RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Circa, High Bridge, NJ. Clean lines. Beer pours dark brown, close to black, with a lively just off-white head. Aroma is toasty banana, obvious but not agressive. Taste is at once sweet and toasted malt, with continuing banana overtone; finish is sweet and toasty - a nice offering from Sam Adams.
craven5000 (108) - Westville, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dirty gold colored body. A light medium body. Banana is very light but present. Over all the flavors are light and a bit watery. Easy to drink and crisp. I would like stronger flavors but of the flavors were disliked. This one is going on my try again list.
UriahHeep (105) - Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Attractive dark amber cloudy appearance. Aroma is earthen and fruity. Unfiltered, with some tiny sediment visible. Solid wheat malt backbone with some nice fruitiness and prominent clove and other spices. Not as full of a body as I would hope for, which is the one knock against Sam Adams, compared to some of the other breweries out there that are willing to double the strength of their recipes and create a truly strong beer. (To their credit, Sam Adams did something akin to this with their Imperial Series). Anyway, the yeast gives this brew a pleasant aroma and refreshing flavor. Short but clean finish.
nhamilton (104) - Cibolo, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours to a large tan head and has an amber appearence. The flavor is strong, but not over powering. It goes down smooth enough and doesn’t leave an aftertaste.
iNBe (100) - USA - OCT 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this in a variety pack. Sweeter than expected. Fruity flavor. But still enjoyable.
spjensen (97) - Davis, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark with a healthy head. Aromas just like a wheat beer but it seems a bit ’burnt’. Finishes surprisingly easy.
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a great beer and tasted just as it should. It has a good wheat flavor, great coloring, and oh so refreshing.
chrisok (77) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a small, foamy, off-white head. Aroma: Wheat and clove. Definitely some fruit as well. Flavor was of clove, wheat notes, and perhaps a touch of banana. The palate was a bit thin, but had a decent mouthfeel. Not a bad brew.
haugeberg (71) - - AUG 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Very carbonated and it had a real spice bite with a light body. Not bad, and good for a light beer.
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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