Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown/amber with a tan head. Smells of clove, bananas, spicy. Tastes of sweet wheat, molasses, coriander, cloves, some spicy hints.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 CBC @Sam Adams-on tap-pours a thin white head and cloudy orange color. Aroma is clove, light malt/wheat, light fruit. Taste is clove, light malt/wheat, light fruit-apricot/sweet. Syrupy mouth feel.
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap, BCTC 2008. Pours a cloudy amber body with a small fizzy head. The nose is very buttery with lots of wheat, yeast, and to a lesser extent fruity esters. The flavor just seemed really off to me. Cooked veggies with heavy alcohol, tons of sweetness, and spoiled wheat. Full bodied with fizzy carbonation, rather sticky. This one just didn’t seem right to me. I’m shocked that people liked this.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ BCTC. Only sample I got two of just to make sure I really did like it as much as I did. A bit creamy and buttery. Silky smooth like a werthers original. Cloudy dark yellow oorange with a creamy head. Very drinkable. Hints of spice, and bananas and sweet oak and vanilla. Very nice.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ BCTC 2008. Was exicited to see something I have never heard of from Sam. Pours a creamy orangish amber color.Aroma is kind of funky hefe. Almost a buttery aroma. Had some weizen characteristics with some strange sourness
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ BCTC. Pretty excited to see this at the fest. Pours a hazy orange amber with a small white head. Nose of banana, cloves and malt sweetness. Flavor is similar with a bit of alcohol, but for the most part its well hidden. Unlike many at the fest, I enjoyed this and thought it was a nice change of pace compared to most of the beers at the fest.
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
BCTC’08. This was the only non-sour beer I was interested in at the fest. The second beer I tried. Aroma is very ester-y and lots of sweetness. The combination produces some nose prickling banana puree and sugar cane. Taste is similar. Its an "esters and sweetness gone wild" type of brew. What could probably be considered the first Imperial Hefe. Fortunately, I like that type of beer. Reign in the sweetness a little but, give it some more refinement and then you have a real winner.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
BCTC 08. Pours a hazy golden/amber with a medium creamy white head that laced. Aroma was kind of cereal like, lots of wheat with a touch of some banana/clove/citrus. Flavor was a match, maybe more yeast in the flavor. I wasn’t too impressed.
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[BCTC 08] Poured a murky amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, light banana, some clove, nuts, and citrus fruits. Taste of caramel malts, nutmeg, black cherry, some banana, nuts, and faint clove, with just a bit of alcohol in the finish. Liked it a bit more than the others, but I did have higher hopes after reading the previous reviews.
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drainpour #2 at BCTC, and a sad one at that as I was really looking forward to this. They really must have blown this batch. Aroma is big apple juice with a touch of wheat. The sweetness kind of reminds me of Stille Nacht, but unlike that beer it has no complexity and no polish. Weak, kind of chewy, cheesy, wine grape flavor, very cloying. Blech.