rosenbergh (8556) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 fl oz bottle. From Iowa. A big thank you to John M.
Hazy dark orange golden colour with an average sized white head.
Toffee sweetness, wheat, yeast and more sweetness in the aroma.
The flavour is... bitter... and yeasty. Alcohol is also very well present. Not very enjoyable. The aroma promised more...
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured a dark hazy brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was big notes of bubblegum, fruity esters, biscuit, banana and spice. The taste was of sweet bubblegum, fruit notes, slight banana, spice notes, a slight touch of honey, with a very sweet sticky finish.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly cloudy dark gold with a thin white head. Nose is fruit and honey. Creamy texture and thick viscosity. Very flavorful and sweet with a wheat backbone with lots of honey sweetness, some fruitiness and very little hop bitterness. Overall, an enjoyable tasty brew. Can be enjoyed alone or pairs well with smoked turkey sandwich.
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Murky orange pour with minimal head. Smells of banana and booze - okay. Taste - lets call it undrinkable. Boozy malt likka like. Gross.
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
So I start the uphill part of my ride on my way to being the top rater of Iowa beers before the end of this month.
This is an attractive enough beer in the glass, it’s got a nice lightly hazy golden color and a medium sized, well retained head.
The aroma is doughy, grainy, sweet, & boozy. The banana and spice thing is there, but it’s pretty subdued... it’s got sort of a weird booze on over ripe fruit thing that you find in some Malt Liquors.
The flavor is very ripe banana, like almost more of a true banana flavor than you typically find in a hefeweizen, without giving off a lot of the sweetness that more traditional Hefes & Weizenbocks do. Those are the things I like about this beer. Unfortunately the spiciness & alcohol are really bold and come across as a touch brash, still I like this better than I thought I would.
This brings back memories of the Festival of Iowa brewers years back when the other Weizenbock Millstream makes came out, I like that beer better than this one, but they’ve got some very similar characteristics. Not sure why I’m waxing about this, but that was a really fun time... and, I don’t know... sort of nice to babble about it for a minute.
blipp (6974) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a white head. Wheaty base, with banana fruity notes, grains, and some honey sweetness. A little rough and unrefined with some lingering sweetness. Not bad, though.
jtclockwork (10857) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Blipp’s surprise tasting. Pours murky gold with no head. Nose and taste of banana, cheap honey, clove and wheat malt. Medium body.
jcnielsen (2585) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle in Iowa City. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a hazy orange color with white head. Wheat, yeast, spicy flavors. This beer tastes like my first hefeweizen homebrew but higher in alcohol and worse. Hardly drinkable.
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle @ Holiday Inn Iowa City picked up @ John’s Grocery. Pours a cloudy yellow orange appearance with a thin off white head. Cloying, somewhat boozy, banana, spicy, messy aroma. Tangy, big banana, somewhat citrusy, vanilla, over the top flavor. I’m not digging this garbage.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pour is cloudy yellow orange, thin white that does sick to the side. Aroma is honey, candy, caramel, lemon, apricot. Sweet. Taste is sweet cereal, sticky honey, lemon, some peach, slight metallic tinge. Body is bigger, carbonation is light.