ChapelThrill (52) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 22 oz. Pours a cloudy yellowish amber color. Aromas of citrus, bananas, hay, and some bready malt. Wish it tasted as good as it smelled, but this one just didn’t do it for me. Tasted barely of the "weizen" family... light sweet flavors of caramel, but followed by a slightly bitter hop finish. Was expecting a more tarditional german style, but knowing it’s Lagunitas, I should have expected the hoppy overtones. Carbonation is low, but high abv is noticeable and it becomes more like numerous other strong ales out there the more sips you take. Decent beer, but was expecting something more/ different.
SSSteve (3899) - - SEP 21, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. thick, viscous, honey-like pour that has a very cloudy appearance in the glass under a small, creamy, white head. sweet, robust nose of dough and banana. palate is fittingly full, but a bit over-carbonated for me. flavors of banana, a hint of alcohol, a twist of grapefruit bitterness i didn’t see coming judging from the aroma, marshmallow and doughy yeast.
DalzAle (2001) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice hazy dark orange pour, a little carbonation and a very banana forward aroma. Flavor is slick bready banana, sweet and very alcoholic on the aftertaste. I can see this beer being a lot better if they dialed back the alcohol content.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from bevmo. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film. The aroma is rich with fruity wheat, bread and cloves. The taste is more of the same, lots of banana, sourdough bread and mild spices(cloves). The palate is full and creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with a bit of tang. Overall: Great beer.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle @ redlight redlight. banana and clove on the nose. Pours an orange color with a dissipating white head. Banana upfront with clove spiciness following, first sip i get traditional Bavarian flavors, second sip the hops kick in, grassy citrusy hops. Not bad.
skoisirius (1819) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
$4 in South Oregon. Pours a lovely cloudy light oranged yellow color. Nose is quite malty with hints of clove ice cream. Flavor runs very Bavarian Hefe style with mild hints at banana and little bits of sweet cream somehow. Most of the flavor is dominated by the clove aspect, which hits in the body and finishes out the beer, lingering heavily - more than your average Bavarian Hefe, but it’s kind of nice! All in all, it’s good...could be a bit thicker in the body, but I like it! Nice to see Lagunitas continually doing different things - AND keeping their price at $4 a 22oz!
Reid (2022) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle ftom Roths Sunnyside Market in S.Salem. $3.99
Lovelly cloudy orange beer, with a large thick creme coloured head. Nice looking beer in my half liter Germen mug
Aroma is of yeast ,spices ..phenolic,leather and earth nice stuff.
Thick semi bitter..spicy,peppery, alcoholic, slightly nutty fine.
Nice an smooth on the palate..low carbonation.
Nice sipping beer..you can tell this is 9%
HonkeyBra (3639) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bomber. Opaque, reddish orange pour with a medium offwhite head that dissipates. Aroma of yeasty belgian esters, mild bread dough. Yeasty belgian esters of clove, banana, bubblegum. Flavor is mildly sweet, with a twang of belgian yeast, clove and bubblegum blend in with doughy malts. A strong sweetness that’s similar to donuts or pastry. Medium bodied, average carbonation. I feel like this beer is trying to get to something that it never really reaches. It just of fizzles out in the runway.
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with small bubbly head. Nose is predominately sweet: banana, candied sugar, along with clove, pepper, and a hint of booze. Flavor is more yeasty, spicy with banana and syrupy maltiness. Thick, slightly sticky, not overwhelmingly carbonated, definitely bigger than I expected.
KyotoLefty (7119) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Lagunitas Brewery.
Orange-amber with lace. Lemon and sweet orange aroma, with clove and wheat. Very sweet flavor, with orange, lightest banana, clove. Strong alcohol, with a silky, oily body. Packs a big punch but is a bit unrefined.