Chudwick (2357) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at growler house. Finally get to have this after it has not been available at the brewery. Light and B-A-N-A-N-A bananas. Light bubble gum.
Tmoney99 (11624) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Lager House. Poured clear golden color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate banana, clove and hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium banana sweet flavor with a solid sweet finish of moderate duration. Good refreshing brew.
DrSilverworm (8000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at the Lager House. Mostly clear golden, slightly orange color. Thin white head, leaves good lace. Nice banana, light vanilla in the nose. Good bready malt, light spicy. Nice banana flavors in the finish. Medium body, but with a good full feel. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, lightly spicy. Tasty, enjoyable hefeweizen. Maybe just a very lightly spicy bite on the back end, but otherwise very nice. Not much in terms of any sort of twist to it, though. I agree with phaleslu -- it takes just like a normal (albeit solid) hefeweizen to me.
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pint at the Lager House. Pours a hazy gold color with a finger of off-white head that leaves streaks of lace in the glass. The aroma is kind of muddled - banana, clove, bread, and wheat. Simple. The flavor has more wheat and more spice than the nose. It’s also cleaner. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel for the style. The manager swore up and down that this wasn’t the same beer as Se7en despite being the same style and ABV. He said there’s a bigger focus on the malts here, with a different bill than the normal hefe, so I guess I’ll go with his word on it. Anyway, it makes for an interesting choice for Jean Robert’s 20th anniversary in Cincinnati; it isn’t as adventurous as the city’s most notable chef.