jkwalking05 (3070) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brew pub. Golden and hazy with a small white head. Aroa is of banana, orange, lemon. Taste is of citrus a light hint of yeast and bread, and banana.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub. Pours a hazy golden with a thin head. Aroma is phenoilc spicy, light banana- cleanser and soapy- with lemon hints. Flavor is light esters, ok to medium clove- lemon and vanilla phenols and crackery wheat malts, but a bit soapy and clean with not full yeast character or big doughy wheat body.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
20080729 Tap at brewpub. Usual hefe appearance with quick fading head. Sweet, lots of banana notes. Not spicy or dry so not quite as refreshing as you might hope in a hefeweizen.
RIXbeer (102) - USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s been a while since I had a really good hefe. Everyone’s making one now. Tod Makes his better. I think it’s called caring and having taste. 64oz brown growler. Filled today at the release of KTG. Seriously, no need for a random time like 2:27pm. No need for this kind of hoopla on a Tuesday. I took the day of for this sh!te. No need what so ever. 6 Hours later in a pint glass (one of those new Sam Adams glasses). A hazy orange-gold beer pours out with a thin head that fades in a few minutes. Sticks to the sides and leaves a visible trail of suds. Huge banana with a nice and very inviting citrus aroma in the background. There is a slight hint of yeastiness in overall smell but it’s very subtle. Huge banana-nana-nana with a nice mild citrus and some spice that really helps keep the beer grounded. Otherwise you’d loose bready and malty (wheat) undertones that linger in the mouth after every mouthful. Feel like a decent mouthful without being either to thin or heavy. This beer is quiet complex enough without the fact that it feels good in your mouth as it slides down into the throat. It’s a great hefe to drink in this New England humidity. it’s cooling off but it was hot. This beer is also quiet refreshing. Bonus. O yeah, back porch with a growler after a nice summer day, after a long day in the heat, just needing a good one, this beer is incredibly easy to drink. Awesome!
urnamesucks (92) - New York City, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very cloudy, very bubbly, very not my style although many do enjoy its taste and texture.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours rather dark for a hefe. Super intense bubblegum banana aroma, but the flavor is not overpowering. Very nice.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Portsmouth Brewpub. Pours cloudy orange-gold with a big fluffy head. Nose is massive banana - to the point of being almost overwhelming and artificial tasting. Taste is some spicy, crisp wheat and more gigantic banana - like laughy taffy in character. Very sweet, but domeinated by the fruity, artificial banana note. Spicy, clean finish. Disappointing when placed up against the quality of the other Portsmouth brews we tried. Crisp carbonation and medium to light body.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a golden amber orange body with a thin white head. Bananas and fruity esters. Over ripe banana’s sweet malt and a lil etoh. Very clean taste with risidual sweetness. Just overly sweet. My least favorite of the day.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub during the KtG release: One of my favorite beers of the lineup on tap that day. This had wonderful power and concentration with classic banana and clove aromas. This just really hit my sweet spot on this day!
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery. Pours a murky orange haze with a small white head. Nose of lots of banana, clove, wheat, and yeast. Banana dominates a little much. Mouth feel is light bodied and smooth. Initial taste of wheat, banana and clove. Citrus is present with lots of sweetness lingering. Finishing with a floral hop balance. Very refreshing and drinkable. Palate duration is average. Good head retention and spot lacing of the glass. Good overall.