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 (596) - 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.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of bubblegum and banana, so distinct that it almost seemed artificial. Had an appearance like it was going to be thin,but that bubblegum and banana showed up big time in flavor,with a little sweetness as a kicker. Very good yeast used here ,because those esters showed up big time. Very flavorful Hefe.
JK (4522) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
It could fairly be called a kristalweizen. Light wheat character, only a little sweet. Easy to drink, it lacking palate, aroma, and flavor. Some banana in there, but not nearly enough of it. Surely filtered.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a slisghtly cloudy, dull orange-golden colour with a creamy finger sized white head. Aroma is soft of bananna and apples. Creamy, wheaty and soft citrus character throughout.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: hazy yellow, scant head,
Aroma: sweet banana aroma,
Body: big creamy body,
Flavor: sweet banana flavor, touch of balancing clove, light bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Grumpy Troll Brew Pub. Poured a medium yellow color with a small sized white head. Aromas of bananas and cloves. Tastes of bananas, cloves, wheaty and fruity.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Grumpy Troll brewpub. Unfiltered yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of banana, fruit and mild yeast. Taste of banana, apple, mild corn and sweet malt with a banana aftertaste. Smooth body with a dry finish
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. The body was hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma was classic light banana with some light clove. There was also some rising bread dough. The taste has some strong banana with some biscuits. There is also strong clove spice in the finish. Plenty of carbonation. The finish becomes tropical as it warms, almost like mango. Solid.
3fourths (8104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Milky and murky white and yellow color. Nose of citrus, wheat, hay, oranges and other citrus notes. Heavy wheat on the palate, almost think and gritty, but also soft and mellow and smooth, creamy even, with a pretty typical wheat note and a secondary orange/lemon citrus note. Well made.