pintbypint (2592) - Edmonton, Alberta, - NOV 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 fl oz brown bottle from arminjewell! Pours out dark golden and cloudy. Giant white head with a rocky surface. Thick strands of lacing clinging to the glass. Sweet and spicy nose, big cloves, light tangy note, lemon, yeast, maybe a bit of vanilla. Taste has some sweetness up front, some honey, banana, then lemony hops come in. Finish has some strong hoppy notes, citrusy, leafy and a bit piney. Also some yeast. Aftertaste is long and is a mix of yeast and hops, there is a lingering fruitiness that is quite pleasant. Alcohol is there but blends in nicely, no hotness. Does not drink like a 9%+ beer. Big bodied, full mouthfeel, mellow carbonation. Pretty unique, pushes Hefe into new territory.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) hazy amber gold with huge head. Aroma of spice, clove and pine. Flavor is wheat malt, a little clove, yeast and piney hops.
arnold931 (524) - Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2014 Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with huge pillowy white head that leaves tons of lacing. Nose is clove, coriander and a bit of funk. Lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel. Bock sweetness comes through in the taste. Leaves my lips and tongue numb!
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
These guys never cease to amaze me. In a style that I was expecting much out of, they made a great beer. Poured a hazy darker yellow to orange with a white head. Aroma was of funky apples, wheat, lemons, and toast. Flavor was light funky oakyness, apples and lemons and some berries too. Very unique and tasty.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pretty cloudy gold with a huge white head that lasts and lasts. Nose is of bubblegum, cloves, coriander, citrus and apricots. Very creamy and smooth on the palate with a rich and creamy viscosity. Flavor is full of many different tastes: spices including cinnamon, coriander, cloves, with fruits including citrus, apricots and bananas, some sweet malt, some yeastiness followed by a suggestion of hops, all warmed by its 9.25% ABV. This beer may be enjoyed as a banquet unto itself and may be enjoyed with a variety of foods but most especially light cheeses or white meats.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly hazy dark yellow with 3 fingers of thick white head that just lasts and lasts. Aroma of clove, dank wheat, citrus. Taste is light sweet and follows aroma. Good beer. Different, and not what I was expecting, but very good.
Dragonfly1 (489) - Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big "fizz" when I opened the bottle...Way over-carbonated, waited 5 minutes for the head to dissipate. Although I have to say this pours a beautiful dark rich orange. Sunset in a glass, it is almost glowing. What a rich aroma, cinnamon spice, strawberries, fresh summer fruit, honeydew melon. The flavor is unfortunately not as rich as the aroma. Musty burlap bag and a strong vegetal bitterness paired with some apple tartness. Strangely incohesive. Nice effort but off the mark.
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clove, cinnamon, wheat, and floral notes from the hops are on the aroma. Citrusy and spicy on the palate. Nice mouthfeel to this one, chewy, yet smooth.
tectactoe (1709) - Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanks, Ryan! Almost fully opaque, dense golden-orange body; super volatile, long-lasting, chunky eggshell cap rests on top for days & leaves generous lacing behind. You can definitely smell the hops in the aroma; big citrus peel & floral notes all over. Lots of hefe yeast, spiced & heavy with notes of sweet bubblegum, coriander, clove, rotten banana, melon, bread, & a light bit of pears & green apple in the finish. Taste is quite spicy & certainly yeast forward... Coriander, clove, lighter notes of cinnamon & white pepper, toasty malts, baked bread, banana & fruity esters with a semi-sweet back-end resembling salt water taffy. Hops are lighter but still give a floral & herbal flavor in the finish along with a mild note of tart apples. Big, chunky, relatively chewy body, the alcohol is hidden quite well here. Though I prefer Dancing Man, this is really a very nice "imperial hefeweizen".
SpongeRuiner (697) - Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks tectactoe. Pours a golden orange color with a big fluffy head. Really good aroma of hops and zesty citrus with candy like smells. Big bubblegum flavor upfront and throughout. Hop tingle left on the tongue. Very carbonated. I liked it.
MacBoost (1260) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2014
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
12oz bottle thanks to some joker. Note: this is the unplugged version, not the thumbprint version. Pours a very murky light amber with almost no head. Aromas of dirty rotten fruit, some spices. Taste is sweet and sticky. Flavors of rotten apple, hot garbage. Finishes on a note of sweet dumpster juice. This is among the worst beers I’ve ever had.