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 (562) - 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 (4917) - 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 (2560) - 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 (4755) - 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 (3147) - Harrison, 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 (605) - 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.