dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells mediumly of bananas. Flavor is quite wheaty with some coatingness to it that I also don’t like. Much too wheaty for me with a bad aftertaste.
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 On tap at California Pizza Kitchen in Wetwood, CA. Pours a hazy dark gold. Small white head with good lacing. Aroma is of banana esters, clove and vanilla. Taste is sweet wheat, with banana foster ala mode. Creamy body fizzy bubbles. Good solid hefe.
mjg74 (2891) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap, downtown. Some yeastiness in the nose. Fairly dry. Graininess seems to dominate along with a little spice.
AbeerWolf (27) - USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not one to be missed. Immediate hints of banana and citrus. Medium body for a hefe, smooth finish. Seems to be hit or miss in terms of batches.
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap poured hazy golden with a fair amount of head. Smooth flavor and finish.
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a white head and cloudy yellow color. Aroma is banana/clove, orange peel/lemon, wheat. Taste follows. Nice. OK effervescence.
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Islands restaurant in Huntington Beach, served with a lemon. The beer is a hazy yellow-gold color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing. Wheat, bananas and clove in the nose. Medium, clean body with wheat, tropical fruit and sweet spice flavors. The finish is fruity with a lingering wheaty aftertaste. Above average overall.
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Karl Strauss Universal City, 11/26/07. Cloudy, light yellow. Aroma is cloves, spice. Banana and clove flavors on palate, mildly sweet, clean finish. Not bad.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
opaque light yellow, thin white head, light sweet banana aroma, nice banana flavor, perfect sweetness, hint of spicy clove, light bitterness in the finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
can8ianben (1415) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2009 Served far too cold and with a huge lemon wedge at California Pizza Kitchen. However after warming slightly I could tell this was a solid offering. Very cloudy yellow. Not transparent at all - almost like an orange smoothy in appearance. A big frothy white head and maybe a little too much carbonation. Perfect balance of sweet/sour citrus notes blended with the classic banana and clove aroma and flavor. Somewhat dry and bitter in the finish, but a delicious beverage none the less.
Rerate: Just had this a second time at Islands Burgers without realizing that I’d already had it. Again served too cold, VERY high carbonation. Some weird off flavors - almost in a cheap homebrew malt kind of way. Going to knock it down a bit.