obguthr (4072) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Banana, apricot, lemon zest aroma. Cloudy amber, thin head. Dry apricot, orange, lemongrass. Mouthfeel is a tad harsh. Belgian yeast? Tasty, but seems more Belgian than German.
ScottWallace82 (71) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy yellow with a fine white head. Spicy aroma with a good mouthful. A bit banana heavy, but with a nice spiciness. A very good hefe.
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost feels like saaz hops in this. Pours golden with good head and lacing. Not quite good for style. Finishes more bitter than usual. Golden pour with good head and lacing. More grainy as well than most hefeweizens. On tap at DC Summerfest.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of big clove notes, banana, wheat. The taste is big clove notes, banana, wheat, mild stone fruits. Medium bodied, fairly straightforward, decent balance.
BrettTaylor (539) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. May have been suffering from palate blowout. I strongly suspect something was wrong with this tasting - the sample I was given looked, smelled, and tasted nothing at all like a hefeweizen. I don’t know if the lines were crossed, I was given a sample of another beer accidentally, or what. The sample I had was perfectly clear, darker colored than a hefeweizen, smelled of hops, tasted of hops, and finished with barley malt flavor. I will re-sample this at some point and re-rate this.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Super banana, fruity ester aroma. Taste is banana, pepper, apple, bread, and a light hint of citrus. Very smooth and easy drinking.
radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub last Saturday. Poured a light, hazy yellow-orange color with a small white head. Aroma was sweet malts, wheat grain notes, some banana and light cloves. Flavor was light banana and clove, some lemon notes. Very light.
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Small white head atop cloudy light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, clove, bubblegum, some banana. Taste is moderately sweet, clove, some banana, bubblegum, light lemon. Undercarbonated light-medium body.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. It pours a cloudy yellow with a slim white head. Yeasty nose with hints of lemon and banana. The flavor is banana heavy with lots of yeast and dough notes. Astringent finish.