Dogbrick (9661) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Bottle from variety pack. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium white head that burns away steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of malt, toasted bread and cloves. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, fruit, sweet spices and a touch of caramel. The finish is sweet with a fruity aftertaste. Pretty average overall.
shrubber85 (9140) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Whole Foods. Clove, banana, and toffee malt aroma. Minimally hazy chestnut brown color with large head. Sweet orange/banana, strong clove and light toffee malt flavor. Spicy - overall a nice beer.
arminjewell (8679) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Jay! Dark brownish bred pour with white head, aroma brought notes of banana, clove, biscuit, caramel, toffee, hints of earth and grassy notes. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, some nice banana, clove, touch of grass and earth, slightly watery finish with a hint of sweetness.
DocLock (8602) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Harvest collection variety package. Pours hazy brown with off-khaki head. Nose is malt, spicy hops, earthy brown sugar, mild banana. Tastes malty, a bit sweet up front, with earthy nuts, spice, and banana. Pretty complex, and better than I expected.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a mostly clear amber gold. Banana and wheat, toast on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet, malt and banana toast. Warm malt, banana yeast on the finish.
BMan1113VR (7904) - 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.
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured medium orange with a short, swirly white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasty vanilla and banana notes with a bunch of cloves accenting.. more assertive than I wanted for the style. The flavor found warm caramel, molasses, and a kiss of chocolate at the core, with ripe bananas and cloves around.. finished very spicy with cloves and nutmeg leading. Medium-bodied, very sweet, and very spicy on the palate (those components didn’t always mesh well or flow smoothly).. heavy-handed for the style.
slowrunner77 (7283) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"the clove spiciness and the banana fruitiness are done pretty well, though there’s not quite as much difference from a tradition hefe (besides the color) to get very excited. ok brew, though, and a style I like."
alexsdad06 (7107) - 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.
blipp (7093) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Wheaty base, banana and caramel. Medium sweetness, and appropriately low bitterness. Nice quick yeasty finish. Good stuff.