hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from hopdog. pours a hazy copper iced tea color with a lacy off white head which takes its time getting back into the glass. aromas of bananas, melon?, caramel, bread and black pepper. flavor is cinnamon, creamy caramel malts, banana and some chocolate notes. crisp almost acidic finish. leaves behind a banana-like aftertaste. medium bodied with lively carbonation. the warmer it gets the better it gets...
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Poured copper color with large white head. Well carbonated. Aroma of yeasty bread, and a hint of lemongrass. Flavors are bread, and earthy, but finishes sweet. Not bad.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Monger. Thanks James! Pours out a very nice looking caramel brown body with an immense, 3+ finger cream colored head. Fades fairly quickly but leaves a nice thick layer of soapy looking foam. Some sloppy lacing is apparent as well. Tons of carbonation bubbles running through this thing. Nose of caramel apples, sweet malts, yeast, dough, flowery hops and clove. Fore is banana, wheat, clove, white pepper, dough, caramel and some hop bitterness, but mostly in the very background and very soft. Caramel and clove dominate the back end, along with some very nice pear and banana notes. Medium astringency, high carbonation, as expected from the appearance. Almost feels like drinking a Sprite or other similar fizzy beverage. Medium bodied, slightly sticky and slick. Finish is short-medium in length, wheat, clove, banana and spice, with a backing bitterness that adds to everything. The bitterness is only apparent in the very back of your throat, welling up with each sip. Very well done, but I expect that from this brewery, one of the best on Earth.
3fourths (7801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Nice nose of caramelized bananas and clove, with a strong resemblance to weizenbock, but with more of a biscuit malt presence. Phenols are quite heavy, and the banana and wheat is almost perfume-like at times. Light nuts along with wheat, then a warming of the throat as it turns to a toasted grain flavored finish. Very good stuff.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is bananas, bread and wheat.
Flavor of spice and toasty malts with a nice lightly bitter spicey finish.
highibus (699) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a huge white head. Very clear. Nice copper color. Nice soft banana flavor. Enough maltiness to balance well. I am not a fan of wheat beer, but this is nice. Nice clean finish. Thanks to Bockyhorsey!!
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy shade dark orange with fluffy off white head and excellent lacing. Wonderful aroma similar to that of bananas foster. Malts, banana bread and carmel upfront with a nice toasty finish
yngwie (12721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, orange-golden body, with a dense, white head. Strange nose, but I like it, with umami and sea-salt. Sweet, pale-malty flavor with a little sour touch and wheat. Medium body, quite effervescent. Sweet, umami finish. Nice, strange and complex. (080118)
Beer4000 (4328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange body with a short off-white head. Aroma is fruity like peaches. Flavor is a bit fruity with some caramel malt and bitter. This might be some kind of complex to a certain level, but not really a great beer.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
All I had to do was pop the cap to reaffirm a belief that noone in this country knows wheat beers like Dan Carey. A small, rocky and creamy off-white head forms after the pour, thin lacing sticking as it very slowly subsides. The body is a cloudy dark orange with earthy rust-brown hues. The aroma is loaded with lightly toasted German malts, cloves, fruity esters, banana creme pie, mild vanilla and cinnamon spice hints, light caramel and very mild alcohol. The flavor is spicy from yeast and rampant clove notes. Banana is highly sweet, as is the overall flavor from start to finish. This is not a detractor, but it is unexpected - a very sweet and robust interpretation of the style is exactly what I’d expect from this inventive brewer. Malt is layered and fresh. Bitterness is very low and acidity is low. Hop bitterness is higher than a typical representation of the style, refreshing, and surmounting the sweetness with a peak of bitterness that leads each taste away from the tongue and cleanses the palate on the way down. The finish is slowly drying and spicy, wheat and banana esters lingering for a medium duration. The mouthfeel is slick, well carbonated, light-medium to medium bodied and slightly prickly. Very good.