yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a hazy, orange-golden body and a small, white head. The aroma has a sort of strange mix of banana and lemon, with a faint clove touch. Yeah, I know, hefes are supposed to have those aromas, but here it’s rather strange. The flavor doesn’t have the same problem, although a bit boring compared to the best Germans. Medium body, soft carbonation. Banana finish with some bitterness. Far from bad, but I won’t repeat it. 130808
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from a Roseville Trader Joes. Pours really hazy dirty orange/yellow with an off-white 4 finger foamy white head. Nice aromas of spice and banana. Medium body with average carbonation. Flavor is mostly wheat, citrus, spice and a small amount of banana. Very refreshing. Dare I say the 2-buck Chuck of craft beer?
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s - Cincy. Poured an hazy orange color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sour citrus, banana and clove aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and lively carbonation. Medium sweet yeast flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in the states, I think in NYC. Pours faintly hazy gold with a decent, white head. Solid and true hefe. Not too much more to say than that.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Minneapolis picked up in KC. Pours a hazy golden appearance with an off white head. Fairly spicy bready yeasty, light banana, clove, nutmeg aroma. A bit tart, mild citrusy, banana, spicy yeasty flavor. Solid Hefeweizen.
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Trader Joe’s. Deep yellow pour with a thick moussey white head. The nose is loaded with bright banana and melon as well as a lot of spicy wheat character. Thick body with a nice fruity finish. There is a sort of sweet spicy character. The beer is very cheap and hits all of the right notes. There’s not a whole lot to complain about here.
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Trader Joe’s Glen Allen, VA. Pours a hazy orange-amber color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. The aroma is yeasty and bready with mild spice and caramel. The taste is canned fruit salad, including pineapple and pear. Some bready notes. Thin-medium bodied. Meh.
shrubber85 (6975) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Banana, clove and wheat malt aroma - very nice. Cloudy amber color with moderate head. Minimally sweet banana, light clove and wheat malt flavor. Pretty good - just a bit light flavor-wise though.
bb (6691) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber beer with an off-white head. Wheat and spice aroma with yeast and light banana. Wheat and clove flavor with yeast, banana, and light caramel. Medium bodied. Wheat and light caramel lingers with clove, light yeast, and light earth.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber pours with a coppery to gold body that has a slight haze and supports really no head at all. The aroma offers up grainy wheat, some lemon and sweet banana. The taste starts with grainy malts, wheat notes and some sharp lemon like citrus. In the background is a faint sweet banana note. This is a pretty nice hefe.