kathouse (778) - Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Banana and clove are typical of a Hefeweizen, but the light body is too sweet and lacks that refreshing finish typical of the style.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy light yellow pour with a white head. Very heavy clove spiciness on the nose. A touch of bubblegum, moderate banana, and some sweet wheat bread. Taste is also heavy on the clove with a mild banana note. Some good malt and wheat sweetness, mild citrus peel, and a light bitterness.
Flyra (2) - Manteca, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
It has a citrus tone to it, even without the lemon they with it.
I really wanted to love it, but I ended up wishing it was...well, just better.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrus fruit, banana esters and crunchy wheat coalesce in this American Weizen’s doughy body, forming a perhaps generic, but quite enjoyable pint.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the cloudy blond.
-The cushy mouthfeel is one of this beer’s most endearing features.
-Both the aroma and flavour profile are straightforward and well developed.
-Light hop bitterness concludes each sip.
On tap at Kern River Brewing.
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy yellow. No head. Aroma-lemon, banana, clove. Taste- much the same, on the light side. Crisp, lightly sweet.
iowaherkeye (2684) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Cloudy orange with a small creamy off-white head, fading to a film. Loads of banana in the aroma with some faint spicy clove notes. Flavor is much the same with just a little bit of lemon. Big wheat finish with bitterness around a 2 or so. Light prickly carbonation with a medium body. This is not an American Wheat--this is one banana-y hefe.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Harvest Moon Wheat Ale
Date: July 13, 2009
Appearance: muddy yellow, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet banana aroma, touch of clove
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet banana flavor, light clove
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub in Bakersfield. Poured a really nice cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma was banana and cloves. Flavor was a bit of the same, but also a bit on the sweet side which was surprising. The banana was not overwhelming which was nice. Decent wheat.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Poured a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is wheat with hints of banana and clove. Flavor reflects the aroma, without an overbearing amount of banana.
DarkElf (3014) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
13-Aug-08 (22-oz bottle with a competition label only: Free sample bottle for stewarding the 2008 World Beer Cup in San Diego, CA) Entered as a South German-style hefeweizen, this is a very spicy wheat beer, not a characterless beer with wheat flavor and nothing else. Jumping out are bright spices, lots of cloves, sweet banana and bubblegum, all the yeast-driven flavors you expect out of an authentic hefeweizen. Aromas of dough, banana and clove reinforce the flavors. Medium in body into the finish, but the spices and moderate carbonation are lively enough to keep the palate dancing and feeling reasonably well refreshed. Cloudy, pale yellow in color with a small, whitish head that settles to a thin ring. Nice job on this one.