jaghana (4234) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ mondial de la bière. An amber beer with medium head. A very sweet ale, very hopy finish for a wheat ale, low wheat notes it’s more on agrumes and fruity notes. Its more a Belgian triple that anything else.
drowland (6270) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
10/8/10. Thanks, Lance! Sweet minty medicinal aroma that puts off. Nasty sweet medicinal flavor with vitamins, chalk, and metal. Blech!
Eructoblaster (3152) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750ml. Cloudy golden/orange body with a thick white foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with yeasty, citrusy, banana, and spicy hints. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Its strong taste is slightly dominated by hoppy flavors. It carries coriander and citrusy notes, and ends with a long, sharp bitter/herbal finish. Enjoyable.
JDBaker11058 (1388) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2010
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Appearance: butterscotch; small head; no lacing. Aroma: sour funky bananas, some citrus and musty wheat. Taste: blast of alcohol, then sour/rotten fruit hits, then a blast of bitterness, then some dry hardtack/biscuit at the last. Finish: bitter, with some lingering sour fruit and dry crackery wheat. Notes: Rating the 2009, not the 2010. Not very good at all. Definitely reminiscent of a HW, and turned up a notch as the label indicated, but not in a good way. Everything seemed to be sour or just off. I’ll take a regular HW any day, I guess.
PorterPounder (5758) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tallahassee, Fl -Friday night tasting at Proof. Funky dark orange murky pour with little to no head. Aroma is medicinal with some sweet undertones. Flavor is very artificial with the closest approximation I can some to is Flinstones chewable vitamins. Very medicinal and not enjoyable. Mouthfeel is slightly chalky.
strowlands8 (178) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of alcohol, and citrus fruits with a hint of hops hops hops. A little too boozy but tasty feersure.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet with wheat, candied orange peel, banana, and vanilla. Flavor falls slightly short but it’s basically there. Overally body is light to moderate, soft, and lightly bitter.
blankboy (6320) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle [750ml] shared with garthicus, tupalev, jerc & mabel. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with some sediment and an average size lasting foamy white head. Aroma of yeast, light hops, lemon, spices and bready malt. Flavour of wheat, yeast, fruit, light hops, bready malt and spices -- not too shabby tasting, I like it. Finish is quite bitter for the style. Medium bodied. Pretty good.
daknole (9622) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark orange pour. Some alcohol, spices, fruit, banana. Flavor is smooth, sweet, malty, spicy. Really not all that bad.
Muggus69 (1308) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught Moose & Mountie Spectapular, Sydney.
Hazy orange body, big fluffy white foam persists - looks enough like a hefeweizen.
Nose is intense, unripe banana and stonefruits, but mostly peppery phenolics, more than lively spurred on by that substantial abv.
Body is really thick and creamy, high carbonation kicks home the aforementioned abv quite a bit.
Notes of pale malts, tropical fruits on the body with a belting of grassy hop and spicy peppery phenolics...almost to the point where it’s smokey! Finish is very bitter for a hefeweizen.
You’d have to put this somewhere between a weizen and IPA. Very intense and certainly not easy to drink.