SpiritToAle (32) - - FEB 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
American hefe. Why can't we do it like ze Germans? Bubblegum on the nose, grassy gold and cloudy, light mouthfeel and a pleasant flavor, but there's just missing something. Franziskaner is king for me. It manages to be light yet full. This one just kind if lists it's way to a unmemorable finish. Slice a lemon and put me on a porch on a hot summer's day with a growler of this and you'll get no complaints from this guy, but you won't find me ordering this at a bar...ever.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RobertDale (2832) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Comes a cloudy pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, and spice. Taste is citrus, banana, yeast, and spices. Nice.
maltman53 (195) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery, appearance is more kristallweizen than hefeweizen.
The aroma and palate is all Jamaican Cake - beautifully-knitted flavors of bananas, sweet dates, and intense clove oil. Medium-bodied malt profile complements this yeast-forward style wonderfully well.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at taproom. Pours yellow and cloudy with a white head that leaves some lacing. Big banana and bubble gum on the nose. Lots of banana on the tongue with a hint of the bubble gum. Finishes a little dry. Fantastic example of the style.
Westchesterco (768) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
At the brew pub on draft a cloudy golden with a slight head aroma of cloves and orange tastes of banana rather sweet on the Palate it goes down very easy
Iphonephan (2599) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewpub in Albuquerque. Pours a cloudy pale gold with a white head. Orange nose. Banana and orange flavors. Smooth mellow mouthfeel and finish.
GT2 (7700) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Murky golden pour with good lacing. Big banana esters in the nose with pear, yellow apple. Taste is a tad too buttery with some soap, yellow apple. Palate is nice. Butter doesn’t distract after awhile.
rgfellow (100) - - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at La Cumbre. Pours standard hazy yellow with fluffy topper. Aroma is banana. Taste is yeasty and spicy with some fruity notes. Full mouthfeel. Tasty example of the style.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ La Cumbre. Pours a milky yellow orange appearance with a white head. Spicy banana, clove, chewy yeasty, quite spicy aroma. Refreshing, somewhat citrusy, zesty carbonated, spicy yeasty, tangy, fruity flavor. Pretty tasty.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10oz draft from La Cumbre; November 2012
The beer arrives with a hazy, orange-tinged straw color that is topped by a ¼-finger thick, pale head. The nose has lots of clove character to it, some tart wheat notes, as well as an expressive, floral character to it. Other notes of pepper and even some plum fruitiness come out as I dig into the aroma a bit.
The beer has a nice crispness to it up front and this is accentuated by a light hop bite. A banana note towards the finish melds into a hay like grain note in the long finish. This has a nice carbonic bite to it, which plays nicely with the light body, but there is enough heft here that it has some palate presence while remaining quite quaffable. A soft herbal flavor is here in the flavor, though it is not overly defined. The nose is really nice, though the flavor seems a bit washed out (though maybe the pulled pork sandwich I had affected this), but still this is quite nice in the end, and I’ll have to have this again.