jb (2175) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold and very heavy head. Heavy on the cloves in the nose. Palate is a bit different then the normal Hefe, yes, bananas, yes cloves, but also that iron taste that seems peculiar to the German hop. Interesting experiment. Will have to decide if I like the idea.
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
20100604 half liter bottle from State Line. Medium amber with huge, lasting tan head of large bubbles, sturdy. Aroma is spicy and herbal with some cut grass, anise, five spice, parsley. In general, one of the fresher bottled Mahr’s beers I’ve had, and quite a nice one at that. Yeast lends soft banana, savory spice. Body is creamy and airy with a light acidit, clean hoppy finish, even some lingering grassy bitterness. Neat.
jgb9348 (4706) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep hazy amber coloured body with a rich, long-lasting micfobubbled tan head. A ton of carbonation when first opened, with a lot of sediment and a ton of bubbles. Aroma of rich wheat, yeast, curacao and coriander seed with a touch of apricot sugars. Medium-bodied; Highly effervescent; Strong wheat/malt flavours, a twang of bananas and allspice with a prolonged herbal note and almost no hop flavours to speak of at all. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, somewhat dry and definitely showing a lot of wheat/malt tastes. Overall, a decent wheat - not a typical German Hef - this is more dry, more one-sided and perhaps less palatable than others...and it shows. An okay beer, and worth trying if you like an atypical wheat. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 14-March-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 03-June-2010.
badgerben (4394) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold color with a large head. Grainy aroma, coupled with a light banana/phenolic and clove note. Strong, wheaty taste. Light earthy bitterness. Very thick mouthfeel. More heavily hopped than a typical German Hefe, but not to NG Cracked Wheat levels.
notalush (4833) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a turbid reddish gold, with an impressive, lasting head of soapy bubbles - considering the description, I was expecting quite a hoppy hefe, something along the lines of hopfen weisse, as other have noted - instead, I am presented with a fairly standard hefe, with only a slightly higher, peppery hop character in the finish, but you still really need to strain the palate to detect them - a lot of phenols up front in the form of banana and bubblegum - tart and tangy, with very low sweetness - toasted wheat - moderately yeasty, but despite this, the body is fairly thin - lively but semi-soft carbonation - finishes with linger yeast and the aforementioned trace of hops - not bad, but still fairly standard - doesn’t hold up to the better german examples.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the 0.5L bottle from Beertopia. Pours a cloudy tallow-colored brownish gold with an explosively huge off white head. For a presumedly hoppy beer, the dominant aroma is banana. Mild citrus and clove flavors, but the hops are no where in the league with Schneider-Brooklyner weiss.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber pour with an off white head. Aroma of banana and spices. Taste was also bananas and spices, but also had a nice hoppiness to it. It was an ok beer.
blutt59 (6016) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, murky orange with nice hefe head, aroma has some lemon and clove spices, flavors of sour lemon, wheat and good finish
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly hazy light copper color with huge white head. Aromas of caramel, banana, clove and some grassy hops. Bready caramel flavor with some banana and mild bitterness from the hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy copper amber with a large, spotty-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of semi-sweet malted wheat with a touch of banana esters and some grassy citric hop notes. Starts with an effervescent carbonation and decent fullness with a lightly toasty sweet caramel and wheat flavor with a tart lemon hop character and a touch of clove spice toward a drier, spritzy finish. Could use a little more body and sweetness with less carbonation, but is still a pretty interesting brew.