Hair6a11 (1444) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pours a cloudy golden like you’d expect. Average white head with decent retention. It really lacks the banana fruit esters that I would expect. Replacing it though it a certain sweetness like a Belgian I guess. Its a really nice brew though; there is a bitterness at the end. I enjoyed it.
ChainGangGuy (4658) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Trader Joe’s in Roswell, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a lightly cloudy, orange-gold body with a large, white head that steadily sinks.
Smell: Lightly sweetish nose smelling of crisp malted wheat with a bit of characteristic tanginess and hint of coarse grains. Soft sniffs of stone fruit, citrus, and still-ripening bananas. Very, very, very light tartness in the nose.
Taste: Tangy-tasting wheat malt with some toasty, grainy accents to it and ever so lightly sweet hinting at honey. Fruity influences of apricots, tart lemons, and bananas perk up midway. Teaspoon of spicy cloves. Very small hint of bitterness. Whole wheat rolls on the finish with light final touches of fruit and cracked cloves.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Some slight fluffiness to the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: While not stellar, it is fairly solid -- and priced to moved, baby!
nuplastikk (5374) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from Traders Joes. $1.99! Thick, cloudy golden-tan. Steady, soapy off white head. Banana in the aroma, and sugary malt. Not much clove going on, but it’s fresh, medium-bodied, and sessionable enough. A little too sweet for the style, rich malt tones where you want it to be crisp and light. Has more of an orange finish because of this, instead of the classic banana-clove. OK.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly foggy gold/amber with a white head. Aroma is yeasty, light fruit notes, wheat, doughy. Taste is yeast, light honey, mild malt sweetness, background hops, dried fruit.
dchmela (2927) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy theBeerSommelier. Hazy golden orange pour woth a thick white head. Nice wheat and bubblegum aroma, really nice. Smooth wheat body with touches of citrus in the taste. Throws a nice hint of bubblegum in the finish. Well done Hefe.
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 11, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. pours a hazy, glowing, orange under a medium, creamy white head. aroma of citrus hops, orange cream and banana. palate is a tad light for me and carbonation a bit high, but it’s creamy for the most part. flavor has some banana, mineral water, sprite soda. not a huge fan of this one, but it looks fantastic.
IrishBoy (4024) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Trader Joes. Nose of grassy hops, light banana, and a hint of cloves. Hazy orange with a big beige head. Flavor is banana, light cloves, and some wheaty breadiness.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got a bomber at Trader Joe’s for only $2.49. After my first sip, I consider it quite a deal. Cloudy yellow-orange with a decent head. Inviting, fresh-smelling nose. Refreshing texture: light, bright and nicely carbonated. Tasty, white cake-like malts. Mild yet balanced hops. Gentle aromas of clove and banana. Nice hefeweizen.
beerguy101 (5344) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 9/6/2010. This Hefeweizen pours a slightly hazy orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, with a hint of banana and clove. A medium to light bodied Hefeweizen. The malts are fruity and sweet, banana and clove. The hops are earthy. Nice carbonation. A little sweet at the finish. Nice beer, especially for the price. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
vyvvy (5149) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very hazy yellow, almost orange, with a large white head. The aroma has banana, clove, bubblegum and a nice richness. Very smooth and nice aroma. Medium / full body for the style that’s smooth and has fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts with smooth rich wheat, phenols, clove, light bubblegum and is very rich and full flavored. The finish is like a spicy banana meringue pie. Really nice for the style