Sammy (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A full flavour hefeweizen. Thick mouthfeel and full of bannana flavour and aroma. If you like your hefe bannana like, this one is one to have. Great carbonation. A fruit shake with thick head and lace.
johnmeier1 (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma has citrus, banana, hay. Appearance is golden, hazy, cloudy, frothy. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, and amazing for a domestic Hefe. Palate is light body, lively carbonation. Really my favorite beer from Ottos in a while.
DunmoreDrinker (3) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber Marigold color that is slightly cloudy. Medium head that dissipates quite quickly and leaves little lacing on the glass. Bitter taste in the spirit of a hefe with a palette of little floral spicing, tart and semi-dry with a hint of sweetness. Nose is of tart grapes, a white zinfindale? Mouth feel is smooth and rich, but a little dry. Very Drinkable. Defiantly an excellent brew, topples last years showing. I can’t wait to try this years Belgian Wit.
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/18/07 - Sampler at pub. Good hefe nose, banana and clove. Same with the taste. Banana and clove explode in your mouth. Can tell its very fresh. Nice lacing, even after sitting in a sampler glass for a while. Probably one of the best hefe’s I’ve had.
Darkmagus82 (448) - - JUN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-30-12 -
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a super hazy orange color with a nice billowy white head. The head faded relatively fast to give only a light amount of lacing.
Smell – Big aromas of yeast and a wheat-bready smell are most dominant. There are also some nice aromas of orange, lemon, banana, and a little bit of spiciness mixed within.
Taste – The taste has a very pleasing wheat backbone. The wheat bread taste is initially complemented with a good dose of yeast cake and some spice. The taste starts out more on the maltier side, but as the taste advances it sweetens as more citrus orange and lemon come to the forefront. Other fruit flavors of banana develop more toward the end. The spiciness intensifies again at the end and when mixed with the sweeter fruit flavors leaves a spicy sweet taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – Medium to just a bit above medium in body thickness with a slightly higher than average level of carbonation. The lighter body and the higher carbonation complement the style well and make it a very drinkable brew.
Overall – A wonderfully flavorful session brew. This is one I think Otto’s should put on their permanent roaster.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light aroma of spicy cloves, wheat, and plantain chips. Colour is a cloudy yellow with nice large white head. Tastes of corn, malts, and plantain. Good beer!
mike5203 (38) - Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
WOW, one of the best beers I have had in a long time. Got this as a treat at a tasting. It reminded my of some beers brought back from Germany. Poured cloudy, with a nice white head. It had a nice banana and spice aroma and flavor. I can’t wait to visit State College!
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a hazy golden with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of ripe bananas, clove, cereal grains, wheat and citrus notes. Flavor of the same, more citrus in the flavor. Well done fresh and refreshing.
jar72404 (426) - USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. Cloudy dark orange with thin white head. Aroma is banana. Flavor is banana, caramel and hay. Refreshing and smooth.
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold pour with medium head. Aroma of big hopcit, cloves, banana, bubblegum. Tastes hopcity, with finishing banana, cloves, hopcit. Good balance.