sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange/yellow color, cloudy. Served with lemon. Smells lemon, light banana. Taste is light banana, but does not taste like typical hafeweizen with heavy banana and clove taste. I’m assuming a traditional Wyeast haffeweizen yeast was not used in this one. A light, tasty hafeweizen..
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
hazy pale yellow color, tiny white head, some lace. nose of banana candy (be there such a thing?). flavor of banana bubble gum (be there such a thing?). light bodied, candy sweet finish. the candy/bubblegum are much too prevalent for me to like this one (not a banana fan i guess). sampled from a growler provided by harrison’s brewer.
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub: It poured a hazy gold body with a short-lived white head. The aroma was full of bananas, both fresh and old. Just a touch of wheaty tartness was added to the flavor. The spiciness that I expected never arrived. Not bad.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sent the first one back because they insisted on dropping a lemon slice in it..."That’s how your’e supposed to drink it!" Wildly fruity wheat, overly sweet and no hop profile at all to balance it out. Weird citrus (lemon) note...maybe they didn’t pour me a new one after all!
DrnkMcDermott (2793) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rated from draft sampler at Harrison’s. Bright yet cloudy, respectable looking hefe style. The nose is definitely a big banana right up front ("That’s no banana! That’s my nose!"). Taste is more like that banana Kits candy that only appeared around Halloween. No room for much else. A decent pinprick effervescence makes it easy drinking if you’re a hefe fan, but it needs a little balance like spice or hops to fight the banana taste.