wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted in DC. Malty spice like scent. Strong banana and clove scent also. Light yellow colour, cloudy, small white foamy head. Good lacing. Strong banana and spice flavour.
argo0 (12427) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 (DC)(tried 7/29/05, under the name Summer of Sam Hefeweizen, 10.7 OG) Clear straw body with small, non-retaining white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bubblegum, banana, some lemon. Taste is medium sweet, banana, lemon, clove, some bubblegum. Light-medium body, some crispness, light acidity. (6/2/6/3/12)
(DC)(tried 821/03)(this batch made with lemongrass) Murky light brown with small head. Aroma is banana/clove, some wheat. Taste is lemon, light banana, finishing sour/tart with a slight herbal bite. Light/medium watery body. Paired well with the ale and mustard chicken sandwich I ate. (7/3/6/3/12)
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A big floral nose. No head a cloudly yellow bronze with a bit of lemon in the flavor, but also something unidentifiable, something not good. It tasted skunked but it wasn't. I wouldn't order it again.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Cambridge location. Cloudy yellow, minimal head. A well-balanced banana clove offering. Very good mouthfeel; silky-smooth.
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Cambridge, MA. One of my least-favorite styles of beer, but i didn't mind this one so much. It wasn't overpowering at all, kinda mellow, actually. mine didn't come with a lemon wedge (yay!).
ravidesai (950) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 6, 2002
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cambrige,MA)decent summer brew. cloudy straw color, fruity aroma with hints of peaches and apples.
nice soft palate and a tart fruit flavour. better without the lemon weedge
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in Manchester, CT. Cloudy peach. Creamy white head. Medium light body. Smooth and crisp. Apples and bananas and light citrus, sans lemon slice. Mild fruit notes. Sharper and cleaner than expected but a good example.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap 7/6/02 Cambridge, MA: As I saw it listed on the chalkboard, I thought that it would be a typical American wheat. Lucky this was much more German in style. Weak, but nice banana/clove aroma, hazy yellow color, bold flavor, ends a little acidic. It comes with a lemon by default, so let them know that you donít swing that way.