DarkElf (3038) - 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.
riversideAK (5734) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow orange, hazy with a thin head. Aroma is again light, but has hints of banana and bubble gum. Light pleasant banana sweetness with a touch of wheat malt, clove and a little soapiness that comes through in the end. Finishes with a little wheat/lemon sourness. Thin bodied, smooth carbonation. Pretty decent.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub: This beer is a hazy yellow-gold color with a medium thin and foamy ivory head with thin lacing. Wheaty aroma, along with a touch of fruit. Light-bodied with a clean mouthfeel. Wheat and banana flavors dominate, along with a bit of spice behind it all. The finish is wheaty with some yeast and hops aftertaste. Average overall.
IrishBoy (3922) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the pub. Cloudy gold with a thin white head. Hoppy aroma with a whaet flavor with a little bitterness from the hops.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draught. Tasted during trip to California. Yellow unclear colour with a little head. Little wheat and yeast aroma. also yeasty flavour with fuit notes, very common american wheat.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this weat ahs a murky light blonde body with a very nice aroma of straw,and hops.very dry hopped mouthfeel.not bad a t all.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty smooth, slight banana taste, very wheat like, nice head that lasts pretty well.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color was a cloudy, cream yellow. Tasted very "wit-like" with an alcoholic banana, clove taste. It had a very nice hop finish which I wasnt expecting. Not bad!