Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
32 ounce growler
This was picked up at the brewpub then opened a day later at home. A shockingly good hefeweizen is more than just a novelty. If available fresh do not miss out on a tropically themed wheat beer that melts the snow outside and transports you to a sunny beach.
Aroma / Appearance - A cloudy lemony base has an orange tint. A gentle layer of ivory head adds nice contrast. Paw paws, mango, wheat, and fresh from the oven bread meld effectively. A trace of nutty cookie dough is an added bonus.
Flavor / Palate - Bubbly tropical waves of bright texture refresh the throat. Mango, wheat, and ripe bananas in their prime sweeten the mood. The finish is soothing and bright. I hope this one day gets canned because if it did I would keep it around in the summer.
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster on tap at Jackie-O’s during their 8th Anniversary, on the brewpub side. Totally cloudy, yellow orange color. Minimal white head. Medium body. Lighter, kind of soft carbonation. Dry finish. Nice big hefe flavor, good light vanilla, banana, light spice, and nice amount of paw paw works very well with the hefe flavors. Good combination and balance. Nice moderate sweet, light tart, light spice. Solid, interesting hefe. Not the smoothest, but one of the most flavorful.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Cloudy yellow color. Aroma of banana and citrus. Taste is similar with a bit of sourness.
BeerandBlues2 (9096) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing . Aroma is banana and cloves, spicy wheat malt, and citrus notes. Flavor is wheat malt, lightly tart citrus, banana and cloves, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour at the source. Hazy pale yellow with a white head of foam. Aroma is sweet and mildly fruity. Pawpaw is there, but just hints at it. Sweet. Light bodied.
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a hazy straw color with a thin white head that diminishes quickly to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing. Wheat, malt and fruit in the nose. Light to medium body with a subtle paw paw character and notes of bready malt and wheat. The finish is semi-sweet with a short fruity aftertaste.Decent overall.
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample on the brewery side on 9/13/12. Hazy yellow pour with a thin white head. Creamy wheat nose with tangy tropical fruit notes. Tropical fruit flavor with a bit of citrus before a creamy wheat finish.