mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brownish color with a very thin tan head. Aroma is wheat and some fruity yeast a bit of spice. Flavor is quite fruity with some banana hints, a bit of clove, just a fuller tasting wheat, not real different from any other wheat.
stitchman (14) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not to knock this particular beer but I don’t think I like this style. Got it in a sampler pack and only drank 1 of 2. Had a sour taste.
Thechasm442 (302) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh bottle to a pint glass. Pours a hazy amber with a thin off white head and ok lacing. Aroma is wheat, brown sugar, banana, clove, and orange. Taste is banana, wheat, lemon peel, clove, and nutmeg. The finish is banana and clove. Mouthfeel is thin and drinkable. I couldn’t have more than 2 however, the banana is almost overpowering.
strongpieman (1480) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear, light copper color, thin head. High carbonation, lighter body, rich malt with some spice. Enjoyable beer of this style.
thornecb (4367) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy amber into a Sam glass. White head with excellent retention recedes leaving sheet lacing to coat surface. Banana and clove aromas. Sweet dark caramel and bananas flambe upfront turning dry in the spiced nutmeg and clove finish.
snownirvana (70) - - OCT 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle into Sam Adams glass. A: wheaty, with a hint of sweet malt App: light golden-brown hue with creamy colored, 4 finger, frothy head. T: slight malt sweetness with big wheaty taste. Aftertaste of bitter wheat P: smooth with big bubbles. An average U.S. interpretation of a Dunkelweis
Pershing (476) - Garland, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours medium brown with an large off white head. Good amount of carbonation to maintain the head. Yeasty Banana aroma with nutmeg spice. Medium crisp taste on the first drink and notes of fruit. Finishes thin.
DCLawyer (1423) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Deep copper color. Aroma is over-ripe bananas and oatmeal. Taste is shockingly bad; this is second tasting, could not even finish either time. Perhaps this style eludes me, but I am shocked at the poor taste of this offering from SA.
Phillies08Champs (687) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampler case that my sister left at my Dad’s. Pours a cloudy dark brown, nose is esters, nutmeg. first sip is dark wheat flavors, slight souness followed by, ild banana finish.
Frothmeister (554) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange brown with a light brown head. A big nose of concord grape, honey, alcohol, dried fruit, and yeast. The taste has surprising sour undertones, slightly watery, yeast, banana, and some faint citrus, alcohol, tart summer apples, and kind of a sweet & sour sauce thing too. The Samuel Adams Autumn Sampler was a damn good buy. Pick one up if it’s still out.