dwyerpg (4354) - 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.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hazy yellow color with a medium sized white head. The aroma had big notes of banana. Yeasty spice and clove followed underneath. The flavor continued the banana and yeasty clove flavors. Also notes of wheaty lemon on the finish. The finish was dry. Lively mouthfeel with a slight CO2 bite.
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the beer cart in California Adventure
Cloudy orange with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma of banana, wheat and doughy. Flavors of banana, grainy and sweet citrus
Decent, but too sweet for a hot day
JohnnyJ (4081) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Karl Strauss. Cloudy yellow straw color, with a white head. Banana, wheat, quite sweet, light apple, and a bit of citrus. Decent.
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly cloudy pale golden with a small white head. Aroma is very nice cloves wheaty bananas fruity, as s flavor. Subtile bitterness and a bit acidy.
IrishBoy (3752) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Disney’s California Adventure; wheaty nose full of banana esters; very hazy gold with a small white head; wheaty grain flavor with bananas.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Karl Strauss La Jolla. Hazy yellow color with bubbly white head that laced the glass. Nice estery aroma and flavor typical of the style. Nose was a bit medicinal, but overall this was a good beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Old Columbia location. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a weak white head. Delicious banana flavor and aroma good cloves. Mild bitterness (12 IBU’s). This is a pleasant fresh hefe. Perfect beer for a San Diego May day.
ben4321 (3560) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: On tap at the The Fish Market in San Diego, 1/5/10
Aroma: Banana, clove, wheat, orange
Appearance: Hazy yellow color
Flavor: German wheat flavor, with banana and spice
Palate: Light-medium, crisp, refreshing
My first (of 4 from last week) Karl Strauss rating. It was a solid beer, nice outdoor refresher, and that works well in a locale where you can pretty much always sit outside and drink. Fairly typical German style hefe, nice flavors, but nothing super exciting.
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is wheat, lemons and mildly musty. The flavor is lemons, light bubblegum/bananas, wheat and a mildly biting tart finish.