flavor. If you didn’t like it before April 2009, try it again.