argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle. Large off-white head atop a cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, banana, bubblegum, some spiciness. Taste is moderately sweet, bubblegum, some spicy, grape, light banana, cream. Effervescent medium body, some acidity.
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Good folks. Pours dirty, hazy gold with a 4 finger foamy beige head. Mild banana aroma. Medium body; foamy carbonation. Flavor is roast caramel with some banana and clove. There’s enough hop to make it bitter, but it seems like tangerine peel, at least that comes to mind. It is a little acid/citric I think. Very different take.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Cloudy golden orange color, large white head that settles quickly. Aroma of spiced lemon and banana. Taste is banana, clove, bubblegum. Classic.
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The beer pours a hazed amber color with a finger or so of white head.
S: It’s definitely got some hops to it. Starts off with citrus and hints of tropical fruits. Past there, there is the usual aroma of sweet malt and wheat bread with a somewhat mild banana and clove note.
T: The flavor isn’t quite as good, however. Light banana notes and a strange tea flavor. A good dose of citrus peel, as well as some floral hops and a light grassiness. Plenty of sweet bread and wheat.
M: The body is medium with a medium carbonation.
O: While the aroma was nice, the flavor was lacking and overall just wasn’t the most enjoyable beer to drink.
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Euston Tap. Pours cloudy golden brown with a thick, white head. Big wheat, yeast and clove nose. Fairly sweet, with nice wheat notes, slight metal and citrus, more yeast. Light to medium in body with heavy, creamy carbonation. Finishes with light wheat, some bubblegum, light dryness. Very decent.
Ratman197 (9028) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500- ml bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting off white head. Aromas of wheat, spicy hops and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, fruittiness, light carmel and a hint of spice with a crisp fruity finish.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. Dark orange-yellow and hazy appearance with a light tan head. Some sediment dispersed in the body. Slightly darker wheat malts with a different hoppiness than most German Hefeweizen while still having the characteristic banana smell. Creamy mouthfeel. Lemon citrusy beer that’s a bit sour with wheat malts. Kind of a dull wheat aftertaste.
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. medium orange and cloudy, white head, average retention. yeast in the nose is sharp and metallic to go with the artificial sweetener and generic fruit note that’s given by the hops. begins light, fluffy and creamy. turns quickly to heavily perfumed flowers and grapes, with a stinging, bitter bubble gum sharpness and acidity. the finish is especially unpleasant: tingling, acidic gum / hops / jolly rancher / aspartame. a hoppy weissbier that doesn’t work at all.
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.
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle. Poured medium golden with a creamy off-white head. The aroma picked up lots of orange meat and other fruity character over vinous, banana, and bready notes.. almost juicy on the edges.. very interesting, and well-balanced. The flavor opened with tangy wheat and orange zest, with bready and banana notes following.. more orange bitterness and tart wheat around.. I loved the tangy and bitter notes on the finish, but there was too much sweetness in there. Medium-bodied with too much prickly carbonation on the palate.. overall a very interesting brew, that could be great with a few changes.