argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, thanks nuplastikk. Large beige head that mostly dissipates atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, banana, clove, some spicy, cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, clove, banana, cinnamon, light spicy. Light sourness in the finish. Soft light-medium body, some effervescence, very drinkable.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thank you sir, clear deep golden color, massice cream colored head. Aroma of biscuit, light fruit. Taste is sweet citrus and banana bubblegum. Decent.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber withj a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of carmel, wheat and fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, fruittiness and light carmel with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
daknole (8330) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ddfrazee with the hookup for me! Bad ass! Clear reddish/brown pour. Cream colored head. Aroma has brown sugar, grains, banana, clove. Flavor is lightly sweet, a good dose of banana, toffee. Fuck this is damn good!
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2011 Bottle @ home, courtesy of bnielsen13. Thanks Brad! Clear copper orange appearance with a big creamy, brown head. Dry wheat malty, a touch metallic, mild clove, lightly spicy, effervescent aroma. A touch tangy, mild orange citrusy, somewhat spicy, clove, dry, wheat malty flavor that again seems fairly metallic. Not a bad session beer but I far prefer its German counterparts.
Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Reilly’s in Madison. Pours a gigantic white head on light orange body. Retained one-half inch of head. Spicy, slightly yeasty aroma. Mouthfeel is a tad above average. Taste is spicy and catchy, a little yeasty. Nothing like I expected, it was most drinkable. Got good cinammon.
Drake (7843) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of cbfobes. Thanks! Pours a crystal clear amber color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big clove notes, stone fruits, earthy notes, banana, caramel and a bit of smoke. Bit citrus and caramel in the taste, some stone fruits, banana, berries and a faint bit of smoke. Tart finish with a mild hoppiness. Medium bodied. Lively carbonation. Very well done.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear dark amber body, small white head.
soured grains and old, stale corn kernels in the nose.
touches of burnt leaves and milk and black pepper.
watery texturel; thin, light body.
seems like a sour mash wheat, honestly.
GT2 (7717) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL thanks to dkachur. Stolen for myself after my birthday tasting. The pour is a clear Vienna amber with a towering, beige head. Big retention...webby lace. Looking awesome though much darker than you would expect for style. Nose is ester explosion, baked banana bread, fresh red apples, pretty typical hefe yeast notes though more "baked" character. Banana walnut, cinnamon. Taste is a bit cidery, red apple, pretty clean and quenching. I would expect something "breadier" and less apple forward. Pretty tough style to make and NG would be the top choice for an American brewery to do it, but SRM is off and red apple character could be considered a flaw.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear honeyed orange with a short cap of off-whtie head. The aroma picked up semi-sweet honey and bready malts with vibrant accents of cloves, coriander, and pineapple.. warm vanilla undertones.. really good nose! The flavor found more bready sweetness at the core paired with a bit of maple and some black pepper-laden fruits.. tacky and fairly spicy toward the back.. tasty stuff! Dry and scratchy on the palate with prickly carbonation.. just an OK flow.. easy-drinkin’ and tasty.