Awktoberfest (386) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours murky..cloudy... with very little carbonation... No head ever... During pour or after...appearance is sad..aroma comes through with some traditional hefe clove and the same with taste... But is not clean or smooth or crisp...just overly sweet and thoroughly unenjoyable...Improve it or don't make it every stinking year...:(
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery on 7-18-16. Pours cloudy amber, off white head. Aroma was banana, sweet honey, spices, clove. Taste was sweet, banana, bubblegum, and spice.
JPDIPSO (5673) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden to amber in color with a small lid of ecru bubbles. Scents of sweet malt, flowers, honey and ripe fruit. Sweet fruit and malt flavors. Some candi as well. Too sweet and imbalanced for me. 12/11
rosenbergh (10707) - 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 (3869) - Wentzville, 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 (9668) - 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 (4030) - 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 (8284) - La Mesa, 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 (14999) - , 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 (3220) - 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.