jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy caramel brown color with a lasting light tan head. Smells of wheat malt, grass, and straw. Tastes grainy, some wheat, lightly spiced, some rye, and some hops. Nicely balanced. Crispy body. Semi sweet aftertaste.
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a small tan head over a clear copper body. Aroma of banana, rye and husky wheat. Taste is watery with clove, wheat and some esters. Fizzy and watery.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle purchased at Shaw’s as part of the new Samuel Adams Harvest mix-pack. Pours a hazy to murky copper brown body with over an inch of khaki-colored head. Smells nutty and banana notes and hints of spice and lemon-zest and pith. Toasty nuttiness hits first in the flavor, with hints of caramel and toffee, and suggestions of banana and spice. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Pretty darn drinkable. Not at all a bad example of the style - a welcome addition to the Samuel Adams fall line-up!
Ritterkreuz (179) - Seneca Falls, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found this in the harvest pack and I loved it. Reminds me of what I really did find in Bavaria last fall. Well balanced and unfiltered, this beer pours a cloudy brown. Everything about it is hearty. Now the challenge is to find a six pack.
ben4321 (4451) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Gilly’s, 8/26/09, I made them crack open the Harvest pack into singles so I could buy 1 of these without having to get the whole 12 pack
Aroma: Wheat, lemon, banana, clove, mild spice
Appearance: Slightly hazy orange-amber color, fluffy white head
Flavor: Spice, malty wheat, bready and citrus flavors blend alright with the spice
Palate: Light to medium in body, pretty fizzy, drinkable, smooth
You know, this beer is alright, but it certainly isn’t great. It is a little light on flavor and character for me, though it appears that others liked it more then I did.
**Just submitted a Photo for this one as well, as it was missing one.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A decent enough beer however it is to sweet and light in color for the style. Pours a slightly hazy sweet tea color with a standard beer head, not a weizen head. Aroma is mainly yeast with some sweet malts and noticeable cloves and banana esters. To me this is to sweet, not that I want some hybrid hop bomb, but something with more balance and wheat.
HonkeyBra (3646) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, ice tea color with some off white head. Aroma of banana, clove, nutty malt and some spice. Lightly sweet malty flavor with a bit of banana and spice. Nice body with lots of carbonation, finishes pretty clean. Decent, smooth dunkel.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Update 07/25/2012:
Now I am thinking if I closed my eyes I couldn’t tell the difference between this and a regular hefe.....
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX (Fall Mixer 12 pk.) Pours a deep hazy dark amber with beige head. Aroma of banana bread, fruity, malty. Flavor is malty, some banana, a little clove, nuts, small sweetness. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation, appears to be a tad bit creamy as well. Overall, a decent brew....
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sam Adams has done it again. Slightly cloudy dark amber body with a thin beige head. Wonderful aroma of banana and nuts, like freshly baked banana bread. Surprisingly thick mouthfeel. Banana, nuts, caramel, and spice make up the flavor. Another winner from one of the best brewers.
alexsdad06 (6571) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle w/ Sample B. Pours brown with a small diminishing beige head. The aroma was malty, fruity (dark varieties, bananas), slightly nutty, yeast, and a hint of spice. The flavor has a nice malt rich malt base with the dark fruits, banana, yeast, caramel, and spices coming through as well. Medium bodied and smooth drinking.