Hammy78 (733) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a golden colour with a white head that recedes to nothing rather quickly, not much lace. Aroma is sweet, some slight yeast, citrus and banana. Tastes sweet, and super light in the mouth feel. Nice brew.
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Special summer bottle release. Brilliant beer. Spices were well blended and entertaining, usual citrusy and banana flavours, and very pleasant on the palate, not too thin. I was very impressed.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml swingtop bottle of Summer Weisse from the LCBO. Pours golden in colour, nice white head. Lots of lacing. Highly carbonated. Aroma and taste are nice, slightly citrusy, bit of banana, and some wheat and yeast. Will grab some more when the weather gets nicer. From memory, this seems a different beer than I’ve had in the can in the past. Quite good!
rejtable (1273) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very solid summer beer. Cloudy poor with little head. Good balance of citrus with some very light malt background. Great for summer BBQ season or spicy thai.
scantron (63) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
April 24, 2011; Draught in pint glass at Volo
Lots of citrus, spice and yeast in aroma. Not served with any head and only a very light lace was present. A yeast clouded golden-orange. Lots of banana esters and quite a bit of citrus. Yeast and cloves were present. Banana is overpowering and comes off as a sweet bubblegum. Lots of flavour but not blended well. Very refreshing carbonation. Sweet summer.
bufordsbest (9) - - APR 29, 2011 does not count
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
aroma of banana, clove and spice with a hint of baked bread. appearance is cloudy (albeit not as much as a typical german hefe) and golden with a large bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Taste is a continuation of the aroma not adding much else. very light and thin on the palate with a carbonation bite in the finish.
lukin (446) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Pours golden yellow, lively head that quickly disappears. Aroma is strong; banana, spices, flowers, yeast. Taste is refreshing, very little citrus or acid, mostly yeast and banana. Lively mouthfeel. Good summer beer.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml lcbo. Pour cloudy golden white head not the best retention. Aroma banana, clove, pepper, spice. Taste pepper, wheat, clove, spice, banana. MF medium body partially abrasive carb. Overall not worth the 6 dollars spent but not completely awful.
Spab (2357) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a somewhat hazy golden colour with small white cap. Aroma is quite heavy on the bubblegum and banana with some citrus and clove. Flavour is similar although the citrus is a little stronger relatively. Lively carbonation; surprising bitterness in the finish. Decent.
Earlier Rating: 6/20/2010 Total Score: 2.9
473 ml can from LCBO. Pours a cloudy gold with modest white head. Aroma of banana, wheat, clove and light citrus. Flavour is cloyingly sweet fruit, wheat and light clove. Slightly metallic. Not bad but not great,
DerWeg (1493) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice, complete Hefe from MCB! Bottle roussed the day before, leaving a nice haze on the golden coat. Surprisingly moderate white head. Aroma offers hints of clove and lemon citrus, sweet fruit. Taste follows with textbook layers of clove and bubblegum, lemon and lightly dry hop, perfectly ripe banana and baked apple. Really nice carry-through of banana and hop dryness on the finish. Impressed!
Earlier Rating: 5/26/2009 Total Score: 3.5
How ’bout a can full of hazy golden banana-bubblegum clovey refreshment? This is a pretty stylistically correct German Hefe (no they are not all heavy as Panzer tanks, and yes, some good ones are sold in cans.) I assume this is filtered and pasteurized, but it does the trick nicely with fruity sweet tones set off by citric and hoppy balance. A surprisingly usable find at LCBO! I will drink this just because it is both serviceable (thank you pootz) and I imagine bulletproof in this format.