Ibrew2or3 (6849) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus courtesy of GhostFace. The 12oz bottle pours fairly opaque pale yet deep gold with copper core and thin bright white head. The aroma has some nice coriander and clove like spiciness with a bit of bubble gum and pepper. The taste is enhanced by a decent level of carbonation pushing up some mild black pepper notes, cloves, a bit of bubble gum and then grainy like malts. It smooths out into the finish leaving bubble gum and a sliver of clove lingering into the after taste. Nice summer brew.
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Rubbish! As soon as I pulled the bottle from the case and saw it was filtered crystal clear I didn't get my hopes up for this one. I expected a nice cloudy haze, but I decided to give it an honest evaluation. Some brews turn out to surprise me. This was not one of them... The pour was weak with a skinny, little head, and no retention. It fizzled away quickly, and left no lace. Just clear beer. Off yellowish color, scant nose of banana and spice, maybe a bit of barn funk. First couple sips were acceptable with flavor of standard banana, clove, spices, hint of lemon. Palate was thin and full of tiny bubbles. As I continued to drink the flavor went south. An odd "off", skunky sour flavor began to build. By the time I got to the last 2 or 3 inches in the bottle I was trying to force it down. I decided I was done with it and dumped it. Perhaps I got one that was off. I'll try it again, but I believe it's just stale and weak from the start. Not one I'll want to try again.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) gold with white head. Very fizzy. Clove aroma. Flavor is some lemon and cloves, yeast, wheat malt.
backdaft (215) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy pale golden color with a thin white head. Wonderful yeasty bready wheat aroma here; thanks to the all new Wisconsin yeast strain. It’s what this beer is all about. Banana and clove notes are a bit subdued for the style (which I like). Highly carbonated with a light somewhat creamy mouthfeel. This is what the local food movement is all about. Lets hope more brewers experiment with this idea and use this new yeast. I could imagine some wonderful things coming out of this.
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy straw gold with a huge overflowing fluffy white head (despite some fairly gentle pouring) that has great retention. Aroma is banana, wheat, clove, cereal, bready yeast, perfumey floral notes, light spice and citrus. Flavor is wheat, banana, clove, dusty citrus, salt, spicy and floral hops, odd, berry-like fruity note and spicy and floral hops to the finish. Palate is light to medium bodied, with a creamy, but chalky feel throughout. Not bad overall. It’s nice to see more American made Hefe’s rather than the usual dishwater Wheat Ales.
cbfobes (2289) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Old Fashioned, pours a hazy dark golden with a thin white head, aroma has notes of clove and banana, not as pronounced as I would have likes but decent, the flavor is of strong banana and bubblegum the entire way through, light mouthfeel, actually pretty darn nice.
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed at GTMW 2012. Pours a creamy gold with a medium white head. Smells of citrus and wheat. Creamy wheat flavor with a hint of orange with a smooth cream finish. This is one of my favorite summer beers this year.
AWISLguy (1243) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellowish orange with some white head. Some spots of lace. Aroma has belgian yeast, cloves, some earthiness and bread. Taste is of that heavier belgian yeast, some maltiness, bread dough and some clove in the back. Somewhat light. Finishes malty and bready. Not my favorite style and not the best of the ones I’ve had in it.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle courtesy of GhostFace. Cheers, Neal! Pours a cloudy, yeasty dark yellow with a fizzy white head. Nose is some bread, some yeast, and some light banana and clove. Flavor is similar with mild metallic taste and big bread and slight banana. Medium in body and a summer beer for sure.
wlajwl (3816) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is lemons, bananas and a different/unique spiciness. The flavor is bananas, lemons, an undercurrent of spice fruit and mix of sweetness and tartness in the finish.