argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, 4%. Small white head atop cloudy light amber body. Aroma is mediums weet, cotton candy, banana, some coriander. Taste is medium sweet, cotton candy, orange, some banana, light clove, coriander. Light body, light effervescence.
czar (3660) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from retail store. hazy pale golden with a small white cap, some retention. fun bananas, spices, peppery and quite yeasty, clovey. prickly carbonation that fortunately settles, light body - oily, nice herbal-spicy but lightly sweet finish, enjoyed!
snoworsummer (1462) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours cloudy dark yellow. Light body and medium carbonation. Tastes sweet, with a little spice and citrus.
sonnycheeba (2927) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Pours cloudy, pale gold with thick, creamy white head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malts, banana, cloves, honey, and floral hops. Flavor is balanced sweet malts and light fruit esters with some supporting herbs, light floral hops, and some candy sugar; dry, sweet finish. Light body and low carbonation.
SrSilligoose (3086) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Portsmouth BC. Earthy herbal oranges. Old doughy wheat. Not too exciting. Okay.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz Bottle, purchased from the brewery. Banana pudding aroma. Strong and creamy. This has a really, really thick malty decoction texture, which gets a little strong and heavy when paired with the extra-strong Banana yeast phenols. I appreciate that this doesn’t wuss out on either the phenols nor the malt structure, but it’s just a little too thick and heavy for the style for me and has loss some of the finesse, grace, and drinkability that classic examples show.
AdamJackson (1992) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A buddy in southern New Hampshire sent this up. Bottled 5 days ago. Poured into an Ommegang glass.
A - Half finger solid white head. Golden brown with a bit of haze.
S - Bready yeast, wheat, blueberries and birch wood
T - Wow. big wheat and bananas! LOVING the banana taste. Standard hef at first taste then goes down with great big banana and blueberry notes.
M - Very little carbonation. Heady body, wheat lingers
O - This is great. Not the best Hef I’ve ever had but the banana is a nice touch.
Leighton (9617) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy gold with a light, filmy white head. Very sweet-smelling aroma with notes of yeast and candi. Sweet flavor, some banana and apple, gum, yeast, candi. Medium bodied with massaging, fine carbonation. Slightly biting finish, weak yeast and some sweetness. Alright.
deyholla (5842) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Jblauvs. Pours a cloudy orange gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma is full of banana and clove with a good amount of sweet wheat and some other spice. Flavor begins with more wheat but is quickly joined by banana and clove.
BiddleBrau (860) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy straw color, faint bubbles, white head. Bubblegum nose. Distinct bubblegum/ banana flavor and hefe spice. Lighter overall on those characteristics but decent and mostly to style when compared to Bavarians