mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a small frothy white head and a clear straw coloured body. Aroma is driven by the yeast-being abalance between the usual wheat beer characteristics of banana and clove. A nice fizzy mouthfeel and a refreshingly acidic finish.
frankcolub (61) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pale golden colour, not much head. Aroma is of wheat and bitter hops . Flavour is malts, wheat and hops .. Aftertaste is wheaty and fruity. Not the typical German Hefeweizen....but not bad.
scotty (1042) - SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oddbins sold this when I worked for them a while back, it was one of the many products that acquired cult status among the staff. At that time I was a fussy Camra member and I liked to think I was quite particular about the beers I drank (I even liked some lagers, but they had to be GOOD lagers) I thought this was great stuff, although it has to be said that I didn’t have much experience of wheat beers then, but that shouldn’t be the point! I’ve given it average scores as it was before my ratebeer days but I’ve given it 15 as i thought it was so bloody good! Just wish I could find it again in, or around, Edinburgh.
BroSpud (1673) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft. (Previous tasting from memory) Had a chance to sample all the Redback offerings several years ago on a visit to Australia. I don’t remember specifics but do remember enjoying every one of them.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Wheat and yeast on the nose, only hints of orange. Raw wheat dominates the palate, with just some sweet yeast flavour to offset. A dry finish. Cleansing enough to be OK.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 16, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a light straw colour with small white head. Wheat malt aroma, very subtle banana ester which carries over to the flavour. Lacking true hefeweizen characteristics, its thinbodied, watery texture and average finish.
Muggus69 (1139) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
345ml bottle, BB July 08! Whoops, guess thats why its a freebie...
Pours a reasonably hazy orange-straw body, small creamy white head.
Aroma has some subtle estery notes; banana, apple, apricot, some clove and bread in there, and typical damp cloth Aussie macro skunk that comes along and ruins it a bit.
Lively carbonation, but missing the creamy mouthfeel of a typical hefe. Watery in general, not a great deal of length, some slight dryness and acid.
Wheaty malt body, slight gritty grain quality, fair bit of pepper and clove on the body, overly ripe banana and apple. Finishes with barely any bitterness, chalky and drying, bit of banana lingers.
I’m gonna say it’s not bad, certainly doesn’t hold a candle to most hefeweizens, but its drinkable, even when a few months out of date...or maybe that helps!?
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled (3 times) and enjoyed a nice wheat beer. Went down really smooth. Not too cloudy but not bad.
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
...bottle. Clear golden yellow with minimul white head that fades very quickly. Lots of clove on the nose, as well in the flavor. Some wheat malt, but not enough. Light boodied with a fizzy carbonation. FInishes dry, with more clove. Too expensive, too clear, and not a hefeweizen. Taste was a little better than I expected, but that’s because I like clove.
Pyobon (897) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden with no head. Pleasant aroma esters / banana with some hops. Medium palate with plenty of carbonation. Flavour has a fruity start (mango / banana) with a hint of spice developing into some hoppy bitterness in the finish. A pleasant, but not exceptional beer.