bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml. bottle. Hazy apricot color with a multifinger white head. Aromas of banana, wheat, citrus and mild spice. Flavor is banana. With a little wheat, citrus and clove. It surely fits the style, and it’s very tasty. Finishes with banana and clove, but mostly banana. There’s a little noble hop bitter playing in the background.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a nice hazy gold color. Nice head and lacing. The nose is malty with nice wheat notes and a ton of yeast esters, banana, clove. Smooth classic hallertau and wheat combination. Very traditional and tasty.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy gold with a tall smooth white head. Big banana ester nose, wheat and soft clove. Very smooth on the palate. This is a beautiful beer for hot days, easy to drink, very refreshing.
thegreenrooster (3081) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a large fizzy white head. Aroma is some banana with clove. Flavor is very creamy with banana and clove but with also a nice spice to it. A decent exaple of the style.
armando629 (2381) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey golden, little hazy appearance with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, banana. The flavour is sour lemon with a small phenolic banana taste and minimal hop. Good balanced carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light cloudy golden with a well maintained wispy off-white head. Aroma of banana, bubble gum, pear and citrus. Taste is creamy wheat, esters of banana, bubble gum, citrus and tart fruits. Medium bodied, creamy texture with lush carbonation. Tart and slightly grainy. Good, but not very cloudy.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of sour lemons and honey. Almost clear, slightly hazy gold, large white head that vanishes quickly. Lemon sour, sweet honey notes, pepper and clove bite, Dry citrus finish. Medium to light body. Nicer than I expected.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased at John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR--Poured a light golden/slightly amber body. Not very cloudy for a hefe. Big, thick creamy whitish head. Lots of lacing. Yeasty, spicy, clove and banana nose and flavor. Mild nuttiness, smooth, crisp, and light bodied. Lots of carbonation. Quite quenching and piquant. Yum.
Ratman197 (9014) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml swing top bottle poured a cloudy gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of wheat, citrus, light banana and a hint of clove. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, citrus, yeast, light banana and a light hint of clove with a crisp fruity finish.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, husks), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with a note of banana candy (slightly artificial), light note of plastic.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
The nose is certainly to style, but tainted in a rather artificial way (a little grainy/husky too). Not impressed, but drinkable.