theisti (3766) - Kansas, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shaker pint pour at the brewpub in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Pour is a murky cloudy yellow orange with a one inch white head that falls pretty quick. They did not add fruit, which I always prefer. Aroma is strong banana and clove, along with bubblegum sweetness. Taste starts with bubblegum sweetness, than banana fruit and finally lighter clove yeastiness. Decently integrated. Palate is medium bodied, mouth filling with lower carbonation. The aftertaste reintroduces the banana sweetness. Clean and fresh tasting, just not entirely my style of Hefe.
AirForceHops (5859) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brew pub. Lightly hazy. Aroma is big time banana clove. A very good American Hefe, would order again. And I am truly becoming a beer snob. Good showing from Tod the brewer.
TheBeerBabe (6) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 5, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very banana smell, very sweet banana wheat taste. I like this very much, and eagerly anticipate its return to the tap list each year. A great local hefeweizen with national merit. Cheers!
wedgie9 (2585) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a bomber bottle. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a medium but quickly dissipating white head. Nose of orange peel, orange oil, and a marshmallow sweetness. Palate is wheat, orange peel, cereal, marshmallow comes through on back of palate. Carbonation and body are both high, and the finish is oily and long. Overall, this is a very good example of what a wheat beer can be. The heavier body is somewhat surprising based on the lower alcohol percentage.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Light, sweet wheat with a good fruitiness in the aroma. Hazy yellow, good lacing and head, low carbonation. Mildly tart, light to medium bodied, nice and zesty. Thick wheat flavor, spicy and fruity with a prominence on banana.
jkwalking05 (4551) - 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 (5074) - 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 (2654) - 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.