thirdeye11 (5730) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(11.2oz bottle thanks to Mora2000) clear orange with a long lasting white head. Nose is floral, bright citrus, oranges, brett, funky and spices. Taste of florals, lightly bitter, perfumey, brett. Finish is more perfume, oily and well carbonated. Not much like a German Hefe to me with the exception of some citrus.
Frank (3261) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is my third sample of the series and the first where I’m wondering if the yeast might not clash w/ the highly hopped nature of the beer. It pours pretty enough, crystal clear orange despite the hefe yeast w/ a big head of fine bubbles which lingers attractively. Nose is hops first, juicy citrus, and hefeweizen second w/ just a bit of banana. Yeast is obscured even more in the flavor by the strong, earthy bitterness though I suppose that is more of a comment than a complaint because it tastes good regardless it just doesn’t seem to work towards this series’s apparent intended purpose which is to compare yeasts. Texture is medium bodied w/ moderate carbonation, very middle of the road, which works. This is much more of an IPA than a German-style wheat but it is a pretty decent IPA though perhaps a bit overbalanced toward bitterness for my tastes.
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. yeast and light spice aroma with light grapefruit. yeast and light spice flavor with grapefruit. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and yeast lingers with light spice.
mar (4997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to mora2000. amber pour with a cream head. nose is funky, lemon, and wheat. nice on the palate, flavor is light lemon, definitely some funk, and a nice finish.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. Not sure what is going on in the aroma, but I get a lot of funk. The beer smells like it was dosed with brett. I don’t get any of the banana or clove notes I expected. The flavor also has a little bit of brett but I do get some orange and banana notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
yngwie (14775) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at KØ-10. An unclear, golden beer with a minimal sized off-white head. The aroma is pretty much the same as the other in the series, but with a good dash of banana, which the beer doesn’t benefit from. It’s pretty much the same story with the flavor, the banana produced by the yeast isn’t doing much good for it, but it’s still a pretty decent beer. Medium to full body, nicely carbonated. Bitter finish where the banana is subdued. Definately the least tasteful of the yeast series. 100506
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Københavns Ølfestival 2010.
Very slightly hazy, almost bronze with a lasting frothy off white head. Looks like a proper German hefe. Really good estery fruity stuff. Good citrus notes poking through from the hops and a faint hint of grapes. Excellent sweetish banana finish with some late hops just for the hell of it. Not much like a hefe other than in looks but still a fun beer to drink.
drfabulous (4546) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Sycamore. Yeast rules here. Wheat. Banana. Clove. Like a hefe. Here we get strong yeast flavor in this series.
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. 1st of 5. Pours a darker glowing amber with a super tall thick foamy egg-shell colored head. Aroma is a bit fruity hoppy, some citrus, plastic, light bit of vanilla. Oh wow that is a weird flavor, plastic, rubber, weird sweetness, weird fruit, fairly dry, not a whole ton of flavor here, just weird fermentation character, bit meaty, boozy, chalky bubble-gum bitterness. Medium/light bodied, milky watery, with somewhat larger sizzling carbonation. Odd but much better as it warms.
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske 0,33l delt med Rune 26 Mai 10. Gylden amber på farge. Et høyt & svakt farget skum som varer. Aromaen er krydret med svak duft av gjær. Smaken moderat men svakt sitrusaktig med innslag av annen frukt. Svakt syrlig ettersmak.