hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to the other ’Tom’ for sharing this 22oz bottle. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of cloves, bananas, and bubble gum. Tastes of the same with caramel.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: January 30, 2009
Appearance: muddy orange, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet banana aroma, light spicyness
Body: big body
Flavor: sweet banana flavor, light clovy spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Smoke from the Oak release by yobdoog I think. Pours a hazy dark amber with a bit of a white head. Yeasty, earthy, and grass notes. Piles of carbonation on this, turning every sip into a mouthful of foam initially. It eventually settles down and comes through with a nice sweet, spicy flavor. Finishes dry and crisp.
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample as part of a tasting rack with dinner the night before Kate Day 2010. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with a half-inch thick white head. Aroma of banana, clove, wheat, caramel, and lemon citrus. The flavor follows suit really closely, sweeter than a lot of other hefeweizens, though. Medium bodied, with a wheaty mouthfeel and fruity finish. Nothing particularly groundbreaking here, but if you like your hefes on the sweeter side, this one’s for you.
AirForceHops (5769) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub and it was on Cask. Served in a shaker pint glass. Pours a hazy golden copper color with small white head. Nice aroma of banana, yeast and clove spices. Very smooth, soft mouth feel. Flavor is same as nose with the basic weizen flavors of banana & cloves. Very good.
thornecb (5314) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep hazy amber into a weizen. Off-white head pancakes as it recedes to hug rim leaving spider lacing. Banana aromas. Sweet bubblegum and clove upfront with a lasting, slightly hot banana bread finish.
ClarkVV (5214) - 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.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. On tap before KTG 2010.
Pours a moderate brown color with a nice off white head. The nose is caramel as well as banana and clove. The taste is a good balance between caramel sweetness and some banana and clove. Great feel with a really nice balance between the yeast and malt. Drinks very well and is a nice take on the style.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-03-2010
sonnycheeba (4815) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy amber/copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cookie and bready malts, caramel, dates, Belgian yeast, and light cherries. Flavor is chewy malt base, dark fruit esters, toast, caramel sweetness, and faint floral hops; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to warriorsoul for sharing this bomber. Pours a slightly hazy deeper golden amber with a medium off white bubbly head. Aroma of bubblegum, ripe banana, clove, toasted malt and caramel. Flavor of toasted malt, ripe banana, caramel and clove.