DYCSoccer17 (3448) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle from a mixed 12 pack. Aroma has plenty of spicy, coriander, and banana esters. Not too bad. Nothing wrong here. Moderately hazy yellow-golden body with a small, quickly dissipating white head. A wheat should definitely have a bigger, frothier head than this. A little spicy and herbal to start, which becomes a little citrussy in the middle. Then it becomes pretty thin and watery. Not too much else going on. Some slight esters, but this is lacking.
marcus (7235) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy yellow with a decent white head and a banana aroma. Lots of banana ester in the flavor, along with a slightly sour wheat taste. Not too bad for a wheat beer.
brenn79 (1671) - Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours golden with almost no head, aroma is of yeast and wheat. The flavor is wheat and somewhat watered down, last night I had two authentic German hefe’s and there is no comparison, this beer is ok but not great.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy pale orange with a small white froth and large carbonation bubbles. Aroma is heavy wheat, banana, a bit gummy. A bit too sweet and sugary, but not wholly unpleasant. Flavor starts a bit stagnant, sweet and banana runts. Gains a bit of spiciness part way through with some wheat. Finishes smooth with hardly any bitterness. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not bad, just missing the complexity and zing
Rusty (1539) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazed gold with a white head. Aroma is wheat, yeasts, spices, esthers. Flavor is wheat, yeasts, spices, esthers, touch of banana and fruit. Decent Hefe but a little on the boring side.
poisoneddwarf (1871) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Smells of pepper, clove, banana. Pours hazy gold with a head which disappears extremely quick. Crap lacing. Taste is--wow--like a German Hefe. This is extremely surprising to me--this is AB, after all! Not bad. Medium carbonation, nice aftertaste. Other than the appearance and a slight carbonation problem, this is not a bad beer at all. A worthy attempt to make an authentically tasting Bavarian Hefe.
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampler pack bottle pours hazy golden with a good bit of banana in the nose. Flavor is bubble gum, clove, tart wheat and banana. Decent attempt.
stephenj007 (115) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Aroma is very mild, clove and sweet bananna. Pours hazy yellow, with mild carbonation, not much head. Flavors were bubblegum, mild hops, very smooth malts, a little sweetness at the finish. Goes down smooth and refreshing, nice on this mild fall afternoon. A nice wheat beer, but maybe too simple in it’s makeup.
superdude1979 (62) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overall, not a bad effort by Michelob. Strong banana smell, pours golden yellow. Could not drink too many of these, glad it was part of a sampler.
bhensonb (12048) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy yellow with a four finger foamy off-white head. Aroma is pretty much banana. Not quite medium body with decent carbonation. Flavor is banana, wheat, and a touch of clove. Rather crisp. Not the best, but far from the worst.