MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 Draft at the brewery: poured a cloudy butterscotch color with a small white head. Light banana and clove aroma with a hint of citrus. Some coriander. Full flavored with a nice bit of yeastiness, banana, and lemon. Medium bodied. Good beer.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 draught @ the brewery. A deep orange-mixed-with burnished copper and gold body, quite hazy, with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of lemon, clove, spicy wheat and light hops. Notes of banana are prevalent as well. Flavor begins with a subtle spiciness, light chocolate and banana notes and a good, even german weizen yeast. Plenty of ester activity, but unlike their abbey ale, it is smooth and not aggressively phenolic or alcoholic. Light notes of barley and light brown malts, almost a touch of rye (or perhaps more the consistency of rye or coriander; lightly astringent and quite dry on the end). Some bubble gum and residual sugar round out the finish with a slightly watery mouthfeel. I get some light belgian nuances, perhaps some belgian malt or even a touch of belgian yeast? Terrifically drinkable and well-balanced without all of the huge sugariness that can interfere with this style. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.