corby112 (2736) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very dark and very hazy golden orange color with banana yellow edges and a one finger white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Decent retention with subtle spotty lacing left behind.
Spicy, earthy aroma with a strong peppery clove presence along with grassy, soil-y hops, bread, banana and faint citrus zest. Bread and banana notes become more prominent as it warms but it’s still aggressively hoppy for the style. A bit too much for my liking, taking away from the other classic wheat beer characteristics.
Full body with tight carbonation and again, a strong spice and hop presence up front that lingers over the other wheat beer notes. Hints of allspice, cloves and pepper followed by bread and strong banana flavor. Lots of malted wheat with lots of zesty citrus fruit(especially lemon) in the finish. There’s a subtle tart sourdough resence as well. This is a decent interpretation of the German style, just a bit too bitter/hoppy for my liking which is typical for American wheat beers.
jgb9348 (5235) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden tinted and bronze glowing body with a nice three centimetre tall tan head that fades relatively fast. Aroma of apples, wheat, coriander seed, yeast and a lot of sugars. Medium-bodied; Deep wheatie and apple flavour with a good deep sweet flavour at the end with a bite of wheat and pungent alcohol at the end. Aftertaste shows a hint of metal, some light grass and a lot of curacao and full orange flavour and sweetness. Overall, a deep and more wheat ale styled beer than a German Hef, but nice for the season and the warm days. Not great, but good to try. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 06-July-2013 for US$3,59 sampled at home in Washington on Independence Day , 04-July-2015.
raymow (1167) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at the brewery for the 3rd anniversary party - tastes like a typical summery wheat beer. Light and refreshing. Smells like bubble gum or cotton candy.
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, banana and cloves. Flavor of banana, clove, wheat and had a touch of lemon.
Darkmagus82 (2093) - - SEP 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-20-13-
Served on tap in a pin glass
Appearance- Pours a very hazy yellow-golden color with a small one finger white head. The head fades rather fast leaving a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is huge of banana and wheat with other stronger smells of yeast and a little bit of spice of clove and coriander. With these classic hefe aromas is a little bit of a candied sugar smell rounding out the aroma nicely.
Taste – The taste begins with a stronger wheaty flavor that is a little on the direr side up front. A moderately strong yeasty taste is present upfront with an orange taste quickly coming to the tongue soon after the initial taste. With the orange flavor comes some sweetness, but it is still on the drier side at this point. A banana and spice flavor of coriander then come to the tongue. They start out lighter and get stronger and stronger to the end (especially the banana). These flavor make the brew quite a bit sweeter and as a candied sugar taste comes to the tongue more toward the end, a rather sweet and refreshing yeasty wheat and banana flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the medium side in thickness and chewiness with a carbonation level that is on the average side, but consisting of lots of little prickly carbonation bubbles. It is quite nice for the wheat, yeast and banana flavors of the brew making for a rather satisfying feel.
Overall- A rather tasty hefe that is on the lighter alcohol side but packed with fruit and wheat flavor. Quite a good one to go to on a nice summer day.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy orange with minimal head. The aroma has banana and clove. The taste is typical. Not special.
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed yellow pour with fluffy white head and lace. Aroma of clove and banana dominate. The flavor is clove, banana fruity esters, and a touch of lemon. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Nice beer of a style I’m not too keen on. solid beer of a style that never wows me
60minuteman (1109) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow color. Super opaque. Great smell of yeast, wheat, bananas, malts, coriander. Some clove possibly. But the banana and wheat are prominent. Tons of fruit. Flavor is the same. Clinging banana and clove taste. Medium body. Good beer!
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours yellow gold with white head head. Nose/taste of banana, wheat malt, alcohol, pie crust, clove, pear and cinnamon. Medium body.
bth122 (1365) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Torpedo bottle from brother in law. Xmas present. Pours a cloudy light tan amber color. Aroma of brown sugar, candy, sweet yeast, cooked banana. Medium light sweetness. Average carbonation. Same taste as aroma. Some malty sugary notes in this. Decent stuff.
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