JorisPPattyn (8244) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overreaching, fluffy dirty-white head over golden beer with greenish shine. Yeast is difficult to pry loose. Typical wheat & cloves nose. Sweet bread with cloves and a faint fruity background. Rather flat taste, light sweetness. Some bready notes, cloves and some light dough, from roots - like maniok paste or similar. Finish is a tad bittery, orange-peel like. Very light, watery texture, and nearly empty palate. Multi award-winning beer. Makes one wonder about the competition.
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2006 By Jove! A splendid wheatbeer. I had been drinking others, but they don’t come close. Distinguished, to be sure. No doubts here.
zhora (4) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - MAR 11, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best Ukrainian wheat beer. Genuine taste. Colour and head are fantastic. Reminds me about Germany.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Tesco (thanks maeib), August 2005. This wheat beer, from the rather unpromisingly named "beverage plant" has been garnering a lot of plaudits. Its easy to see why, as Ukraine isn’t exactly renowned for its wheat beers. Clearly German styled and, whilst in Ukrainian terms it may be spectacular, compared to the genuine German article its decent but nothing outstanding. It has an authentic banana ester aroma, maybe with a slightly sweet, jammy, feeling. On the palate there’s a pleasing citric edge coming through to provide balance and prevent it becoming flabby. I’d certainly drink this again, but I was hardly knocked out.
RichardGretton (4379) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale and slightly cloudy beer with a foamy, frothy and white head. The aroma is lighlty spiced and the flavour is banana bubble gum. Overall an average wheat beer.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 27, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weissbier. Light cloudy gold, fluffy head that faded. Slight hint of cinnamon in the aroma. Gassy. Metallic tinge. Strong banana tone. Wheat. Not great, too metally a taste.
scotty (1077) - SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent weissbier!! Lovely golden colour and typical fluffy white head. Lots of fresh spice on the nose and much the the same on the palate...a superb beer.
PS Sorry hughie I cant think of any "great" wines made in the Ukraine..! Tesco
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Golden color with a small white head. Sweet yeasty and wheaty body with fruity notes with emphasis on banana.
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clody golden colour. Thick long lasting head. Lots of bananas in the aroma, hints of hops too. Flavor of bananas and cloves. A little thin in the aftertaste. It is a little watery. But better than many of the german ones.
leaparsons (8669) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy, light orange with a big persistent head. Aromas are mellow, sweet citrus with yeast and spices - quite fresh. Flavours are mellow lemon, wheat, yeast and gentle spices. Pretty good.