rumproasts (4448) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. hazy golden with one finger head. lightly tart with a lightly tart, smoky element, almost like sausage or hot dogs. banana and clove are light, but presentl. just an odd take on a hefe that somehow seems to work.
stevoj (3283) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottle seemed overly sweet, lots of the banana and bubblegum, but lacking in the bready flavors and a little weak in the body. Bottle may be a little old.
edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of wheat, malts, yeast and banana. Taste is malts, banana, and grass.
TBone (14894) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at SBWF2014. A bit hazy yellow color, small white head. Grainy, light banana aroma. Light-bodied. Light candyish banana flavors. Light spicey notes. Very simple.
mkel07 (4664) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique November 2014. Hazy lemon yellow with a soft white head. Sweet and bitter at the same time.
R4N5H (524) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Bottle. Pours with a nice head which dissipates quickly. Golden colour, although a little cloudy. Gentle nose, hints of lemon grass. Banana with some citrus. Not sweet, but a little bitter in aftertaste.
superspak (3960) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24.3 oz bottle into weizen glass, bottled in 12/2013. Pours hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, and light hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, and light hop flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice hefeweizen. Good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, and light hop flavors; and very smoot hand crisp to drink. The yeast flavors were not as bold as I expected for the style, but it did not feel watery. A nicely enjoyable offering.
alexsdad06 (7725) - Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have banana, cloves, wheat, yeast, some citrus notes. Pretty clean, just not something I would drink very often.
AgentAle (1304) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is lemon grass, yeast, citrus, and light clove hopiness. Taste is a light sweet maltiness with a fair about of clove bitterness that finishes reasonably. Appearance is straw with a pearl bubbly head that retains poorly.
kidmartinek (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a nice ’vice’ beer. It has a lot of mineral, earthy, stone and steel aroma. While it pours cloudy golden with a disappearing white head, unbefitting of the profile, the aroma and flavors of sweet mineral and stone make up for it. Its a very pleasing beer that connects one back with nature.