Oakes (13538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy amber. Light footy character. Bland, with light wheat notes. Candyish finish. Not sure where this is going, really.
bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Fair Oaks’toberfest. Dark amber color with little head. Aromas of clove and banana. Tastes that way too. Finish is quite clovey. Good!
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz. bottle, courtesy of Swalden 28) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grain, wheat, caramel, toasted grain, coconut, and chocolate. Flavor of caramel malt, burnt brown sugar, banana, wheat, marzipan, and toasted grain with a light coin-like aftertaste.
Tmoney99 (11903) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kroger. Poured a clear orange/brown color with a large off-white head that was mostly lasting and produced fair lacing. Good banana and bubblegum aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Good hefe sweet flavor with an average sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable brew.
jcwattsrugger (11559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a foamy light tan head and amber color. Aroma is fruity, medium malt-caramel/chocolate/peat, some earthy hops, wheat, tang. Taste is medium malt-caramel/chocolate/peat, fruity, some clove/spice. Metallic hops comes through at back end. Thanks jwc215 for picking this out.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Mini Beer Fest
Appearance: muddy dark amber, wispy beige head,
Aroma: sweet banana and chocolate aroma with light spicy clove,
Flavor: sweet banana flavor, hint of chocolate, light balancing bitterness,
Overall: needs a bit more richness on the backend
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Drake (10510) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a medium brown color with a large head, not so great head retention and specks of lacing. Very bready aroma with some spicy notes. Taste is bready, with light spice notes,
bitter hops and barely some fruity notes in the finish. Medium bodied.
daknole (10280) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2008
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasting at Brewtopia. I have had this before, but never rated it. Amber pour. Small whitish head. Aroma is wheaty and maybe some banana and fruity notes are barely noticeable. Flavor is, as expected, weak and poor.
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle… First Annual Treasure Coast Beer Festival 2008… Murky, awful-looking mixture… deep, dark amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Perfumy, fruity nose with all those Bavarian yeast-invoked esters and phenols found in hefes that I just don’t really like much – also, some chocolate and bubblegum. Light to medium-bodied with prickly carbonation. Pretty close to perfectly-balanced… leans a just a whisker toward the sweet side. Finishes acerbic and dry.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
When I saw this for 5.50 a sixer I figure, what the hell and picked it up. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. Deep brown-amber beer with a thick white head. Aroma is pretty solid... soft banana and clove over a rich sweet toasted wheat aroma. A touch of toffee and caramel with a bit of marshmallow. Softly smoky phenolics as well. The body is a little bit light, but overall, I’ve got no complaints. If this was served in a different bottle, it would be substantially higher.