ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a ton of off white head. Head fades very slowly and laces nicely on the glass.
S - Aroma is full of a mix of sweet malt and banana aroma. There is also some spiciness in there (mostly clove)> In the background there is also some bread notes and a bit of almost bubblegum.
T - Starts off with a mix of some light sweetness from the malt and the banana flavor. Through the middle the clove really comes out a bit alongside some lemon/citrus flavor. The finish has a really nice banana flavor with some malt sweetness and some spice. These flavors all linger nicely.
M - Medium-light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. The beer really feels like it expands to cover the mouth and has this really smooth slick quality. Nice slick feeling afterwards.
D - Very drinkable. The banana flavor is really present and stays perfectly balanced with the other flavors. There is quite a bit going on here, but it all works really well.
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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.
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap poured in my Imperial pint glass with a cloudy yellowish orange body. There was a large quickly dissipating white head that falls away to almost no lace
Aromas of Belgian yeast is strong along with the typical bananas and clove
Medium body and smooth on the tongue
I have been drinking a few of these this weekend getting ready for summer the experience have been quite pleasurable
I say this brew is a must try for any fans of the style
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. This is spectacular - murky, dirty gold with a thin beige head. Huge banana and clove nose, wheaty and a light bubblegum note. Big banana flavors with wheat and light caramel, clove and caramel. Amazing soft mouthfeel, and drinkable as hell. Excellent!
mcox90 (1428) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Served in a shaker pint glass. Pours a murky golden copper color with a 1/2" 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.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , 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
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by glid02.
Pours a cloudy golden orange with a sizable white head that showed good retention and left only a trace of lacing.
The aroma has the typical Belgian yeast aroma of bubble gum and bananas with some cloves as well. Faint hints of hops and a light fruity sweetness.
The taste amps up the sweetness with the same bananas and light fruit as the aroma. There is hop kick up front with some apples and pears in the middle before some spices finish it off with a dry finish.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with lots of sticky sweetness.
I really enjoyed this one and it’s very, very drinkable. Thanks to Gregg for sharing.
hopdog (8455) - 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.
ClarkVV (3766) - 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.
MrRomero (1972) - 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.