benjaminbier (45) - Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
On Tap at Bailey’s, about 60F, thin sheet of foam, solid lacing, full golden color with orange hues around the edges. Cloudy with a luminescence around the edges. Aroma of grapes, candi sugar, pear, a generally fleshy fruit aroma, sugary and somewhat like clean spring water. Definite alchohol in the nose, almost overpowering. Flavor is golden wheat, a light acidic bite, alcohol, sugar, strong malt. Mouthfeel is alcoholic, hot, lightly carbed, nearly fusel, very hot, alerts the brain to danger, exciting, arousing. Very similar to some Belgians, reminiscent of Tripel Carmelite. Variety of malts and raw grains. Sugary. Yeast by-products from hot ermentation. Combine flavor with hot finish, lasting sugary character, so sweet it lingers on the lips, finishes on tongue and lips, reeks of danger. All in all it is completely out of style. For the style it has a terrible aroma, wrong palate, wrong taste. But this is a sexy, risky beer, dangerous and exciting. Overall this is the shit.
Bule (709) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a hazy bright amber color with a bit of head. Large malty flavor with a hint of banana.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin white bubbly head. Aroma of wheat, bubblegum, banana, tropical fruit, and a slight sour earthy aroma. Taste has a big wheat flavor with some citrus tang. A touch of tropical fruit and hop and maybe some brown sugar. Finish has a touch of sour, touch of bitter with a little alcohol. Light to medium, silky body and moderate carbonation.
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Sean! It was good but seemed to be a one note beer. Smells and tastes like banana bread soaked in beer.
jtclockwork (8025) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of banana, coriander, sweet malt, wheat malt and light caramel. Medium body.
HeadyDE (483) - Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour..light amber/orangish color..expecting a bit darker..tiny bubbles rising..intriguing nose of banana..clove..and as some have stated cider..sweet malt and indeed some type of marmalade/jam..this is a new style for me..so not sure what to expect..but definitely has good Belgian qualities and flavor profile..mouthfeel is enjoyable and initially hides the abv..banana bread spiked clove takes center stage on sip and does have that familiar Belgian goodness...quite easy drinking.this is a good hybrid taste offering and a bit off the beaten path for lagunitas..worth seeking out..
BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Pilsner glass
From: Clem’s Bottle House and Deli
Poured an amber, orange, hazy color with 1-2 fingers of khaki white head that dissipated very quickly. Minimal lacing and poor retention.
Lots of different smells that came together rather nicely. Got sour fruit, melon, peach, mango and other tropical flavors, banana, cloves, caramel, floral hops and citrus hops (orange, tangerine and lemon). Some unknown spices late.
Tasted very smooth. Got cloves, peach, mango, melon, lemon and tangerine, just a tropical feel. Could taste the alcohol. Surprisingly bitter finish.
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Astringent, bitter finish.
Really enjoyed this beer. A sweet doppel weizen with a nice alcohol bite.
Huhzubendah (2426) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!
The beer appears very hazy and light orange in color. The head is dense and pure white, measuring an inch thick. The aroma brings alcohol, fruit, yeast, spice. Banana and clove in the flavor. Pretty sweet. Malt and spices are secondary to sweet bananas. Medium bodied with a creamy feel. The mouthfeel is my favorite aspect of the beer. Overall, a decent example of the style, but I much prefer Aventinus.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-11-2011
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer for it’s type. It’s got a slight after taste that may be from the time in my beer fridge. I’m not holding against the bottle and I’ll be back to try it again.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a thin off white head.
smell is faint.
taste is of pear, peach, some caramel, malt, and sweet fruit. ends smooth.
HughConway (780) - Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle poured into proper hefe class. Deep orange amber, stiff white head. Proper appearance, proper banana yeast spice citrus aroma and taste. Really good Doppel, wish they’d make it a regular.